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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
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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.

Risky Business: Sustainability Is Central to Mitigating Risk

By Lany Harijanti, ASEAN Regional Program Manager, GRI
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The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly caused the largest economic and societal shock the world has experienced this century. Yet it was not unforeseen. As far back as 2006, the annual Global Risks Report from the World Economic Forum warned that a pandemic was an ‘acute threat’ across all industries globally. This year’s WEF report expands into new dimensions of risk, such as the consequences of digital inequality and cybersecurity failure.

Oil and Gas Transparency Standard for Low-Carbon Transition

GRI Standard to unlock reporting on sector’s sustainability challenges
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October 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A new sustainability reporting standard for oil and gas has launched today, which will enable complete disclosure on the complexity of transparency demands facing the sector – best positioning companies to demonstrate accountability for their impacts and how they are transitioning to a low-carbon future.

GRI Raises Bar for Due Diligence and Human Rights Reporting

Standards for greater transparency on impacts than ever before
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October 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The GRI Standards have today been strengthened so they deliver the highest level of transparency for impacts on the economy, environment and people, with a major update to the very foundation of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards.  

The launch of the revised Universal Standards – to  be used by over 10,000 companies that already use GRI for their reporting – will:

Sustainability Impacts Standard for Mining Under Development

Project commenced to create the latest GRI Sector Standard
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How can organizations in the mining sector improve reporting on their sustainability performance, demonstrating accountability for their shared sustainability challenges and meet growing demands for transparency?

Towards New EU Sustainability Reporting Standards

GRI welcomes support from Caisse des Dépôts for its contribution to EFRAG’s technical work
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September 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Following the July 2021 announcement of a Statement of Cooperation between GRI and the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) Project Task Force to co-construct new EU sustainability reporting standards and contribute to further global convergence, GRI welcomes the support from French Caisse des Dépôts to underpin the completion of this important wo

Sustainability Education Partnership in Peru Reaps Results

Global Reporting Initiative and Centrum PUCP recognized for sustainability reporting training
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A highly successful initiative to help smaller companies in Peru to embrace transparency and adopt sustainable business practices has received global recognition.

Pandemic Sees Business Sustainability Take Center Stage

GRI podcast series dives beneath the surface of SDG reporting
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With the crucial ‘Decade of Action’ for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) already underway, how can companies look beyond the processes and paperwork, fully understanding the ways their impacts and actions help or hinder the progress of the SDGs?

True Transparency Requires In-Depth Reporting

Experiences using GRI and SASB Standards together
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How can organizations respond to their needs for improved information on sustainability risks, as well as growing external expectations for transparency? And how can more comprehensive reporting help them adapt to responsible business practices?

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