Understanding Your Impacts During COVID-19

GRI webinars on role of sustainability reporting in the pandemic response
Jun 23, 2020 8:25 AM ET

What is COVID-19 teaching us about the need for organizations to show greater accountability and transparency? What is the role for companies in the global response to the economic and societal challenges of the crisis – and how can sustainability reporting help?

GRI has engaged with our network to understand the key issues organizations are facing, which has reinforced that the pandemic is increasing the pressure on how they communicate their impacts. As a result, we have developed a webinar series to share our expertise and help companies use the GRI Standards to prepare for the ‘new normal’ of a post-pandemic world.  

Book your place now for the following free sessions – which will include insights from GRI alongside reporting practitioners, investors, rating agencies, consultants and others. Please note that demand for places is already high, with advance registration is required. All of the sessions will be made available on demand after the end of the series.

  • 29 June: The role of sustainability and transparency in designing the ‘new normal’ (fully booked!)

Hear from other organizations about their experiences and strategies in dealing with the challenges of COVID-19. Learn about the benefits of integrating sustainability into business strategy in order to successfully emerge from the pandemic.

How companies are using sustainability reporting to evaluate their risks and resilience in a more holistic way, bringing a strategic view of their impacts in the context of COVID-19, and why an increased focus on risk management is becoming a mainstay of reporting.

The sustainability context in which organizations operate has drastically changed, leading to a reassessment of what topics are material and reflect both an organization’s impacts and stakeholder expectations. This session will focus on how the pandemic is leading towards new innovations and improved practices.

With many organizations finding they were unprepared for the supply chain disruptions felt around the world as a result of coronavirus, how can sustainability and transparency considerations influence how companies manage and understand their supply chains more effectively.

The GRI Standards offer disclosures on a wide range economic, environmental and social impacts – many of which are highly relevant in the context of COVID-19. This webinar will explore the sustainability topics that companies will be looking to add or increase their reporting on, to meet the demands of all stakeholders.


The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the independent international organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate their impacts. The GRI Standards are the world’s most widely used for sustainability reporting.