The Dutch-based Triodos Bank is one of the world’s most sustainable financial institutions. Its mission is to make money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change. We spoke with James Niven, Head of Corporate Affairs at Triodos Bank, to find out what role sustainability reporting plays in how the bank pursues its mission.
"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.
Beyond Reports is a monthly podcast from GRI, pioneer of the world’s most widely used standards on sustainability reporting and corporate disclosure. Each episode features the latest sustainability news, an interview with a member of GRI’s global multi-stakeholder community and insights on how sustainability data can empower action towards a better tomorrow.
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.
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.
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.
“As I travel around our global markets, I am regularly impressed by the innovative and wide-ranging ways in which Tetra Pak people are helping deliver on our brand promise: PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™” says Dennis Jönsson, CEO & President at Tetra Pak. “It is a promise that extends beyond our long-held commitment to protect food, capturing too our undertaking to protect people, both inside and outside the company; and to protect futures: the planet’s, our customers’ and our own.
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.
Together with the Swiss Confederation, GRI helps small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets improve their sustainability performance through high-quality reporting. By showcasing responsible business practices through reporting, SMEs can gain access to international value chains, and contribute to economic development in their countries in a way that creates wealth and well-being across all segments of society.