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New Training on Tax Transparency

GRI Academy expands curriculum with a course on the Tax Standard
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Sustainability and tax professionals have a new opportunity to deepen their understanding of tax reporting – and better address global requirements for tax transparency – following the launch of a training course on the new GRI Tax Standard. 

Self-paced across eight sections and accessible online through the GRI Academy, the course will take around two and a half hours to complete. It provides: 

Public Debate & Actions - Determining Future Directions of Today's Important Fuels / Energy Sources

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (06.03.2021)
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Eons ago as then-existent forms of life on Earth died off, decomposing remains became fossils…or relevant to current “heated” conversations about the future of energy, the stuff of today’s “fossil fuels.” Coal, crude oil, natural gas. As National Geographic explains for us, these fuels found in the Earth’s crust contain important amounts of carbon and hydrogen, which can be burned to create the energy we need in our modern times.

More Details Roll Out - Biden-Harris Administration's - “Whole of Government” Climate Policies & Actions

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (5.27.2021)
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The Biden-Harris Administration continues to roll out details of new, proposed or adjusted policies, rules, programs, federal government financing plans (budgeting) and various actions to address what the leaders characterize as “the climate crisis”.

“APAC” & Corporate Sustainability Journeys - Monitoring Progress & Demonstrated Leadership on the Rise in This Vital Global Region

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (5.21.2021)
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Business and financial activities in “APAC”, the Asia / Pacific Basin Region are vital to the economies of the rest of the world. Think of the region’s leading sovereign economies…in order of magnitude, consider the impact of the economies of China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia (these are the top economies).

Global Reporting Initiative Launches Governance Review

Pause in the search for a new GRI chief executive
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May 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Board of GRI has launched a process to modernize the governance structure of the organization. The review will consider changes to best position GRI to continue its mission to enable greater transparency on organizational impacts, building on the GRI Standards’ position as the world’s most widely used and trusted sustainability reporting standards.

The Private Equity World: Broadening Focus on Sustainability - The Blackstone Group is All In

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (5.17.2021)
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P/E world:  Private equity firms often have a pool of companies wholly owned or invested in and managed and advised by them in portfolio …this is the ambitious domain of the private equity (P/E) universe.

The leading publicly-traded P/E leaders are familiar names to institutional investors:  Blackstone (NYSE:BX), The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG), Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO), and Kohlberg, Kravis Roberts (NYSE:KKR).  There also well-known P/E companies not publicly-traded such as TPG Capital and Bain Capital (which owns, invests in and advises portfolio entities).

Sharper Focus on Sustainability in Sectors

Public comment open for two draft GRI Sector Standards – covering agriculture, aquaculture, fishing, and coal
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May 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A consultation has launched to gather feedback on two proposed new Standards under GRI’s Sector Program, which will increase transparency within sectors by focusing attention on the sustainability issues that matter most.

Adding to the Oil and Gas Sector Standard, which is currently being finalized, the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) has announced exposure drafts for:

Ripples in the Global Pond - Broader Disclosure About Climate Risk in the Financial Services Sector Portfolios and the Impact on Society

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (5.05.2019)
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A small pebble dropped into a pond will send out ripples that carry across the stretch of water, bouncing off the opposite shore and sending waves back.  “Ripple effect” is something we hear often as a business metaphor.  We are focused today on the powerful ripple effect of carbon emissions through the economy, through a company’s global supply chain, and on through the regulatory universe as more governments take up pricing schemes on emissions, and so on.

GRI Backs Mandatory EU Reporting on Sustainability Impacts

New corporate sustainability legislation would expand disclosure
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May 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has welcomed that the European Commission is maintaining its ambition to achieve progress in corporate transparency on sustainability impacts, following publication of the proposed new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

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