19 May '11, 8pm

5 Reasons Why GRI is the New LEED

5 Reasons Why GRI is the New LEED

As if that weren’t enough, GRI has one additional reason it’s set apart from the crowd – one that’s particularly important to Triple Pundit readers. Many reporting guidelines focus primarily on environmental issues because energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are easier to measure than social issues. Further, most of the economic and political risk that companies face from bad behavior falls on the environmental side in the form of fines and environmental clean-up. However, social issues are extremely important to a company’s overall sustainability record, and any reporting protocol worth its salt needs to have a means for considering them. GRI has this in spades with its most recent set of priorities including: human rights, community impacts, and gender in addition to all of those issues most specific to environmental sustainability.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/5-reasons-why-gri-is-...

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