The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) has sole responsibility for setting the first globally accepted standards for sustainability reporting – the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards.
Established as an independent operating entity under the auspices of GRI, the GSSB is formed of 15 members representing a range of expertise and multi-stakeholder perspectives on sustainability reporting. The GSSB operates under the GSSB Terms of Reference to oversee the development of the GRI Standards according to a formally defined due process.
The GSSB works exclusively in the public interest and according to the vision and mission of GRI. With the exception of some administrative discussions, which can be held privately at the GSSB’s discretion, all GSSB meetings are open to the public and available online.
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Next GSSB meeting
As established in the GSSB Terms of Reference, the meetings of the GSSB ‘shall be open to the public, but certain discussions (normally about selection, appointment and other administrative issues) may be held in private at the discretion of the GSSB’.
The GSSB therefore publishes the agenda, the documents to be discussed, and a link to the Livestream approximately two weeks prior to each meeting. The next meeting of the GSSB will take place on 7 February 2019. The agenda and discussion documents can be found below.
GSSB Virtual Meeting – 7 February 2019
This meeting had public sessions.
You can listen to the livestreaming of the meeting here.
Session 1: Welcome and approval of the GSSB draft summary 29 November virtual meeting
Session 2: GSSB introduction to new members
|Item 02 - GSSB introduction to new members|
Session 3: Sector Program
Session 4: Review of Human Rights Disclosure
|Item 07 – GSSB Recommendations of the GRI Technical Committee on Human Rights Disclosure
Item 08 – GSSB Proposed appointment to the GRI Technical Committee on Human Rights Disclosure
Item 09 - GSSB Draft Project Proposal for the Review of GRI's Universal Standards
Session 5: Any other business and close of meeting