ERM Webinar: Insights into the new GRI Standards

What do the GRI Standards mean for disclosure and sustainable development? How are the Standards different from the G4 Guidelines? How should reporters approach implementation?

ERM held a global webinar series to share our insights on the GRI Standards released in October 2016, including takeaways from global GRI launch events and insights from our reporting and assurance specialists around the world – Europe, India, Singapore, South Africa, North and South America.

Key topics covered include:

  • Nature of the changes from “Guidelines” to “Standards”
  • Connections to evolving expectations for disclosure (SDGs, regulatory and stock exchange instruments)
  • Approaches to implementation
  • Impacts on report assurance
  • Global insights into reporting in different markets

Webinar Materials

The webinar materials are available below to help you begin planning for the transition to GRI Standards. In this video you can watch ERM's presentation as delivered on Monday, 7 November 2016. Use the links below if you would like to view a Spanish or Portuguese session from the webinar series.

En Espanol

En Portuguese

Download the presentation slides




Download a summary of questions received during the series and ERM’s responses

Our Reporting and Disclosure Services

Leading companies know that publicly reporting on sustainability performance is much more than a communications exercise – it’s a powerful tool to help companies crystallize their sustainability strategy and set the stage for meaningful engagement with stakeholders.

For more than 20 years, ERM has advised and supported clients across industries from mining, energy, and manufacturing to food and beverage, health care, and consumer products in creating sustainability reports and other stakeholder disclosures that drive business performance while building corporate reputation.

Learn more about ERM's two-day GRI certified training courses in the US

ERM Contacts

Should you wish to discuss any of these topics in greater detail, please contact one of our team:

James Margolis
Philadelphia, US

Jennifer Iansen-Rogers
Head of Corporate Assurance
London, UK

Donald Gibson
Johannesburg, South Africa

Mark Hoff
Frankfurt, Germany

Swaroop Banerjee
Sustainability Consultant 

Fernanda Britto
Sustainability Consultant
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Juan Guerra
Senior Consultant
Bogota, Columbia

Rodrigo Ibarrola
Project Manager
Mexico City, Mexico


For information about independent verification and assurance services, please visit the ERM CVS website.