sustainability reporting

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.

GRI Standards Report Registration System Now Available

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The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) and the GRI Standards Division are pleased to announce the launch of the GRI Standards Report Registration System.

New GRI Service to Improve CSR Report Quality

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GRI’s new Disclosure Review Service provides companies with feedback to help improve the quality of sustainability reports – both now and for future reporting cycles. 

GRI Standards Now Available in Simplified Chinese

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Hundreds of GRI reporters are now working in Chinese-speaking regions, and their numbers continue to grow. To support their work, GRI is launching its Simplified Chinese Translation of the GRI Standards, in time for the next reporting cycle.​

Sustainability Reporting for SMEs Made Simple

GRI Competitive Business Program helps SMEs get started with sustainability reporting
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Through the Competitive Business Program, GRI is working in the developing world to stimulate more transparency on how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are impacting our global society and world. In this video, GRI Chief Executive Tim Mohin talks about why SMEs should join the program, which is running in Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, South Africa and Vietnam.

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Innovative Implementation of EU Directive on Non-Financial Reporting

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​It is a little over three years since the adoption of EU Directive 2014/95/EU on non-financial disclosure. By now, all EU Member States have transposed these rules into their relevant national legislation, and some innovative and progressive practices have emerged. At GRI, we want to highlight some of the best practices in the application of these state-specific requirements.

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