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Action Platform Succeeds in Accelerating Business Reporting on the SDGs

GRI and UN Global Compact four-year initiative secures progress
Press Release

A ground-breaking initiative to drive corporate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has significantly advanced reporting practices and identified areas for further improvement.

The Action Platform for Reporting on the SDGs leverages the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.  Over four years it engaged 59 senior business representatives from 23 countries in a peer-to-peer learning program to enable companies to define and improve their contribution to the SDGs.

Financial and Sustainability Reporting Must Be Given Equal Footing

GRI responds to IFRS consultation paper on sustainability reporting
Press Release

December 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - GRI has called for strengthened financial reporting that complements sustainability reporting and takes account of the financial risks and opportunities related to a company’s sustainability impacts – with mandatory disclosure to ensure transparency on corporate contributions to global challenges.

Now Is the Time to Stand Up for Human Rights

Call for improved transparency on business respect for human rights
Article

As the world marks Human Rights Day, the widening societal inequalities brought into focus by the pandemic are a stark reminder of the action needed to advance human rights. The role that companies play, in terms of understanding how their behavior contributes towards respect for human rights, is therefore crucial.

Enhancing Sustainability Reporting Capacity in Sri Lanka

GRI and Colombo Stock Exchange Recognized by UNCTAD
Article

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has awarded the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) the International Standards of Accounting and Reporting award (ISAR), in recognition of its engagement with GRI to improve sustainability reporting capacity in the region.

Sustainability Reporting Is Growing, With GRI the Global Common Language

KPMG report confirms record high reporting levels around the world
Press Release

GRI has welcomed research that shows a record number of companies, spanning sectors and geographic regions, are voluntarily choosing to disclose their sustainability impacts – with the GRI Standards the most widely used for reporting.

The 2020 KPMG Survey of Sustainability Reporting found almost all (96%) of the world’s largest 250 companies (the G250) report on their sustainability performance. For the N100 –5,200 companies comprising the largest 100 firms in 52 countries – 80% do so. 

GRI Supports Sustainable Efforts Among SMEs

Partnerships lead to transparency for small and medium-sized enterprises
Article

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) form the majority of businesses globally, and as such play a crucial role in creating a more sustainable economy, environment and society. And as we approach Small Business Saturday (28 November), it is highly relevant to reflect on their contribution and importance.

With backing from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), GRI has over a number of years been supporting SMEs around the world in their sustainability journey.

Governance to Empower the GRI Standards

New appointments to the Global Sustainability Standards Board
Press Release

November 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Three appointments have been made to the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), the independent body with sole responsibility for developing and issuing the GRI Standards.

Refreshed Global Leadership for GRI Board

Multi-stakeholder appointments to GRI’s governance bodies
Press Release

November 17, 2020 /3BL Media/  - GRI, provider of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards, has announced changes to its Board of Directors.

The appointments come at a time when corporate sustainability is high on the global agenda – reinforced by the impact of the pandemic and the need to quicken progress on the Sustainable Development Goals – all of which emphasize GRI’s leadership role as an enabler for transparency and accountability.

The four new Board appointees, which take effect from January 2021, are:

Understanding Waste Impacts Can Unlock New Opportunities

By Anna Krotova, Senior Manager – Standards, GRI
Article

With COVID-19 disrupting commercial activities around the globe, one of the many knock-on effects has been on the composition and volume of waste generated by organizations. The crisis has added new considerations for why transparency about the way waste management systems are designed and function is essential for adequate performance, both now and beyond the pandemic.

GRI Standards Available in Portuguese

Increased global accessibility with Standards now in 12 languages
Press Release

Organizations in Brazil, Portugal and eight other countries have improved access to the world’s most widely used standards for sustainability reporting, following publication of the GRI Standards in Portuguese.

The Portuguese translation enables GRI to further expand its reach with organizations and stakeholders in Portuguese speaking countries. GRI currently has more than 6,000 registered users in Brazil and Portugal.

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