Reporting Standards

  • GRI Places Pressure on Companies over Development Goals

    September 16, 2015

    The Global Reporting Initiative ("GRI") has called on businesses to use its reporting mechanisms in order to advance the implementation of the UN's recently proposed Sustainable Development Goals ("SDGs"), set to be adopted in September, and has announced that it will track corporate progress on achieving the SDGs.

  • NGO Praises "Sustainability" Focus of Asian Stock Exchanges

    September 15, 2015

    Teresa Fogelberg of the Global Reporting Initiative applauds Asian stock exchanges for issuing guidance that pressures companies involved in these exchanges to report on their implementation of the global environmental and social agenda.

  • Disclosure Rules Present Problems for Business

    September 09, 2015

    The New York Times reports that US rules requiring corporate disclosure of the use of "conflict minerals" from war-torn areas of Africa increasingly force businesses to navigate complex supply chains and seek help from lawyers, consultants, and others who can guide them through the disclosure process.

  • Businesses Face Litigation over Disclosure Rules

    September 02, 2015

    Highlighting a lawsuit accusing Costco of violating the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act by selling prawns from Southeast Asia that were allegedly farmed using forced labor, attorneys from Squire Patton Boggs warn that businesses are increasingly at risk of litigation under multiplying corporate disclosure legislation and international standards.

  • Academic Seeks Corporate Reporting to Aid BHR Lawsuits

    September 02, 2015

    Dr. Anil Yilmaz Vastardis of the University of Essex in the UK writes on a recent US case that demonstrates how public corporate reporting on business and human rights ("BHR") issues will force companies to provide information that may be helpful to the lawsuits of alleged victims of BHR violations.

  • GRI Presses Business Leaders on Sustainability Reporting

    September 02, 2015

    An invitation from the Global Reporting Initiative ("GRI") to business leaders to join its "Corporate Leadership Groups" demonstrates how the organization is seeking members of the business community who will promote its message on how a corporate disclosure regime can promote a global "sustainable economy."

  • GRI, Australia Partner on Corporate Disclosure in Asia

    September 02, 2015

    The Global Reporting Initiative ("GRI") has announced a new program on which it is partnering with the Government of Australia in which it will push companies to pursue GRI standards in reporting on their implementation of the UN sustainability agenda in the region of Southeast Asia.

  • Article Explains Competing BHR Reporting Frameworks

    September 01, 2015

    In a recent article, attorneys from the law firm Littler Mendelson describe two leading frameworks for corporate reporting on business and human rights ("BHR") issues and explain how companies can face difficulties navigating the competing standards of these frameworks, which go beyond the UN-endorsed Guiding Principles on BHR.

  • US Court Panel Re-Topples Conflict Minerals Rule

    August 26, 2015

    A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has once again struck down, as a free speech violation, a Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring the disclosure by businesses whether minerals in their products may have profited those involved in armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • GRI Develops Corporate Reporting on SDGs

    August 12, 2015

    In a press release extolling the link between corporate reporting on environmental and social issues and the UN's "sustainability" agenda, the Global Reporting Initiative ("GRI") announced that it was working with a business organization and a UN agency to create a framework to guide corporate reporting on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals ("SDGs").

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