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Striving for Sustainability in Global Food Systems

By Margarita Lysenkova, Manager – Sector Program, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Article

As the global community gears up for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, it is significant that preparations are also underway by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to deliver a new sector reporting standard for agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing. The Summit aims to leverage the power of food systems to deliver progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet, unlocking the contribution of companies in the food production sectors will be impossible without clarity on their sustainable development impacts.

GRI to 'Co-Construct' New EU Sustainability Standards

Statement of Cooperation signed between Global reporting Initiative and EFRAG
Press Release

July 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The announcement of a Statement of Cooperation between GRI and the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) Project task Force sees both organizations agree to share technical expertise to co-construct new EU sustainability reporting standards and contribute to further global convergence.

All Eyes on a Sustainable COVID Recovery

GRI engagements at the UN High-Level Political Forum 2021
Press Release

The landmark annual global gathering to drive action in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) starts today – with nations and stakeholders focused on how a resilient and inclusive response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be the pathway for achieving the 2030 Agenda.

Inspiring a Global Network to Foster Corporate Transparency

Revamped GRI Community to help more organizations to advance the practice of sustainability reporting
Press Release

July 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The world’s leading global membership network for companies committed to sustainability reporting has relaunched today, with updated learning and collaboration opportunities that raises the bar for corporate transparency.

Five Tips for GRI and SASB Reporters

Insights from the joint guidance on using both sets of standards
Article

Many companies use both GRI and SASB Standards to generate information that meets the needs of all constituencies and markets.

Empowering Indonesia's SDGs Progress Through Corporate Reporting

Partnership delivers ESG resources to help articulate private sector contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals
Press Release

A GRI-led partnership in Indonesia is bridging the gap between how to assess national progress for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with measuring the contribution of the private sector.

New Training on Tax Transparency

GRI Academy expands curriculum with a course on the Tax Standard
Article

Sustainability and tax professionals have a new opportunity to deepen their understanding of tax reporting – and better address global requirements for tax transparency – following the launch of a training course on the new GRI Tax Standard. 

Self-paced across eight sections and accessible online through the GRI Academy, the course will take around two and a half hours to complete. It provides: 

Biodiversity Crisis Emphasizes Need for Corporate Transparency

KPMG, Ambipar and One Earth back GRI Biodiversity Standard
Press Release

June 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As the global community marks World Environment Day (5 June), the growing biodiversity crisis emphasizes why businesses need to step up and be accountable for their impacts on the world, with an updated reporting standard for biodiversity required.

Why Double-Materiality Is Crucial for Reporting Organizational Impacts

Research sets out benefits of robust sustainability reporting, alongside financial disclosure
Article

A white paper commissioned by GRI investigates the application of materiality in sustainability reporting – highlighting why disclosing impacts that go beyond those that are financially material benefits organizations while supporting sustainable development.

Global Reporting Initiative Launches Governance Review

Pause in the search for a new GRI chief executive
Press Release

May 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Board of GRI has launched a process to modernize the governance structure of the organization. The review will consider changes to best position GRI to continue its mission to enable greater transparency on organizational impacts, building on the GRI Standards’ position as the world’s most widely used and trusted sustainability reporting standards.

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