GRI kicks off project to explore future of reporting
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), architect of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework, has kicked off a new project - Reporting 2025 - aimed at promoting discussion about the future of sustainability reporting.
Over the course of the next year GRI is to interview thought leaders to identify the main issues that will be – or should be – at the centre of companies’ agendas and their public reports. Throughout 2015, GRI aims to generate articles, videos, analysis papers and publish them on the GRI website.
GRI’s chief advisor on innovation in reporting, Nelmara Arbex, is leading the Reporting 2025 project. Arbex has worked in corporate sustainability for 14 years and in her previous role as GRI’s deputy chief executive, she supervised the development of the G4 Guidelines, which involved thousands of stakeholders in more than 30 countries.
“As the practice of reporting continues to mature, it’s crucial that we make sure our activities are leading to a sustainable global economy,” commented GRI’s chief executive Michael Meehan. “This means that organizations must do more than merely produce a sustainability report. The data collected needs to empower informed decision-making, not just for management but also for other stakeholders. Reporting 2025 will examine how best to bring this about.”
The project is being sponsored by Boston College – Center for Corporate Citizenship, Enel and SAP.