Sustainable Trade and Investment in the Indo-Pacific

To be competitive for trade within the global value chains of international brands, and attract investment from institutional investors, both companies and governments in emerging markets need to show they have sustainability risks in hand. Sustainability reporting is the best way to do so, and using the global standard for reporting ensures the data reported is credible and usable.

Our ‘Sustainable Trade and Investment through Reporting’ (STIR) program aims to increase market transparency and build sustainability reporting capacity in the Indo-Pacific region.  

Supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the ‘Sustainable Trade and Investment through Reporting’ (STIR) program aims to increase corporate transparency on social and environmental impacts to drive sustainable trade and investment in the Indo-Pacific region. This will ultimately contribute to greater stability and reduced poverty in the region. 

With the STIR program GRI: 

  • Supports the capacity of listed companies to disclose their sustainability impacts
  • Promotes a reporting environment conducive to transparency, by engaging market regulators and stock exchanges in the region. 


  • ESG related guidance documents for listed companies on the Colombo (CSE) and Dhaka (DSE) Stock Exchanges. 
  • Providing technical input into the Filipino Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sustainability reporting Guidelines for Publicly Listed Companies (issued February 2019).  
  • 17 capacity building workshops held for Publicly Listed Companies on sustainability reporting since 2017. 
  • 55% increase in downloads of the GRI Standards across the five target countries since 2017.  



Related documents

Advancing modern slavery reporting to meet stakeholder expectations file 26 Nov 2019 English 10 MB

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Interested in our donor-funded programs and contributing to GRI’s mission? We welcome all types of partners: foundations, governments, organizations and individuals.  Contact Asthildur Hjaltadottir, Chief Regional Officer

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