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Five Ways to Engage the Private Sector in the SDGs

Greater corporate input needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goals
Press Release

April 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - With the clock ticking on the deadline to complete the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), governments need to up the pace of progress – and do more to harness participation from both the public and private sectors.

GRI has set out recommendations to help policymakers work with companies to capture their contributions as part of national SDGs strategies. This includes the Voluntary National Reviews, the annual SDGs status updates from individual countries, which offer a platform for the partnerships needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

Open Call for Applicants: GRI's Multi-Stakeholder Ethos in Action

Opportunities to join governance of the leading sustainability standards setter
Press Release

March 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A global search is underway to strengthen GRI’s representation of different organizations and interests, across sectors and geographic boundaries, through an open call for new members to join its governance bodies.

GRI is the world’s leading sustainability reporting framework – and the only with multi-stakeholder working at the core of its governance and standard setting. Four of GRI’s decision making and advisory bodies are seeking applications from individuals of high integrity with relevant experience.

US Senators Join Call for OECD to ‘Align With GRI Tax Standard’

Review of BEPS sees groups around the world push for public reporting
Press Release

March 19, 2020  /3BL Media/ - The response to the OECD’s consultation on updating their tax reporting framework has been supportive of adding public disclosure of country-by-country corporate tax payments. About 25% of the responses urged the OECD to align with GRI’s recently launched Tax Standard.

Comprehensive ESG Backed by World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Fund

Norges Bank press for companies to improve and increase ESG disclosures
Press Release

March 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A report from Norges Bank Investment Management – manager of the one trillion Euro Government Pension Fund of Norway – has called for businesses to improve metrics to ensure they disclose ‘relevant, quantitative and comparable information on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues’.

Sustainability Reporting at Center of Europe's Green Deal

Quality disclosure requirements critical to EU's sustainable investment plan
Press Release

February 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Global Reporting Initiative welcomes the European Green Deal as a global game changer that other economies should follow. With ambitious legislative changes backed by one trillion Euros investment over the next decade, the EU is signalling leadership in efforts to advance sustainable development and tackle climate change.

Creating a Sustainability Standard for Agriculture and Fishing

Call for experts to join GRI Sector Standard working group
Press Release

February 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The world’s leading sustainability reporting standards setter is developing a new standard to help agriculture and fishing organizations improve how they disclose and manage their impacts.

Help for Reporters to Understand the New Tax Standard

Free webinar on first global standard for tax transparency
Press Release

January 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Why has the world’s leading sustainability standard setter launched a new reporting standard on tax – and how can organizations start to understand and use it to disclose their impacts?

To help answer these questions and many more, GRI is holding free webinar sessions on January 29, open to all those with an interest in the new Tax Standard. GRI 207: Tax is the first global standard for public, country-by-country reporting on tax. It also includes disclosures on tax strategy, governance and risk management.

Corporate Accountability at Davos a ‘Step in Right Direction’

GRI engaging and influencing at World Economic Forum annual meeting
Press Release

January 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - With global leaders gathered in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF), GRI is pressing for action and commitments that support the transition to sustainable and responsible business.

GRI chief executive Tim Mohin is participating in the WEF annual meeting in Davos this week. That includes a strategy session today with the WEF International Business Council on mainstreaming ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) disclosures.

He said:

Rising Global Tax Scrutiny Shows the Case for Change

High interest at London event in GRI’s ‘game changer’ Tax Standard
Press Release

January 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The increasing number of inquiries into the tax practices of corporations demonstrates why a transition towards transparent tax disclosure is urgently required.

This was a key message from Elise J Bean, former United States Senate tax investigator, as she addressed an event in London today to highlight GRI’s launch of the world’s first country-by-country public reporting standard for tax. Governments around the world, including several EU countries and Australia, are currently reviewing the tax practices of multinationals.

A Vision for Business to Accelerate Progress on the SDGs

Second GRI-Enel collaboration forum highlights areas for action​
Press Release

January 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Business and policy representatives from around the world have shared their views on the changes needed to ensure companies can actively contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and how reporting and partnerships supports this process.

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