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GRI: 303 and GRI: 403 (2018) now available in Spanish

We are delighted that we can now offer the latest GRI Standards also in Spanish. Organizations who report in Spanish can download GRI 303: Agua y efluentes 2018 and GRI 403: Salud y seguridad en el trabajo 2018 on our website here.​ Those who are reporting on the topics of GRI 303 or GRI 403 for

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Moody’s: EU disclosure rules could benefit asset manager ESG leaders

Asset managers that have already established sustainable investment products and reporting could benefit from new EU disclosure rules, according to Moody’s. Earlier this month the European Parliament and EU member states agreed on one of the main pillars of the European Commission’s sustainable finance action plan, the so-called disclosure regulation for institutional investors. Moody’s said asset managers

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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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The Future of Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability reporting and environment, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures are on the rise around the globe—we’ve seen increased regulation in Asia, it has become expected practice in Europe, and investors in the U.S. are increasingly using this information to inform their decision-making. 2018 saw some of the first communications in line with the Task Force on

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New Research: SDG Targets & GRI Indicators Materiality in ESG/Sustainability Reporting Released by G&A Institute

Governance & Accountability Institute today announces the release of its year-long, comprehensive «Sector Study on Sustainability Materiality of the SDG Targets & GRI Indicators.»  This research project was designed to examine sector trends in the ESG materiality decisions of 1,387 GRI reporters across 40 sectors on each of the 91 GRI G4 Specific Standard Disclosure

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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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New alignment project seeks to ‘cut the clutter’ in sustainability reporting

Richard Howitt of the International Integrated Reporting Council on today’s launch of an important new phase towards harmonising the ‘alphabet’s soup’ of corporate sustainability reporting standards Business knows it has to change to survive. The concept of “business as usual” has become redundant. It is now commonplace in business circles to hear dire warnings about

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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

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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