The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the United Nations Global
Compact have released a fully updated and free edition of "Business
Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets."
In a bid to help organisations report on the progress of their
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the new publication offers a
comprehensive inventory for measurable disclosures that relate to each
First published in 2017, the guidance on universal SDG reporting
reflects the latest GRI standards, and the 2022 edition of the UN Global
Compact Communication on Progress questionnaire.
The new publication incorporates metrics from 26 disclosure sources,
including those of the UN Guiding Principles, World Benchmarking
Alliance, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and the
World Economic Forum.
The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022, published this month
by UN Statistics, warns that the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the
Russia-Ukraine war, has hampered progress on the SDGs. With gaps
identified for eight out of 17 of the global goals, the report
emphasises why countries and companies need to step up their efforts to
ensure internationally comparable reporting.
The updated resource by GRI and UNGC is designed to help more
companies to commit to consistent and comparable reporting on their
impacts, as well as identify new business opportunities while
contributing to a better world.