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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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…
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The Top 10 Chicago Area CSR Reporters and Performers

Is the Chicago Metropolitan Area (aka Chicagoland) a hub of CSR leaders?
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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
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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MillerCoors Reports 100 Million Gallon Reduction in Water Consumption

It's time to crack open a couple and celebrate: not only did MillerCoors recently release its fourth annual sustainability report, but the beer…
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Why I Love the Sustainability Report Assurance Process

A geeky confession from the sustainability report editor at UPS.
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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…
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Video Interview: Lura Shopteau, French Meadow Bakery

Lura Shopteau has worked with French Meadow Bakery for some time and catered our GRI evening panel. She was kind enough to sit…
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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: Debbie Altham, Sustainable Dynamics

Since most companies run ERP software already, it made sense to make collecting GRI compliant data easier and faster by simply building an…
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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…