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GRI Publishes Its Own Annual Report Using the GRI Standards

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2017 marked 20 years of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). It was a year of celebration, of looking back and being proud of the strong basis that we have created for the future. But most of all, it was a year in which we took a long, hard look at where we are, and where we want to be, and our new leadership took action to ensure that we are on course to get there. 

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Peter Paul van de Wijs Joins GRI as Chief Communications Officer

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GRI is happy to announce the appointment of Peter Paul van de Wijs as Chief Communications Officer as of June 2018. With over 20 years of professional experience in communications and sustainability, he brings a unique perspective to help reinforce GRI’s position as the leading sustainability reporting organization.  ​

Join the GRI Standards Governance: Help Shape the Future of Sustainability Reporting

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In the past year, the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) underwent exciting changes. By June of 2018, report preparers will have transitioned from the G4 Guidelines to the GRI Standards. And now, more than ever, the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) and the Due Process Oversight Committee (DPOC) play crucial roles in ensuring that GRI meets its commitment to continuously improve the GRI Standards. 

GRI and Colombo Stock Exchange in Partnership for Better ESG Reporting

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On 5 April 2018, GRI and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) signed an agreement to foster effective sustainability performance and communication among listed companies. This partnership will see the two organizations collaborate to conduct workshops, seminars and training among representatives of listed companies. 

Measuring Corporate Actions Against the SDGs

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With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world’s leaders set out on an ambitious path to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect the planet. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a coherent, holistic, integrated framework for addressing the world’s most urgent sustainability challenges and creating a better future for all. The success of the agenda will be based on collaborative efforts by all parties in society, including businesses. 

French Translation of the GRI Standards Now Available

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More than 260 French-speaking organizations use the GRI framework to produce sustainability reports that clearly show their economic, social and environmental impacts.

GRI GOLD Community: The Power of Collaboration

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GRI receives vital support from its GOLD Community members. By working together, we have the chance to reach our common goal – a more sustainable, secure, and stable economy and world. The GRI GOLD Community offers organizations around the world the unique opportunity to join a collaborative, global multi-stakeholder network to do exactly this. Watch this video to find out why more companies and other organizations should join this group, at the heart of the GRI global network.

Transparency as a Tool to End Modern Slavery

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Close to 46 million people around the world were victims of modern slavery in 2016 alone. Business participation in solving the issue is crucial.

Flash Report: 85% of S&P 500 Index® Companies Publish Sustainability Reports in 2017

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GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY INSTITUTE, INC. RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS:
G&A Institute has analyzed index companies’ sustainability reporting activities since 2011. Our research over the past seven years shows that corporate reporting on sustainability -- including environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and achievements -- continues to be a consistent, reliable standard for the largest and most influential companies in the US capital markets.

“Sustainability reporting” rose dramatically from 2011, when roughly 20% of companies published reports, to 72% just three years later in 2013. From 2013 to 2017, the frequency of reporting has increased each year, now up to 85% of companies reporting in 2017.

This enhanced and expanded corporate disclosure and structured reporting underscores the importance and value of considering corporate ESG issues when planning growth strategies, allocating capital, managing resources and communicating results to stakeholders such as customers, employees, and shareholders.

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GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY INSTITUTE, INC. RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS:
G&A Institute has analyzed index companies’ sustainability reporting activities since 2011. Our research over the past seven years shows that corporate reporting on sustainability -- including environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and achievements -- continues to be a consistent, reliable standard for the largest and most influential companies in the US capital markets.

“Sustainability reporting” rose dramatically from 2011, when roughly 20% of companies published reports, to 72% just three years later in 2013. From 2013 to 2017, the frequency of reporting has increased each year, now up to 85% of companies reporting in 2017.

This enhanced and expanded corporate disclosure and structured reporting underscores the importance and value of considering corporate ESG issues when planning growth strategies, allocating capital, managing resources and communicating results to stakeholders such as customers, employees, and shareholders.

Why Materiality Matters More Than Ever in Sustainability Reporting

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Stakeholders and third-party reporting institutions now demand higher levels of detail and transparency from our organizations. Consequently, corporate sustainability disclosure and reporting has become more mainstream and ingrained within business operations, as well as more complex and time-intensive.

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