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GRI’s Business Leadership Forum Offers Opportunity to Build Knowledge and Expertise

​How is your organization meeting growing expectations to measure and report on waste prevention, and take advantages of the opportunities presented by circularity?

GRI is launching a Business Leadership Forum (BLF) on the circular economy and waste reporting. Providing expert guidance and peer learning, it will bring together a small group of business executives for a series of interactive sessions over the coming 12 months.

Topics addressed will include circularity trends, mapping waste impacts in the value chain, circularity measurement methodologies, company case studies – and more. A key focus of the BLF will be how to make the most of the new GRI Waste Standard, which launched in May.

As Tim Mohin, GRI Chief Executive, explains:

“The GRI Waste Standard enables companies to critically assess waste generation, raise ambition for circularity and be a driver for improvement. This is about fundamentally challenging the perception of waste, from an unwanted residue to a valuable resource.”

The BLF involves a series of webinars, which will take place within the North America time zones (participation is open to individuals from around the world). An in-person meeting, in the USA, is planned for summer 2021. Find out more about the content and features of the BLF. Registration is open until August 14th.

GRI 306: Waste 2020 supports organizations to report a complete picture of waste impacts in their activities, products and services. Developed by a multi-stakeholder group of experts, it is now freely available as part of the GRI Standards.



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