Conference in Review

​For three days in May 2013, Amsterdam became the sustainability capital of the world as some 1600 people gathered to discuss how to advance sustainability reporting and transition to a sustainable economy. Learn about the key messages from the conference below by reading the Conference in Review and viewing session video recordings and presentations.

 A ‘front row’ view of highlights from GRI’s 2013 Global Conference


 Conference in Review


Capturing key topics per conference track, the Conference in Review provides a holistic overview of the three day event - from G4 developments to sector round table conclusions.

Find out which key messages emerged from the debates and discussions between labor leaders, business brains, progressive politicians, brilliant bloggers and sustainability specialists in this publication.

Download the 2013 Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting: Conference in Review (pdf 3.5 MB)



 Conference Video Channel and Press Images

GRI's new Vimeo channel showcases videos of the plenaries and a selection of parallel sessions, including all G4 sessions. This is a simple, friendly and free platform that makes the conference legacy material available to everyone.
New videos are being uploaded every day - follow this channel for notifications and updates.

Conference Press Photo Pack

A selection of the most important Conference images for press & publication can be downloaded here. It is a 14 MB .zip file with the top 7 images and photo credits.

 Session Presentations

​A selection of session PowerPoint presentations are available for your review from the following conference sessions, ordered according to the conference program:

Day 1: Wednesday 22 May​ ​

Regional Presentation: Sustainability reporting - aligning the global with local in India

Day 2: Thursday 23 May​

Plenary: Introducing the main features of G4

G4 Track: Defining report content: Material aspects and boundaries

Learning Track: Ready to report? First time reporting made easy


G4 Track: Disclosure on Management Approach

G4 Track: Anti-Corruption

Learning Track​: Small and sustainable: Realistic and rewarding reporting for SMEs

Regional Presentation: Bridging the gaps: Exploring the sustainability reporting landscape in China


Regional Presentation: Sustainability reporting: Practices, performance and potential - ASX, FTSE, and Hang Seng Top 50

Regional Presentation: CSV in sustainability reporting: Cases from industry leading companies in the Republic of Korea

 G4 Track: Governance and Remuneration

Academic Track: Public Policy

G4 Track: Supply Chain

Policy Track: The UN post-2015 development agenda - measuring the contribution of the private sector

Academic Track: Assurance


D​ay 3: Friday 24 May​

G4 Track: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Academic Track: Integrated Reporting

Regional Presentation: Sustainable strategies, sustainable supply chains in Latin America

Regional Presentation: From national requirements to a European framework - the advanced French experience