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GRI presentation & discussion for companies and investors
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Date: Friday, 26 May 2017
Location: Singapore

Course Overview:

Companies are increasingly recognizing the importance and value of transparency and corporate reporting. This trend is linked to the growing demand for information by stakeholders and increased disclosure requirements by policy makers and regulators worldwide. Transparency and reporting have also become a means for companies to manage and address their sustainability impacts and risks, as well as a tool for investors to identify pre-material data that can impact their returns over the long run.

Sustainability reporting is now a mainstream practice, with 90% of the world’s largest companies disclosing their sustainability impacts. The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) are used by 72% of all reporting companies worldwide, in 90 countries across 38 sectors. They are also referenced into reporting policies in 45 countries. The GRI Standards provide specific reporting guidance, while helping companies understand the value of reporting to meet the growing disclosure expectations.

In line with these global trends, the sustainability reporting landscape in Asia is also evolving rapidly, which presents its own specific challenges and opportunities.  

About the event

This is an invitation-only presentation and discussion conducted by GRI, working in collaboration with CSR Asia and supported by CDL. The event will offer a unique opportunity for companies and investors, operating in Asia, to discuss the value and challenges of corporate sustainability reporting in an evolving landscape.

This event will provide an opportunity for an open conversation with GRI about the concerns and needs around transparency. It will explore how a company can navigate the complexities of sustainability reporting and how GRI can support these efforts. The discussion will be framed around the following key themes:

  • Stock exchanges across the region have begun mandating ESG disclosures, and many listed companies are now facing the challenge of complying. Of particular significance to Singapore is the recent introduction of sustainability reporting on a ‘comply or explain’ basis by SGX.
  • Supply chain reporting is a growing expectation from stakeholders and policy-makers but there are a number of associated complexities.
  • The advent of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Change Agreement create additional expectations and opportunities for organizations.


  • Timothy Mohin, Chief Executive, GRI
  • Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, CDL

About the Speakers Mohin, Chief Executive, GRI

Timothy J. Mohin is the Chief Executive of GRI, developer of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards. A veteran in the field of corporate sustainability reporting, Tim is responsible for leading GRI in achieving its vision of creating a future where sustainability is integral to every organization’s decision-making process.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, Tim was Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). He is also a former Chairman of the Board for the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and former member of the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative’s steering committee.

Previously, Tim founded and led Apple’s Supplier Responsibility program. He also led Intel’s environmental and sustainability functions. Tim started his career with the US government. With the Environmental Protection Agency, he led the development of the toxics provisions of the Clean Air Act Amendments. Later, Tim was senior legislative staff for the Chairman of Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Tim is the author of the book Changing Business from the Inside Out: A Treehugger's Guide to Working in Corporations and a frequent contributor to HuffPost. 

Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited (CDL)

A pioneer CSR practitioner for over 20 years, Esther is instrumental in building up CDL’s sustainability leadership.  

CDL is the first and only Singapore company listed on Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for 8 consecutive years and is currently ranked top real estate company.  It is also the first to be included in leading global sustainability benchmarks such as the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2002, MSCI ESG Research since 2009 and Dow Jones Sustainability Indices since 2011.

A committee member of the Global Compact Network Singapore, which is the local network of UN Global Compact for CSR, Esther is a member of the World Green Building Council’s Corporate Advisory Board and the Urban Land Institute Women’s Leadership Initiative Singapore Steering Committee.   Her latest appointments include a member of the UNEP Finance Initiative Real Estate Work Group, GRI Corporate Leadership Group on Integrated Reporting and Sustainable Stock Exchanges’ Green Finance Advisory Group.

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