Reporting Standards

  • GRI, UN Form Group on Corporate SDG Reporting

    January 19, 2017

    The Global Reporting Initiative explains how it is forming a group of "leading businesses, reporting experts and data users" in cooperation with the UN Global Compact to develop principles of corporate reporting on the fulfillment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and permit businesses to "show leadership in their SDG performance."

  • GRI Examines Status of Human Rights Reporting

    January 11, 2017

    The Global Reporting Initiative and two academic institutes have issued a report examining the progress of companies in the mining, energy, and financial sectors on fulfilling the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by publicly disclosing their human rights impacts.

  • UN Targets Sports Organizations on Climate Pledge

    January 04, 2017

    The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is calling on sports organizations and other companies to sign up to the UN's Climate Neutral Now Initiative, under which they pledge to measure, publicly report, and offset their greenhouse gas emissions to achieve the goals of the UN climate deal agreed in Paris in 2015.

  • UN Expands Gender Certification Scheme to Jamaica

    January 02, 2017

    The UN Development Programme is seeking to expand its Gender Equality Seal Certification Programme to the Caribbean by asking Jamaican businesses to sign on to a pledge to reduce "gender gaps" in their operations.

  • GRI Reports on "Sustainability" in Latin American Industries

    December 30, 2016

    A report from the Global Reporting Initiative and consulting firm A.T. Kearney shows the impact of growing pressure from global organizations and activists on the leadership of Latin American businesses to implement the UN's "sustainable development" agenda in corporate operations and supply chain decisions.

  • GRI Pushes for Mining, Energy, and Financial Disclosures

    December 30, 2016

    The Global Reporting Initiative and the Chilean academic institute Centro Vincular-PUCV have produced a study in which they call for expansive reporting on human rights impacts in the operations and supply chains of businesses in the mining, energy, and financial industries.

  • Bloomberg, Carney Tout Climate Disclosure Report

    December 21, 2016

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney have published an article praising the recommendations of a taskforce of the G20 group of countries' Financial Stability Board pushing for global corporate disclosures on the financial impacts of climate change.

  • GRI Pressures Businesses on Anti-Poverty Initiatives

    December 21, 2016

    The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has announced a new project, funded by the UK and Swedish governments, to determine how ramped-up business reporting standards can produce data that would help GRI and other stakeholders pressure companies to do more to alleviate poverty in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • NGOs Seek Corporate BHR Reporting Rules in UK

    December 15, 2016

    A coalition of nongovernmental organizations called CORE has praised the UK government's planned consideration of rules that would require corporations to report on their social and environmental impacts as part of the government's corporate governance consultations, in line with the global business and human rights (BHR) reporting agenda.

  • NGOs Seek Stronger French BHR Diligence Plan

    December 15, 2016

    A group of nongovernmental organizations called the European Coalition for Corporate Justice has praised a French bill, passed by the country's National Assembly, requiring corporate "due diligence" to counter business and human rights (BHR) impacts but calls for stronger provisions on remedies for alleged victims of BHR violations.

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