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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Why the Google Bus Protests are a Corporate Sustainability Issue

Increasing rent prices in San Francisco caused by an explosion of Silicon Valley wealth are a material issue that needs to be addressed…
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Top Ten Sustainability Reports of 2013

It wouldn't be the beginning of the year without a flurry of year-end posts, among them my pick for the Top Ten Sustainability…
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The Mystery of the 50 Angolan Sustainability Reports

The KPMG survey, 50 percent of the top 100 companies in Angola are noted as reporting on CSR.
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Four Sustainability Reporting Highlights of 2013

2013 marks an increased trend toward mandatory sustainability reporting. Here's why.
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Why Caesars Entertainment’s Sustainability Report is Groundbreaking

Caesars Entertainment published a Global Reporting Initiative G4 Core report - the first one in the U.S.
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Six Tips to Increase Readership of your CSR Report

There probably aren't as many people reading your CSR report as you wish. These tips will help you increase those numbers.
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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…
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Is Innovation a Material Issue?

There does not appear to be a material Aspect in GRI G4 which is a good home for innovation. So, where should it…

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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Coca-Cola Issues 2013 GRI Report

The chairman of the board, Muhtar Kent, outlines in his letter accompanying Coca-Cola's third GRI report that, "there are no issues that will…
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Two GRI G4 Reports Under the Microscope

While many companies have been releasing initial reports they are billing as GRI G4 reports, early life in the era of G4 is…
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Amazon, Apple Ignoring SEC Climate Change Risk Disclosure Rules

Apple and Amazon are among SEC filers that ignore a 3 ½ year old rule requiring them to inform their investors about risk…
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Behind the Green Curtain: Early Learnings on GRI’s G4

The race is on to master the new requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 guidelines. This comprehensive overhaul of the world’s most…
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31 Tips for Writing a GRI G4 Report

Here, in a convenient, one post format, is a recap of all the 31 tips in this "G4 on Twitter" month.
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Gap Inc. Expands Sustainability Reporting with GRI’s G4

One of the first companies to release a Global Reporting Initiative G4 report, Gap gets kudos and critiques from GRI expert Elaine Cohen.