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Is sustainability a major concern for U.S. companies, or is China moving to the fore?

Many Americans believe that the United States is the forerunner of sustainability and environmental initiatives. However, the United States may be falling behind when compared to other emerging multinationals in China and beyond. There are many corporate sustainability initiatives that encourage responsible business practices that include social, environmental, and ethical issues. The United Nations Global

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CSE and GRI to host a forum on Sustainability Reporting for Sustainable Development

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) will be hosting a forum on providing guidance to listed companies on ESG disclosures. The theme of the Forum is ‘Sustainability Reporting for Sustainable Development’. This high-level engagement will be exclusive to companies listed on the CSE and will be held on 28th March 2019,

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NSE, GRI host sustainability reporting workshop

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (“the Exchange” or “NSE”) in partnership with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), held a half-day workshop on sustainability reporting where the NSE Sustainability Disclosure Guidelines was unveiled, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the Exchange House in Lagos. The workshop brought together C-level executives, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability experts, non-governmental

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Sustainability Reporting – 20 Years on and More Relevant Than Ever

As Global Reporting Initiative marks two decades since launching its first draft sustainability reporting guidelines, the organization has highlighted the significance of a growing demand for environmental, social and governance (ESG) data. Twenty years ago, only a handful of businesses disclosed their environmental performance. Today, 93% of the world’s largest companies by revenue report information

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Standards Setters and Framework Providers to Support Better Reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals

​Major international corporate reporting standard setters and framework providers have released a position paper supporting the development of better reporting guidelines for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ​ Participants of the ‘Corporate Reporting Dialogue’ – an initiative convened by the International Integrated Reporting Council bringing together the major standard setters and framework providers internationally — advocate

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GRI and the UN Global Compact announce continued collaboration to advance business reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals

Companies to implement a new set of tools and guidance to integrate the SDGs into corporate reporting GRI and the United Nations Global Compact have announced their continued partnership to develop best practices for corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), empowering businesses to prioritize SDG targets and measure and report on progress. The Action

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GRI promotes investor-business dialogue on ESG topics: new discussion paper available

GRI is presenting a new paper, A Closer Look at Water and GHG Emissions Disclosure, that looks into three areas of sustainability reporting:  Investor expectations, investor perception and reporting practice.  ​Climate change is one of, if not the most, pressing issues of our time. Action from the private sector, the largest source of global greenhouse gas

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GRI Standards Available in Arabic

By launching an Arabic translation of the GRI Standards, GRI aims to make sustainability reporting more accessible to companies who report in Arabic. GRI also hope to see an acceleration of disclosing sustainability information among companies in the region.​ GRI wants to thank their sponsors Zamzam Society for Charitable and Voluntary Health Services, and Saad

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Sustainability reporting: 4 things companies get wrong

Southeast Asia is witnessing a rapid increase in sustainability reporting with 500 per cent growth in the number of companies producing reports over the last six years, according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a standards organisation that helps companies report their impacts. The region is the biggest and fastest growing market for GRI, but

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Better reports with GRI’s updated services

Elaborating a better sustainability report that is in line with the GRI Standards can be a challenging exercise. Particularly the balance between a wider sustainability narrative and the hard-and-fast Standards can be difficult to maintain. And, because each company or organization has different approaches to collecting, systematizing and presenting data, report preparers may want more