Shape the future of GRI standard setting

Published date: 23 November 2022

Open call for new members on two governance bodies

A global recruitment call is under way to refresh the membership of two governance bodies that underpin the continued success of the world’s most widely used standards for sustainability reporting – the GRI Standards.

Individuals of high integrity with relevant professional experience are invited to apply to join:

  • Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB): the independent entity with sole responsibility for developing and setting the GRI Standards – making sure that they continue to reflect global best practice for sustainability reporting and drive transparency and accountability for corporate impacts on the economy, environment, and society (vacancies for members as well as a new chair).  
  • Due Process Oversight Committee (DPOC): the body that ensures the integrity and adherence to a formally defined due process of all activities related to the setting of the GRI Standards by the GSSB, in order to ascertain that the standards are rooted in the public interest.

With inclusive, multi-stakeholder representation is at the heart GRI’s ways of working, representation is being sought that spans sectors, functions and geographic boundaries. Stakeholders and supporters from around the world are encouraged to review the vacancies and share the opportunities with prospective candidates.

Jack Ehnes, Chair of the GRI Supervisory Board, said:

“We hugely value the advice and guidance from our governance bodies. Their input is critical in supporting GRI to carry out our mission, which is to empower decisions that create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone.

If we are to take sustainability reporting to the next level – progressing our work to support organizations and governments around the world to advance sustainable development – then we need the right people to counsel us. That is why we are seeking individuals from diverse backgrounds for a range of roles, who can use their unique expertise and perspectives to inform GRI’s decision making and future direction.”

All appointments are on a voluntary basis for a three-year term, starting from 1 April 2023.

View the above links for the remit, expectations, responsibilities and time commitment for each position, as well as details of the nomination and selection process, and how to apply.

The nomination period for applications is open until 21 December 2022 (23.59 CET)