The GRI Technology Consortium – which is chaired by sustainability thought-leader and author John Elkington - was launched in December 2015 with the aim of convening the world’s technology leaders to promote a conversation about how sustainability data and information can transform both business and policy decision making. The consortium brings together over 30 technology leaders, who share the common goal of creating innovations from data and bringing the sustainability movement into the digital age. The consortium will highlight current and future solutions that use sustainability data to enhance decision making for both business and government. The group meets every quarter and through working groups, focuses on topics related to the liberation of data, to create an environment in which solutions to sustainability challenges are being brought to market.
“GRI believes it’s time to move “beyond reports” and focus on the data produced during the sustainability reporting process. But we can’t do this alone - the solution requires a collaborative approach and the consortium will promote this conversation and highlight current and future solutions that use sustainability data and information to enhance decision making for both business and government.” - Michael Meehan, Chief Executive, GRI