GRI in South Asia

GRI started an India operation in 2010, later expanding its regional reach to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal. The South Asia team comprises of four colleagues based in New Delhi and Mumbai. 

GRI South Asia actively works with experts, policymakers, academia, professional institutions, stock exchanges, international organizations, civil society organizations and other partners in the region, to advance sustainability reporting in a manner fit for each organization’s purpose. 

Our Programs

South Asia Charter on Sustainability Imperatives

As an outcome of the GRI South Asia Summit, held in July 2020, we led the development of a Charter on Sustainability Imperatives, which commits to a decade of urgent action in South Asia to ensure the completion of the SDGs. Organizations that sign the Charter are committing to a series of actions, including:

  • Public disclosure of their understanding of sustainability, either through a regularly published document or on an online platform.
  • State the specific SDGs they identify as material, setting out how they relate to their business and are integrated in their strategies and plans.
  • Commit to at least two new initiatives linked to the SDGs and showcase the impacts and business benefits that they lead to.

This multi-stakeholder based charter is available for all organizations in the region to take part in. Sign up here to indicate interest and we will be in touch.

View current Charter members and signatories here.

SDG Agenda 2030 South Asia Initiative  

Now in its second phase, this program promotes SDG action through corporate SDG reporting. The objective is achieved through capacity building and peer learning amongst SDG corporate members through dialogue forums. 

Sustainability and Transparency Consortium 

Bringing together key players in the South Asian corporate responsibility and sustainability landscape, this multi-stakeholder network supports GRI South Asia to make sustainability reporting standard practice throughout the region.  

We are thankful to these organizations for supporting the successful implementation of the two programs.

Sustainable Trade and Investment through Reporting program 

This DFAT (Australia Department for Foreign Affairs & Trade) supported program works with regional stock exchanges and regulators to issue ESG guidance and training for publicly listed companies in the practice of sustainability reporting It aims to contribute to more sustainable trade in South Asia in the long-term.  

Learn more about how we are driving uptake of sustainability reporting in Bangladesh and collaborating with the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) by viewing our flyer - available in English and Bangla - or watching our video.

To explore related work in Sri Lanka and get more information about our partnership with the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), please access our flyer here.

SIDA: India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka 

We support SIDA’s (Swedish International Development Agency) program in the region to further the SDGs. GRI South Asia worked closely with key organizations to build the capacity of companies and report users on sustainability reporting and SDGs. 

Get in touch!

Interested in using the GRI Standards or helping advance sustainability reporting in the region? Contact us and we’ll be in touch.

Aditi Haldar, Director

Latest updates

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Swiss Government renews GRI partnership to spread sustainability reporting globally

New GRI-SECO program will foster responsible business practices in Africa, Hispanic America and South East Asia

22 Jun 2021
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Growing momentum for sustainability reporting in South Asia

GRI research highlights corporate sustainability trends in the region

17 May 2021
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Enhancing reporting capacity in Sri Lanka

GRI and Colombo Stock Exchange recognized by UNCTAD

19 Nov 2020
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Charter for sustainability action in South Asia

Milestone reached as organizations commit to support the SDGs

24 Aug 2020
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Visiting directions

The GRI South Asia Hub is located at the offices of BSI Group India:

Mira Corporate Suites, Plot No 1 & 2 Ishwar Nagar, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110065.

View the location on Google Maps.