The deck sets the scene by introducing the current sustainability context, the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI- https://www.globalreporting.org/Pages/default.aspx) role in providing metrics for measuring and communicating on sustainability performance and impacts. With numerous reporting requirements out there for organizations to comply with, the deck also explains GRI's collaborative efforts in aligning with other Frameworks.
The presentation was made during the April 2013 'CSR and Sustainability in extractive and energy industries. UK global expertise' week in London. The audience was comprised of representatives from the Oil and Gas and Mining sectors, from Russia and Kazakhstan, who were relatively new to sustainability reporting. The deck puts forward the business case for reporting on sustainability performance and impacts, and includes brief sector-specific information on sustainability reporting trends in those two sectors.
Besides providing a framework for organizations to use, GRI also offer support and guidance - what this means exactly is clarified in the deck.