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Invite GRI to speak at your event

​A GRI speaker at your event or conference can make all the difference in getting the sustainability reporting message across.
Communicating the sustainability message

​GRI receives many invitations to speak at external engagements. Speaking interventions are a vital part of GRI’s global outreach, and GRI fulfills as many of the requests as possible.

If you'd like to invite a GRI speaker, please make contact as early in your preparations as possible. By submitting the request form you notify GRI's Events team, who will coordinate the request and try to place a suitable speaker.

The number of invitations is increasing; the lead time is now between 2-6 weeks for final confirmation of a speaker. The more information GRI receives about the event, the easier and quicker the confirmation.

Fill in the speaker request form (120 KB .docx file) and send it back to the GRI Events Team to invite GRI to contribute to your event.

All speaking invitations will be reviewed under the GRI Policy on Fees and Expenses for Speaking Engagements.

This policy will provide further information on the expectations and requirements of the host organization inviting a GRI representative to speak. Please keep this policy in mind when completing the speaker request form.  
 
“When a GRI representative is confirmed for an event, the GRI trademark and copyright materials, including logo can be used on relating event materials once permission is obtained from GRI.
 
 
GRI trademark policy
 
The GRI trademark can be used in both print and digital format, (including a link from the logo to the GRI website homepage) and should appear in the program or list of confirmed speakers where GRI is featured. The logo should be positioned close to the confirmed GRI representatives name, picture, biography or intervention on the program. A mock up design of how the GRI logo will be used, must be shared in advance for approval by events@globalreporting.org.
 
GRI has a number of strategic partners which may connect GRI’s speaking intervention to a larger organizational collaboration or long term project. Examples of such affiliations include sectors of the United Nations, governments or international organizations such as OECD, WBCSD and others. In these exclusive instances the GRI trademark materials can be used to reflect GRI as a ‘partner’ to support the content of the conference. The GRI trademark materials and logo can be featured more widely on event materials to indicate GRI as a partner for the event if permission is agreed in advance.

All logo’s should be requested from; events@globalreporting.org with the specific requirements of how it will be used; such as print or digital format.
For more information on the use of GRI’s Trademark and copyright materials please see this section of the website.”
 
If you have any questions the events team would be happy to assist; events@globalreporting.org