On International Women’s Day, GRI wants to highlight how transparency can help organizations work towards gender equality. We feature several examples of how the GRI Standards and GRI’s services help companies better understand their impacts on gender. We are also proudly presenting the first crowdfunded translation of the GRI Standards, for reporters in French-speaking regions.
Hundreds of GRI reporters are now working in Chinese-speaking regions, and their numbers continue to grow. To support their work, GRI is launching its Simplified Chinese Translation of the GRI Standards, in time for the next reporting cycle.
Tools available for more meaningful sustainability reporting
Understanding how companies contribute to solving the great issues of our time, like combatting poverty, acting on climate action, and supporting sustainable cities and communities is crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But showing how companies are addressing the issues of the day is not always so straightforward.
It is a little over three years since the adoption of EU Directive 2014/95/EU on non-financial disclosure. By now, all EU Member States have transposed these rules into their relevant national legislation, and some innovative and progressive practices have emerged. At GRI, we want to highlight some of the best practices in the application of these state-specific requirements.
In the first episode of 2018, GRI interviews Caroline Rees, President of Shift, the leading center of expertise on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. There's also a report from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, where GRI’s Chief Executive Tim Mohin delivered an important message to world leaders. You will also find out how GRI's Regional Hub in South Asia is helping local businesses contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Discussion paper provides practical assistance to report on poverty
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In September 2016, GRI embarked on a research project with DFID to review the relationship between corporate sustainability reporting and business action on poverty alleviation, with the aim of identifying how improved data and reporting can optimize business’s contribution to ending poverty. The role of business is essential, and we see corporate sustainability reporting a significant driver of positive social change.
A second 60-day public comment period is now open to review further updates to the draft of GRI 303: Water. This revised draft addresses the input provided by stakeholders during the first public comment period and aims to further improve the common global language for reporting on water impacts.
Diverse stakeholder input is imperative to maintain this robust, credible sustainability reporting Standard.