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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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.
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Will SASB Make G4 Redundant? Examples from Big Pharma

A version of this piece was originally published on the CSR Reporting Blog. The Global Reporting Initiative has never met the challenge of…

Should Climate Risks Be Included in Sustainability Reports?

Historically, sustainability reporting has been largely about the firm’s impact on society and the environment. Recently though, stakeholders have also been asking for…
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5 Lessons in Materiality from AccountAbility

You might think that 10 years after AccountAbility published its first Redefining Materiality report it will be easier for companies to figure out…
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Sustainability Reporting: What Does ‘Good’ Look Like?

Sustainability reporting has become commonplace for businesses that want to communicate with and engage their stakeholders. However, amidst the deluge of information available,…
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Interview: Debra McLaughlin, Symantec

Debra McLaughlin, Symantec's Program Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, Global Corporate Responsibility talks about the progress that the company has made on issues of sustainability,…
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Key Changes in Global Reporting Initiative’s G4

The latest iteration of the Global Reporting Initiative includes some major changes.