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The Role of Corporate Transparency in a Fractured World

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The transparency that comes from corporate responsibility reporting can help us create a better world.

That was my message to the people I met at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual meeting in Davos. As a first time WEF participant, I was amazed at the concentration of leaders, from all over the world, who are committed to improving the state of the world. The theme of this year’s meeting was Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. 

But what does that actually mean?

Businesses to Step up With Poverty Alleviation

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.

Novartis Releases 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

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For the fifth consecutive year, Novartis is publishing an annual Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report.  The report is divided into four chapters based on our CR material clusters: access to healthcare, innovation, patient health and safety and ethical business practices.  Each chapter provides readers with focused information on our approach and performance in each of these areas. 
 
The report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.  And it supplements the CR chapter in the Novartis 2017 Annual Report.
 

Updates on GRI Standard 303: Water

Draft Available for Comments
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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.

Collaboration Among Reporting Frameworks: The Future of Sustainability Reporting

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​Reporting companies have many options when it comes to disclosure: the GRI Standards, IIRC, SASB, CDP and the CDSB provide different ways to be transparent. Now we’re all working towards the SDGs, how is that changing the way these organizations relate to one another? Is the fragmentation real or is it just a myth?

Sustainable Investment in Europe at a Crossroads

An interview with Flavia Micilotta, Eurosif’s Executive Director
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Sustainable and responsible investment is helping mobilize and direct finance towards building a more inclusive, stable and greener European economy. We talked to Flavia Micilotta, Executive Director at Eurosif, to discover how.

​Eurosif is the pan-European sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) membership organization whose mission is to promote sustainability by means of European financial markets, and through its membership network encompassing €8 trillion in total assets.

GRI Standards Now Available in German

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The German translation of the GRI Standards is now available to download in time for the reporting cycle at hand, thanks to the sponsorship of the Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales (BMAS), and the work of the peer reviewers. ​The GRI Standards are for global use and the translations program intends to make them as accessible and impactful as possible in key territories around the world.

Updates to SDG Compass – Call for Business Tools

Do you know of a business tool that could be mapped against the SDGs?
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GRI, the UN Global Compact and WBCSD are inviting submissions to an inventory, which is part of the SDG Compass, to support organizations in measuring their contributions to the SDGs.​

2017 in Review: Sustainability Reporting to Fight Climate Change

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This year has been challenging for sustainability in many respects, but there have also been exciting developments in the sustainability reporting landscape. In this short series, we look back at GRI’s efforts, and look into what 2018 has in store.

In 2017, we saw some of the most devastating impacts of climate change. We witnessed groundbreaking policy changes and shocking political backward steps. People took on seemingly insurmountable issues – and won – and the corporate world took leaps forward to support sustainable development.

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