The updated G4 GRI sustainability reporting format guidelines were released to the public yesterday at the Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting in Amsterdam, Holland.
There are a number of substantive changes from the GRI 3.1 GRI reporting organizations or those considering reporting in this format should take note of.
Materiality takes a front seat in G4. Like the concept of accounting materiality, sustainability materiality refers to an organization’s specific significant social, environmental and economic impacts. Read more
Pushed by horrific tragedies such as the deaths of over 1,100 people in a Bangladeshi textile industry, the personal values market, or the marketplace of consumer ideas and concerns, is constantly expressing greater demand for companies to address social and economic – and not just environmental — sustainability issues.
This is good news for sustainability but challenging for sustainability managers many of whom already feel they are fighting too many fires on the sustainability front as it is.
It’s about Priorities
On the wall by my desk I have a set of themes printed on big bits of paper, Read more
A central and defining question in the Sustainable Century is how consumers as “stakeholders” can be engaged in a way that delivers the richness of our sustainability desires while shutting out blackguard marketers whose disinterest in the human condition threatens the hopes and dreams of a sustainable world.
Internet stakeholder consumer sustainability engagement is by and large a misnomer, rendered daily more meaningless, Read more