GRI engaging with regional markets to increase sustainability reporting
Capital markets in South Asia have stepped up their efforts to encourage companies to be transparent about their impacts – thanks to engagements by sustainability standards sett Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) with stock exchanges and regulators.
GRI research highlights corporate sustainability trends in the region
May 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ - New analysis by leading sustainability standards setter Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has found that sustainability reporting is on the rise in three South Asian countries – India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
GRI and Colombo Stock Exchange Recognized by UNCTAD
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has awarded the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) the International Standards of Accounting and Reporting award (ISAR), in recognition of its engagement with GRI to improve sustainability reporting capacity in the region.
On 5 April 2018, GRI and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) signed an agreement to foster effective sustainability performance and communication among listed companies. This partnership will see the two organizations collaborate to conduct workshops, seminars and training among representatives of listed companies.
GRI’s Regional Hub South Asia and the CII ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development have launched a local initiative to understand SDGs in business context in the South Asian region trough a peer-learning platform.
Subhadra Devi Timilsena can barely write her name, but she has given her entire community the opportunity to become literate, obtain livelihood skills, access the Internet, and connect with others in a safe community space. Subhadra and her children donated their only possession—a piece of land, left to them by her deceased husband, worth 20 Nepali Lakhs (or $25,300)—to build a READ Community Library and Resource Center for her village.