GRI publishes second analysis on sustainability and reporting trends in 2025

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08 Oct, 2015

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has published a second Analysis Paper resulting from its Reporting 2025 Project that is designed to promote an international discussion about the purpose of sustainability reporting and disclosures looking ahead to 2025.

As part of the project, thought leaders in various fields are interviewed on subjects ranging from data technology to society and business development scenarios, with the aim of identifying main issues that will – or should be – at the center of companies' agendas and their public reports. The insights presented in the second paper provide result from the analysis of another 22 interviews. A first paper with the first nine interviews was published in June this year, a final report in January 2016.

The gained from the second round of interviews are:

  • The general context in which we all live and in which businesses operate and decision-makers act will be shaped by well-known challenges.
  • Businesses will need to play a larger role than they do today in the design and implementation of solutions.
  • It is in the interest of companies to engage much further by taking action to find innovative solutions to global challenges.
  • Another important change in the next decade is the development of data technology and digital communication.
  • Coherence and consistency in communications and actions will be the most important building blocks of reputation.

The report then goes on to analyse what these findings mean for companies, business leaders and decision-makers and for reporting and communication.

Please click to access the full report on the GRI website.

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