Just Back From Amsterdam / GRI – by Louis D. Coppola

By Louis D. Coppola, Executive Vice President, G&A Institute

I recently returned from The Netherlands where the next iteration of the Global Reporting Initiatives’ Guidelines was released at the annual global GRI conference (which took place in GRI’s home city, Amsterdam).

There were many changes announced regarding the “G4″ –the next generation of GRI reporting guidelines.  These include the removal of the familiar “A-B-C” Application Level system; a stepped up concentration on materiality; and, further alignment with existing recognized standards like CDP and UN Global Compact. Continue reading

The Facts about FACTS / and New Name – Trust Around the World

G&A Institute’s Q&A With Barbara Kimmel – Trust Across America / Trust Around the World

We shared news in our May issue about TrustAcross America –now named Trust Around the World. Readers were interested in learning more about the organization and its activities. Here is our interview with co-founder Barbara Kimmel. Continue reading

Call It What You Like – Guest Comments from Lisa Woll – US SIF

G&A Institute is a member of the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF) in the U.S.A. As the organization convened for its annual conference, US SIF CEO Lisa Woll published this update – we are sharing it with you today.

More than 11 percent of investments under U.S. Professional management were selected for companies’ financial performance and their social and environmental responsibility in 2012.

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