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How Can Companies Deliver Impact for the SDGs?

By Camila Corradi Bracco, Policy Senior Coordinator, Global Reporting Initiative
Article

It’s widely accepted that the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are central to how, as an international community, we collaborate to address the most urgent global challenges that we face. The Goals provide a route map towards a better and more sustainable future, yet what do they mean in practice for companies? And how can businesses meaningfully contribute to their fulfilment?

Republican State Officials vs. Wall Street Managers on ESG Investing

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (9.15.2022)
Newsletter

The showdown continues: on one side we now see attorney generals in 19 states putting pressure on asset management firms that embrace “sustainable investment” or “ESG” policies that influence the various states’ public employee pension systems. The AGs claim that “an emerging trend of political initiatives [that address climate change] sacrifice their states’ pension plans from accessing “high quality” investments. (Read: the equities and fixed income securities of fossil fuel companies.)

Accountability on Human Rights: GRI Labor Standards up for Review

Global Sustainability Standards Board seeks multi-stakeholder representatives for Advisory Group
Press Release

Human rights reporting will be further integrated in the GRI Standards, following the launch of a project to update labor Topic Standards – including the creation of new disclosures or standards.

25 Years of Empowering Sustainable Decisions

Global Reporting Initiative celebrates quarter-of-a-century milestone
Press Release

September 19, 2022 /3BL Media/ - This month is a landmark moment in the history of GRI – provider of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards – as the organization reaches its 25 year anniversary.

Invest or Divest in Oil, Gas & Coal Companies? - State & City Pension Plans Are the Battleground

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (09.01.2022)
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Consider the influence of the public sector employee retirement systems in the capital markets: the almost 6,000 pension plans (of states, cities, municipalities, etc.) cover about 15 million workers and families and manage about $4.5 trillion in assets of various classes.

Beyond Compliance Lies Trust

Business Leaders Gather to Explore Links Between Reporting and True Impact
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Reporting should be more than just ticking boxes. It’s about making a difference – for your business and our world. It is about creating sustainable outcomes that drive value, fuel growth and strengthen our environment and societies.

The question is, how do we as companies ensure that reporting does not become just a cursory exercise to satisfy shareholders and investors, but maintains focus on sustainable impact for our people and the communities in which we operate?

Said Tiekie Barnard, Founder and CEO of SVAI:

“Whole of Government” Climate Approach Moving Forward With U.S. Senate Climate Bill Passage

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (8.01.2022)
Newsletter

A comprehensive legislative proposal designed to address climate change challenges and threats to the U.S. posed by global warming was passed by the U.S. Senate on August 7. The bill, called the Inflation Reduction Act, is awaiting a vote in the House of Representatives and an expected signing into law by President Biden. The Inflation Reduction Act also contains provisions for additional spending on healthcare, infrastructure, job creation, and vocational training for workers.

Business Can Drive SDGs Collaboration

Latest GRI podcasts address collective action for a sustainable future
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What is the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships in addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Top experts from the field of corporate sustainability get beneath the surface of this issue, in the final two installments of SDGs: The Rising Tide.

Food Security - Access for All Is a Human Right

By Margarita Lysenkova, Manager – Sector Program, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
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Ores mined in war zones have long been subject to heightened attention when it comes to sustainability and reputational risks. Yet in 2022, it is the production and sourcing of ‘soft’ commodities, like wheat, that are increasingly under scrutiny.

GRI: 'Highly Significant' UN Vote on Right to a Sustainable World

Landmark moment as global community commits to a ‘clean, healthy and sustainable environment’
Press Release

July 29, 2022 /3BL Media/ - GRI has celebrated the passing of a vote by the United Nations General Assembly (28 July), to recognize the ‘human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment’. This historic resolution was overwhelmingly supported by the 193-member world body.

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