GRI chairman Eric
Following the GRI Board of Directors holding their bi-annual meeting in India, GRI today (3 April) partnered with the Bombay Stock Exchange to hold a special dialogue event in Mumbai entitled ‘Business Innovation and Leadership for Sustainable Development Goals’.
Mr Hespenheide gave the opening address to an audience of around 100 people – including senior individuals
- Gyaneshwar Kumar Singh, joint secretary, India’
s Ministry of Corporate Affairs
- Mr. R. Ramanan, director of Atal Innovation Mission, Government of India
- Nayan Mehta, chief financial officer
, Bombay Stock Exchange
- GRI chief executive Tim Mohin
Mr Hespenheide said:
“More and more governments are realizing the value of corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting. Indeed, we welcome India’s landmark CSR r
We now need business and governments around the world to work together to adopt sustainable practices and integrate sustainability disclosures, as supported by the GRI Standards, into their core ways of working.
By mandating disclosure of high quality environmental, social and governance information, India can lead the way, along with other growing economies, in harnessing the power of the private sector to drive sustainable development.”