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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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…
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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…

5 Sustainability Reporting Issues on CSR Executives’ Minds

One of the main issues that came up at the Responsible Business Summit was sustainability reporting. Even with all the progress we have…
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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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New Program to Boost Sustainable Business in Developing Countries Launched at Rio+20

UNGC and GRI join together to launch a new program at Rio+20 to boost sustainable business in developing countries.