GRI starts to review the universal Standards

Source: , 17 May 2019

The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), the independent standard setting body of GRI, is launching a project to review the universal Standards. The review will consider revisions for the three universal Standards that are applicable for every organization preparing a >>> read more

The Big eBook of Sustainability Reporting Frameworks

Source: , 15 May 2019

EcoAct published the ‘Big eBook of Sustainability Reporting Frameworks’. The e-book catalogues 26 of the major mandatory and voluntary frameworks, standards, methodologies and permits for businesses. It includes a summary of who reports, what is required and the benefits of each framework. This eBook >>> read more

New Publication: TCFD Implementation Guide

Source: , 1 May 2019

As a growing number of companies support the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), there is increasing need for practical guidance on how to take action on the recommendations. The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and >>> read more

​Draft GRI Waste Standard out for public comment

Source: , 1 May 2019

In the face of a growing global waste crisis, new corporate reporting disclosures are being developed by GRI to help organizations better understand and communicate their waste impacts. International recognition of the need for action on waste is increasing. The >>> read more

Tim Mohin (GRI): “Why good standards – both ESG and Financial- matter”

Source: , 10 April 2019

A Financial Times article on 2 April carried sweeping claims by Hans Hoogervorst, chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), that ‘greenwashing is rampant’ in sustainability reporting. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the leading independent sustainability standards body, categorically refutes >>> read more

GRI challenges governments and companies to work closer together on SDG reporting

Source: , 8 April 2019

GRI chairman Eric Hespenheide has called for greater cooperation between businesses and governments to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  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 >>> read more

IASB does not plan standards on sustainability reporting

Source: , 8 April 2019

Hans Hoogervorst, chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), has indicated the board intends to play a role in developing climate-change related financial reporting, but will not move in to standard setting in this area. He cautioned against exaggerated >>> read more

Exchanges warn against rush to regulate sustainability reporting

Source: , 8 April 2019

The World Federation of Exchanges (“WFE”), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, has today responded to the International Organization of Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO) Growth and Emerging Market Committee (GEMC) consultation on ‘Sustainable Finance in Emerging Markets and the Role >>> read more