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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Video Interview: Debbie Altham, Sustainable Dynamics

Since most companies run ERP software already, it made sense to make collecting GRI compliant data easier and faster by simply building an…

Video Interview: Mike Wallace, Director GRI’s Focal Point USA

Mike Wallace is the Director of the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Focal Point USA, and one of the most outspoken experts in CSR…

Video Interview: Catherine Gunsbury, Director CSR – General Mills

Catherine Gunsbury is director of CSR at General Mills. I sat down with her to talk a little bit about what CSR means…

5 Sustainability Reporting Issues on CSR Executives’ Minds

One of the main issues that came up at the Responsible Business Summit was sustainability reporting. Even with all the progress we have…

Rio+20 Update: Brazil, Denmark, France And South Africa Lead Call For Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability reporting may be a big winner of this week’s UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. Paragraph 47 of Rio+20’s…

New Program to Boost Sustainable Business in Developing Countries Launched at Rio+20

UNGC and GRI join together to launch a new program at Rio+20 to boost sustainable business in developing countries.

CSR Reporting Leaders in the Pacific Northwest

Several of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic companies are leaders in disclosing information related to environmental, social and governance performance. Learn more at…

The Truth Will Out: Government Regulation

Government regulation regarding CSR reporting is a growing trend. How will this affect voluntary reporting and standard reporting guidelines?

SAP’s Sustainability Report: “Helping the World Run Better”

SAP is a company that makes its living providing information tools for businesses to better understand their business through quantitative reporting (including sustainability…

CSR Data Tied to Better GRI Scores

A new study by the BrownFlynn team sheds light on the effects of A-level GRI reporting.

Where Sustainability Reporting is Headed: An E&Y and GreenBiz Survey

While at the GreenBiz12 Forum in New York earlier this week, I got a sneak preview of the findings of the new Ernst &…

The New GM: New Fuels, Less Waste, More Involvement with Detroit

From the development of new urban mobility technologies, waste diversion to a commitment to greener cars, the new GM going forward is a…

Why it’s Time to Stop Accepting Unaudited CSR reports

We are usually very excited to hear about every CSR report that gets released, as we know this is an indication of another…

Cisco’s New Focus on Conflict Minerals

Cisco is a company that already has a robust CSR program and their focus for 2012 is conflict minerals. This week they released…

Inconsistent Sustainability Rankings Create Reporting Burden for Companies

Last month KPMG released the results of a survey of corporate social responsibility reporting that found that 95 percent of the Fortune 250…