Should you or your clients report using the new G4 sustainability reporting framework? What's the significance of the changes and how do they affect you? What is the right reporting level for your company? What should you do next...?Sustainability reporting is here to stay and expanding its influence. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Sustainability Reporting Framework was launched in May 2013, with the publication of two manuals, adding up to 300 pages of technical guidance. Since then thousands of reporters have been hoping for a short and definitive guide to this new reporting paradigm. This is it!In this expert guide to G4, Elaine Cohen presents an easy-to-follow review of everything any company needs to know in order to decide whether to use the G4 Framework and if so, how. If you want to know what G4 means for corporate reporters, whether they are first-timers, SMEs, experienced global companies or existing GRI reporters at any level, this book is for you. It will give you the answers you need to make decisions, in a user-friendly format, and help you deliver greater value to your own company or your client companies.This book will also help users of reports know what to expect from the new generation of G4 Sustainability Reports and reporting consultants, as they advise clients on reporting process, content and disclosure.
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Abstract About the author Disclaimer Who this book is for Why I wrote Understanding G4 Foreword 1. Why GRI and Why G4? 2. What does a G4 report look like? 3. The language of G4 4. What's different about G4 versus G3?5. How do you start writing a G4 report? 6. What's to look for when developing a G4 report? 7. Will G4 mean no more reporting to other frameworks? 8. Does my G4 report need to be audited? 9. Additional Insights for Reporters and Non Reporters 10. The question on everybody's lips: Will G4 reports be shorter? Author Perspective: The G4 Maturity Threshold List of Figures