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Call for Applicants to Support GRI’s Standard Setting

Strengthening private sector representation on Global Sustainability Standards Board

Published 10-22-19

Submitted by Global Reporting Initiative

The governance body with sole responsibility for developing and implementing the GRI Standards is looking for a new member who is representative of business enterprises.

The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) seeks to be inclusive across sectors, functions, geographic boundaries and constituency groups. There is a vacancy for an individual of high integrity from the private sector, with in-depth knowledge and practical experience of sustainability reporting and a deep understanding of its broader context.

This current opening applies only to individuals from business enterprises. Please note that consultancy businesses are considered part of mediating institutions in the GRI definition of constituency groups.

The nomination period is open from 17 October to 7 November. This follows a wider call earlier this year for opportunities across GRI’s various governance bodies. In all cases the start date will be from 1 January 2020.

Applications are considered by GRI’s Independent Appointments Committee, which seeks to balance regional and gender diversity in its appointments to the GSSB.

See here for details of how to apply, the nomination process and position requirements. The GSSB appointment is on a voluntary basis and for a three-year term.

For further clarification on the GSSB’s responsibilities, and the current representatives from business enterprise constituencies, visit the GRI Standards website.

Headquartered in Amsterdam (Netherlands) with regional offices around the world, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the independent international organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate their sustainability impacts. The GRI Standards is the most widely used sustainability reporting framework globally.

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The Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) vision is that reporting on economic, environmental, and social performance by all organizations becomes as routine and comparable as financial reporting. GRI accomplishes this vision by developing, continually improving, and building capacity around the use of its Sustainability Reporting Framework.

An international network of thousands from business, civil society, labor, and professional institutions create the content of the Reporting Framework in a consensus-seeking process.

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