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5 Articles You Shouldn’t Miss About the GRI4

Unless you were on a desert island or on the other side of the planet, you surely didn’t miss the Global Conference on Sustainability & Reporting organized by the GRI. Gathering over 1500 Sustainability professionals and leaders, the 3-day event included training sessions, workshops and regional presentations about Sustainability reporting, but was also the chance for key leaders to get a brief on the new version of the framework: the G4. Highly expected, the new G4 has provoked numerous articles on diverse Sustainability media. Here our top 5 suggestions for you to get the big picture.


1. {{LNK|Global Reporting Initiative: the sustainability reporting revolution|http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/global-reporting-initiative-sustainability-revolution?goback=%2Egde_3894807_member_244365668}}: Sustainability reporting has come a long way but we cannot stand still. Ernst Ligteringen argues the new G4 reporting framework will lead to a sustainable economy.

2. {{LNK|What's the purpose of sustainability reporting?|http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/what-is-purpose-of-sustainability-reporting}} Is there still a role for sustainability reporting and if so what should it be? Experts share their views.

3. {{LNK|9 things you need to know about GRI's G4|http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/05/23/9-new-things-about-g4-you-need-know}}: Materiality is a must, ABC gets a D, the “plus” is no longer part of the equation, there are now 2 types of DMAs, and more…

4. {{LNK|The future of sustainability reporting: how can we make it better?|http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/future-of-sustainability-reporting}} The launch of new G4 guidelines raised the questions about how far sustainability reporting has got us, and how we can improve it?

5. {{LNK|Sustainability reporting: does G4 enhance sight but obscure vision?|http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/sustainability-reporting-g4-sight-vision}} New reporting guidelines miss a chance to encourage companies to address their accountability for global problems.

Did you find another great article that should be mentioned here? Feel free to submit it as a comment!

Finally, don’t hesitate to make an opinion for yourself by reading the G4 literature on {{LNK|the GRI dedicated section|https://www.globalreporting.org/reporting/g4/Pages/default.aspx}}, and share your views with them.

Are you convinced by the G4 or not?


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