Most Popular Entries on this Blog in 2011

As the year is coming to an end, I assembled the favorite entries on my blog. Are you curious to see which ones made it to the Top 10 list and which ones attracted most comments?

Continuing a long tradition (OK, it’s only the second year), I assembled the most popular entries on my blog in 2011 and listed them further below. Overall, I was a bit lazy and only published about  40 blogs (compared to almost 80 in 2010). However, this blog still attracted over 17,000 Pageviews (last year about 13,400). 

The lists below contain the most popular entries, blogs that generated most responses from readers and also my personal favorites. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog – and may Santa be especially nice to those who provided feedback (both on and off-line) and distributed some of my blog entries. Not sure what Santa will do about the spammers who tried to post over 55,000 junk comments. I am just happy the spam gets filtered out automatically. Although not finished with blogging for 2011 yet, allow me to which you all Happy Holidays already now! Best wishes, Mehrdad

Top 10 in 2011  (see Top 10 in 2010 posted here)

  1. Updated IFC Performance Standards and Changes to Equator Principles (2011/04/24)
  2. IPIECA, API and OGP Publish Sustainability Reporting Guide for Oil & Gas Sector (2011/01/02 see also follow-up Will GRI be able to catch up with IPIECA’s lead?)
  3. What are Cost Drivers of Sustainability Reporting for First Timers? (2010/06/27)
  4. Sustainability Reporting Research Internship in South Africa (2011/01/25)
  5. GRI Reporting Grows by 30% in USA and 50% in Canada (2011/03/09)
  6. GRI Application Level “A+” Up, “Undeclared” Down, “GRI Checks” Up (2011/01/04)
  7. How many GRI reports will we see in 2011? (2010/12/24)
  8. IFC Performance Standards: Lessons Learned (2010/03/03)
  9. A Little Secret – Sustainability Leadership at the Business Roundtable (2011/01/21)
  10. While BankTrack criticizes Equator Principles, IFC celebrates Community of Learning (2011/10/25)

 Top 3 entries generating most comments (all times)

  1. How many GRI reports will we see in 2011?
  2. Chuckles courtesy of Scotiabank and CBSR
  3. GRI Application Level skipped by 25% of reporters – Why?

 Some of my favorites:

 About the author: Mehrdad Nazari (MBA, MSc, LEAD Fellow) is a Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability Reporting & ESIA Advisor, and Director of Prizma. He was previously an environmental consultant with Dames & Moore (now URS), Principal Environmental Specialist at the European Bank and CSR Research Director at CoreRatings (now DNV). In addition to his advisory practice, Mehrdad has delivered over 20 short courses on IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles and GRI’s sustainability reporting framework. Access Prizma’s latest newsletters here.