We mark the 25th anniversary of the Global Reporting Initiative by taking a look at recent developments in voluntary ESG reporting with the CEO of GRI.
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In this special episode, host Heather Horn was joined by Eelco van der Enden, CEO of GRI, and Nadja Picard, PwC’s Global Reporting Leader, to discuss the voluntary ESG reporting landscape and why it matters to investors.
In this episode, you will hear them discuss:
  • 0:45 - The 25th anniversary of GRI and increased adoption of its voluntary reporting standards
  • 4:22 - An overview of the main pillars of GRI
  • 12:22 - Why investors are asking for GRI reporting
  • 15:56 - The future of impact reporting
  • 24:40 - The importance of complete, rather than selective, reporting
  • 32:15 - Targets and goals: why transparent reporting matters
  • 38:02 - Looking ahead to the new ESG reporting landscape

For more information about recent developments in ESG strategy and reporting, listen to our previous podcasts that detail ESG incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act and provide insights on ESG disclosures that matter to investors.
About our guests
Eelco van der Enden is the CEO of the Global Reporting Initiative. Prior to this role, Eelco led PwC’s global ESG platform for the Tax & Legal and People Services, and PwC's Tax Administration Consulting practice. Eelco is also Chairman of the Tax Policy Group of Accountancy Europe, and has published multiple articles on tax governance and reporting.
Nadja Picard is PwC’s Global Reporting Leader. In this role she leads PwC’s global initiative to help clients transform their corporate reporting to meet investor and stakeholder demands for trusted and assured reporting beyond financial reporting. Nadja also advises companies on the accounting, corporate reporting, and investor relations requirements in advance of capital markets transactions, especially IPOs.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
Transcripts available upon request for individuals who may need a disability-related accommodation. Please send requests to us_podcast@pwc.com.
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