News update GRI February 2005

Source: Global Reporting Initiative, 8 March 2005

News update from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
Micro-Finance Institutions will report using the GRI Guidelines
24 February 2005

Six leading microfinance banks in developing countries are developing their first sustainability reports, in order to disclose the impact of their activities in the social and environmental field in an integrated fashion with their financial information.
With the help of Triodos Bank and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), these banks will report according to the GRI Guidelines, enabling them to emphasise the role they play in global poverty alleviation, and to show their efforts regarding environmental issues and good governance.

Name change: Financial Markets Working Group becomes the Investors Consultation
24 February 2005

To eliminate confusion with the work being done on the financial services sector supplement, the name of the Financial Markets Working Group has been changed to ‘Investors Consultation Group’ ( ICG ).

New Apparel and Footwear Sector Supplement Planned
24 February 2005

GRI is launching a new sector supplement project for the apparel and footwear sector.

OS membership reaches 200
24 February 2005

Many thanks go out to all of GRI’s supporters, as the number of OS members has reached the milestone of 200!