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GRI Conference on Sustainability Reporting 5-6 October 2006 in Amsterdam

Tuesday August 22, 2006

GRI Conference Update – August 2006



confbanner   enterLeading speakers and excellent program confirmed
GRI's global conference and G3 Guidelines launch, being held 4-6 October in Amsterdam, is shaping up to be the landmark sustainability and reporting event of 2006, with all plenary and most leadership track speakers confirmed, and the highly relevant and informative program finalized. 550 participants are already confirmed and a total of 1000 are expected. If you have not yet registered please click here to register now. If you have already decided to attend, then please forward this message to others who also should attend.
enterPlenary sessions with leaders from business and civil society
  • Al Gore, former Vice President USA, Chairman Generation Investment Management
  • Achim Steiner, Executive Director UNEP
  • Margot Wallström, Vice President European Commission
  • Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of Anglo American and GRI board member
  • Gerd Leipold, Executive Director, Greenpeace International
  • Stuart Hart, Samuel Johnson Professor, Cornell University
  • Björn Stigson, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Hugh Y. Scott-Barrett, Chief Financial Officer, ABN AMRO
  • Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director, Oxfam International
  • Richard Edelman, Edelman, USA
  • Gerard Kleisterlee, CEO Royal Philips Electronics
  • Mervyn E. King, First Vice President, Institute of Directors, South Africa
  • Ricardo Young, President of the Board of Directors, Instituto Ethos, Brazil
  • A. N. Singh, Deputy Managing Director, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, India
  • Ricky Fukada, Chair, Keidanren - Council for Better Corporate Citizenship, Japan
  • Dan Gagnier, Senior Vice President, Alcan, Canada

What do you know about your sustainability impact? Every organization should know, and the opening plenary on Thursday will help you find out. Thursday’s second plenary asks how sustainability reporting can enhance trust. The closing plenary on Friday looks to the future, with Al Gore, Margot Wallström and other keynote speakers posing the crucial question of our time: what is the future of sustainability?

enter 14 leadership tracks focused on key issues
Leadership tracks are smaller sessions focussed on specific parts of the sustainability reporting picture. Space is limited so please register now! Leadership tracks answer key questions like what is the business case and global best practice? How are emerging and capital markets handling sustainability reporting? How does reporting underpin corporate governance, assurance, and the license to operate? Each session has an experienced chair and expert speaker who set the scene for panel discussion and audience involvement. Read more here.

enterAchim Steiner, UNEP, confirmed for opening plenary session
Outstanding senior leaders from business and civil society have confirmed for all plenary sessions. Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, is the most recent confirmation for the opening plenary on Thursday morning, which looks at what we know about our sustainability impact. Read more here.

enterFinal plenary looks to the future
Al Gore, former Vice President of the USA, and now Chairman Generation Investment Management, is confirmed for the closing plenary session on Friday that will pose perhaps the most important question of our times: what is the future of sustainability? Helping answer will be Margot Wallström, Vice President European Commission, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of Anglo American and GRI board member, and Hugh Y. Scott-Barrett, Chief Financial Officer ABN AMRO. Read more here.

enterRichard Edelman to lead plenary on trust
Pioneer of the agenda setting Annual Edelman Trust Barometer, Richard Edelman, President & CEO of Edelman, will chair Thursday’s second plenary on how sustainability reporting can enhance trust. Jo Confino, Executive Editor of The Guardian, will also help lead the panel discussion. Read more here.

enterTech Fair gearing up with SAP onboard
Seven technology developers have confirmed for the Tech Fair, but some space is still available for more. Contact Ara Avakian urgently to reserve your place.

Integrated technology tools that streamline sustainability reporting are the way of the future and are being embedded in management reporting systems. Tech Fair presenters include SAP, Credit 360, Enablon, Hyperion, Proventia, Technidata.
Read more here.

enterFuture Now Forums - ideas and techniques to sustain us all
ABN Amro logo Led by supporters and users of the GRI Guidelines, these 12 forums include workshops and debates on microfinance, public agency reporting and many other topics. Conference premium sponsor ABN AMRO will lead a forum on the Equator Principles. All Future Now Forums are being held
on Wednesday 4 October between 14:00 and 17:00 at the Hotel Okura (the main conference venue). For more information or to register please contact the host. Click here for information.

enterSee and Believe Visits
On Wednesday 4 October visit examples of sustainable development in action. See and Believe visits give hands-on insight into how these projects were set up and developed, exploring both the underlying technology and the management and implementation challenges.

Nuon cool cooling for ABN Amro
Visit one of Amsterdam’s most innovative examples of low energy use building design – conference premium sponsor ABN Amro’s energy efficient headquarters.
Click here for details.

enterGRI Global Network Dinner
All participants are invited to the free GRI Network celebration dinner on Thursday 4 October at the Amsterdam Passenger Terminal. The dinner is in recognition of years of hard work by the individuals and organizations that created the GRI Guidelines. Meet sustainability practitioners from around the globe, and enjoy musical entertainment, fine food and a wonderful view over the Amsterdam waterfront. Family members and companions are also welcome, however a fee of € 50 applies (payment can be made at the time of registration).

enterTop Amsterdam venue for Organizational Stakeholder dinner
Amsterdam’s renowned Scheepvaart Museum (Maritime Museum) is confirmed for the exclusive Organizational Stakeholder (OS) dinner on Wednesday 4 October. Speakers include Mr. Leo van Wijk, CEO, KLM Group and a member of GRI’s Board of Directors. The event is in recognition of the vital support that OS give to the ongoing GRI mission. If you would like to attend but are not yet an OS please join now to take advantage of the discount conference fee and other OS conference benefits.

Deadlines for public submissions on the Apparel and Footwear Sector Supplement, and survey responses to the Centre for Public Agency Sustainability Reporting are both fast approaching!

The open invitation to submit impressions and opinions on the Apparel and Footwear Sector Supplement to the working group closes 28 August 2006. Review the Supplement here. The Centre for Public Agency Sustainability Reporting has released a survey on the use of the Public Agency Sustainability Sector Supplement. If you are interested in reporting by the public sector, have a look today as the deadline for survey submissions is 25 August 2006. Lend us your expertise and have your say–get involved today!