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Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting, October 2013
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  • 1. Global Reporting Initiative Update: Global Trends in Sustainability & Reporting October 2013 Venue, Date Mike Wallace, Director Global Reporting Initiative, Focal Point USA & Canada wallace@globalreporting.org @M_A_Wallace http://www.linkedin.com/in/mikewallace
  • 2. What is sustainability What do we know What is GRI Where is the data Is the data reliable How is GRI applied Where is reporting heading
  • 3. What is sustainability?
  • 4. What is sustainability? World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), the Brundtland Commission (1987): "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". • It contains two key concepts: – the concept of "needs" • in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and – the idea of limitations • imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs.
  • 5. What is sustainability? US EPA: • Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. • Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment.
  • 6. What is Sustainability? Campbell’s Soup: CSR & Sustainability are approaches to business operation and innovation that build employee engagement, improve environmental performance, create positive social impacts, enable operational efficiency, reduce cost, foster innovation, strengthen relationships with customers and consumers and ultimately… create business advantage.
  • 7. What do we know?
  • 8. What do we know?
  • 9. What do we know? • • • • • • • • • • • • • CSR CC SD ES BE CE CG ESG IR SV II IS - Corporate Social Responsibility - Corporate Citizenship - Sustainable Development - Environmental Sustainability - Business Ethics - Corporate Ethics - Corporate Governance - Environmental, Social & Governance - Integrated reporting - Shared Value - Impact Investing - Impact Sourcing
  • 10. What is GRI?
  • 11. GRI’s Vision & Mission Vision A sustainable global economy where organizations manage their economic, environmental, social and governance performance and impacts responsibly and report transparently. Mission To make sustainability reporting standard practice by providing guidance and support to organizations.
  • 12. GRI Guidelines GRI Principles: These guide the content and quality of your reporting. Materiality, boundary-setting, inclusiveness, stakeholder engagement etc. GRI reporting elements: 1. Profile Disclosures Strategy, About, Governance. 2. Disclosures on Management Approach EC, EN, LA, HR, SO, PR 3. Performance Indicators EC, EN, LA, HR, SO, PR
  • 13. Where is the data?
  • 14. A Progress Report October 2011 • Reviewed 3400 companies representing the national leaders from 34 countries around the world, including the 250 largest global companies • Ninety-five percent of the 250 largest companies in the world (G250 companies) now report on their corporate responsibility (CR) activities, two-thirds of non-reporters are based in the US. • CR reporting has gained ground within the Top 100 companies in each of the 34 countries surveyed. • The total number of reporting N100 companies increased by 11 percentage points, to 64 percent in 2011. • Eighty percent of G250 and 69 percent of N100 companies are now aligning to GRI reporting standards.
  • 15. GRI Reporters
  • 16. The GRI content index You have to publish a GRI content index in order to classify as a GRI-based sustainability report
  • 17. Example: Sprint GRI index http://www.sprint.com/responsibility/reporting/gri.html?question_box=GRI&id16=GRI
  • 18. Example: Nike GRI Index
  • 19. Example: Dell GRI Index
  • 20. Example: SAP GRI Index
  • 21. Financial Market Uptake
  • 22. Investor Demand • Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) [2006] – Currently represents over $22 Trillion in investment capital – Close to 1000 signatories • Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) [2003] – Currently represents over $9 Trillion in investment capital – 90+ members • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) [2002] – Currently represents over $71 Trillion in investment capital – act on behalf of 551 institutional investors • Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) [2001] – Currently represents $6 Trillion in investment capital – 70 members • Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) [1972] – Currently represents over $100 Billion – 300 members
  • 23. Performance MSCI World & GRI 2002 to 2012 S&P 500 & GRI 2001 to 2011
  • 24. Performance
  • 25. Is the data reliable?
  • 26. US Assurance Trends The report shows that in the USA, only 10 percent (26 out of 269) of GRI-based sustainability reports declared a “+” in 2011. Trends in External Assurance of Sustainability Reports: Spotlight on the USA, GRI, March 2013 30
  • 27. Assured Reporters Outperform 31
  • 28. How else is GRI applied?
  • 29. Regulatory Trends "More governments are making sustainability reporting mandatory.“ In 2006, 58 percent of policies were mandatory; now, more than two thirds (72 percent) of the 180 policies in the 45 reviewed countries are mandatory. United States • WH CEQ - EO 13514 • US Army, GSA, USPS, etc…. • SEC • Dodd-Frank • CA Transparency on Trafficking & Slavery
  • 30. Financial Market Developments May 2010 January 2011
  • 31. Supply Chain Developments Impacts everyone: Large, Small, Public & Private
  • 32. Survey Fatigue & SMEs Customer Training Suppliers GRI Stakeholders
  • 33. Precedent Setting Developments
  • 34. Association Activity
  • 35. Global Harmonization & Alignment
  • 36. Where is reporting heading? G4
  • 37. How the GRI network does it? Through a “Due Process” ! BoD WG Public Comment Period SC + TAC Public Comment Period BoD
  • 38. G4 Development Process • Over 2.5 years of activities • 120 Working Group members selected from hundreds candidates from all stakeholder groups (business, labor, investors, experts, civil society) , 11 in-person meetings and over 60 webinars • Over 80 Workshops with more than 2000 participants and 2 Public Consultation Periods - with over 2500 participants, generated over 3500 pages of written feedback, analyzed manually and digitally, and published • 4 Stakeholder Council and BoD meetings, 5 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meetings and 15 TAC conferences calls • All steps of the Due Process checked and implemented
  • 39. G4 Objectives • G4 Objectives o Materiality in reports o User-friendly for all reporters o Technical quality; clear definitions o Alignment to international frameworks o Guidance on IR o Improve data access
  • 40. G4 Focus Areas Structural changes • Application levels and In Accordance • Boundary and Value Chain • Disclosures on management approach Content changes • NEW: Supply chain • NEW: Governance, remuneration, ethics • UPDATED: Greenhouse gas emissions • UPDATED: Anti-corruption
  • 41. “Materiality” Definition - GRI “Material topics for a reporting organization should include those topics that have a direct or indirect impact on an organization’s ability to create, preserve or erode economic, environmental and social value for itself, its stakeholders and society at large.” G4 Updates: • Explain WHY a topic is material in the sustainability report = Update to GRI’s Management Approach Disclosures https://www.globalreporting.org/reporting/guidelinesonline/TechnicalProtocol/Pages/MaterialityInTheContextOfTheGRIReportingFramework.aspx
  • 42. Areas of Profound Revision from G3.1 to G4 • • • • • • • } Application Levels Structural changes (G4) Boundary DMA Supply Chain Governance & Remuneration Greenhouse Gas Emissions Anti-corruption
  • 43. GRI Aspects
  • 44. GRI Aspects
  • 45. New Disclosures - Governance Governance & Remuneration Disclosures, G4 – 34-55
  • 46. Guidance – New publications
  • 47. Find out more! http://grifocalpointblog.org/usa
  • 48. North American Supporters G4 Campaign Sponsors Certified Training Partners & • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Boston College BrownFlynn BSD Consulting Deloitte ERM ISOS Group Lead Canada w/Sustainalytics Neuvaction Sector Leaders: Bloomberg Clorox Curran & Connors Dell NYSE Euronext Sprint Suncor Energy The Mosaic Company
  • 49. Thank you! More information: www.globalreporting.org http://database.globalreporting.org http://grifocalpointblog.org/usa Venue, Date Mike Wallace, Director Global Reporting Initiative, Focal Point USA & Canada wallace@globalreporting.org @M_A_Wallace http://www.linkedin.com/in/mikewallace

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