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Infographic: Two Decades of Growth in Sustainability Reporting

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Over a 20-year journey, GRI has created an outsized impact on the global economy, environment and society. GRI has helped more than 7,200 organizations use our reporting framework to disclose their sustainability impacts, and trained nearly 30,000 professionals to establish a sustainability reporting process. Our global network of core supporters, the GRI GOLD Community, comprises over 500 leading organizations from 68 countries – many of which have revenues larger than the GDPs of entire countries and supply chains spanning the globe. 

Video: GRI's Vision for the Future of Reporting

The next 20 years
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"We need reporting that is more concise, consistent, current and comparable."- Tim Mohin, GRI Chief Executive

Having pioneered sustainability reporting in 1997, GRI remains the world’s pre-eminent sustainability standard-setter. GRI is uniquely positioned to support the evolution of sustainability reporting through its Sustainability Reporting Standards and multi-stakeholder network.

Whirlpool Taps Wind as Propeller Of Sustainability and Community Investment

by Antonio Pasolini
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Transitioning to clean energy is one of the most efficient ways for companies to mitigate their environmental impact, as it prevents GHG emissions as well as providing a long-term solution for energy needs.

For that reason, appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation is pushing ahead with wind energy expansion as part of its efforts to decrease its carbon footprint in a bid to make its business increasingly sustainable as well as more socially responsible.

Case Study: Tackling Poverty in Developing Countries

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Poverty and sustainable development are the prime focus of GRI’s program with the Swedish government. GRI works to raise awareness among local and global companies on poverty issues, and provides guidance to help companies identify their poverty impacts and increase the materiality of poverty-related business indicators. Through specialized trainings, GRI also helps civil society organizations, media, investors and policymakers understand and make use of the reported corporate data to stimulate action for positive change.

Q&A With GRI Chief Executive Tim Mohin

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It’s a special occasion for GRI – celebrating 20 years of founding and shaping sustainability reporting. We talked to our Chief Executive Tim Mohin, to take stock of GRI's accomplishments over two decades, and to find out how GRI will continue pioneering in the future.

Case Study: Sustainability Reporting Helps Direct Focus and Generate Savings

GRI Impact Story: LM Wind Power
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For Christopher Springham, Vice President, Global Communications & Sustainability at LM Wind Power, GRI is the go-to organization for sustainability reporting and compliance. A pioneer in G4 reporting and an early adopter of the GRI Standards, LM Wind Power regards sustainability reporting as a motivator and a driver of progress.​

Infographic: GRI – Small Non-Profit, Big Impact

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Over our 20-year journey, GRI has created an outsized impact on the global economy, environment and society. We have helped more than 7,200 organizations use our reporting framework to disclose their sustainability impacts, and trained nearly 30,000 professionals to establish a sustainability reporting process. 

American Express Aligns Its CSR Efforts Toward Its North Star, Service

Issues The Service Effect: 2016 - 2017 CSR Report
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Today, American Express published its latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, titled “The Service Effect.” The report describes how service has shaped the company’s efforts to honor and strengthen its commitments to all stakeholders – specifically its people, customers, partners, communities and the environment – in 2016 and 2017.

American Express’ commitment to its stakeholders and approach to CSR extends from its service ethos and vision to be the world’s most respected service brand.

What Does Private Sector Need in Terms of an Enabling Environment to More Strategically Contribute to the SDGs?

by Teresa Fogelberg
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There is a common understanding that the active participation of business will be a principal driver in achieving the SDGs. But specific recommendations, capacity and practices enabling such contributions have yet to be fully developed in order to reach global recognition.

Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets Launched

Ground-breaking report is a first step towards a unified mechanism to help businesses report on contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals.
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NEW YORK, September 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ Business reporting on the impacts and contributions to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is set to become less complex following the launch of a new report – Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets. 

Developed by GRI and the United Nations Global Compact, with the support of PwC, as part of a three-year initiative established to encourage and assist corporate reporting on the SDGs, the report aligns with companies’ regular reporting cycles as they work towards their SDG objectives. 

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