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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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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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How Businesses Can Do More to Promote Human Rights: Interview With Caroline Rees

I have always believed that business has the power to help us solve society’s most pressing challenges. That’s why I worked in corporate responsibility functions in the private sector for more than 20 years. It’s also the reason I became the Chief Executive of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), developer of the world’s most widely […]

March 17 / 2018
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