The Challenge for Coal Sector of Net Zero and a Just Transition

By Noora Puro, Manager – GRI Sector Program

As the build-up continues to the pandemic-delayed UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), all eyes – and hopefully all agendas – are on how to reach net-zero carbon emissions. And as the International Energy Agency (IEA) made clear in its recent Net Zero by 2050 report, this aim will fall short without a radical decrease this decade in the share of coal in global energy generation.

Swiss Government Renews GRI Partnership to Spread Sustainability Reporting Globally

New GRI-SECO program will foster responsible business practices in Africa, Hispanic America and South East Asia
Press Release

June 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is pleased to announce the continuation of a successful partnership with the Swiss Confederation’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), through a new €3.8 million (US$4.6m) program to increase high-quality sustainability disclosure and accountability by organizations in Africa, Hispanic America and South East Asia.  

Backing from PwC for GRI's Sustainability Standards Setting

PwC supports Global Standards Fund
Press Release

May 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ - An initiative to safeguard the continued development of the GRI Standards has secured a new supporter. Multinational professional services network PwC has joined the GRI Global Standards Fund.

Growing Momentum for Sustainability Reporting in South Asia

GRI research highlights corporate sustainability trends in the region
Press Release

May 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ - New analysis by leading sustainability standards setter Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has found that sustainability reporting is on the rise in three South Asian countries – India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

GRI Sustainability Training Now in Spanish

Launch of Spanish-language GRI Professional Certification Program

Following the unveiling of the new Professional Certification Program in September 2020 by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), it is now possible for Spanish-speaking sustainability professionals to access and complete all of the courses and a final exam entirely in Spanish.

A Modern Identity Reflecting GRI's Purpose

Launch of user-focused website and bold new brand
Press Release

September 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The global leader in impact reporting has launched a refreshed brand and website, created to support the continued delivery of sustainability standards that meet the needs of all stakeholders.

The bold and clear brand reflect GRI’s mission: to enable organizations around the world to demonstrate transparency and take responsibility for their impacts. GRI’s logo, colors, imagery and key messaging have all been revised to align with this aim.

Contribute to the Evolution of the GRI Standards

Deadline approaching for Universal Standards public comment period
Press Release

The consultation on revisions to the Universal Standards, the reporting that is at the foundation of all sustainability reporting through GRI, is open for 10 more days.

Groups, organizations and individuals around the world are urged to contribute their views and help shape these changes – which will be the biggest update since GRI transitioned in 2016 from providing guidelines to setting globally applicable standards. The public comment period will close on 9 September 2020.

Charter for Sustainability Action in South Asia

Milestone reached as organizations commit to support the SDGs
Press Release

August 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Efforts across the South Asia region to raise ambition for sustainable development have been boosted following the agreement of a new sustainability charter.

The GRI Universal Standards: What's Changing and Why?

By Laura Espinach, GRI Head of Technical Development

In June, we announced a major update to the reporting at the heart of the GRI Standards. The planned revisions to the Universal Standards are significant because they will affect every organization that uses the GRI Standards, supporting them to more effectively report their most significant impacts on the economy, environment and people.

Opportunities to Shape GRI's Governance

Open call to find new members for the Board of Directors and Stakeholder Council
Press Release

August 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ - GRI is continuing a global search to find new members for two of its main decision making and advisory functions. An open call has been launched for nominations to join:


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