GRI’s Tax Standard can address global requirements for transparency
March 2, 2021, /3BL Media/ - Political momentum to require large companies to publicly provide country-by-country reporting (CBCR) on tax is increasing, on both sides of the Atlantic, with a series of significant developments last week:
Shawn Ray, Financial Analyst at Sappi North America’s headquarters in Boston, felt a personal connection when he decided to participate in the 2019 “Pan-Mass Challenge.”
“I ride to make a difference,” said Shawn. “My family has been participating for the better part of 10 years now, and I was lucky enough to join the team. Since losing my grandmother and mentor, Carol Ryan, to cancer in 2014, I knew that I had to get involved, and riding in the Pan-Mass was the best decision I have ever made.”
A message from the Chairman of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
It has been quite a year. During 2020 we have all had to adapt to the ‘new normal’ of life and work in an extended pandemic. At GRI, that has meant refocusing our services and engagements to met the needs of our customers, stakeholders and partners. For example, our full events program and reporter support services quickly transitioned to be fully online.
GRI responds to white paper from World Economic Forum
GRI has cautiously welcomed a report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) that identifies sustainability metrics that members of the International Business Council (IBC) should disclose, while highlighting that it does not go far enough.
December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been acknowledged for their efforts to raise the sustainability reporting capacity of businesses, for which GRI has provided wide-ranging support.
By Peter Paul van de Wijs, GRI’s Chief External Affairs Officer
From the inception of the Sustainable Development Goals (‘the SDGs’) through the UN’s 2030 Agenda, GRI has championed the participation of the private sector in measuring and achieving progress. And a huge incentive for companies to get involved is improving their ways of working by embracing sustainable business practices.
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.