The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards help companies communicate their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impacts to a wide target audience, including the investment community. GRI believes that in order to achieve real progress, there's a need to align capital investment with sustainable business. We asked prominent investors why they think sustainability matters – here’s what they had to say.
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A major property developer in one of the world’s most vibrant cities, Canary Wharf aims to embed sustainability in the heart of its business. The company has included non-financial information in their corporate reports since 1987. We spoke to Martin Gettings, Group Head of Sustainability at Canary Wharf, about how sustainability reporting helps them to tell compelling stories and inspire others.
Introducing the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards, the first global standards for sustainability reporting.
The GRI Standards help all organizations to report publicly on their economic, environmental and social impacts and show their impacts - positive or negative - to sustainable development. The GRI Standards are based on years of expert input from diverse stakeholders, and represent a common language for sustainability reporting.
GRI’s mission to empower decisions that create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone, can only be fulfilled if everyone is represented. That is why multi-stakeholder representation is at the core of all of our activities, and our governance. And to make this inclusiveness more tangible, there is a yearly opportunity for different constituencies to become part of our governance bodies.
Members of these governance bodies are experts in their field who are also deeply interested in shaping the future of sustainability reporting.
Jubilant Life Sciences is a pharmaceutical and life sciences company operating on a global scale. One of the pioneers in India, Jubilant has released a public sustainability report from 2003 onwards. We spoke to Indra Guha, Chief Sustainability Officer at Jubilant, about the benefits the reporting process has brought for the company.
Many people are fascinated with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with its wondrous 21st Century blend of modern and medieval elements – and the country appears to moving along with rapid and dramatic changes under new royal family leadership (Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman).
One of the elements of change that caught our eye is a non-Saudi business leader’s commentary that addresses the question of there being “a new model for sustainability” in the Middle East, possibly led by the kingdom…with its Vision 2030 and innovations in power consumption for air conditioning.
According to the World Bank Group, close to 95% of all businesses worldwide can be classified as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). That is some 400 million companies, that form the backbone of the global economy. As such, they have an important part in the global economy and play a crucial role in a more sustainable world.
Modern Slavery affects an estimated 46 million people around the world and poses a prominent risk for companies. Transparency on human rights in supply chains is becoming increasingly necessary due to rising consumer interest as well as regulatory developments.
Sustainability reporting can help companies comply with legislation, but also to identify and address their impact, and highlight innovative solutions and a path forward.
Hey, a Cuppa Joe – the morning treat for many people around the world. That first hot cup of dark coffee can set the tone for us for the day. And when our spirits (and energy) may lag, the cuppa joe can perk us up again for a while at any time of day. But – how many of us give thought to how that wonderful dark liquid arrived in our grocery stores, at the local Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts or other coffee counters?
The Ecologist took a close look at the business of coffee recently and their commentary (and report on the industry) is our Top Story for you this week.
The global measurement leader’s second Global Responsibility Report is aligned with GRI Standards; also highlights SASB, TCFD
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