GRI publishes analysis on sustainability and reporting trends in 2025

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01 Jun 2015

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has published a first 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 first paper provide result from the analysis of the first nine interviews. A second paper with more interviews will follow in September this year, a final report in January 2016.

The insights gained so far are:

  • Companies will be held accountable, more than ever before.
  • Business decision makers will take sustainability issues into account more profoundly.
  • Technology will enable companies and stakeholders to access, collate, check, analyse and correlate data.
  • Technology will enable companies to operate and report in a highly integrated way.
  • Ethical values, reputation and risk management will guide decision makers.
  • New indicators will emerge.
  • Reports will result both from regulated and voluntary processes.
  • Sustainability data will be digital and occurring in real-time instead of annually.

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

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