GRI Welcomes Eric Dugelay to the Board of Directors

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GRI Welcomes Eric Dugelay to the Board of Directors

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 9:30am

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AMSTERDAM, May 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - GRI, developer of the world’s most trusted and widely used sustainability reporting standard, has just announced the appointment of a new Board member, Eric Dugelay, Deloitte’s Global Sustainability Services Leader. Dugelay joins the 14-member GRI Board, which consists of representatives from business and civil society organizations from around the world.

“Eric’s longstanding commitment to the sustainability reporting field, his global perspective and European presence are timely and important contributions to the GRI Board,” said Chairman of the Board, Christianna Wood. “His extensive network in corporate and reporting communities will be invaluable in terms of helping GRI carry out its mission.”

Based in Paris, Eric Dugelay has been a Partner at Deloitte since 2001, and Global Leader of Deloitte Sustainability Services since 2014. With broad, international experience spanning more than 35 countries, Dugelay has held formal positions in Malaysia, Singapore and China. Eric is also Director at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), working on the subject of assurance of sustainability information. Eric Dugelay replaces retiring GRI Board member Eric Hespenheide, who now chairs GRI’s Global Sustainability Standards Board.

“I am excited to join the GRI Board of Directors at this critical moment, where we are beginning to really draw the link between transparency and the major challenges facing business and society. GRI is a place of openness and collaboration, where new ideas can grow,” said Eric Dugelay. “I have been impressed with Chief Executive Michael Meehan’s drive and vision for the organization, as well as the inception of the new Global Sustainability Standards Board. I look forward to supporting and contributing to GRI’s efforts to help create economies that are more inclusive and sustainable.”

The GRI Board of Directors has the ultimate fiduciary, financial and legal responsibility for the organization.

For more information about GRI’s Board of Directors, please visit the GRI website. For additional information, please contact GRI’s Media Relations Manager Davion Ford (


About GRI

GRI is an international, not-for-profit organization working in the public interest towards a vision of a sustainable global economy where organizations 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 24,000 reports have been registered in GRI’s Sustainability Disclosure Database and 27 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 organizations.

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