We are witnessing the collapse of nature

As the global community marks International Biodiversity Day (22 May), we also face the sobering fact that human impact on the planet has entered a stage that is fast approaching a point of no return. For earth’s living ecosystems, the effect is already being keenly felt at its devastating worst. By now we all understand […]

May 23 / 2019
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ESG Reporting: A Virtuous Cycle

“Investor interest in aligning capital is really a means to an end, and that end is sustainable development.” – Tim Mohin I recently sat down with long-time acquaintance, Tim Mohin, CEO of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and author of the book, Changing Business from the Inside Out, to discuss the state of environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting. […]

April 22 / 2019
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Why good standards — both ESG and financial — matter

An FT article on 2 April carried sweeping claims by Hans Hoogervorst, chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), that ‘greenwashing is rampant’ in sustainability reporting. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the leading independent sustainability standards body, categorically refutes this assertion. Mr Hoogervorst’s arguments misrepresent the role of standard setters such as GRI, and […]

April 09 / 2019
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Sustainability Reporting for Sustainable Development

Tim Mohin hosts an event in Colombo, Sri Lanka, encouraging sustainable development. “More and more companies are starting to realize that sustainability reporting is not only a business opportunity, it’s a business necessity. Reporting on their impacts promotes transparency, which in turn helps them anticipate risks and informs decision making.” Read the whole article at […]

April 01 / 2019
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The clock is ticking, time is running out and business is very much a part of the agenda

“A cultural and social shift is afoot, with more corporations waking up to the potential of sustainability to create value, moving away from a romanticized “stock photo” concept of CSR. As that notion becomes more mainstream, so too does the emphasis on where environmental concerns intersect with social ones, with the potential for systemic change […]

March 04 / 2019
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Tim Mohin speaks at GRI North America Summit

8:00 AM Monday, February 25, 2019 Details and register at GRI.org

February 23 / 2019
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Tim Mohin to speak at GreenBiz^19

Join more than 1,200 of the world’s brightest thinkers and most influential sustainability leaders for an unparalleled look into the pressing challenges, emerging trends and biggest opportunities in sustainable business today. February 26-28, 2019 https://www.greenbiz.com/events/greenbiz-forum/phoenix/2019

February 18 / 2019
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Follow Money

In the last two decades, sustainability reporting has gone from an exercise for the largest companies to a necessity to attract investors and meet local and international regulation. But the main benefit of sustainability reporting remains that companies best understand their impacts and can improve their bottom line along with the world around them. Read […]

January 23 / 2019
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Happy New Year

Tim Mohin delivers his message of hope for 2019 from @GRI_Secretariat

January 02 / 2019
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Can business be a source for good?

Tim Mohin to speak at the Farewell Symposium for GRI Secretariat’s Teresa Fogelberg

December 11 / 2018
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