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GRI Standards Launch Event Brussels


Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM (CET)

GRI Standards Launch Event Brussels

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Explore the new GRI Standards

GRI, in collaboration with the European Investment Bank and supported by Enel, would like to invite you to join this complimentary event in Brussels.Whether you’re just starting out reporting for the first time, or you’re a seasoned reporter, this event is designed to give you an interactive,detailed overview of the very latest development in sustainability reporting.

You’ll be guided through the benefits of the new GRI Standards, gaining an excellent oversight on the changes from the GRI G4 Guidelines. You’ll also have ample opportunity to ask questions to the experts who have been instrumental in developing the Standards, and to network with fellow peers, exchanging knowledge with those striving to be at the forefront of developments in the reporting landscape.



12:00pm - 01:30pm Exclusive Gold Community Lunch (at Park Side Brasserie, 

                              24 Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée, 1040 Brussels,

                              only two minutes walking distance from EIB) 


Program: European Investment Bank  

01:30pm - 02:00pm Registration and Networking

02:00pm - 02:10pm Welcome and introduction by Mr. Mikolaj Dowgielewicz, 

                              Director General, Brussels Representative at European Investment Bank

02:10pm - 02:15pm Introduction by Eric Hespenheide, Interim Chief Executive, GRI 

02:15pm02:25pm Keynote speech by Erik Nooteboom, Head of Unit,

                            Accounting and Financial Reporting, European Commission

02:25pm - 03:10pm GRI Standards Presentation

                                 by Bastian Buck, Director Reporting Standards, GRI 

03:10pm - 03:40pm Q&A with the audience

03:40pm - 04:00pm Networking Break 

04:00pm - 04:30pm Panel Discussion on Europe's leadership in corporate transparency

Moderator: Eszter Vitorino, Senior Manager Public Policy, GRI


- Marina Migliorato, Head of Sustainability Innovation and Stakeholders Engagement,

                              Sustainability, Enel S.p.A.

- Tero Pietilä, Head of Division, Corporate Social Responsibility, EIB;  

- Jan Noterdaeme, Senior Advisor at CSR Europe

- Flavia Micilotta, Executive Director, Eurosif 

04:30pm - 04:50pm Q&A with the Audience 

04:50pm - 05:00pm Wrap-up and closure by Eric Hespenheide, Interim Chief Executive, GRI 

05:00pm - 06:30pm Reception 



Registration is completely complimentary, however, as we have limited space we encourage early registration to secure your place. Registration is limited to 1 place per organization (2 places for GRI GOLD Community members). 

By registering for this event you accept the terms and conditions as listed here.

Event host

European Investment Bank

Supporting partner 


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The full overview of GRI Standards Launch Events is available here (list will be updated on a regular basis).

Click here for information on GRI's Certified Training Program.

Click here for more info on the Standards Pioneer Program. 

Have questions about GRI Standards Launch Event Brussels? Contact GRI

When & Where

European Investment Bank
Rond-Point Robert Schuman, 6
B-1040 Brussels

Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM (CET)

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GRI is an independent international organization that has pioneered sustainability reporting since 1997. GRI helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance and social well-being. This enables real action to create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone. The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards are developed with true multi-stakeholder contributions and rooted in the public interest.

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