GRI in Africa

GRI Africa promotes market transparency and drives accountability for organizational impacts in the region. We are based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and work with a wide range of partners in the wider Sub-Saharan area for increased impact.

Countries we are active in:
Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria
Get in touch
Douglas Kativu
Director

Interested in helping advance sustainability reporting or want to learn more about what the GRI Standards have to offer to your organization? We would be delighted to hear from you!

Latest news

Recently, we have been working with the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) and are pleased to have supported the development of their Environmental, Social and Governance Disclosures Guidance Manual.

 

Join the GRI Community

We have a large network of organizations based in Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria and South Africa, committed to demonstrating leadership in sustainable development - join us as a GRI Community member!

Current programs

Thanks to the support from SECO (Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs) and Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency), we are able to advance our mission with two distinct programs - Sustainability Reporting for Responsible Business (SRRB) and Responsible Business for Sustainable Development

Working with capital markets and stock exchanges

We facilitate learning and sharing platforms all across Africa.

For instance, we signed a technical support agreement with the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) to help integrate ESG disclosures within capital markets. This includes supporting the development of ESG disclosure guidelines by ASEA member exchanges for listed companies and providing training on the use of GRI Standards. As part of this work, we are supporting the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), Ghana Stock Exchange, and Eswatini Stock Exchange. 

Access the NSE ESG disclosures guidance manual - a document we provided technical support on, alongside Seven Levers LLP.

We also work closely with the Nigerian Stock Exchange on developing sustainability reporting guidance and providing training to companies listed on the exchange as well as other stakeholder groups such as regulators and investors. Access the sustainability disclosure guidelines we co-developed with them here.

 

Driving uptake of sustainability disclosure

The GRI Standards enable any organization – large or small, private or public – to understand and report on their impacts on the economy, environment and people. As a result, we have been training SMEs to start using the sustainability reporting process to improve their businesses. 

For a glimpse into this work, here are a few videos:

The case of Tipp Focus and how sustainability reporting helped the company enhance brand reputation.

What does ROSE Foundation in South Africa think about the role of reporting?

Zamusi's experience in producing its first sustainability report.

Former CEO of Impahla, William Hughes, offers his advise on the practice of reporting

Meet our Advisory Group

GRI Africa is supported by a multi-stakeholder Advisory Group, set up to provide strategic input on program implementation, network development, and institutional sustainability. The Advisory Group members are drawn from business, academia, mediating institutions and public policy representatives.

Get in touch

Douglas Kativu
Director

Interested in helping advance sustainability reporting or want to learn more about what the GRI Standards have to offer to your organization? We would be delighted to hear from you!

We are global

GRI Africa is part of a larger network of regional offices all over the world. Get in touch with your nearest office to learn what GRI can mean to you.