By Camila Corradi Bracco, Senior Coordinator – Content Development & Program Delivery, GRI
Since the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016, the role of the private sector in fulfilling the 2030 Agenda has been widely acknowledged, as set out under SDG 12. Yet to assess how companies are actually contributing towards these Global Goals, we need greater transparency on their impacts.
When Henry Baskerville, the eponymous baronet of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, arrives at his family’s manor, he finds himself heir not only to a country estate but an assortment of potential morbidities, including a lethal family curse, a hellhound, an escaped convict, and Sherlock Holmes. Faced with these complications, however, the young scion decides that the problem is primarily one of lighting. “‘It’s no wonder my uncle felt as if trouble were coming on him in such a place as this,’ said [Baskerville]. ‘It’s enough to scare any man.
Many families face an ongoing tension between the decision-maker “Patriarch” perspective and the younger “NextGen” perspective on how to approach investing and whether alpha should have primacy in investment decisions — with social, educational, justice, environmental, and other impact goals being served predominantly philanthropically — or if the two should always be approached as an integrated whole, regardless of asset class.
Updated guidance on linking the Sustainable Development Goals with the GRI Standards
January 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - It is now even easier for organizations to communicate their efforts to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by using the most widely adopted standards for sustainability reporting – the GRI Standards.
Gildan’s longstanding vision of Making Apparel Better® has guided the Company in managing every aspect of its business. Given its strong foundation of sustainable and ethical practices, Gildan has continued to prioritize sustainability in 2020.
Anyone with the idea that CEOs and companies can now stand down with a new Administration has sorely underestimated corporations. They will still fill the role of CEO statespeople Yet, the role of a company will change when a little less rests on their shoulders alone. There is still plenty to do to meet the needs of people and planet, and we may have to make up for lost time.
GRI and UN Global Compact four-year initiative secures progress
A ground-breaking initiative to drive corporate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has significantly advanced reporting practices and identified areas for further improvement.
The Action Platform for Reporting on the SDGs leverages the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. Over four years it engaged 59 senior business representatives from 23 countries in a peer-to-peer learning program to enable companies to define and improve their contribution to the SDGs.
GRI and Enel announce three regional engagement events
October 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - How is COVID-19 impacting on efforts by companies and stakeholders to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? And how can a sustainable and inclusive recovery phase to the pandemic mobilize the partnerships and transparency needed to achieve these Global Goals?