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GRI Publishes Its Own Annual Report Using the GRI Standards

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2017 marked 20 years of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). It was a year of celebration, of looking back and being proud of the strong basis that we have created for the future. But most of all, it was a year in which we took a long, hard look at where we are, and where we want to be, and our new leadership took action to ensure that we are on course to get there. 

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Peter Paul van de Wijs Joins GRI as Chief Communications Officer

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GRI is happy to announce the appointment of Peter Paul van de Wijs as Chief Communications Officer as of June 2018. With over 20 years of professional experience in communications and sustainability, he brings a unique perspective to help reinforce GRI’s position as the leading sustainability reporting organization.  ​

Join the GRI Standards Governance: Help Shape the Future of Sustainability Reporting

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In the past year, the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) underwent exciting changes. By June of 2018, report preparers will have transitioned from the G4 Guidelines to the GRI Standards. And now, more than ever, the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) and the Due Process Oversight Committee (DPOC) play crucial roles in ensuring that GRI meets its commitment to continuously improve the GRI Standards. 

Q&A With Munich Airport: Sustainability Reporting Helps to Remove Silos

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Munich Airport has an ambitious target to become the first carbon neutral airport in Germany. We spoke to Bernd Schönhofer, Strategic Sustainability Manager at Munich Airport, who told us about the company’s progressive emissions reduction program as well as other initiatives like empowering women in the workplace.

GRI & RMI to Improve Minerals Sourcing Due Diligence & Reporting

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GRI and the Responsible Minerals Initiative kicked off an exciting project today at the OECD 2018 Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains. The first meeting of the GRI Corporate Leadership Group for conflict minerals brought together a highly accomplished expert group, which aims to provide the reporting community with consolidated reporting guidance based on existing internationally-recognized tools and frameworks. 

GRI and Global Child Forum Commit to Driving Corporate Action to Improve Children’s Lives

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Last week, GRI and the Global Child Forum announced to join forces to strengthen corporate transparency and accountability on children’s rights issues. The two organizations announced their collaboration through a Letter of Intent at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, at the 10th Global Child Forum.

April Newsletter From GRI: Focus on Engagement for Better Reporting

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GRI's April newsletter is all about engagement. You can find articles about how members of GRI's network engage internally for better reporting, and about new partnerships with which GRI promotes engagement on topics such as conflict minerals and the capital markets. You can also find opportunities to collaborate with GRI, most notably the review of GRI 306: Effluents and Waste, and our Standards in Practice series. Don't forget to check out the upcoming events.

RMI and GRI Partner to Enhance Reporting on Responsible Minerals Sourcing from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

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ALEXANDRIA, Va./AMSTERDAM, April 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) today announced a project to help improve companies’ minerals sourcing due diligence and impact reporting by providing reporting resources and tools based on internationally recognized frameworks.

Measuring Corporate Actions Against the SDGs

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With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world’s leaders set out on an ambitious path to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect the planet. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a coherent, holistic, integrated framework for addressing the world’s most urgent sustainability challenges and creating a better future for all. The success of the agenda will be based on collaborative efforts by all parties in society, including businesses. 

Want to Boost Sustainability Reporting? Hire More Women

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Women can be a force for change, for example, by helping drive more and better sustainability reporting. We explore some areas in which women are already making a difference. ​

​During International Women’s Day 2017, UN Secretary General António Guterres pointed out that “Sustainable Development Goal 5 calls specifically for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, and this is central to the achievement of all the 17 SDGs.”

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