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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Lessons Learned from a Newly Minted Certified GRI Reporter

This post is part of a series on Stakeholder Engagement sponsored by Jurat Software. By Mara Slade I consider myself a corporate change…

Comparing Sustainability Reports is Easier Thanks to GRI and Deloitte

In order to be a truly useful tool for investors and community stakeholders, reporting needs to be streamlined, standardized, and above all, integrated…

GRI’s Campaign for Positive Images of Sustainability

Close your eyes for a minute and try to visualize sustainability. What image comes to your mind? Is it a sad polar bear…

Is One-way Corporate Responsibility Reporting Dead?

Last week I attended my first Ethical Corporation conference — their first Responsible Business Summit in New York.  Since most Ethical Corporation conferences are…

The GRI Process: Not Just a Reporting Framework

The GRI has since evolved and grown, beginning as a division of CERES before establishing itself as an independent entity in 2001. The…

Integrating CSR and Sustainability in the Indian Banking Sector

Sustainability, CSR and banks are often not thought of in the same context. This is especially true in developing countries and something that…

Intel Generated 27% More Chemical Waste in 2010 than 2009

Last week Intel released its tenth annual CSR report, 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report. While earlier this year we reported on Intel’s large purchase…

Lowe’s Sets the Bar High with CSR Commitments and Solar Deal

Lowe’s has continued to work on quality of life issues that have been part of the company’s philosophy for over sixty years. Its…

Mandatory CSR in India: Not the Way Forward

The latest in the long debate about mandatory CSR in India comes from the Corporate Affairs Minister Murli Deora. He, along with leading industrialist Ratan…

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…

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,…

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…

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,…

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…