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Plenary session #3: How GRI is empowering sustainable decisions. An update on G4 and the GRI Corporate Leadership Groups on integrated reporting and Reporting 2025

Trainer: Panagiotis Louizos, Senior Coordinator Planning & Strategy, Global Reporting Initiative


GRI has pioneered sustainability reporting since the late 1990s, transforming it from a niche practice to one now adopted by a growing majority of organizations. With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most widely used standards on sustainability reporting and disclosure, enabling businesses, governments, civil society and citizens to make better decisions based on information that matters.

Today, information from the sustainability reporting process is being used in more ways than ever before by diverse groups of stakeholders to address their specific needs. From its use in business intelligence to creating new lines of business, organizations and individuals are finding new value from sustainability reporting information. It’s an exciting time with increasing innovation and collaboration giving rise to an era where strategic business and smart policy decisions are made with these important sustainability issues in mind. As the global cornerstone of sustainability reporting, it is GRI’s responsibility to work with its growing community to explore this new era. Now is the time to innovate for a future where sustainability is integral to every organization’s decision-making process

The main objectives of this session are three:

  1. To provide an overview of the main features of the ‘GRI: Empowering Sustainable Decisions’ strategy for 2015-2020
  2. To present the latest updates and trends on the uptake of the G4 Guidelines
  3. To present GRI’s Corporate Leadership Groups on integrated reporting and Reporting 2025

Target Group

Organizations preparing sustainability reports, users of sustainability reports, assurance providers, sustainability/sustainability reporting consultants, regulators, investors, academics.

Training results

Participants will gain a solid understanding on the following topics:

  • GRI’s ‘empowering sustainable decisions’ strategy for 2015-2020
  • Latest updates on the uptake of the G4 Reporting Guidelines
  • GRI’s Corporate Leadership Groups on integrated reporting and Reporting 2025

Required knowledge

Required knowledge of sustainability reporting and a basic understanding of GRI and the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, preferably the G4 Guidelines. Familiarization with the concept of integrated reporting would be useful.

Draft Agenda

35’ Presentation

10’ Q&A