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Board of Directors

​The Board of Directors is the final decision-making authority at GRI.



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 Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations for the GRI Board of Directors open from 13 May to 12 July 2019

GRI is inviting nominations for membership for the GRI Board of Directors (Board) to fill vacancies for a three-year term commencing January 1, 2020.

Potential candidates for the Board should review the Rules and Procedures of the Board closely for details on what will be expected from Board members, qualifications needed to serve on the Board, how the Board operates and how it relates to other GRI governance bodies. 

The main duties of Board members are as follows:
  • Regularly attend scheduled meetings and conference calls
  • Participate on committees and working groups
  • Attend special events as possible
  • Buy into organization’s mission, services, policies and programs
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to Board and committee meetings
  • Recognize and value in-kind contributions of Directors
  • Assist in fundraising
  • Follow conflict of interest and confidentiality policies
  • Refrain from making personal and unwarranted requests of the Secretariat staff; and
  • Assist the Board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization’s annual financial statements
  • Act in good faith
  • Disclose all relevant information to the Board
  • Uphold and practice of good governance 
Participation on the Board of Directors is voluntary, as is participation on all of GRI’s governance bodies. The GRI Travel Policy determines eligibility to reimbursement for travel expenses related to GRI Board activities.

Candidate profile 
While all candidates will be considered, the GRI Nominating Committee encourages nominations from candidates with knowledge of sustainability reporting and the sustainability landscape and with financial, legal/policy, HR or IT expertise.

Candidates should be senior individuals of integrity and high reputation. Members of the Board are appointed in their personal capacity and will be assessed against the following criteria. 

Key criteria
  • Experience: Sought areas of experience includes non-financial business reporting, investment, fundraising, government affairs and policies.

In addition, GRI seeks:

  • Network: Capacity of the individual to make strategically important connection in funding communities. 
  • Availability: Capacity of the individual to contribute to the Board and to attend two in-person meetings annually, ca. 4 virtual meetings and potentially participate in one or more committees of the Board.

  • Multi-stakeholder balance: to complement and maintain regional diversity and gender balance representation on its Board.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents by email to the Governance Relations Team at GRI, by July 12, 2019 midnight CEST: 

Appicants may be asked to provide references. Applications received after the deadline cannot be considered. 

The GRI Nominating Committee will consider all applications and give a recommendation in form of a nomination to the GRI Stakeholder Council. The Stakeholder Council is expected to make a final decision about the appointment by October 2019.