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New Report Helps Business Navigate Global Sustainability Reporting Trends

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) released a new report that maps global and regional Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting trends. The report shows that in the past 25 years, environmental topics have been the most prevalent reporting requirements across 60 countries, while governance topics have been

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French translation of the GRI Standards now available

More than 260 French-speaking organizations use the GRI framework to produce sustainability reports that clearly show their economic, social and environmental impacts. And with the change from G4 Guidelines to GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards), these organizations can work with a new clear, modular model to help them improve on their reporting. ​Companies whose

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GRI Standards Report Registration System now available

The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) and the GRI Standards Division are pleased to announce the launch of the GRI Standards Report Registration System. ​This new tool allows users to notify GRI of the use of the GRI Standards, as required in clause 3.4 of GRI 101: Foundation. As such, it fulfills the requirements allowing the

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Innovative implementation of EU Directive on Non-Financial Reporting

​It is a little over three years since the adoption of EU Directive 2014/95/EU on non-financial disclosure. By now, all EU Member States have transposed these rules into their relevant national legislation, and some innovative and progressive practices have emerged. At GRI, we want to highlight some of the best practices in the application of

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GRI Standards now available in Simplified Chinese

Hundreds of GRI reporters are now working in Chinese-speaking regions, and their numbers continue to grow. To support their work, GRI is launching its Simplified Chinese Translation of the GRI Standards, in time for the next reporting cycle.​​ Sustainability reporting has been a growing trend in China for at least a decade. The business case

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A Practitioner’s View of Sustainability Reporting: Challenges and Solutions

Sustainability reporting practitioners possess excellent insights into the challenges faced when writing sustainability reports and other sustainability disclosures. They navigate the complex mix of reporting standards, meet the needs of a diverse range of report users, tell the company’s sustainability story, and use the power of reporting to help improve company performance. Along the way,

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Tim Mohin: ‘The world doesn’t need more CSR reports’

The new GRI chief talks to Ethical Corporation’s editor Terry Slavin about how to make sustainability reporting more relevant for investors and CEOs When Tim Mohin, the new head of the Global Reporting Initiative, spoke at Ethical Corporation’s sustainability reporting summit last year, he opened with a reference to his fellow panellists: Richard Howitt, CEO

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TCFD and CDP in 2018: Are you ready?

CDP recently finalised its questionnaires for 2018 – and it’s all change. We’ve got several new sector-specific questionnaires, and the structure and question flow has changed. There’s also some new ‘forward-looking’ questions that won’t be all that easy to respond to without a good deal of thought and discussion. Much of this has to do

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CSR Europe surveys companies on their non-financial reporting practices

In November 2017, CSR Europe and GRI launched a publication that maps that the EU Member State Implementation of EU Directive 2014/95/EU. This publication provides a comprehensive overview of how European countries have transposed the EU Directive for non-financial information and diversity disclosure. As a result of this, CSR Europe is now launching a survey to collect information

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Collaboration among reporting frameworks: the future of sustainability reporting

Reporting companies have many options when it comes to disclosure: as well the GRI Standards, IIRC, SASB, CDP and the CDSB provide different ways to be transparent. Now we’re all working towards the SDGs, how is that changing the way these organizations relate to one another? Is the fragmentation real or is it just a