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.
New GRI-SECO program will foster responsible business practices in Africa, Hispanic America and South East Asia
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.
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.
GRI research highlights corporate sustainability trends in the region
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.
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.
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.
Deadline approaching for Universal Standards public comment period
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.
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.