GRI Chief Executive testifies to US House Committee on strengthening ESG legislation
July 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - GRI’s Chief Executive, Tim Mohin, testified today (10 July) before the US House Committee on Financial Services, which is considering new corporate reporting requirements for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) information.
GRI makes key appointment as Chief Development Officer joins the organization
GRI is raising its capacity to build on the success of the GRI Standards, following the recruitment of Marco van der Ree as Chief Development Officer.
The new appointment will be crucial in ensuring the funding is in place to support the future delivery and improvement of the GRI Standards – the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework.
Marco, who starts in post on 15 July, will lead work to diversify and implement the organization’s fundraising strategy and oversee outreach to institutional, foundation and public donors.
GRI contributes to Corporate Reporting Dialogue position paper
July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The world’s leading financial and non-financial corporate reporting frameworks have the same common foundations, based on the key objectives of transparency and accountability, according to a position paper published by the framework providers. The paper sets out the key principles report preparers should follow for achieving such transparency and accountability.
June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Updates to two versions of the GRI Standards – ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been translated into German. They are now available to any German-speaking organization using the Standards.
All of the German translations of the Standards can be downloaded free of charge on the GRI website.
LONDON and NEW YORK, June 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The latest revision of the AA1000 Assurance Standard, the AA1000AS (2019), has been initiated by AccountAbility for public consultation via a globally accessible web platform today. The AA1000AS (2019) is an internationally accepted, freely available standard that provides the requirements for AccountAbility licensed assurance providers to conduct good-quality sustainability assurance on sustainability disclosures by reporting organisations.
The importance of sustainability reporting and ESG disclosures is increasing across the globe. Investors, NGOs and other key stakeholders are requesting greater transparency and disclosure – and this is impacting Board-level discussions within companies, across all industries.
Considerations about sustainability in the supply chain are no longer optional. In all regions of the world, these issues are front and center of both the business and political agenda.
When it comes to the supply chain, transparency is not the first instinct of business. A company’s sourcing practices can be one of the ways to stay ahead of the competition. But, when it comes to sustainability, it’s essential to track the origin of products and services for their environmental and human rights implications.
As the global community marked International Biodiversity Day (May 22), we also faced the sobering fact that human impact on the planet has entered a stage that is fast approaching a point of no return. For earth’s living ecosystems, the effect is already being keenly felt at its devastating worst.
By now we all understand the real and present danger of climate change and why urgent action is needed to pull us back from the precipice. Yet – inexplicably, given the mounting evidence from all parts of the world – the major threat to biodiversity has not been given equal billing.