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GRI Backs Mandatory EU Reporting on Sustainability Impacts

New corporate sustainability legislation would expand disclosure
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May 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has welcomed that the European Commission is maintaining its ambition to achieve progress in corporate transparency on sustainability impacts, following publication of the proposed new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

EU Sustainability Standards Could Achieve Global Alignment

GRI meets with EFRAG to set out opportunities for collaboration
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March 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - GRI has welcomed the opportunity to present how it can support and enable the corporate sustainability mandate being pursued by the European Commission.

EU Requirements for Impact-Focused Sustainability Reporting Are One Step Closer

GRI sees clear alignment with EU’s sustainability standard setting efforts – and is ready to assist
Press Release

March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Recommendations for the creation of European sustainability reporting standards would require large companies in the EU to disclose their external impacts in a way that meets the needs of multiple stakeholders while building on the standard setting of global bodies, such as GRI.

Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence Should Not Be Optional

GRI backs EU consultation on sustainable corporate governance
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February 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Proposals by the European Commission that would introduce new due diligence requirements for companies on their human rights and environmental impacts have been strongly supported by GRI.

Natura Group, Aviva Investor and European Commission Joined Reuters Events New and Revamped Responsible Business Week 2021

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As current global system is on the brink of collapse, leading into a new sustainable future requires businesses to re-thinking parts, if not all, of their business. We need new definitive actions, new ways of collaborating and open innovation among all stakeholders. 

For the first time in 20-years The Responsible Business 2021 [1-3 June], will convene 5,000+ Global CEOs, Government representatives and Investors who are driving change worldwide across three different time zones. 

GRI Backs EU Proposal for Separate Pillar on Non-Financial Reporting

Plans for EFRAG to broaden role requires establishment of a professional sustainability standard setting function
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As part of the European Commission review of the Non-financial Reporting Directive (NFRD), it is exploring how new European sustainability standards could be created and managed.  

The Commission has asked the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) to consider the changes needed to its governance, if it were to take on responsibility for creating non-financial reporting standards. Until now, EFRAG’s remit has been to advise on financial standards only.

Global Citizen and the European Commission Announce Global Goal: Unite for Our Future - the Concert Hosted by Dwayne Johnson on June 27

Global Broadcast Special to Combat the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Marginalized Communities; Global Citizens Call on World Leaders to Make COVID-19 Tests, Therapeutics and Vaccines Available for Everyone, Everywhere
Summary: 
  • Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Concert Broadcast Special to Air Saturday, June 27, 2020 Following Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit 
  • Hosted by Dwayne Johnson Global Goal: ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ to Include Performances by Shakira, Coldplay, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Quavo, J Balvin, Chloe x Halle, Yemi Alade, and Christine and the Queens 
  • Co-Hosted by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ to Include Appearances by Chris Rock, Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Forest Whitaker, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Salma Hayek Pinault, Billy Porter, Diane Kruger, Antoni Porowski, Ken Jeong, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman and Opal Tometi
  • ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit’ to Provide Platform for Governments, Corporate Leaders, and Philanthropists to Make Commitments Toward the Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Tools and Treatments Worldwide 
  • Campaign Supported by Foundation Partners Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Corporate Partners Citi, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Verizon and Vodafone
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  • Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Concert Broadcast Special to Air Saturday, June 27, 2020 Following Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit 
  • Hosted by Dwayne Johnson Global Goal: ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ to Include Performances by Shakira, Coldplay, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Quavo, J Balvin, Chloe x Halle, Yemi Alade, and Christine and the Queens 
  • Co-Hosted by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ to Include Appearances by Chris Rock, Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Forest Whitaker, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Salma Hayek Pinault, Billy Porter, Diane Kruger, Antoni Porowski, Ken Jeong, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman and Opal Tometi
  • ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit’ to Provide Platform for Governments, Corporate Leaders, and Philanthropists to Make Commitments Toward the Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Tools and Treatments Worldwide 
  • Campaign Supported by Foundation Partners Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Corporate Partners Citi, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Verizon and Vodafone

Global Citizen and the European Commission Announce 'Global Goal: Unite for Our Future; a Campaign to Make COVID-19 Tests, Treatments and Vaccines Available for Everyone, Everywhere Who Needs Them

Summary: 
  • Coronavirus Global Response Pledging Marathon Kicks Off New Campaign With Fundraising Support From Global Citizens
  • ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future’ Seeks to Raise Billions in Commitments for the Development and Distribution of COVID-19 Testing, Treatments and Vaccines
  • Campaign to Promote Equitable Delivery and Access, Make Global Health Systems Stronger and Put the World Back on Track to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Global Leaders from 15 Countries Around the World Join Chris Rock, Coldplay, Hugh Jackman, Idris & Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Shakira and More in an Effort to Galvanise Governments, Corporations and Philanthropists to Pledge the Funds Needed to Bring an End to the COVID-19 Era
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  • Coronavirus Global Response Pledging Marathon Kicks Off New Campaign With Fundraising Support From Global Citizens
  • ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future’ Seeks to Raise Billions in Commitments for the Development and Distribution of COVID-19 Testing, Treatments and Vaccines
  • Campaign to Promote Equitable Delivery and Access, Make Global Health Systems Stronger and Put the World Back on Track to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Global Leaders from 15 Countries Around the World Join Chris Rock, Coldplay, Hugh Jackman, Idris & Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Shakira and More in an Effort to Galvanise Governments, Corporations and Philanthropists to Pledge the Funds Needed to Bring an End to the COVID-19 Era

We Need a Green Transition After COVID-19

GRI welcomes continued commitment to achieving the EU Green Deal
Press Release

April 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The ‘bold leadership’ shown by the EU in re-committing to the European Green Deal, even as the coronavirus pandemic is being tackled, has been recognized by GRI chief executive Tim Mohin.

BIER Provides Leadership in Defining Beer PEFCR

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August 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs) are guiding documents and rules intended to provide transparency on the environmental impact of consumer products, and they often influence EU environmental policies as well as consumer information. The European Commission has published the latest PEFCRs on their website, including PEFCRs that focus on the beverage industry—Beer, Wine, and Packed Water.
 

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