​Reporting Drives Corporate Change to Achieve the SDGs

An ambitious project has been launched to explore how the private sector can actively contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and what the role of reporting and partnerships is to support this process.

GRI, the sustainability reporting standard setter, has joined forces with global power company Enel to research whether the SDGs have influenced business reporting and contributed to the adoption of new partnerships and business models. The project will look at how to strengthen the role of reporting, to enhance sustainable business practices and stimulate collaboration.

Phase 1 – Scoping Global Best Practice
Through the first phase of the project, businesses, policy makers, NGOs and other stakeholders are asked to share their perspectives on the current state of affairs and help develop a vision on how companies and governments should work together.

Two online collaboration forums are hosted by leading insights and strategy consultancy GlobeScan. On this platform public forums are held on 8 October and 14 November, 2019 with an expert multi-stakeholder panel convened by GRI and Enel.

Read the results of the October 8th Forum:

Phase 2 – Local Implementation of Learnings
In the second phase, the outcomes of the online forums are discussed in regional dialogues, to take place in 2020. Participants explore how the lessons, especially those around effective business models and partnerships, can be translated into concrete action.