Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) SDG Insider: Bridging corporate reporting and the sustainability agenda

SDG Insider: Bridging corporate reporting and the sustainability agenda

This year, GRI is launching the second podcast series, building on our expertise in sustainability topics and SDG reporting, including the reporting tools mapping SDG targets to GRI disclosures as the basis. The new series will consist of 6 episodes with speakers, featuring business, civil society, international organizations, financial institutions and other organizations. The topics will cover human rights due diligence, agriculture and food, climate change, labour, and tax. The podcast is also aimed at creating awareness of the importance of impact reporting in relation to the SDGs. Double materiality and corporate reporting landscape will be highlighted as the context critical to understanding societal expectations and stakeholder requirements with regard to sustainability disclosure
Monthly English Netherlands Business · Management
21 Episodes
1 – 20

S2, Ep.2: Adding it up: The risks and rewards of corporate climate reporting

Are businesses really making progress in their efforts to combat climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? In Episode 2 of The SDG Insider podcast, host Ayanda Charlie explores the challenges of corporate climate reporting and the accountability of businesses in achieving their climate goals. From unpacking…
1 Aug 35 min

S1, EP. 17: Partnership for the Goals

We’ve all heard the saying that “the whole is more - or greater - than the sum of its parts”. Inthis episode, Felix Dodds, Sustainable Development consultant credited for his proposal tointroduce the Stakeholder Dialogues at the UN General Assembly back in 1996, andCharlotte Kirby, ​​Vice President of Strategic Relations…
29 Jun 2022 18 min

S1, EP. 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

What should be addressed in order to achieve peace, justice, and strong institutions?In this episode, Michelle Breslauer, Governance and Peace Senior Manager at the UN GlobalCompact, discusses how corporate leadership is moving from pure compliance to a moreethics-driven practice, by helping ensure that businesses incorporate transparency to allaspects of their…
15 Jun 2022 15 min

S1, EP. 15: Life on Land

We depend on terrestrial ecosystems as much as we depend on air to live. In this episode,Elim Sritaba, Chief Sustainability Officer at Asia Pulp & Paper, discusses the importance of reporting. His experience and insights are accompanied with those of Elodie Chene, GRI’sSustainability Standards Manager.
1 Jun 2022 12 min

S1, EP. 14: Life Below Water

The world’s oceans are climate regulators, and their health is ultimately connected to that ofour own. Kate Bonzon, the Oceans Global Initiatives’ Vice President at the EnvironmentalDefense Fund, and Lene Serpa, Head of Maersk’s Corporate Sustainability and ESG,advocate for new strategies that could bring our oceans back into good health.
19 May 2022 15 min

S1, EP. 13: Climate Action

What is needed to reverse the spill of 11 million gallons of oil off Alaska coast?The accident took place about thirty years ago and has led to the birth of Ceres, of whichMindy Lubber is CEO and President. As a well-known global thought leader on climatechange, she has inspired capital…
4 May 2022 17 min

S1, EP. 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

This episode explores how sustainable practices have evolved over time and the currentstates of affairs with Chris Coulter, CEO at GlobeScan, and Michael Kuhndt, ExecutiveDirector at CSCP.
20 Apr 2022 14 min

S1, EP. 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

This episode features representatives from business and government who discuss the roleof reporting in creating sustainable cities and communities.From the business side, Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer at City Developments Limitedand a member of the GRI Supervisory Board, argues that in order to enhance sustainabilityperformance, a company should not only…
6 Apr 2022 14 min

S1, EP. 10: Reduced Inequalities

Poverty does not happen by accident.To discuss related problems as well as solutions to reduce inequalities, we talked to ShankarVenkateswaran, Chair of Oxfam India and one of the founders of ECube InvestmentAdvisors, and Molly Harris Olson, CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand - whoillustrates what supply chain transformation might…
11 Mar 2022 18 min

S1, EP. 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Talking about infrastructure, industrialization and innovation, means talking aboutconnectivity, which forms the foundation of our lives as humans, and here, companies havea leading role to play.In this episode, we will hear from Lena Hök, Executive Vice President of Sustainability andInnovation at Skanska Group - one of the leading project development…
23 Feb 2022 20 min

S1, EP. 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Will focusing on growth alone help us meet the objectives set out in SDG 8, such as promoting sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all? The answer is no, it will not. Hear why from Linda Germanis, Private Sector Engagement Specialist at…
10 Feb 2022 17 min

S1, EP. 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Ensuring access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy - while leaving no one behind - lays the foundation of sustainable development. In this episode, Koen Peters, Chief Executive Officer at Gogla, shares his perspective on the opportunities of the off-grid solar energy industry, and discusses the existing challenges of developing…
26 Jan 2022 16 min

S1, EP. 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

It’s no secret that water is essential to all life on Earth. The episode on SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation features Dennis van Peppen, International Water Programmes Team Lead at the Netherlands Enterprise and Development Agency, and Chong Mien Ling, Chief Sustainability Officer at the Singapore National Water Agency,…
12 Jan 2022 22 min

S1, EP. 5: Gender Equality

It’s a given that we all should have equal access to opportunities, but we are far from there. In this episode on SDG 5: Gender Equality, Danielle Sharaf, Founder and CEO at Switch ITC, and Meral Guzel, Partnerships Manager at the Women's Entrepreneurship Accelerator at UN Women, share insights on…
6 Jan 2022 16 min

S1, EP. 4: Quality Education

In this episode, the former Director of the Environment and Energy Division at the UN Development Programme and convener of the COVID Education Alliance, Dr. Veerle Vanderweerd, and Bo Stjerne Thomsen, Vice-President and Chair of Learning Through Play at the LEGO Foundation, talk about redesigning the traditional education system with…
21 Oct 2021 21 min

S1, EP. 3: Good Health and Well Being

What role does technology and innovation play in promoting good health and well-being, as set out in SDG3? Featuring Dr. Sara Saeed, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Sehat Kahani, Dr. Savanit Boonyasuwat, Vice President of Sustainability Strategy and Management at PTT Global Chemical, and Poom Polachan, PTT Global Chemical’s…
6 Oct 2021 23 min

S1, EP. 2: Zero Hunger

As on old proverb states - give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime - Valerie Bizier, Senior Statistician at FAO, Juliana Meneses, Sustainability Manager at Grupo Nutresa, and Maria Clara Piedrahita, Nutresa Foundation’s…
22 Sep 2021 17 min

S1, EP. 1: No Poverty

Is focusing on poverty alone enough to eradicate it by the year 2030? Anders Gerdin, Programme Manager at Sida, and Zahid Torres-Rahman, co-founder of Business Fights Poverty, advocate for a more holistic approach, insisting that achieving SDG 1 is about working together on the underlying issues that cause poverty in…
8 Sep 2021 18 min
1 – 20