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Four-in-five largest global companies report with GRI

‘Encouraging’ findings for corporate transparency in KPMG survey GRI provides the ‘first and foremost’ global standards, used by more leading companies than ever before. The news was released as a major stock-take on the state of sustainability reporting around the world has taken place. The KPMG Survey of Sustainability Reporting (published 26 October) analysed the disclosure practices

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Advancing sustainable production on land and sea

 Launch of GRI Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fishing Sector Standard Following the publication of a new GRI Standard, three sectors; agriculture, aquaculture and fishing are being supported in order to take accountability for their impacts. For more information — GRI 13: Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fishing Sectors 2022. The first international and complete sustainability reporting standard for

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Progress on corporate transparency in EU

GRI remains committed to alignment as draft European Sustainability Reporting Standards unveiled GRI, the world’s leading provider of standards on sustainability impacts, has welcomed the publication of the exposure drafts for the new European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). Since July 2021, GRI has been collaborating with the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) to provide technical input

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How taxes demonstrate impact and accountability

New edition of The GRI Perspective explores tax as a sustainability topic Taxation — What does the level say about how much companies contribute in operating communities and societies and why is full tax transparency momentum gathering pace, in markets around the world? The GRI Perspective: We need to talk about tax addresses these key questions, charting

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IFRS Foundation and GRI to align capital market and multi-stakeholder standards

Agreement to create an interconnected approach for sustainability disclosures The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), will be jointly worked on by the IFRS Foundation and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Both have announced a collaboration agreement under which they will seek to coordinate their work programmes and standard-setting activities. At COP26, both made

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Credibility through accountability: setting the standard

‘Greenwashing’ concerns can’t be addressed without effective reporting standards When it comes to how sustainable business practices are measured and accomplished, one needs to ask what exactly is the role of the various ESG standards, frameworks, ratings and rankers? The GRI Perspective sets out – ESG standards, frameworks and everything in between each have their own essential

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GRI underwhelmed by EU Sustainable Corporate Governance Directive

More ambition in scope and reach needed to achieve greater impact GRI – the provider of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards –  is asking for companies to conduct due diligence on human rights and environmental issues to be more strongly embedded in the legal framework. This follows the publication of the European

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The stakeholder capitalism revolution is well underway

Multi-stakeholder demands for transparency on sustainability impacts can’t be ignored  ‘Stakeholder capitalism’ — What does adopting it really mean, and why should companies be answerable when effecting society and the environment, and not only the investors’ interests? These pivotal questions have been addressed in Towards stakeholder capitalism: how we can get there, the second instalment of

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Most companies align with SDGs – but more to do on assessing progress

Analysis of GRI reports points to progress in SDGs integration New research shows that four-in-five companies included now share a commitment in their sustainability reports to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), nevertheless fewer than half state measurable targets for how their actions contribute towards satisfying the Goals. Analysis of over 200 global companies that produced

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Knowledge sharing to accelerate corporate progress on the SDGs

Expert insights from stakeholder engagement shared by the GRI Business Leadership Forum Ensuring the transparency that enables the private sector to effectively contribute to accomplishing UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), how can companies use reporting data to drive action in support of the Global Goals? The GRI Business Leadership Forum (BLF) on Corporate Reporting as a