It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Ernst Ligteringen in London, UK, this week. Ernst joined GRI in 2002, and transitioned it from a project that was started under CERES, in Boston, US, into an independent international organization with a solid independent governance structure and system.
by Najada Kumbuli, Officer, Strategic Initiatives at Calvert Foundation
Are you a millennial? I have bad news and good news for you. The bad news is that climate change and gender equality — two key issues you care about — will cost our generation over $30 trillion; that is the equivalent of the American, Chinese and Japanese economies combined. The good news is that, while scary, we can use our voices and investable assets to create real change, quickly!
Does your organization use the GRI Standards to report on its occupational health and safety management and impacts? Do you have transparency requirements that you would like the GRI Standards to address?
by Sean Tennerson, Program Officer, The Case Foundation
For those of you who know the Case Foundation, we’re bullish on the impact investing movement and the power of private capital for public good. While still a relatively small market, impact investments are surging, with some seeing a trillion-dollar market potential by 2020. Against that context, we do a lot of thinking about what is standing in the way of tipping significantly more interested investors to activated investors.
When it comes to communicating impact, there are a number of ways to do it. Creating an impact calculator, sharing data in real time or using social math are just a few tactics. Yet, when it comes to helping donors understand impact, a personal story can go a long way – and the more authentic the better. Now, one nonprofit organization is showing impact on the ground with real, unedited beneficiary stories.
Company Aspires to be the Champion of Ingredient Transparency
SC Johnson, maker of trusted consumer brands like Glade®, Raid®, Scrubbing Bubbles® and Ziploc®, today released “Going Beyond,” its 2016 Sustainability Report. This issue marks the company’s 25th annual report on its environmental and social efforts. Beyond sharing the most recent results from SC Johnson’s sustainability strategy, the report shows how being a family company inspires the company’s decisions and actions in three main areas - Championing Transparency, Protecting the Environment and Improving Lives.