GRI Announces Africa Regional Conference 2015 in Johannesburg

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GRI Announces Africa Regional Conference 2015 in Johannesburg

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Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 8:05am

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Amsterdam, April 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Attracting and retaining investments can present myriad complexities for business, governments and local communities, as Africa’s doors of opportunity swing open ever-wider. In order to explore ways to maximise these opportunities in a manner that benefits all of Africa’s stakeholder groups, GRI is convening the Africa Regional Conference, on 12 and 13 May 2015, at the EY offices in Johannesburg, South Africa.

"Robust and transparent reporting is one of the essential means by which businesses can demonstrate their commitment to operating responsibly on the continent and across the globe", said GRI’s Director Regional Networks and Sustainable Development, Alyson Slater. "The GRI Africa Regional Conference will bring together hundreds of experts and provide a platform for enhancing the value of sustainability reporting and encouraging greater levels of corporate disclosure and accountability."

On 12 May, attendees can take part in half-day masterclasses that will deliver specific practical guidance on issues such as supply/value-chain reporting, stakeholder engagement, materiality, integration and the boundaries of accountability.

On 13 May, there is an exciting programme planned; with plenary sessions featuring renowned sustainability specialists and parallel tracks focused on driving economic transformation in Africa through greater transparency, as well as reporting as a source of innovation, trade and development.

For more information and to register to attend the GRI Africa Regional Conference please visit the GRI website here or you can contact GRI’s Media Relations Manager Davion Ford ( For any additional questions or media requests, please contact either Jane Appiah-Yeboah ( or Jeneth Ndlovu ( or contact Russell & Associates on +27 11 880 3924.



About GRI

GRI is an international, not-for-profit organisation working in the public interest towards a vision of a sustainable global economy where organisations manage their economic, environmental, social, and governance performance and impacts responsibly. Thousands of corporate and public sector reporters in over 90 countries use the GRI Guidelines. More than 23,000 reports have been registered in GRI’s Sustainability Disclosure Database and 25 countries and regions reference GRI in their policies. GRI’s activities are two-fold: firstly the provision of sustainability reporting guidelines and secondly, the development of engagement activities, products and partnerships to enhance the value of sustainability reporting for organisations.


The GRI Africa Regional Conference will convene up to 250 sustainability leaders and practitioners from across Africa and the globe.  It provides a platform to share ideas and practical experiences with the overall aim to ensure that corporate accountability and reporting creates and delivers value to all stakeholders.

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