New Blog Post: #Commitforum: Sustainability Reporting Now ‘Businessified’

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New Blog Post: #Commitforum: Sustainability Reporting Now ‘Businessified’

“How the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Creates Transparency & Shareholder Value”
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This blog post covers a panel at last week's Commit!Forum on creating transparency and shareholder value.
Panelists included:

  • Ernst Ligteringen, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

  • Michelle Greene, Vice President and Head of Corporate Responsibility , NYSE Euronext

  • Steve Leffin, Director of Global Sustainability, UPS

  • David Vidal, Director of The Conference Board Center for Sustainability, moderated the discussion.

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 3:00pm


#Commitforum: Sustainability Reporting Now ‘Businessified’

Consider the following when your board next discusses sustainability: “More votes cast in @PepsiCo Performance with Purpose campaign than in the last US presidential election.”

That nugget came out of the Sept. 26 panel on “How the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Creates Transparency & Shareholder Value” at the Commit!Forum at the Javits Center in New York City hosted by David Vidal, director of The Conference Board Sustainability Center. Those words actually came from a live Tweet from Entrepreneurs Foundation (@EFConnections) citing Michelle Greene, vice president and head of corporate responsibility at NYSEEuronext, who was on that panel, who declared that “sustainability is at the core of business strategy.”

If you take anything away from Greene’s comment and Entrepreneurs Foundation’s tweet, it should be that sustainability is here to stay. And the main reason for that is that Corporate America is “businessifying” sustainability and sustainability reporting...

Read the complete post on the Governance Center Blog.


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