GRI expands global reach as ASEAN Regional Hub opens in Singapore
September 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ — A new GRI Regional Hub has officially opened today in Singapore, to serve the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The office will support ASEAN companies with relevant services and training, helping them on their journey to identify, manage and report their most material environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts. The Hub will also liaise with governments, capital markets, civil society and other stakeholders in the region.
By Alyson Genovese, Director of GRI’s USA and Canada Regional Hub
Adopted in 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a shared plan for all countries – developed and developing – to end poverty, spur economic growth and protect our planet’s environment. The SDGs represent the first time that the private sector was included as a partner with a key role in reaching the goals.
GRI makes key appointment as Chief Development Officer joins the organization
GRI is raising its capacity to build on the success of the GRI Standards, following the recruitment of Marco van der Ree as Chief Development Officer.
The new appointment will be crucial in ensuring the funding is in place to support the future delivery and improvement of the GRI Standards – the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework.
Marco, who starts in post on 15 July, will lead work to diversify and implement the organization’s fundraising strategy and oversee outreach to institutional, foundation and public donors.
Opportunities to Join Global Sustainability Standards Board and Due Process Oversight Committee
Nominations are being welcomed for membership of two bodies that are critical to the success of the GRI Standards – the world’s most trusted and widely used sustainability reporting framework.
GRI is seeking new members for the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), the governance body that operates independently of the GRI Secretariat with sole responsibility for the setting and development of the GRI Standards.