Standing Partnership, in partnership with Global Reporting Initiative‘s Focal Point USA and the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, is honored to continue the regional conversation about the importance of sustainability reporting.
Specifically, the fourth generation of the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) sustainability reporting framework is under development. Now is the time to comment on sustainability reporting requirements that will be required by foreign stock exchanges and organizations around the world.
On Aug. 22, St. Louis-area communicators, analysts and sustainability professionals are invited to a complimentary webinar and discussion on the G4: the next set of evolving global sustainability guidelines. Better yet, we’ll have the opportunity to provide feedback directly to the GRI staff!
Event information follows; we’d love to field some of your comments and questions in advance.
August 22, 2012 – 9 a.m. to noon
One Metropolitan Square – Suite 1300
St. Louis, MO 63102
This free workshop will feature a live webinar with Mike Wallace, Director, GRI Focal Point USA, speaking from the Burns and McDonnell’s Kansas City office to explain the newly proposed G4 guidelines. Following the webinar, sustainability practitioners from Standing Partnership will facilitate a roundtable discussion and will collect feedback on the draft G4 guidelines. These comments will be shared with the Global Reporting Initiative staff.
- 9 a.m. – Networking, coffee, tea, pastries
- 9:30 a.m. – Welcome by Burns and McDonnell (webinar)
- 9:40 a.m. – GRI Overview by Mike Wallace (webinar)
- 10 a.m. – Walk through G4 guidelines and process (webinar)
- 11 a.m. to noon – Roundtable discussion
- Noon – Adjourn
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required to Eric Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org