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.

Want to learn more? Consider a GRI-certified course in sustainability reporting. Now covering G4!

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The Hypocrisy of Occidental Petroleum

Occidental Petroleum Corporation released its 2010 CSR report, “Growth with Responsibility.” The CSR report states, “We are committed to safeguarding the environment, protecting…
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Rainforest Action Network Activists Arrested at Disney

Four Rainforest Action Network (RAN) activists, two dressed up as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, were arrested outside The Walt Disney Co. headquarters in…

Kraft Foods Announces Big Sustainability Goals for 2015

Kraft Foods, the packaged food and snack giant — which includes such household brand names as Oreos, Triscuits, Ritz, LU, Maxwell House, Kool-Aid,…
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5 Reasons Why GRI is the New LEED

Ed Note:The following is a re-post of one of our most popular GRI articles from last year to spread the word about our…
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Calculating Your Travel Carbon Footprint is Priceless Thanks to MasterCard

The sustainability consultancy Brighter Planet has partnered with MasterCard to provide a carbon accounting solution. Last week at the Ceres Conference in Oakland,…
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A Sustainability Journey: The 5 Stages of Corporate Grief

At a recent meeting hosted by EIRIS (one of the leading European sources of SRI information), one of the panelists commented that company relationships…
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Campbell’s Decreases Water Use, Increases Energy Use

Cambell’s, the company best known for its soups, released its second corporate social responsibility (CSR) report recently. The report (titled Nourishing: Consumers, Neighbors,…

Hormel Foods Reduces Water Use by 30 Million Gallons

Hormel Foods, the manufacturer of well-known brands such as Dinty Moore and Farmer John, released its fifth CSR report this week. The Austin,…
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Social Media Shortcuts for Stakeholder Engagement

Ed note: Interested in learning more about how to embed stakeholder engagement in your company’s sustainability reporting? Consider getting a certification in GRI…
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Chevron, the Socially Responsible Oil Company?

When you’re a member of the Big Oil club, crowing about CSR accomplishments rings a tad hollow from an environmental and climate change…

The Glass Steagall Act: Where a Libertarian and a Liberal agree over dinner

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…

How Green is Your Data?

If you printed out a gigabyte of data that would equate to 50,000 pages of printed single space text. Now imagine 34 x…
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How the Catlin Group Turned Climate Change Research Corporate

The following is part of a series by our friends at CSRHub (a 3p sponsor) – offering free sustainability and corporate social responsibility…

Local Living Economies Movement needs Worker Co-op Legislation

I would like to propose that the current California statute be enhanced to broaden guidelines for worker co-ops.
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Green Business Programs: Separating the Green from the Greenwashed

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…