Introduction to GRI Standards 2021 – What are the Changes for Reporting Companies?

  • November 30, 2021
  • 11 am HKT / 11 am EST

On October 5, 2021, GSSB released its revised GRI Universal Standards, which will come into effect in January 2023. Reflecting comments and feedback received from a global consultation, the revised standards emphasize the importance of sound environmental and social due diligence along the value chain to identify, prevent and mitigate negative impacts and enhance a company’s positive contributions. In doing so, the revised standards integrate responsible business concepts in alignment with UN and OECD instruments.

This webinar will help companies to better understand the updates of GRI Standards 2021 compared to GRI Standards 2016 that might affect their non-financial reporting.

Join ELEVATE’s experts on non-financial reporting, Katie Yewdall and Beat Grueninger on November 30th, and Marcela Romero Merino on November 11th, 2021, for a brief introduction to GRI’s revised reporting standards that will cover the below topics:

  • What are the major changes?
  • What do the revised standards mean for the organization’s next reporting cycle?
  • Where can you find more information about the GRI Standards 2021?

Katie, Marcela, Beat will lead you to the major changes of the GRI Standards 2021 compared to GRI Standards 2016 and will point out the importance of a sound impact assessment as well as supply chain due diligence to fulfill GRI’s reporting requirements. For Marcela’s webinar in Spanish please click here, for Beat’s webinar in Portuguese please click here.


Katie Yewdall

Associate Director, Southeast Asia, Sustainability Consulting, ELEVATE

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Marcela Romero

Director, Sustainability Consulting Americas

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Beat Gruninger

Beat Grüninger

Senior Director, Sustainability Americas

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