GRI Reporting 2025

GRI, an international independent organization and the developer of the world’s most widely used standards on sustainability reporting, has launched an important project – “Reporting 2025.”  The project was been established to begin mapping out the future of sustainability reporting and disclosure – what will be the main issues in companies’ agendas and consequently in their public reports 10 years from now?  What do you think?  This is designed to be an interactive, inclusive exercise – stakeholders views are important!  G&A Institute, the GRI data partner for the USA, the UK and the Republic of Ireland, is an official Dissemination Partner of GRI’s Reporting 2025 project. In this role, we will support outreach efforts and facilitate communication between individuals and organizations that wish to contribute to the project. Click here to learn more.

ANALYSIS PAPERS

Looking ahead to the sustainability and reporting trends in 2025, GRI’s Reporting 2025 project aims to facilitate the discussion around the future of reporting. These papers examine the key decisions businesses will focus on in the next decade in order to transition to a sustainable economy, and how disclosure and reporting should be shaped to support decision makers in this process.

The Next Era of Corporate Disclosure: Digital, Responsible, Interactive is a digital publication that maps out the future of sustainability reporting and disclosure. It is the culmination of the first year of GRI's continuing Sustainability and Reporting 2025 project, and provides conclusive insights from the discussions on which type of information will be needed to tackle the most critical challenges in the next decade and how data technology should be used to enable this journey.

Download the Next Era of Corporate Disclosure

 


The insights presented in this Second Analysis Paper Sustainability and Reporting Trends in 2025, launched in October 2015, provide the main conclusions of the Sustainability and Reporting 2025 project. They result from the analysis of 22 interviews conducted as part of the project, as well as other sources. 

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In May 2015 GRI published the First Analysis Paper, which provided the first set of preliminary conclusions of the Sustainability and Reporting 2025 project. They resulted from the analysis of the first nine interviews conducted as part of the project, as well as other sources.

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Hot Topics and the Role of Companies

This video presents the highlights on the hot topics and the role of companies from the interviews conducted as part of the Sustainability and Reporting 2025 project.

22 March 2016

The Future of Reporting and Preparing the Next Generation

This video presents the highlights on the future of reporting and preparing the future business leaders from the interviews conducted as part of the Sustainability and Reporting 2025 project.

Interview with Martha Herrera Gonzalez, Global Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, CEMEX

Martha Herrera Gonzalez (Global Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, CEMEX), talks about the link between sustainability & human development in terms of population growth & urbanization.

Interview with Martha Herrera Gonzalez, Global Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, CEMEX

15 January 2016

Interview with Aldo Cristiano, Director of Cocoa Procurement, Ferrero

Aldo Cristiano, Director of Cocoa Procurement at Ferrero talks about the consumers of the future & how they are transforming supply chains.

Interview with Aldo Cristiano, Director of Cocoa Procurement, Ferrero

11 January 2016

Interview with Mario di Loreto, People Value Director, Telecom Italia

Mario di Loreto -- People Value Director, Telecom Italia Group -- talks about hot topics and trends that are changing the way sustainability reporting will be done in the future.

Interview with Mario di Loreto, People Value Director, Telecom Italia

 21 December 2015

Interview with Jeanne Ng, Director of Group Sustainability, CLP

“Let’s catalyze a new era where business makes decisions with important sustainability issues in mind, such as climate change.” Says Jeanne Ng, Director of Group Sustainability, CLP.

Interview with Jeanne Ng, Director of Group Sustainability, CLP

14 December 2015

Interview with Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director, Greenpeace

“Climate change is a major gamechanger; addressing it will become an irresistible issue for governments and business.” Says Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director, Greenpeace.

Interview with Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director, Greenpeace

See also the interview summary
4 December 2015

'Shaping the future of sustainability' – a highlights video from the Sustainability and Reporting 2025 Forum held 21 October 2015 in Rome, Italy

How is climate change shaping the future of reporting? Watch 'Shaping the future of sustainability' – a highlights video from the Sustainability and Reporting 2025 Forum held 21 October 2015 in Rome, Italy.

'Shaping the future of sustainability' – a highlights video from the Sustainability and Reporting 2025 Forum held 21 October 2015 in Rome, Italy

 30 November 2015

​Interview with Elena Valderrábano Vázquez, Global Director for Corporate Ethic and Sustainability, Telefónica

“Let's move beyond reports to ensure that decision makers have access to high quality & reliable information.” Says Elena Valderrábano Vázquez, Global Director for Corporate Ethic and Sustainability, Telefónica.

Interview with Elena Valderrábano Vázquez, Global Director for Corporate Ethic and Sustainability, Telefónica

25 November 2015

Interview with Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak, Director (Projects) & Chairman of Sustainable Development Committee, GAIL (India) Ltd.

The next decade will require everyone's concrete action on what really matters - what does this mean for companies? To be more efficient in tackling the issues that will most significantly affect their business & society, companies will need to consider engaging in collaborative partnerships with each other, as well as with stakeholders & other orgs. 

Interview with Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak, Director (Projects) & Chairman of Sustainable Development Committee, GAIL (India) Ltd.

20 November 2015

Interview with Ben Pratt, Vice President Corporate Public Affairs, Mosaic Company

Stakeholders believe in the power of transparency to better understand business & make informed decisions. 'Consumers of sustainability information will grow. We've already seen a shift towards investors paying attention to good sustainability information, and they are using this information to find well-managed companies & understand their risks', says Ben Pratt, Vice President Corporate Public Affairs, Mosaic Company.

Interview with Ben Pratt, Vice President Corporate Public Affairs, Mosaic Company

17 November 2015

Interview with Luca Crisciotti, CEO, DNV GL - Business Assurance

Watch the interview with Luca Crisciotti, CEO, DNV GL - Business Assurance: What's the value of the sustainability reporting process? It ensures organizations consider their impacts on sustainability issues, enabling them to be transparent about the risks and opportunities they face. This increased transparency leads to better decision making, which helps build and maintain trust in businesses.

Interview with Luca Crisciotti, CEO, DNV GL - Business Assurance

10 November 2015

Interview with Prof. Mervyn King, Chairman, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)

Watch interview with Prof. Mervyn King, Chairman, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), who says “Informed strategy is key to transparency and accountability. The next generation of consumers and leaders will not accept the short-term, opaque approach to business that the previous and current generations have fostered – tackling ‪climate change and avoiding financial crises will require full transparency.”

Interview with Prof. Mervyn King, Chairman, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) 
See also the interview summary 
21 September 2015

Interview with Daniel Schmid, Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP SE

Watch interview with Daniel Schmid, Chief Sustainability Officer at SAP SE, who predicts material, integrated and timely sustainability reporting will drive innovation within companies ten years from now

Interview with Daniel Schmid, Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP SE
Please note that for Mr. Schmid's interview an interview summary is only available
7 September 2015

Interview with Marina Migliorato, Head of Sustainability Innovation and Stakeholder Engagement, Enel

Watch interview with Marina Migliorato, Head of Sustainability Innovation and Stakeholder Engagement, Enel, who talks about private sector contributions to big picture goals such as the SDGs and tackling climate change...

See also the interview summary
7 September 2015

Interview with Katherine Smith, Executive Director, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

Watch interview with Katherine Smith, Executive Director, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, who talks about future use of natural resources and the challenge of addressing income inequality...

See also the interview summary
18 August 2015

​Interview with Sara Parkin, Founder Director, Forum for the Future

"Collaboration is key for a sustainable future," says Sara Parkin, Founder Director, Forum for the Future. "We need to think together – society and companies – about what we consider 'good' when it comes to ‪#‎sustainability performance, before we can begin to create the future we want." 

See also the interview summary
15 July 2015 

Interview with John Elkington, Executive Chairman and Co-founder, Vola

Elkington is excited about what the next decade will bring; he believes there will be a shift leading companies to step up where governments do not show strength, and that society will demand more integrated performance information across a variety of dimensions. We won’t lack data, he says, but will need to decide how to get it to the decision makers who need it.

See also the interview summary
27 May 2015

Interview with Marjan de Bock-Smit, CEO, Supply Chain Information Management (SIM)

Supply chain holds the key to sustainability, according to de Bock-Smit. In the next decade, society will be increasingly interested in the origin of the products they purchase and consume, and companies will need to adjust the way they operate to accommodate the rise in demand for information and transparency.


See also the interview summary
15 April 2015

Interview with Robert E. McGarrah, Jr., Counsel of AFL-CIO's Office of Investment

McGarrah is concerned with the impact of climate change – not just on companies, but importantly on working people and their families. He believes that companies need to look outside their sphere of influence, and take a longer term view when it comes to value.


See also the interview summary
15 April 2015 

Interview with Marjella Alma, CEO, eRevalue

Alma believes that the next decade will be about understanding the interconnections between sustainability issues to be able to tackle them. This, she says, will lead companies to break down internal silos, instead seeing business as the result of many interconnected actions and relationships.

See also the interview summary
12 March 2015

Interview with Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, CDP

As companies are often at the center of natural and social capital erosion – or indeed preservation – Simpson believes their value will be defined by a metric derived from a new generation of financial and non-financial performance data, which will be pulled from different places and connected.

See also the interview summary
12 March 2015

Interview with Dr Roberto de Ocampo, Founding Partner, Centennial Group International, Chairman, Centennial Asia Advisors

In the future, the increased freedom we will enjoy through living and working in different regions and countries will enhance our interaction with – and awareness of – a variety of issues. This awareness, believes de Ocampo, will require a higher level of conciousness in companies' decision-making.

See also the interview summary
12 February 2015

​Interview with Paul Boykas, Vice President Public Policy and Government Affairs of PepsiCo

Boykas believes that companies (and society in general) will still be facing the same complex issues we are currently dealing with well into the next decade.

See also the interview summary
12 February 2015

Interview with Dr Simon Longstaff, Executive Director, St James Ethics Centre

For Longstaff, the next decade will be about companies learning to measure coherence and build trust and legitimacy, as society will be able to validate – or disprove – companies’ data and the stories they generate.

See also the interview summary
8 January 2015

Interview with Roberto Waack, Chairman of the Board of AMATA

Waack believes that the next decade will lead to the emergence of the “multi-stakeholder real-time report”; stakeholders will be the major regulators, he says, and communication will be key.

See also the interview summary
8 January 2015

Interview with Pavan Sukhdev, founder and CEO, GIST Advisor

Sukhdev believes that we need a fresh perspective when it comes to assigning value: in the next ten years, companies will need to assess, measure and report on all externalities, in order for us to live in a successful society.

See also the interview summary
8 January 2015​