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How Can Companies Deliver Impact for the SDGs?

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

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?

Beyond Compliance Lies Trust

Business Leaders Gather to Explore Links Between Reporting and True Impact

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:

together we advance_corporate responsibility

By: Susan Moore, AMD Corporate Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and International Government Affairs, and President, AMD Foundation 

For 27 years, AMD has been annually disclosing the steps we take to embed corporate responsibility (CR) across our business. In our latest CR Report, we look back on how we pushed the limits of innovation to help solve some of the world’s most important challenges, and we look forward to even bigger ambitions.

Business Can Drive SDGs Collaboration

Latest GRI podcasts address collective action for a sustainable future

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.

ESG Rankings - Do They Reflect Sustainability Impacts or Only Risks?

The GRI Perspective: Demystifying the World of ESG Benchmarks
Press Release

July 27, 2022 /3BL Media/ - What is the role of the ESG ratings industry, do they actually determine whether companies are sustainable or not – and how will future changes in the world sustainability reporting affect them?

GRI Welcomes Patrick de Cambourg's Candidacy for EU Sustainability Board

Progress on new chair appointment for the EFRAG Sustainability Reporting Board
Press Release

July 14, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The news that Patrick de Cambourg has been confirmed by the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee as the preferred candidate to Chair the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) Sustainability Reporting Board has been warmly welcomed by GRI. Mr. De Cambourg was the preferred candidate of the European Commission.

Eelco van der Enden, GRI CEO, said:

Business-led Solutions to Combat Climate Change

Podcasts from GRI share role of corporate accountability in advancing the SDGs
Press Release

July 6, 2022 /3BL Media/ - How is sustainability reporting supporting efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, or protect the oceans?

GRI Standard to Advance Sustainable Production on Land and Sea

Global Reporting Initiative launches Sector Standard for agriculture, aquaculture and fishing
Press Release

June 28, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Three sectors that produce the food and materials that are fundamental to humanity’s survival are being supported to take accountability for their impacts, following the publication today of a new GRI Standard.

Collaboration on Sustainability Reporting by GRI and ISSB

Global Reporting Initiative and the International Sustainability Standards Board begin work on MOU
Press Release

Technical representatives from GRI and the International Sustainability Standards Board begin work on delivering the agreed MOU.

EU Sustainability Reporting Standards - Deeper Alignment With GRI Required

Draft European Reporting Requirements Mapped to the GRI Standards
Press Release

Following the publication of the exposure drafts of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) in April – hailed by GRI as a necessary step to achieving the EU Green Deal – an analysis of the ESRS against the widely used GRI Standards is now available.


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