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GRI Changes Application Level Check Processes: Will it Work?

GRI Checks Important Revenue Stream for GRIThe concept and application of GRI Application Level and related ‘Checks’ does not sit well with many ‘CSR nerds’. This is due to confusion of these concepts with some sort of assurance. Will changes introduced by GRI help? Read More

GRI: a Tool for Benchmarking, Due Diligence and Positioning?

Despite challenges, GRI-type sustainability reports can support due diligence, benchmarking and positioning studies. Read More

Sustainability Reporting Research Internship in South Africa – a niche consultancy specializing in the provision of independent third party assurance over sustainability reports – is seeking to recruit up to 3 interns to participate in its third annual review of sustainability reports in South Africa.  Read More

GRI Application Level “A+” Up, “Undeclared” Down, “GRI Checks” Up

Compared to 2009, GRI recorded more reports in the 'A+' GRI Application Level category, fewer reports in the ‘Undeclared’ category, and conducted more 'GRI Checks' boosting GRI's income. Bar chart attached. Read More

IPIECA, API and OGP Publish Sustainability Reporting Guide for Oil & Gas Sector

While GRI’s sector supplement is still work in progress, IPIECA, API and OGP jointly published the second edition of the Oil and gas industry guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting in December 2010. Read More

GRI Opens Office in NYC and Will Contribute to Course in NYC

The new ‘Focal Point USA’ aims to boost the number of US companies that produce sustainability reports. Mike Wallace, Director, Focal Point US, is also confirmed speaker at GRI-certified course to be co-hosted by Net Impact Professional Chapters NJ and NYC in January 2011. Read More

Integrated Reporting – A fad or a step change?

Listening to a panel discussion convened in Johannesburg and involving leading South African sustainability reporters made me wonder: is Integrated Reporting a new fad or a step change? Read More

Stakeholder Panels for Sustainability Reporting

Award winning sustainability reporters seem to like stakeholder panels, which provide a critical sounding board, collaboration opportunities and credibility.  And they are probably cheaper compared to using an assurance process offered by branded management consultants.  Short link:

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