Securing business action for sustainable development

Published date: 19 January 2023

GRI’s pioneering program on corporate reporting for the SDGs has concluded 

What are the practical steps that businesses around the world can take to assess, measure, and report their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), thereby demonstrating their commitment to driving change? 

Exploring this issue was at the core of GRI’s Business Leadership Forum (BLF) on Corporate Reporting as a Driver to Achieving the SDGs. A two-year program, it brought together sustainability-focused companies, data users and key stakeholders to raise the quality and relevance of SDG data and facilitate peer learning through regular workshops and best practice masterclasses. 

The two latest – and final – outcome papers are now available to the global community of sustainability practitioners: 

We are very proud that the Business Leadership Forum was such a big success. In the last two years, we have engaged with over 40 leading experts across seven key stakeholder groups. Our eight workshops and online masterclass series were attended by more than 2,000 sustainability professionals, eager to learn, share ideas and network. Our seven summary reports offer a helping hand to companies on their SDGs reporting journey and I encourage businesses to make the best use of these free resources.

Kate Driessen, Corporate Stakeholder and Engagement Manager at GRI

The BLF members included the ABB Group, Baxter, Cemex, Cigna, City Developments Limited, Enel, Eni, Ferrero, Fujitsu, Grupo Bimbo, IHS Towers, Inditex, JTI, Mosaic, and Prysmian Group. 

All seven BLF publications are part of GRI’s published resources and tools on how to integrate the SDGs into sustainability reporting.