Open Call for Nominations: GSSB members

2019 Open call for nominations on the GSBB : 1 May – 30 June

The GSSB has four vacancies for stakeholders to start 1 January 2020 and sit on the GSSB for a term of 3 years. The GSSB is solely responsible for the development and approval of GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards. The GSSB conducts its business in the public interest, and has strong transparency requirements attached to its meetings and decision making.


Criteria for GSSB members:

The GRI Independent Appointments Committee is especially looking for candidates from the following constituencies: Mediating Institutions, Investment Institutions and Business Enterprise (please see the IAC Terms of Reference p. 5 for the GRI Constituency definitions).

Members should have practical knowledge and experience related to sustainability reporting and understand its broader context. In addition they should present:

  • Knowledge and experience related to sustainability reporting
  • Ability to analyze
  • Communication skills
  • Judicious decision-making
  • Awareness of the sustainability reporting environment
  • Ability to work in a collegial atmosphere:
  • Integrity, objectivity and discipline
  • Commitment to GRI's mission and the public interest

Time commitment:

Approximately 140 hours per year to attend two or three 3-day in-person meetings, and 10 online meetings, including meeting preparation and submitting comments. This excludes time to travel to and from in-person meeting locations. A term on the GSSB is for three years.


Participation on the GSSB is voluntary. GRI reimburses reasonable travel related expenses and provides a daily per-diem related to in-person meetings, eligibility to reimbursement is determined by the GRI Travel Policy.

Nominations and appointment process:

Interested candidates must submit a completed Nomination Form and, if applicable, a signed Employers Statement by 30 June 2019 at 23:59hrs (CEST).


The IAC will shortlist candidates and conduct interviews shortly thereafter. The new member(s) term(s) will start 1 January 2020. The IAC is also committed to consider regional and gender balance on the GSSB in making the appointments.


Applicants might be asked to provide references on request. More information on the GSSB can be found in the Terms of Reference.

All questions and expressions of interest in this role can be directed to GRI Governance Relations Team at,


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