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Empowering Indonesia's SDGs Progress Through Corporate Reporting

Partnership delivers ESG resources to help articulate private sector contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals
Press Release

A GRI-led partnership in Indonesia is bridging the gap between how to assess national progress for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with measuring the contribution of the private sector.

New Training on Tax Transparency

GRI Academy expands curriculum with a course on the Tax Standard
Article

Sustainability and tax professionals have a new opportunity to deepen their understanding of tax reporting – and better address global requirements for tax transparency – following the launch of a training course on the new GRI Tax Standard. 

Self-paced across eight sections and accessible online through the GRI Academy, the course will take around two and a half hours to complete. It provides: 

Biodiversity Crisis Emphasizes Need for Corporate Transparency

KPMG, Ambipar and One Earth back GRI Biodiversity Standard
Press Release

June 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As the global community marks World Environment Day (5 June), the growing biodiversity crisis emphasizes why businesses need to step up and be accountable for their impacts on the world, with an updated reporting standard for biodiversity required.

Why Double-Materiality Is Crucial for Reporting Organizational Impacts

Research sets out benefits of robust sustainability reporting, alongside financial disclosure
Article

A white paper commissioned by GRI investigates the application of materiality in sustainability reporting – highlighting why disclosing impacts that go beyond those that are financially material benefits organizations while supporting sustainable development.

Global Reporting Initiative Launches Governance Review

Pause in the search for a new GRI chief executive
Press Release

May 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Board of GRI has launched a process to modernize the governance structure of the organization. The review will consider changes to best position GRI to continue its mission to enable greater transparency on organizational impacts, building on the GRI Standards’ position as the world’s most widely used and trusted sustainability reporting standards.

Sharper Focus on Sustainability in Sectors

Public comment open for two draft GRI Sector Standards – covering agriculture, aquaculture, fishing, and coal
Press Release

May 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A consultation has launched to gather feedback on two proposed new Standards under GRI’s Sector Program, which will increase transparency within sectors by focusing attention on the sustainability issues that matter most.

Adding to the Oil and Gas Sector Standard, which is currently being finalized, the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) has announced exposure drafts for:

GRI Backs Mandatory EU Reporting on Sustainability Impacts

New corporate sustainability legislation would expand disclosure
Press Release

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).

Companies Commit to SDGs Collaboration

16 businesses sign up to GRI forum on reporting for the SDGs
Article

A new program to enhance corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by making it more relevant to stakeholders, is now underway – bringing together senior representatives from international companies.

Delivering the GRI Standards in Your Language

GRI Universal and Sector Standards translations require peer reviewers
Article

Two significant changes to the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards mean that GRI is looking for peer reviewers to assist with the translation process into seven languages.

Transparency Offers the Pathway to a More Sustainable Earth

Interview with GRI’s Chief of Standards and Chief Development Officer
Article

Earth Day is an opportunity to put the spotlight on the pressing needs of our planet, in the face of ever growing impacts by humanity, and galvanize action to change practices and behavior. The corporate contribution to these impacts – by businesses and other organizations around the world – is significant. Therefore the role of companies, in participating in solutions that safeguard the natural environment, are also crucial.

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