The Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparency

Sustainability Reporting Today: The Readers’ Verdict.
 7 – 9 May 2008, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
​​Bigger and better: GRI’s second Global Conference
"One surefire way to prove that business is serious about doing “what’s right” is to publish a sustainability report...I know that everyone [here] is grateful to the GRI for their finely tuned set of rules and tools which take the pain out of the writing and reading process. The technically strong, trusted, and user-friendly G3 guidelines are just the latest tool to make reporting easier for us all. And that’s important because in the post-Enron era, reporting, transparency, and accountability are signature issues. They illustrate integrity. They build trust." 

Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan

The 2008 Global Conference saw one thousand international participants gathered in Amsterdam for quality debate around transparency and sustainability, with a specific focus on sustainability reporting. 

Global leaders discussed the latest developments surrounding sustainability and reporting, while practitioners shared their sustainability reporting experiences with a diverse array of global participants.

Participants heard the results of the first GRI Readers’ Choice Survey; cutting edge research on readers’ views on sustainability reporting today. The first GRI Readers’ Choice Award was another Conference success.

The booklet Conference In Review provides an exclusive portrait of the 2008 Amsterdam GRI Conference.

Watch the 'BBC World Debate: How accountable is business?' filmed at the conference.
For more in-depth information on the content of the discussions during the conference sessions, download the full Conference Report.

For the program of the conference, download the full Conference Program.