Conversation on the Global Reporting Initiative with Mike Wallace, Director of Sustainability Reporting Framework
Hosted by the Center for Corporate Environmental Performance and UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Networking with food and refreshements @ 5 p.m. Presentation begins @ 6 p.m.
UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and the Anderson School of Management is honored to host Mike Wallace, the Director of Sustainability Reporting Framework for the Global Research Initiative (GRI). The event will provide an update on the GRIs role in the field, as well as discuss the latest sustainability reporting trends ranging from the use of GRI reports by Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Nasdaq, to developments on sustainability reporting developments within the European Commission and the US Security Exchange Commission.
We will also hear from company’s who are active participants in the GRI, as Organizational Stakeholders, GRI Reporters and active members of issue and sector specific working groups. They will speak on their experiences with sustainability reporting and the GRI.
The GRI is a network-based non-profit organization that has pioneered the development of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework. Over 77% OF THE Global 250 refer to the GRI Guidelines as they tell their sustainability story. As a 12-year old non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, the GRI’s mission is to continually improve sustainability reporting through the development and dissemination of reporting standards.
About the speaker:
Mike has 20 years experience providing strategic advisory services to corporations, governments and NGOs seeking to develop sustainability initiatives. Including Environmental Resources Management (ERM), Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and California Center for Land Recycling (CCLR), as well as with running his own consultancy practice. This has enabled him to integrate an exceptional understanding of environmental, social & governance issues with proven management consulting expertise.
Mike is responsible for the GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Framework (SuRF), which represents the principal vehicle for the pursuit of GRI’s mission. He is directly responsible for the activities of the SuRF Team, which is charged with maintaining the integrity and the development of the SuRF. As well as representing GRI externally to various institutions with regards to the application and development of the SuRF specifically and the development of sustainability reporting in general.
For more event information please contact:
UCLA Institute of the Environment
Download File: Directions-for-GRI-Conference-at-UCLA.pdf