Author: ISOS Group
This is the final post in our series on the countdown to the G4. Previous iterations of the Global Reporting Initiative’s standards have been all-inclusive, encouraging reporters to report widely on their environmental, social and governance issues. Some critics of the G3.1 and G3 standards complained that they rewarded breadth over depth by categorizing reports into three … Continued
In the lead up to GRIs Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability & Transparency May 22-24, 2013, Nancy Mancilla takes a closer look at how GRI is approaching the Integrated Reporting Framework shepherded by the IIRC.
What is the best way to deal with those Disclosure on Management Approach (DMAs) in GRI reporting? Nancy Mancilla discusses current DMA guidelines and her predictions for what the upcoming parameters might be.
In exactly one month’s time, we will all have our answers as to what the changes will actually be! Are we ready to take sustainability reporting to the next level?
Supply chain activity has come to the forefront of decision making across all types of organizations. Socio-economic conditions, civil unrest and climate change risks are just a few issues that cause interconnected organizations to grapple with complex questions, particularly when revenue-generating sources are at risk.
The tension between the array of voluntary standards, protocols and frameworks for sustainability along with the uneasiness stemming from the unknown changes of the GRI G4 Framework, makes us question whether GRI will still have the same muscle it has had in recent years.
As a continuation of last week’s posting, “Using GRI to Compare Apples to Apples in Sustainability Reporting”, we intend to describe the approach demonstrated during the ISOS Group GRI Certified Sustainability Reporting courses to distinguishing quality reports from those that would probably be best served as marketing pieces.
Sustainability reports are as different as each of us. They vary in format, material issues selected, boundary and scope, and cultural orientation which makes it very difficult to judge performance based on a common set of indicators.
By Nancy Mancilla & Alexandru Georgescu of ISOS Group As GRI’s Certified Training Partners in the U.S., we have become connoisseurs of fine reporting and somewhat critical of lavish attempts to build credibility by what we feel is blatant greenwashing. Through all the reports we have read, we have rarely found that » all the … Continued