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Making the Most of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards

February 15, 2017

Frameworks for non-financial reporting have proliferated as investors and stakeholders demand increased disclosure of sustainability risks and opportunities.


The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an independent, international organization dedicated to helping businesses and governments report effectively and publicly disclose the impact of their activities on key environmental, social, and governance (ESG) sustainability issues.

The 2016 launch of GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards – global best practices for organizational sustainability reporting – represent an evolution of the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, which have been widely adopted since their launch in 2013.

In ‘Making the Most of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards’, WSP’s Sustainability & Energy team helps you understand what you need to know about sustainability reporting with GRI, including:

  • A review of the new GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards
  • A comparison between the new GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards and the previous GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines
  • Strategies for using the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards for both new and current reporters


Douglas Webber
Douglas Webber Vice President Sustainability and Energy
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