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Taking the next great leap…

Dear friends and colleagues, Today I stepped down from my position as Chief Executive of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) after nearly four years.  GRI is a unique institution that has a rich history of driving impact across the world, and that will continue. It is time for me to take the next great leap […]

October 08 / 2020
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COVID crisis reinforces need for governments to go green

In the early months of 2020 we heard much from the European Commission about the ‘Green Deal’ – an ambitious package of measures for the EU to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Yet in just a few short weeks, priorities in Europe and around the world have necessarily shifted to combating the coronavirus pandemic. Against this […]

April 16 / 2020
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Supply and demand: the business case for full transparency

The expectations on companies to be transparent about their ways of working are greater than ever before. Nowhere more so than in the area of supply chain management. In our globalized economy, how businesses outsource as well as purchase often determine the majority of their impacts on people and the planet.  There have been recent […]

November 19 / 2019
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If capitalism wants to match the ‘reboot’ rhetoric, it must become transparent

David Dodwell’s article, “Capitalism is in crisis. It cannot be business as usual for very much longer” (September 23), put forward that capitalism needs a “painful reset” to change focus from economic growth to improving livelihoods.This followed an editorial in the Financial Times in August on why major companies have committed to “explicitly elevating broader interests such […]

October 03 / 2019
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It’s Time for Business Leaders to Take off the Blinders

By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative The pledge by 181 CEO members of the Business Roundtable that their companies will now serve all stakeholders, not just shareholders, has ignited fierce debate. But, in my humble opinion, it is largely a false debate. At first glance, the development seems revolutionary. After all, it reverses the long-held […]

September 10 / 2019
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Businesses commit to act fairly and sustainably— and the hard work starts now

A welcome development this week was the declaration from 181 chief executives of US companies to operate in a way that values and recognizes all their stakeholders. The signatories to the Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, organized by Business Roundtable, includes commitments to: Respect communities and the environment by embracing sustainable business practices; Deal […]

August 22 / 2019
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The economic case for ESG disclosure

When it comes to corporate transparency, the United States is at a crossroads. To one side is maintaining the status quo, with a patchy reporting landscape for environmental, social and governance (ESG) information. On the other side is an opportunity to take action to create an ESG disclosure system that provides consistency and delivers quality […]

July 30 / 2019
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Building a Sustainable and Competitive Economy

An Examination of Proposals to Improve Environmental, Social, and Governance Disclosures I thank the Subcommittee for inviting me to appear at today’s hearing. This Subcommittee has an integral role in ensuring that financial markets, international trade, and banking remain stable and strong for all Americans, and the policy being considered today is a crucial part […]

July 29 / 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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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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