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A Stronger Foundation for Impact Driven Reporting

Public comment period begins for updated Universal Standards
Press Release

June 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Changes to improve how organizations use the GRI Standards to disclose their impacts on the economy, environment and people have been made available for global consultation.

Will We Ever See SEC Rules/Guidance for Corporate ESG Disclosure and Reporting? The Question Hangs in the Wind...

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (06.08.2020)
Newsletter

Questions:  What about the dramatically-increasing corporate ESG / sustainability / responsibility / citizenship disclosure and reporting?  Should it be regulated?  How? What would be regulated in terms of disclosure and reporting – what should the guidelines for issuers be?  Does this topic become an important part of the SEC’s ongoing Reg FD (disclosure) revamping? What do investors want?  What do companies want?  Many questions!

Help at Hand to Understand GRI's Waste Standard

Webinars on the new globally applicable tool for managing waste impacts
Press Release

June 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Following the launch of a standard that enables organizations to minimize waste impacts, two virtual events are taking place to highlight how companies can make the most of this global best practice for waste reporting – and how it can unlock circularity benefits.

Taking Responsibility by Managing Impacts

New Management Approach Disclosures Service launched
Press Release

May 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Management approach disclosures are an essential aspect of sustainability reporting, providing the context for stakeholders to understand how a company manages their impacts on the economy, the environment, and society. The Management Approach Disclosures Service helps organizations present these disclosures clearly and accurately, giving a platform for the most accessible and transparent reporting.

Agriculture and Fishing Standard – Project Group Announced

Membership confirmed for group to develop new GRI Sector Standard
Article

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have announced the members of the project working group leading the work to create a new sustainability reporting standard for agriculture and fishing.

The multi-stakeholder group, which includes diverse representatives from organizations around the world, has met virtually for the first time. They will now take forward the project to help companies with agriculture and fishing activities in their value chain understand their role in sustainable development and promote transparency and accountability.

No Wasted Opportunities: Enabling Full Disclosure

Launch of sustainability standard to challenge the status quo on waste
Press Release

May 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Organizations now have the means to disclose a complete picture of the waste impacts in their activities, products and services – following the launch of a new reporting standard by GRI, provider of the leading global sustainability standards.

The GRI Waste Standard changes how companies measure and understand waste, responding to global concerns about increases in waste generation and the impact on the environment, society and the economy. It encourages companies to prevent waste at source and unlock opportunities for circular business practices. 

Questions We Are Thinking About in the Midst of Major Disruption on Sustainable Investing Trends & Corporate Sustainability Journeys

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (05.15.2020)
Newsletter

As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to uproot our normal business, financial, economic and personal pursuits, questions that we could logically ask are (1) what impact does the virus crisis have on the ongoing corporate sustainability / ESG / citizenship efforts; and (2) what is the investor reaction – does the move into more sustainable / ESG investment vehicles continue?

Some answers come from Sanghamitra Saha, of Zack’s, writing in Yahoo Finance – “Here’s Why ESG ETFs Are Hot Amid Pandemic”.

Call for Mandatory Non-Financial Reporting in EU – Built on GRI

By Peter Paul van de Wijs, Chief External Affairs Officer, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Article

This week there has been an insightful contribution to the debate about sustainability disclosure in the EU, provided by Carol Adams, Professor of Accounting at Durham University Business School.

Titles Matter to Provide Context and Direction - for Corporate Leaders and the Providers of Capital

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (05.11.2020)
Newsletter

Shorthand terms do matter – the “titling” of  certain developments can sum up trends we should be tuning in to.  Some examples for today: Sustainable Capitalism  - Stakeholder Primacy – Sustainable Investing – Corporate Sustainability. Corporate ESG Performance Factors.

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