Welcome to issue #7 of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) INSIGHT. GISR continues to execute its multi-faceted strategy to build a global standard of excellence for sustainability ratings. Its growing network of partners in the investor, corporate, NGO, ratings and accounting communities is the foundation for expanding its global …

Prospering in Common

Stuart Williams is back on the international conference scene and instead of his very successful conferences for 300,000 global corporate executives, he is bringing together environmentalists, architects and financial managers to reinvent the new SRI, Socially Responsible Investing, from the bottom up. As an international environmental consultant now focused on …

Global Polling Results for your Rio+20 Earth Summit coverage

Hello, As the Rio+20 Earth Summit kicks off in Brazil this week, I wanted to provide you with a couple recent press releases containing research results that could complement coverage you may be preparing: Consumers Call for Ambitious Leadership from their Governments at Rio+20 Earth Summit: http://www.globescan.com/commentary-and-analysis/press-releases/press-releases-2012/84-press-releases-2012/205-consumers-call-for-ambitious-leadership-from-their-governments-at-rio20-earth-summit-global-poll.html · Only 1 …

Sustainability data revealed easily with new reporting format

Global Reporting Initiative press release Under STRICT embargo until 00.01 CET Thursday 8 March 2012 Sustainability data revealed easily with new reporting format Data on the sustainability performance of companies – including carbon emissions, water use and human rights infringements – can now be easily revealed thanks to a new …

Sustainability experts call on public to shape corporate reporting

Global Reporting Initiative press release For Immediate Release Wednesday 16 November 2011 Sustainability experts call on public to shape corporate reporting Sustainability reporting experts at the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) are calling on all organizations and individuals to shape the future of corporate reporting by taking part in a survey …

Sustainability experts call for smarter regulation on transparency

Sustainability experts are calling on regulators to ask companies for information on how sustainable they are – or explain why if they choose not to provide it. Today the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) launches the Report or Explain Campaign Forum to encourage more companies to be transparent about their impacts …

Sustainability News: Signed, Sealed… Delivered?

Update > March 2011 Signed, Sealed… Delivered? With today’s global supply chains and growing array of consumption-related sustainability issues, it is no wonder that eco-labels abound. These independently verified, on-pack labels promote value chain sustainability; their goal is to improve production standards and create greater trust while influencing behaviour – …

The UNEP Finance Initiative launches Issue 2 of the Chief Liquidity Series at World Water Week in Stockholm

Impact of Water Scarcity on Power Generation Stockholm, September 6, 2010 – The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) launched Issue 2 of The Chief Liquidity Series focused on the Power Sector at an event entitled ‘Seeking Liquidity: Integrating Corporate Water Performance into the Core of Financial Services …