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Companies commit to SDGs collaboration

Businesses sign up to GRI forum on reporting for the SDGs A new GRI program to enhance corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by making it more relevant to stakeholders has commenced, bringing together senior representatives from multiple international companies.  The Business Leadership Forum on Corporate Reporting as a Driver for Achieving the SDGs will help companies use transparency to increase their contributions to national and

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Transparency offers the pathway to a more sustainable Earth

Interview with GRI’s Chief of Standards and Chief Development Officer Earth Day is an opportunity to put the spotlight on the pressing needs of our planet, in the face of ever growing impacts by humanity, and galvanize action to change practices and behavior. The corporate contribution to these impacts — by businesses and other organizations around

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GRI backs mandatory EU reporting on sustainability impacts

New corporate sustainability legislation would expand disclosure GRI has welcomed that the European Commission is maintaining its ambition to achieve progress in corporate transparency on sustainability impacts, following publication of the proposed new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). The CSRD would have a significantly extended scope than the current Non-Financial Reporting Directive, applying to all large or

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Sustainability as a competitive advantage: lessons from Peru

Best Practices in Sustainability by Peruvian MSMEs features 33 case studies of businesses that have used sustainability as a competitive advantage. Ranging from improved waste management to savings in energy consumption, the examples share opportunities for MSMEs to incorporate sustainability practices into their core business strategy. Recognizing the crucial role of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises

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GRI and SASB reporting ‘complement each other’

Joint research from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) explores the experiences of companies that use the two sets of standards together to fulfil their reporting needs. A Practical Guide to Sustainability Reporting Using GRI and SASB Standards is based on extensive interviews with four global companies: UK-based Diageo, City

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Momentum gathering behind public country-by-country tax reporting

GRI’s Tax Standard can address global requirements for transparency Political momentum to require large companies to publicly provide country-by-country reporting (CBCR) on tax is increasing, on both sides of the Atlantic, with a series of significant developments last week: In a breakthrough moment, broad majority support was reached among EU ministers in a session of the

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GRI and B Lab team up on impact management

Enabling companies to connect the GRI Standards and B Impact Assessment Two of the leading global enablers for environmental, social and governance impact management and disclosure have joined forces to help organizations get more out of their reporting and assessment tools. This collaboration allows companies to optimize their contribution to a more sustainable future. The

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Corporate reporting on the SDGs: what are the challenges and opportunities?

Since the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016, the role of the private sector in fulfilling the 2030 Agenda has been widely acknowledged, as set out under SDG 12. Yet to assess how companies are actually contributing towards these Global Goals, we need greater transparency on their impacts. Over the past four

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Study reveals responsible business potential of Hispanic America

Sustainability reporting is spreading in the region, according to new research Research into corporate transparency practices in Hispanic American capital markets has set a benchmark for the prevalence of sustainability reporting in the region. The GRI study involved all 762 listed companies in five countries – Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru – and found

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Visma Sustynex: The world’s first cloud native platform for ESG Disclosure based on a GRI taxonomy

Visma Connect, the specialist in reporting technology , is proud to announce the launch of Visma Sustynex, the world’s first cloud native  platform for ESG Disclosure that uses a GRI taxonomy to deliver high data quality and accuracy. A lot of companies are doing great on sustainability, but not many can prove it with numbers