Global Conference on Sustainability & Reporting 2013

Event date: 22 May 2013 - 24 May 2013

Venue: RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre
City: Amsterdam
Country: The Netherlands
Organisers: Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Program: Program for the Global Conference on Sustainability & Reporting 2013
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Website: Global Conference on Sustainability & Reporting 2013

 

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Description: The 2013 GRI Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting will take place on 22-24 May 2013 at the RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Conference will be a three-day event – including training sessions, workshops and networking opportunities – maximizing interaction between participants.

Innovation and change: for a sustainable global economy
Growth and prosperity depend on our ability to meet today’s most pressing sustainability challenges. Climate change, resource scarcity, financial corruption, human rights abuses: these interlinked challenges need joinedup, collaborative solutions. Creating these solutions gives us an opportunity: to build a sustainable global economy founded on long-term profitability, social justice and environmental care. Leading organizations are showing the way with greater transparency and more responsible practices. Sustainability reporting adds value. Around the world, thousands of organizations now report their economic, environmental, social and governance performance. More than ever, we need a robust reporting framework that enables companies to account for their impacts; communicate how they will create value; and give investors, governments and consumers the information they need to make better decisions. It’s time to make sustainability reporting standard practice.

Bringing together a global community of leaders
Collaboration between constituencies is vital for the creation of a sustainable global economy. Business, governments, civil society and other stakeholders need to work together to achieve this change. The 2013 Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting will be the sustainability leadership event of 2013. It will unite over 1500 delegates from business, finance, accountancy, consultancy, civil society, government, labor and academia. These sustainability leaders will connect, share knowledge, and collaborate – to accelerate the transition to a sustainable global economy.

The G4 Guidelines: for standard practice
Companies and investors need information to assess risk, measure performance, and identify market opportunities. Governments and consumers need information to make policy and purchasing decisions. A sustainable global economy will be built on the disclosure of sustainability performance information. To make this information useful for all, we need a common reporting language. The fourth generation of GRI’s Sustainability Reporting
Guidelines – G4 – will be launched at the Conference.  G4 will provide this common language for organizations around the world, enabling sustainability reporting to become standard practice.