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Is sustainability reporting working? CEO Tim Mohin Is Six Months Into the Job

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Jun 29, 2017

On June 29, 2017, the Eco-Business released an article where they asked the new chief executive of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Tim Mohin, on the value of more companies reporting the impact they have on the environment and society and what affect it has in the real world.

Mr. Mohin is six months into his role as chief executive officer of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework, with a mission to encourage more firms to report on the progress they’re making to report on their economic, environmental, and social impact.

Despite rapid growth in the uptake of sustainability reporting, companies often gripe about the extra workload that comes with the need to report, while critics wonder if the practice really brings about positive change in the world.

In this conversation with Eco-Business, Mohin talks about how effective sustainability reporting is at driving real change, its relevance for small to medium-size enterprises in Asia, the danger of companies using sustainability reports to greenwash, and what he calls the “transformative power of transparency.”

Review the article on Eco-Business' website and the GRI Sustainability Disclosure Database on the GRI's website.

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