I attended last week to the first GRI regional conference in Melbourne, went to seminars, took part in workshops, got exhausted with the last 3 hour world-café-style session, read posters, joined the LinkedIn’s group discussions, liked many topics, felt indifferent about many others, compulsively tweeted, and perhaps ended up with an overwhelming amount of information. Now – after a few days to digest it all, what to highlight?
Well. I listened and talked about the connections between reporting and the transition to a sustainable economy; about innovation in sustainability reporting and communication; about how reports are read and used; about how ESG data can create value; and about a hundred others in and out of the sessions. But looking back it seems that most of the discussions were shaped around two central ideas: integrated reporting, and mainstreaming reporting.