What are the GRI Standards?
The GRI reporting framework is the most widely used and trusted framework for sustainability reporting in the world. According to a 2015 KPMG report, 92% of the world’s largest 250 corporations report on their sustainability performance and 74% of these use the GRI reporting framework to do so.
To remain ahead of the fast moving sustainable development agenda (most notably illustrated by the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals), the current GRI G4 Guidelines are evolving into a new set of modular, interrelated GRI Standards.
The new GRI Standards will enable reporting organizations to make a greater contribution to sustainable development and meet emerging stakeholder needs. The quality, comparability and accessibility of sustainability information will be enhanced. More details on the transition to standards can be found here
How are the GRI Standards being launched?
To raise awareness and to promote the adoption of the GRI Standards, GRI is organizing a series of launch events in cities around the world between November 2016 and May 2017. These events will introduce the GRI Standards to the established GRI network as well as to new audiences. The transition from G4 to the GRI Standards and the benefits of the new GRI Standards will be discussed. The program will also incorporate perspectives from local stakeholders.
Why host a GRI Standards launch event?
By partnering with GRI to host a launch event, you can enjoy the following benefits:
- Position your brand alongside GRI, the pioneer of sustainability reporting
- Demonstrate your commitment to the future of sustainability reporting and to the GRI Standards
- Highlight your capacity for collaboration and driving innovation in the field
- Gain exposure within GRI’s global network
- Outreach to local networks in collaboration with GRI
- Enjoy extensive media/social media coverage of the events
What’s involved in hosting an event?
GRI will produce the content, manage online event registrations and provide logistical support. Experts from the GRI Standards Division will attend the events to address the CSR audience. However, in GRI’s capacity as a non-profit organization, we need the support of local partners to provide:
- The venue and facilities for up to 250 people
- Logistical support
- Sponsorship of €5,000 to cover remaining costs
If you are interested in hosting a GRI Standards launch event, please contact Ron van Veen, Manager Conferences & Events: firstname.lastname@example.org