Submitted by: 3BL Media
Posted: Oct 24, 2016 – 08:30 AM EST
NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Oct. 24 /CSRwire/ - Mark Your Calendars!
Join us for a LIVE Twitter chat with GRI and Northern Trust to talk about the new GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards. GRI will explain how the new standards will revolutionize reporting, while Northern Trust will give us insights into their experience reporting and how this has evolved over time.
Wednesday, November 16th at 12PM EST
The GRI Standards are the first global standards for sustainability reporting. They feature a modular structure, and represent the global best practice for reporting on a range of economic, environmental and social impacts.
GRI Standards give companies a common language for disclosing non-financial information. They will help companies around the world be more transparent about their impacts on the economy, the environment and society. They will also help organizations make better decisions and contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Northern Trust has consistently produced their annual report using the GRI framework. They will have the opportunity to share their take on the standards and the impact on reporting in their industry.
Join the @3BLMedia-moderated LIVE Twitter chat discussion with Alyson Genovese, Head of Corporate & Stakeholder Relations for the United States & Canada from GRI (@GRI_Secretariat) and Connie Lindsey, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion from Northern Trust (@NTCSR). Please use #GRIStandards to join the discussion.
Discussion topics include:
Release of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards and why they are important
Northern Trust’s use of the standards in past and upcoming reports
Evolution of sustainability reporting – where it’s been, where it is and where it’s going
Action items for report writers – next steps, tips and more!
3BL Media tips to get the most from #GRIStandards Twitter Chat:
Follow the main participants and #GRIStandards hashtag.
Submit questions on Twitter at #GRIStandards before the event to get the discussion going early!
Use the #GRIStandards hashtag on your comments that you want to share with the community.
Share tweets you think your followers will appreciate.
Follow interesting participants during and after the chat.
About the panelists:
Head of Corporate and Stakeholder Relations for the United States and Canada
Alyson Genovese is GRI’s Head of Corporate and Stakeholder Relations for the United States and Canada. With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most trusted and widely used standards for sustainability reporting and disclosure. Alyson leads engagement with GRI’s North American network of sustainability reporting organizations, nonprofits, academic institutions, and investment organizations. This includes management of GRI’s GOLD Community network in the US and Canada. Alyson is an accomplished professional in the corporate and nonprofit sectors with more than 20 years of experience in corporate social responsibility, public affairs and stakeholder engagement.
Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion
Connie L. Lindsey is Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion at Northern Trust, Chicago. She is responsible for the design and implementation of the global Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity and Inclusion strategy for Northern Trust. She also provides oversight and leadership to the firm’s response to environmental matters as well as social issues.
Ms. Lindsey is the immediate past National Board President of Girl Scouts of the USA, the highest-ranking volunteer of this 2.7 million-member organization.
Ms. Lindsey is a member of the ASEC Sustainability Assurance and Advisory Task Force, Economic Club of Chicago, Executive Leadership Council, and Vision 2020’s Leadership Circle. She also serves on the Executives' Club of Chicago; Friends of Prentice Board at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Vice President, Philanthropy Co-Chair); Leadership Greater Chicago (Fellow); Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; McCormick Theological Seminary (Trustee); Metropolitan Club; Obama Foundation Inclusion Council (Co-Chair); YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.
GRI is an international independent organization that has pioneered corporate sustainability reporting since 1997. GRI helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others. With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most trusted and widely used standards on sustainability reporting, enabling organizations and their stakeholders to make better decisions based on information that matters. Currently, 40 countries and regions reference GRI in their policies. GRI is built upon a unique multi-stakeholder principle, which ensures the participation and expertise of diverse stakeholders in the development of its standards. GRI’s mission is to empower decision-makers everywhere, through its standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.
About Northern Trust
Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, and affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has offices in the United States in 19 states and Washington, D.C., and 22 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of June 30, 2016, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$6.4 trillion, and assets under management of US$906 billion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit northerntrust.com or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.
Northern Trust Corporation, Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A., incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Global legal and regulatory information can be found at https://www.northerntrust.com/disclosures.
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