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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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Ding Dong! Avon CSR Report Touts Work on Deforestation, Green Building

Avon's CSR report, released earlier this week, touts a bevy of achievements and promises to address issues including deforestation, governance and philanthropy.
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Adidas Employee-Run Blog Engages Key Stakeholders

When you think about it, with all the progress that had been made with stakeholder engagement, we still know very little about the…
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Woolworths: Progress on Ethical, Sustainable Sourcing

Woolworths Limited, Australia’s largest retailer, (once upon a time an American icon too) reports that it is making “continued progress” in reducing emissions…
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Chrysler Touts Turnaround, Emissions, Diversity in Sustainability Report

Having endured a painful restructuring, Chrysler Group LLC is on the path towards recovery, and released its first ever sustainability report last week.
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Six Great Resources for Corporate Responsibility Professionals

For the first time, I had the opportunity to attend the                        …

Weinreb Group Report: The Rise of the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO)

The title of Chief Sustainability Officer is a relatively new one—the first CSO of a publicly traded company, Linda Fisher of DuPont, was…