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07 June, 2010 | (01 hr)

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Since its launch in 1999, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has grown to become the global standard for sustainability reporting that covers the environmental, social, governance and economic performance of companies. In 2009 over 1360 companies issued a report based upon the third version - G3 – of GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, which have been translated into 23 languages. Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters are gathering sustainability information gleaned from public company reports, the majority of which are based upon GRI framework and making it available to investors worldwide. NASDAQ, which together with CRD Analytics created the NASDAQ Global Sustainability Index (QCRD), removed Microsoft, Cisco and Oracle from the QCRD because they did not disclose the minimum 40% of core GRI metrics needed to qualify.

Similarly, we see a growing movement toward integrated reporting that covers both financial and non-financial (sustainability) performance. The economic value of a company’s sustainability strategy will increasingly be disclosed in corporate reports and companies will be held accountable for performance on all sustainability dimensions (environment, social, governance and economic).

This webcast will discuss:

  • Why GRI is gaining ground, especially among mainstream financial institutions
  • How GRI helps companies manage and measure their sustainability strategies
  • The opportunities and risks of greater transparency and growing stakeholder demands
  • The future of integrated reporting and how this will impact corporate management and investor behavior


Suzanne Fallender

Suzanne Fallender
Director of CSR Strategy and Communications

Suzanne Fallender manages the production of Intel’s annual corporate responsibility report and works with a number of groups across the company to integrate corporate responsibility information into both internal and external communications. She has more than 14 years of experience in the f...Full Bio

Doug Kangos

Doug Kangos
PricewaterhouseCoopers National Professional Services

Doug Kangos is responsible for helping to develop his firm’s perspectives and positions on a range of business issues and advising PwC’s US clients on the business impact. Doug has focused on everything from the complexities of fair value accounting to the monetization of carbon, and ...Full Bio

Rina Levy

Rina Levy
ESG Analyst

Rina Levy works with both clients and corporations to improve transparency and disclosure of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data. Prior to joining the ESG team, Rina worked as a Fundamental Analyst covering North American Oil & Gas companies. She is currently a member of the Susta...Full Bio

Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace
Director, Sustainability Reporting Framework

Mike Wallace is the Director of the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Focal Point USA.  Officially launched in January 2011 at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), GRI’s Focal Point USA is responsible for supporting the growth and quality of sustainability reporting in the US.Full Bio

Dinah A. Koehler, Sc.D.

Dinah A. Koehler, Sc.D. (Moderator)

Dinah Koehler, Sc.D. is research leader for sustainability and climate change at Deloitte Research – the research division of the Deloitte US firm. She earned her Doctor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Risk Management from Harvard's School of Public Health, did coursework at ...Full Bio

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