GRI

Global Reporting Initiative & CSR Reporting

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) produces one of the world’s most prevalent standards for sustainability reporting – increasingly required by companies large and small. This page contains stories about the GRI and related reporting.

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Rolling Out the New GRI Framework: G4 Sector Supplements

The third part in a series leading up to GRI's Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability & Transparency May 22-24, 2013.

How to Incentivize Sustainability in Private Equity

When it comes to sustainability, most investor engagement focuses on large, publicly traded companies. The Environmental Defense Fund's Green Returns project instead focuses…

What About Those DMAs? Perspectives on the G4 as the World Waits

What is the best way to deal with those Disclosure on Management Approach (DMAs) in GRI reporting? Nancy Mancilla discusses current DMA guidelines…

Walmart: 2013 Global Responsibility Report Released

Walmart 2013 Global Responsibility Report: The retail giant outlines progress across the business pursuing sustainability in 2012, challenges faced, and work still to…

GRI G4: Are We No Longer Striving For An “A”?

In exactly one month’s time, we will all have our answers as to what the changes will actually be! Are we ready to…

Shell 2012 Sustainability Report Promises Trust & Action on Environment

This week, Royal Dutch Shell released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which focuses on the environment and social issues around the world.

Could the GRI G4 Guidelines Become Too Burdensome For Business?

Next month, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) will host its global conference in Amsterdam, a three-day event that will round up the top…

Johnson Controls 2012 Sustainability Report: Diversity, Volunteering, Lead Recycling

This week Johnson Controls released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which covers progress on diversity, volunteering and lead recycling.

5 Quick Ways to Identify a Responsible Company

Is there a quickly way to know if a company is responsible or not? While we can’t say the answer is positive for…

Social Footprint, the Other Business Impact

The challenges of identifying an organization’s “social footprint” are many, but businesses cannot ignore the effects their operations have on people.

Does Materiality Serve Regulators or Stakeholders?

A panel of experts disagreed about exactly how materiality should be used in sustainability reporting. One camp felt that sustainability reporting should be…

How the GRI Framework Improves Supply Chain Efficiencies

Supply chain activity has come to the forefront of decision making across all types of organizations. Socio-economic conditions, civil unrest and climate change…

Is GRI Losing Traction?

The tension between the array of voluntary standards, protocols and frameworks for sustainability along with the uneasiness stemming from the unknown changes of…

Integrated Reporting: It’s Not Just for Companies Anymore

More organizations, not just companies, are embracing integrated reporting, which is a plus for sustainability and transparency.

The Top 10 CSR and Sustainability Reports of 2012

Information, not platitudes and pictures, reign in the best of the best: the top 10 CSR reports of 2012.