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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5 Quick Ways to Identify a Responsible Company

Is there a quickly way to know if a company is responsible or not? While we can’t say the answer is positive for…
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Social Footprint, the Other Business Impact

The challenges of identifying an organization’s “social footprint” are many, but businesses cannot ignore the effects their operations have on people.
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Does Materiality Serve Regulators or Stakeholders?

A panel of experts disagreed about exactly how materiality should be used in sustainability reporting. One camp felt that sustainability reporting should be…

How the GRI Framework Improves Supply Chain Efficiencies

Supply chain activity has come to the forefront of decision making across all types of organizations. Socio-economic conditions, civil unrest and climate change…
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Is GRI Losing Traction?

The tension between the array of voluntary standards, protocols and frameworks for sustainability along with the uneasiness stemming from the unknown changes of…
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Integrated Reporting: It’s Not Just for Companies Anymore

More organizations, not just companies, are embracing integrated reporting, which is a plus for sustainability and transparency.
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The Top 10 CSR and Sustainability Reports of 2012

Information, not platitudes and pictures, reign in the best of the best: the top 10 CSR reports of 2012.
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How The Fed’s Quantitative Easing Increases World Hunger

Hazel Henderson has identified another major cause of hunger, one that is man-made, significant and clearly preventable: commodity speculation. A series of recent…

The Top 10 Chicago Area CSR Reporters and Performers

Is the Chicago Metropolitan Area (aka Chicagoland) a hub of CSR leaders?

WA Dept of Ecology’s Sustainability Report is a First for GRI

Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is the first environmental agency in North America to release a Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) report

Crocs Marks Ten Years in Business with Release of First Sustainability Report

Crocs has issued its first sustainability report. The report outlines the company's sustainability efforts across three categories: workplace and supplier standards, environmental management…

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…

Consumer Perception of Corporate CSR Leaders – It’s Not Based on Media Coverage

This study compares two lists of 50 companies in 2011, the Fortune 50 and the BCCCC CSR Index. In evaluating the companies' own…

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.
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What is Sustainability Reporting? 8 Tips for the Casual Reader

Although sustainability reporting has become mainstream and more and more companies use a uniform set of guidelines (GRI), a casual reader might still…