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ERM to participate in Annual GRI Conference

01 May 2013

ERM will be actively participating in the Annual Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Conference on Sustainability and Transparency this month as we lead a master class on Sustainability Goal-Setting.

The conference will be held in Amsterdam in the Netherlands from 22-24 May welcoming business, government, civil society and academia delegates to connect, share successful strategies, learn new approaches and collaborate to accelerate the transition to a sustainable global economy.

ERM’s delegation will be led by ERM Partner James Margolis who works with our sustainability reporting practitioners globally and is a certified GRI trainer in the US. He will also be joined by ERM’s Global Sustainability Program Director Linden Edgell.

The Sustainability Masterclass
James Margolis and sustainability consultant Jennifer Eastes will be leading the Sustainability Goal-Setting Masterclass on 22 May. One of six master courses at the conference, ERM will provide recent benchmarking research on how to select the right topics for sustainability goal setting.

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About the Global Reporting Initiative:
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) produces a comprehensive Sustainability Reporting Framework that is widely used around the world by thousands of companies across all sectors. The Framework, including the Reporting Guidelines, sets out the Principles and Indicators organizations can use to report their economic, environmental, and social performance. GRI is committed to continuously improving and increasing the use of the Guidelines, which are freely available to the public. A much-anticipated new version of the reporting guidelines, “G4”, is being formally released at the conference.  As certified trainers, Jimmy and Jennifer will participate in a full-day train-the-trainer session on the new G4 guidelines.

ERM joined the GRI as an Organisational Stakeholder and is increasing its profile in this important global organisation which is seeking to shape the Sustainability agenda globally.  For example, Ann Chilton sits on a sub-committee tasked with developing the Ethical aspects of the new GRI G4 Guidelines. ERM’s 2011 and 2012 Sustainability Report was prepared in accordance with GRI Guidelines.

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