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.

Due process & development

The GRI Sustainability Reporting  Standards are the product of more than 15 years of robust, global, multi-stakeholder development.

GSSB members

The GSSB's members represent the best combination of technical expertise, diversity of experience, and multi-stakeholder perspective for the development of sustainability reporting.

GSSB meetings

​Learn more about the GSSB's meetings by accessing agendas, discussion documents and Livestream sessions from current or past proceedings.

GRI Standards updates

Learn more about past, current and future projects to update the GRI Standards – including how you can get involved.

Work Program and Standards review


Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Global Sustainability Standards Board and its work.


Most recent 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 221 November 2019. The agenda and discussion documents can be found below.

GSSB Virtual Meeting – 21 November 2019

This meeting has public and private sessions.

You will be able to listen to the livestream of this meeting here

Public session Documents

13:00-13:10 CET ​

Session 1:



  • Welcome and overview of the agenda for the meeting
  • Approval draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 24-25 September 2019
  • Revised GSSB meeting dates 2020



Item 00 - Meeting Agenda


Item 01 - Draft summary of the GSSB meeting held on 24-25 September 2019


Item 02 - Revised GSSB meeting dates 2020

13:10-13.20 CET

​Session 2: Update Standards Division


13:20-14:00 CET

Session 3: Review GSSB work program 2020-2022

Item 03 - Draft GSSB Work Program 2020-2022

14:00-14:05 CET

Session 4: Any other business and close of public meeting

Private session Documents

14:05-15:00 CET

Private session