GRI Updates Disclosure Standards to Align with SDGs

New guidance for corporates from the Global Reporting Initiative will help asset owners track their contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has released updated guidelines to help corporates align their sustainability disclosures with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the international standards organisation has identified how each of the 17 SDGs correlates against its disclosure standards.

Supported by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), PwC and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), ‘Linking the SDGs and the GRI Standards’ forms one part of the three-part report series. The updated series also takes investors through the initial analysis of the SDG targets and the integration of SDGs into corporate reporting.

The linkage documents support the GRI’s wider goal to help corporates disclose their impacts on sustainable development, providing both tools and examples for companies to use in order to meet regulatory and investor expectations.

The SDGs cover the most prevalent global sustainability issues and … [continues]

Read the full article on Regulation Asia’s sister publication, ESG Investor.


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