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COP26 - Five Years on From the Paris Agreement, Where Are We?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (11.12.2021)
Newsletter

GLASGOW, Scotland, November 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - This week the COP26 news reports coming out of this city seem to be everywhere. The Conference of the Parties (“COP”) is the annual gathering sponsored by the United Nations (this is the 26th) of world leaders in public, private and social sectors, coming together to debate and decide on the future path of the global society’s efforts to address climate change challenges.

Updates to GRI Professional Certification Program Continue to Reflect Sustainability Best Practice

New curriculum focuses on revised Universal Standards and reporting on human rights
Press Release

AMSTERDAM, November 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The GRI Professional Certification Program has introduced new courses ensuring sustainability reporters continue to stay up-to-date with the ever-changing landscape of sustainability reporting. This is the first update since the Program launched in September 2020.

Partnerships for Sustainability in South Asia

GRI engaging with regional markets to increase sustainability reporting
Article

Capital markets in South Asia have stepped up their efforts to encourage companies to be transparent about their impacts – thanks to engagements by sustainability standards sett Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) with stock exchanges and regulators.

Action on Climate Change Needs an Inter-Connected Response

By Tina Nybo Jensen, International Policy Manager, GRI
Article

With the UN climate change conference – COP26 – continuing this week in Glasgow, it’s obvious that there is consensus among a majority of world leaders and key stakeholders that much more needs to be done, if the ambition of keeping global warming to a 1.5-degree increase is to have any chance of being met. Yet talk, as they say, is cheap. Or, in the words of Greta: too much “blah, blah, blah” and not enough action.

Moves to Expand Disclosure for Financial Markets Are Welcome

GRI responds to IFRS Foundation’s creation of a new sustainability board and consolidation of CDSB and VRF into the foundation
Press Release

November 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Confirmation by the IFRS Foundation that they will address the impacts on value creation of sustainability topics in their standards, through the formation of an International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), has been welcomed by GRI.

Eyes on U.S. As FSOC Agencies Engage on Climate Risk Ahead of COP26

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (11.01.2021)
Newsletter

The gathering of the family of nations in Glasgow, Scotland for COP26 (the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference) is drawing near. There is an increasing flow of news and opinion related to the big event as the UN, almost 200 sovereign governments, NGOs, corporations, and other constituencies announce a widening range of developments related to the coming summit.

Corporate Innovation in Support of the SDGs

New GRI podcasts explore the business case for better health and education systems
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Leading global experts from the private and public sector share their views on how technology can promote better health for all, as well as establish education systems that are fit for the future – in the latest podcasts from GRI. 

COP26: Why Organizations Must Step Up and Be Accountable

GRI engagements underline role of transparency in driving action
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With the UN Climate Change Conference – COP26 – getting underway in Glasgow next week, GRI is urging all organizations to be open about their impacts on the planet, as transparency is an essential precursor for reaching global solutions to a global problem.

New CEO as Global Reporting Initiative Embraces International Role

Appointment of Eelco van der Enden as new leader
Press Release

October 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - GRI, the international leader in sustainability standards setting, has announced the appointment of Eelco van der Enden as CEO.

Starting 1 January 2022, Eelco will join GRI from multinational professional services network PwC, where he is Global ESG Platform Leader for Tax, Legal, People & Organisation Services. With a track record in advising on environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies, he brings to GRI more than 20 years of experience in financial and sustainability senior management roles.

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