GRI and UN Global Compact partner to shape the future of SDG-reporting
NEW YORK, September 19, 2016/3BL Media/ - Today, GRI and the United Nations Global Compact will launch SDG Leadership through Reporting, a new initiative to promote and advance corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The two organizations will work together to develop a list of disclosures for tracking business contributions to the SDGs and they will release a publication on SDG-reporting. SDG Leadership through Reporting is one of four new initiatives to be announced by the UN Global Compact. The launch will take place during the United Nations Private Sector Forum 2016, at the UN Headquarters in New York.
The announcement of this new facet of the longstanding partnership between GRI and the UN Global Compact comes just before the impending release of the next stage in the evolution of GRI’s reporting framework: GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards). GRI Standards will be the first global standard for sustainability reporting. The transition from guidance to a full-fledged standard means GRI’s reporting framework will be even more appropriate for businesses to use in the context of the SDGs.
GRI is an international independent organization that has pioneered corporate sustainability reporting since 1997. GRI helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others. With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most trusted and widely used standards on sustainability reporting, enabling organizations and their stakeholders to make better decisions based on information that matters. Currently, 40 countries and regions reference GRI in their policies. GRI is built upon a unique multi-stakeholder principle, which ensures the participation and expertise of diverse stakeholders in the development of its standards. GRI’s mission is to empower decision-makers everywhere, through its standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.