Putting sustainability reporting in perspective
Published date: 20 March 2022
Article by Ásthildur Hjaltadóttir published in ESG Investor
From generalisations about an ‘alphabet soup’ of ESG reporting standards, to debates over what stakeholder capitalism actually means – and how to differentiate between concepts of materiality - the topics covered in the new GRI Perspective series have been very varied.
Recapping these key insights into the world of sustainability reporting, our Chief Regional Officer recently contributed an opinion piece to ESG Investor:
The reality is that informing all stakeholders is good for business. By providing comparable, verifiable information on sustainability impacts, companies show the world that they practice what they preach. Sharing ‘the GRI perspective’ is part of our efforts to improve understanding by all stakeholders – while making the case for the transition to a more transparent and accountable corporate reporting system."Ásthildur Hjaltadóttir
In case you missed it…
Catch up on the four issues of The GRI Perspective published so far. We will have regular updates to come over the coming months.
- Issue 1: A business case for environment & society – covers the latest changes in the reporting landscape
- Issue 2: Towards stakeholder capitalism: how we can get there - what moving to a stakeholder-centric model means for corporate transparency
- Issue 3: The materiality madness: why definitions matter - the differences between impact, financial and double materiality
- Issue 4: ESG standards, frameworks and everything in between – the difference that standards make, when it comes to consistent and comparable reporting