Global Reporting Initiative

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. If you’d like to learn more about sustainability reporting, please consider taking a course. Here’s a list of upcoming trainings.

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Beyond the SEC and Disclosure: Why Materiality Matters

How do companies best address the differing concepts of materiality across the various sustainability reporting frameworks? Eight of the world’s biggest names in…
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The Next Era of Corporate Disclosure: Digital, Responsible, Interactive

Is sustainability reporting as we now know it getting the job done?
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Addressing the Climate Challenge While Advancing Human Rights

In Paris this week at COP21, policy makers will seek to mitigate the largest impacts of climate change while addressing the needs of…
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The Sustainable Development Goals Need a Can-Do Attitude

Global Reporting Initiative's Deputy Chief pushes back on all the Sustainable Development Goal pessimism that passed around last week. She sees hope, opportunity…
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From Addis Ababa: Sustainable Development Goals Within Reach

Taking place now in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the third International Conference on Financing Development has received relatively little attention -- despite its importance…
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Pitfalls in Measuring Corporate Sustainability

While many tools exist to give companies a way to report on their corporate sustainability practices, many firms struggle to use them properly.
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Sustainability Accounting Standards Matter Now: Reflections from ISSP ’14

The 2014 ISSP conference highlighted many standards within the sustainability reporting realm. The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board's budding presence suggests it is gaining…
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Legacy Vital Records Company Receives Sustainability Facelift

Iron Mountain, a WWII era data management company, shows how sustainability reporting and a LEED facelift can re-energize an organization.
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7 Strategies for Achieving LEED Certification

Achieving LEED certification is a powerful tool for for companies undertaking Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting. Use these seven strategies if you…
Earlier this summer, the Global Reporting Initiative welcomed a new chief executive, Michael Meehan.

Q&A with the New Head of GRI, Michael Meehan

Earlier this summer, the Global Reporting Initiative welcomed a new chief executive. I was privileged to chat with Michael Meehan on the phone…
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Third Party Quality Assurance for Sustainability Reports on the Rise

The Global Reporting Initiative reports that over the past 12 years it has witnessed “a tremendous and rapid uptake of sustainability reporting, and…
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Alaska Air Group Sets Aggressive Sustainability Goals

Alaska Air Group, which operates Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has reduced greenhouse gases by 30.4 percent per revenue mile since the 2004…
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Glaxo Smith Kline Romania: A New CSR Report All about Trust

GSK's local engagement in Romania is about building trust in a positive way with all local stakeholders in order to address local healthcare…

Five Reasons You Will Be Using GRI’s New G4 Guidelines Sometime Soon

A recent piece on the downsides of G4 gets a firm rebuttal from GRI expert Elaine Cohen.
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Business Case for Sustainability Reporting in India

While sustainability reporting remains a tool for companies to communicate their performance to stakeholders, the process itself calls for internalizing sustainability controls -…
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