Data Partners in Africa

GRI works with its Data Partners to capture vital information about sustainability reporting, and developments in organizational disclosure.

Data Partner Details
Below is the list of official GRI Data Partners in Africa, including details related to registering a report with them. If you have published a non-Standards report, get in touch with the local Data Partner to register your report into the Database. 
Sustainability Excellence's Data Partner details
Sustainability Excellence is a recognized leader in sustainability advisory services in the Arab region. We combine extensive regional expertise and experience with a compelling international track record.  We support companies and governments in:
  • Identifying and integrating key sustainability opportunities and risks into overall business strategy;
  • Implementation and securing performance gains;
  • Developing sustainability reports capturing overall economic, environmental and social performance; and
  • Supporting sustainability data management through our online ESG management solutions.

Sustainability Excellence tracks the publicly available sustainability performance data of over 400 of the biggest companies in the region across 55 sustainability measures.

Ivory Coast

BeDevelopment's Data Partner details
BeDevelopment is an Ivorian consulting firm dedicated to the management of innovation and sustainable development in West Africa. As such we're working on 4 pillars:

- Green economy: Together with organizations like UNDP or the World Bank, BeDevelopment promotes strategies to support the development of a green economy. BeDevelopment is also advising private companies for the business development of eco-innovating projects

- Managing the transition: BeDevelopment applies international management tools and systems to help private companies in the management of their transition toward a green economy: ISO 26000 and the UN Sustainable development goals for CSR strategies, GRI 4 for CSR reporting guidelines; ISO 9001, ISO 1400, OHSAS 18001 for quality, security and environment, etc.

-  Philanthropy: We support companies to elaborate philanthropy strategies in accordance with their core business. BeDevelopment also funds the REVE (Reseau pour l'Economie Verte et l'Environement) an NGO promoting the sharing of experiene on sustainable development experiences in West Africa

- Eco-communication: to spread the words, we have developed a multimedia studio in charge of the production of reports, videos, web, infographics, exclusively related to sustainable development & CS
Sustainability Excellence's Data Partner details

DISKLOSURE's Data Partner details​


Founded in 2013, DISKLOSURE is the leading firm specializing in Non-Financial Reporting and CSR strategy in Morocco. Our mission is to bring an innovative look and concrete results to our customers in their Sustainability Reporting.

We are GRI Data Partner for Morocco, and as such, we use GRI standards as an important platform for ESG Repoting.

Our expertise allows us to support our clients in their CSR strategy initiatives, collect and consolidate indicators,  online materiality studies.

We integrate in our solutions the disruption created by artificial intelligence. DISKLOSURE is a firm wholly owned by its directors.


Sustainability Excellence's Data Partner details
South Africa  

R&A's Data Partner details

R&A Strategic Communications (R&A) is a communications consultancy niched in the natural resources sector – mainly mining.

Over the past 18 years, R&A (formerly Russell and Associates Investor Relations) has grown into a leading southern African communications agency, with more than 50 clients – big and small, listed and unlisted.

Russell and Associates Investor Relations was established in May 1999 by Charmane Russell. Having spent more than a decade in a corporate communications environment, Charmane was well-positioned to establish an agency providing superior service, with a personalised touch. Over the years, Charmane has been joined by former colleagues and associates, also drawn from the corporate sector and has combined an expert team with enviable experience and expertise, with young, energetic and highly-competent communications professionals.

In early 2017, Russell and Associates entered into an agreement with senior colleague and head of our Digital Media Studio, Kisten Stern, through which Kisten and a newly-formed women's education trust would acquire a 26% interest in the business.

R&A's approach is holistic, and can broadly be segmented into:
Reputation management
Financial and sustainability reporting
Human rights practice

Centrally located in northern Johannesburg, South Africa, R&A has a network of contacts in New York, London, Sydney and Perth and is able to provide access to international expertise and a global audience.


Sustainability Excellence's Data Partner details