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GRI Backs Mandatory EU Reporting on Sustainability Impacts

New corporate sustainability legislation would expand disclosure
Press Release

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).

Companies Commit to SDGs Collaboration

16 businesses sign up to GRI forum on reporting for the SDGs
Article

A new program to enhance corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by making it more relevant to stakeholders, is now underway – bringing together senior representatives from international companies.

Delivering the GRI Standards in Your Language

GRI Universal and Sector Standards translations require peer reviewers
Article

Two significant changes to the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards mean that GRI is looking for peer reviewers to assist with the translation process into seven languages.

Transparency Offers the Pathway to a More Sustainable Earth

Interview with GRI’s Chief of Standards and Chief Development Officer
Article

Earth Day is an opportunity to put the spotlight on the pressing needs of our planet, in the face of ever growing impacts by humanity, and galvanize action to change practices and behavior. The corporate contribution to these impacts – by businesses and other organizations around the world – is significant. Therefore the role of companies, in participating in solutions that safeguard the natural environment, are also crucial.

Sustainability as a Competitive Advantage: Lessons From Peru

New study shares over 30 case studies with Peruvian MSMEs
Article

Recognizing the crucial role of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in contributing to a more sustainable economy, GRI has launched a new publication that shares experiences from Peruvian companies.

GRI and SASB Reporting 'Complement Each Other'

Practical guide shares experiences of using both sets of standards together
Press Release

April 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Joint research from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) explores the experiences of companies that use the two sets of standards together to fulfil their reporting needs.

EU Sustainability Standards Could Achieve Global Alignment

GRI meets with EFRAG to set out opportunities for collaboration
Press Release

March 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - GRI has welcomed the opportunity to present how it can support and enable the corporate sustainability mandate being pursued by the European Commission.

New and Revised Human Rights Standards to be Explored

Survey on updating GRI Topic Standards to improve human rights reporting
Press Release

March 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A survey has launched to seek views on the priority human rights issues that could be included in future in revised or new GRI Standards.

The Universal Standards – which apply to all organizations using the Standards – are being updated by the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB). The new version, to launch later this year, will increase requirements for human rights and due diligence reporting, aligning with UN Guiding Principles and OECD Guidelines.

How Policymakers Can Drive Sustainability Reporting

Launch of new GRI guide on using policy to enable transparency
Press Release

March 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - With rising policy measures across global markets in support of responsible business conduct, GRI has launched a new publication to set out how policymakers can use the power of transparency to affect positive change.

EU Requirements for Impact-Focused Sustainability Reporting Are One Step Closer

GRI sees clear alignment with EU’s sustainability standard setting efforts – and is ready to assist
Press Release

March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Recommendations for the creation of European sustainability reporting standards would require large companies in the EU to disclose their external impacts in a way that meets the needs of multiple stakeholders while building on the standard setting of global bodies, such as GRI.

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