What I learned on my Listening Tour: Sustainability reporting needs to evolve

After two decades working as a CSR professional and just three months leading GRI, I’m more convinced than ever that transparency is a powerful force for change. But I’m also just as convinced that we are still far from end goal: sustainable development. We must evolve sustainability reporting in order to get from here to […]

August 04 / 2017
Author Tim Mohin
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How can we get the ‘buy-in’ required from investors to make the SDGs work?

GRI and the UN Global Compact have partnered on a project: The Reporting on the SDGs Action Platform In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations set a very ambitious and necessary agenda for achieving a better future for us all by adopting a set of 17 global goals: the Sustainable Development Goals […]

July 31 / 2017
Author Tim Mohin
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Why Korean companies should report using the GRI Standards

It is my great pleasure to be visiting South Korea as part of my first tour of the Asia Pacific region as the Chief Executive of Global Reporting Standards (GRI). I am visiting the region in my first months on the job because Asia is our fastest growing market for sustainability disclosures. The number of […]

July 13 / 2017
Author Tim Mohin
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Who checks corporate claims of climate leadership?

Big companies say they are leading the way to a cleaner future, but with only voluntary disclosures to keep them honest we just have to trust them The Ivanpah Solar Power Facility in California’s Mojave desert is partly owned by Google (Photo: USFWS) By Zack Colman in Washington, DC Private sector firms claim to be […]

July 11 / 2017
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GRI Rises To Sustainability Standards Challenge

Timothy J. Mohin is the Chief Executive of GRI, developer of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards. A veteran in the field of corporate sustainability reporting, prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, Tim was Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). He is also a former Chairman of the […]

July 06 / 2017
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Greenwashing a ‘Very Serious Issue,’ Leads to Poor Decisions, Says CEO of GRI

Ninety percent of the 250 largest companies in the world are reporting sustainability performance, but greenwashing is “a very serious issue,” says the new chief executive of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Tim Mohin. In the early days of sustainability reporting, greenwashing could result in bad PR and a loss of consumer confidence. But that […]

July 06 / 2017
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Is sustainability reporting working?

More companies are now reporting the impact they have on the environment and society. But where is the value in doing this, and what affect does it have in the real world? Eco-Business asked the new chief executive of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Tim Mohin. A selection of sustainability reports. Of the 250 largest companies in […]

June 29 / 2017
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Ernst Ligteringen’s Legacy

Ernst Ligteringen’s sudden and unexpected death on June 15th was a devastating shock for me and my colleagues at GRI, the sustainability non-profit that Ernst led for more than 12 years. My heart goes out to Ernst’s wife Maria Jose, his children and his grandchildren, who are bearing the brunt of this tragedy. Exactly one […]

June 28 / 2017
Author Tim Mohin
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“The responsible investment movement is here to stay”

Originally posted at PR Newswire Institutional Investors More Likely to Invest in Companies with Business-Driven ESG Disclosures, According to New White Paper The Burson-Marsteller “Is Your ESG Report Getting Noticed?” White Paper Reveals 77 Percent of Institutional Investors Believe Building ESG Initiatives into a Company’s Business Model is a Smart Business Decision NEW YORK, June […]

June 27 / 2017
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First 100 Days in Office

A CR leader under fire and the alphabet soup of standards organizations By the Editors at Corporate Responsibility Magazine He’s the new chief executive and his 100-day anniversary was fast approaching. Many miles from the familiar trappings of his hometown, he has uprooted his family and inherited all the successes—as well as the baggage—of preceding […]

June 15 / 2017
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