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GRI Standards Launch Event Chicago


Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM (CST)

GRI Standards Launch Event Chicago

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Explore the new GRI Standards with the experts

GRI, in collaboration with Northern Trust, BrownFlynn and Sustainserv, invites you to join this free event. Whether you’re a sustainability reporting beginner, or a seasoned reporter, this interactive session is designed to give you a detailed overview of the very latest developments in sustainability reporting.

You’ll be guided through the benefits of the new GRI Standards, gain insights 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. Network with fellow peers, exchange knowledge and be at the forefront of the latest developments of the reporting landscape. 


07:00am-07:45am Registration, Breakfast and Networking 

07:45am-07:50am Introduction by Michael O'Grady, President of Northern Trust

07:50am-08:30am GRI Standards Presentation including Q&A with the audience,

                                by Eric Hespenheide, Interim Chief Executive, GRI

08:30am-09:20am Panel Discussion 

                                 moderator: David Armon, Chief Marketing Officer, 3BL Media 


      • Barb Brown, Principal & Co-owner, BrownFlynn; 
      • Helena Barton, Partner, Deloitte and Chairman of the GRI Stakeholder Council 
      • Connie L. Lindsey, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion, Northern Trust

09:20am - 09:30am  Wrap-up and closure by Eric Hespenheide



Registration is free of charge. Space is limited so we encourage early registration to secure your place. Registration is limited to 2 places per organization (3 places for GRI GOLD Community members). 

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

Event host

GRI would like to thank Northern Trust for hosting this event.


supporting partners 

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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.

Have questions about GRI Standards Launch Event Chicago? Contact GRI

When & Where

Northern Trust
50 South La Salle Street
entrance from Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM (CST)

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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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