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.

Why Metrics Matter in Business Sustainability

Can sustainability metrics help steer business on a sustainable source? Much work needs to be done for the planet to remain viable for…

CSR, Philanthropy, Assurance and Other Insights From NY COMMIT! Forum

Here are three interesting insights I’ve taken away from the NY COMMIT! Forum, including thoughts by Robert F. Kennedy on short vs. long…

Microsoft Citizenship: Community Work on a Global Scale

Microsoft's most recent corporate social responsibility report highlights its citizenship efforts on the environment, human rights and community work.

Interview: Ernst Ligteringen, Chief Executive, GRI

The leader of the Global Reporting Initiative chats about the latest iteration of the guidelines and what it means for companies.

Why I Love the Sustainability Report Assurance Process

A geeky confession from the sustainability report editor at UPS.

Video Interview: Mary Capozzi Sr. Director CSR, Best Buy

3p founder Nick Aster sat down with Mary Capozzi to discuss Best Buy's commitment to sustainability, and in particular, a new program that…

Executive Pay Transparency May Come to Global Reporting Initiative

The latest iteration of the Global Reporting Initiative includes a surprising requirement for transparency around executive pay - disclosing the ratio of the…

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…

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…

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…

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…