CSR Minute: Global Reporting Initiative Launches Focal Point USA at New York Stock Exchange; Okanagan College Offers Sustainable Enterprise Class

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CSR Minute: Global Reporting Initiative Launches Focal Point USA at New York Stock Exchange; Okanagan College Offers Sustainable Enterprise Class

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 7:50am

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The Global Reporting Initiative launched its Focal Point USA program last week with an event at the New York Stock Exchange. The Amsterdam-based organization’s initiative is an effort to increase use by U.S. corporations of its reporting framework, considered to be the global standard for CSR reporting. 45 percent of the companies that currently use its framework are European, compared to just 12 percent of American companies who have adopted GRI guidelines. Focal Point USA is supported by “the big four” accounting firms: K.P.M.G., Ernst and Young, Deloitte, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Okanagan College in British Columbia, is including a Sustainable Enterprise class in its curriculum. In the course, third and fourth-year Bachelor of Business Administration students study niche marketing, right-sizing a business, and the process of establishing and operating a sustainable business. They also learn to create triple bottom line reports, an industrial ecology plan, and a green business impact assessment.

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