AMSTERDAM, November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – GRI is pleased to announce that Ms. Bekeme Masade-Olowola, Mr. Jack Ehnes, and Dr. Jianzhong Lu, will join the GRI Board of Directors for a first 3-year term on 1 January 2019.
by John Howell, Editorial Director & VP of Content, 3BL Media
When I began this newsletter exactly one year ago, the inspiration came from the increasing CEO activism I saw taking place throughout the business community. I had been reporting for 3BL Media on this movement since its beginnings, in 2014, when Apple’s Tim Cook and Starbucks’ Howard Schultz spoke out on gay rights and race, respectively. From their positions at the top of highly profitable companies with large, loyal consumer bases, I thought their statements bold and welcome, although privileged and perhaps unique.
Elaborating a better sustainability report that is in line with the GRI Standards can be a challenging exercise. Particularly the balance between a wider sustainability narrative and the hard-and-fast Standards can be difficult to maintain. And, because each company or organization has different approaches to collecting, systematizing and presenting data, report preparers may want more certainty as to their advances, and room for improvement.
As the data collection for many report preparers gains momentum, we are happy to announce new and updated GRI Standards and services to support reporters' work. GRI’s improved Disclosure Review Services, and the mapping between the WFE Guidance and Metrics to the GRI Standards are examples of how report preparers can ensure their report better meets stakeholder requirements.
October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.
There’s an increasing demand for sustainability data from investors, consumers, and governments, to name only a few groups.
Thousands of the world’s largest companies are producing vast amounts of non-financial data and releasing it publicly, but the information disclosed in sustainability reports is not being used effectively - by companies themselves nor by their stakeholders.
Over one year ago the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) developed recommendations that help companies disclose climate-related risks and opportunities in their financial filings and help investors make better-informed decisions.