Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability reporting is getting lots of press this week as the UK consulting firm SustainAbility included Starbucks in its list of the top 50 CSR reports (see their Risk and Opportunity report) and Al Gore partners with a former Goldman Sachs executive to start an investment management firm that will invest in industries that have long term and sustainable values. See "Blood and Gore hit funds" in Monday's Financial Times (November 8, 2004).

For more on this topic, the latest issue of the Special Libraries Association Business and Finance Division Bulletin (Fall, 2004) has an article written by Rita Ormsby that outlines the origins of sustainablility reporting and explains how the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) works. More information about GRI can be found in a presentation made at this year's SLA conference.

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