GRI launches new digital initiative

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has launched a new programme to help businesses improve their sustainability reporting by taking advantage of digital platforms.

Launched at the 5th GRI Global Conference in Amsterdam, the Digital Reporting Alliance aims to address two key challenges in sustainability reporting – the lack of structured data and the lack of demand for digital reporting.

Under the new programme, the Alliance will create a platform to make filing digital sustainability reports simpler, and promote a standard system of reporting across digital reports.

“Sustainability information from business and government represents a vast amount of data that is currently underutilised,” said Michael Meehan, GRI’s chief executive.

“For innovation to take place, this information needs to be liberated and provided in a way that can be analysed and integrated.”