GRI helps develop European CSR policy
01 December 2010
​GRI BoD member, Herman Mulder, presents at the EU multistakeholder forum.

​The European Commission hosted a plenary meeting of the European Multistakeholder Forum on CSR on 29-30 November. GRI Deputy Chief Executive Teresa Fogelberg gave an update on GRI’s most recent developments, and its role over the next decade – the decade of mainstreaming sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting. Teresa highlighted that for mainstreaming ESG reporting, three parallel tracks have been chosen: regulation, harmonization, and integration.
​The European Multistakeholder Forum on CSR provided an opportunity for some 250 stakeholders and the European Commission to exchange views about the scope and content of a new European policy initiative in the field of CSR: the forthcoming “Communication on CSR”, which will also address ESG disclosure.

Participants included representatives from all major stakeholder groups, incorporating business, trade unions, investors, non-governmental organizations, academics and national governments. Six themes were addressed in detail: responsible consumption; responsible investment; the links between CSR and competitiveness; transparency and disclosure of non-financial information; business and human rights; and the global dimension of CSR. Teresa Fogelberg and Nelmara Arbex, GRI Deputy Chief Executives, and Isabella Pagotto, Manager – Government and International Organizations Relations, represented GRI at the meeting.