Partnership to measure private sector contribution to the SDGs – as investors back ESG reporting
July 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - An online platform in Colombia is making it easier for companies to assess how they are contributing towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Launched, with backing from Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the National Planning Department (DNP) of Colombia, and the UN Development Program, the SDG Corporate Tracker Colombia has so far been used by 480 businesses.
By Margarita Lysenkova, Manager – Sector Program, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
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 engagements at the UN High-Level Political Forum 2021
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.
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.
Revamped GRI Community to help more organizations to advance the practice of sustainability reporting
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.
KPMG, Ambipar and One Earth back GRI Biodiversity Standard
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.
Research sets out benefits of robust sustainability reporting, alongside financial disclosure
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.
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.
Public comment open for two draft GRI Sector Standards – covering agriculture, aquaculture, fishing, and coal
May 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A consultation has launched to gather feedback on two proposed new Standards under GRI’s Sector Program, which will increase transparency within sectors by focusing attention on the sustainability issues that matter most.
Adding to the Oil and Gas Sector Standard, which is currently being finalized, the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) has announced exposure drafts for: