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Ten takeaways from the Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summit

Reporting on the SDGs, alignment between reporting standards, and the Task Force on Climate Climate Related Financial Disclosure were big topics during two days of high-level discussion 1. Despite this month’s sobering report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which warned that the planet is on target to warm 1.50C above pre-industrial levels

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Sustainable Development Goals in Corporate Reporting: What Matters to Investors?

Ten Recommendations to Meet Investor Needs in SDG Reporting Ten recommendations intended to stimulate more investment in sustainable business solutions to help advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were published today at the SDG Business Forum by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the United Nations Global Compact. The recommendations

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GRI Standards update: Leading reporting practice in occupational health and safety management, and water stewardship

Continued degradation of environmental resources and failing to provide safe and healthy working environments globally have put water and OHS high on the global agenda, and are relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Credible and actionable information about organizations’ impact on society and the environment is more important now than it has ever been,

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WFE guidance reinforces transparency in capital markets

The World Federation of Exchanges has today published revised sustainability guidance for their member exchanges. GRI welcomes this update and encourages exchanges globally to consider the recommendations for their listing requirements. Stock exchanges have a key role in driving sustainability reporting, which is a crucial element for corporate transparency and responsible business practices. The 30

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How to Address Gender Equality Through Reporting?

The United Nations Sustainbale Development Goal number 5 aims to eradicate gender inequality by 2030. If the world is to achieve this, it is essential to eliminate the root causes of discrimination that can impede the advancement of women. Companies, whether large or small, are key actors in the struggle for gender equality. In their

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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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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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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