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Partnerships for Sustainability in South Asia

GRI engaging with regional markets to increase sustainability reporting
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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.

Growing Momentum for Sustainability Reporting in South Asia

GRI research highlights corporate sustainability trends in the region
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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.

Enhancing Sustainability Reporting Capacity in Sri Lanka

GRI and Colombo Stock Exchange Recognized by UNCTAD
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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.

Charter for Sustainability Action in South Asia

Milestone reached as organizations commit to support the SDGs
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August 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Efforts across the South Asia region to raise ambition for sustainable development have been boosted following the agreement of a new sustainability charter.

Build Back Better: a Sustainable Future for South Asia

GRI to host sustainability summit for the South Asia region
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July 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - How can the rebuild after the COVID-19 pandemic be approached in a way that alleviates the growing economic, societal and environmental pressures in South Asian countries?

GRI and Colombo Stock Exchange in Partnership for Better ESG Reporting

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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 is Advancing the SDG Agenda 2030 in South Asia

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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. 

Libraries + Literacy Fuel Inspiration, Open Doors to Opportunity in South Asia

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Posted by Alicia Bonner Ness

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.

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