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GRI high-level roundtable discussion for companies and investors
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Date: Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Location: Hong Kong

Course Overview:
Date: 24 May
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Venue: Hang Lung Properties, Sitting Room, 29/F, Standard Chartered Bank Building

Companies are increasingly recognizing the value of transparency and corporate reporting. This trend is linked to the increasing stakeholders’ demand for information; increased policy and regulatory requirements; but also as a way to manage and address a company’s impacts and risks. Investors are becoming aware of how financially pre-material data can impact their investments’ return over time. About 90% of the world’s largeest companies already disclose their sustainability impacts.

The sustainability reporting landscape is constantly evolving in Hong Kong and more broadly:

  • Stock exchanges across the region have started to enforce mandatory ESG disclosure, and many listed companies are now facing the challenge of preparing their first report.
  • Internationally, the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework is transitioning from GRI G4 to the GRI Standards as the first global standards for sustainability reporting.
  • The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and ratification of the Paris Agreement creates additional expectations for organizations to disclose their response.
  • Supply chain reporting is a growing expectation from both stakeholders and policy-makers.

The GRI Standards – which is used by 72% of all reporting companies worldwide in 90 countries across 38 sectors and referenced into reporting policies in 41 countries – provides specific reporting guidance on sustainability while helping companies understand the value of reporting and meet the growing disclosure expectations.

About the event

Organized by GRI in collaboration with CSR Asia, this invitation only event is a high-level roundtable discussion for companies and investors operating in Hong Kong on the value and challenges of corporate sustainability reporting in an ever-evolving landscape.

This event will be an opportunity to discuss their concerns and needs and understand how GRI can help. It will explore how a company can navigate this ever-increasing complexity of sustainability reporting, including supply chain transparency. 


  • Timothy Mohin, Chief Executive, GRI
  • Richard Welford, Chairman, CSR Asia

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 earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Cortland and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duke University.

Richard_resizeRichard Welford, Chairman, CSR Asia

Richard Welford founded and developed CSR Asia, a consultancy and think-tank, currently with 7 offices in the Asia-Pacific region and known for its pioneering work around corporate social responsibility (CSR). He has over 25 years experience working with the business sector, United Nations, NGOs and other international agencies in the field of CSR with an emphasis on social justice, human rights, governance issues, community development and environmental management.

Richard is currently the adjunct Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok and the University of the South Pacific. He has 25 years of experience in academia, pioneering courses and programs covering a range of issues including shared value, inclusive business, private sector engagement, supply chain risks, human rights and community investment.

Richard is the author of 15 books and numerous refereed articles in the fields of environmental management and sustainable development. He is also the editor of 3 internationally recognized academic journals, developing and promoting research around business and sustainable development.

Richard is also a Board Director of a number of other organisations including ERP Environment, the Compliance Practitioners Association and AIDS Concern.

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