New Members of GRI’s Global Standard Setting Board

January 18, 2019         By: Payment Week

Amsterdam, 18 January 2019 – GRI is pleased to announce the new appointments to the  Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), reaffirming the commitment to a multi-stakeholder approach in the establishing of the GRI Standards, the leading global standard on ESG reporting.

On 1 January 2019, six new members  began their three year term. As members of the GSSB, they will work with the GRI Standards division to set globally accepted standards for sustainability reporting, in the public interest and according to the vision and mission of GRI.

The new members have been appointed by the Independent Appointments Committee (IAC) to represent the best available combination of technical expertise and diverse experience in sustainability reporting, with a focus on constituency, gender and regional balance. Helena Barton, IAC Chair: “The Independent Appointments Committee believes that the new members of the GSSB will complement and support the variety of expertise needed for the Board to carry out its duties and to uphold the strong multi-stakeholder nature of the GRI Standards”.

In 2019, the new members are:

  • Corli le Roux (mediating institutions),  Independent Specialist, South Africa
  • Gustavo Sinner (mediating institutions), Director, AG Sustentable, Argentina
  • Jennifer Princing (business enterprise), Senior Sustainability Manager, The Dow Chemical Company, USA
  • Rama Krishnan Venkaterswaran (investment institutions), Lead Financial Management Specialist, the World Bank, USA/Zambia
  • Loredana Carta (labor), Project Officer International Trade Union Confederation, Belgium
  • Peter Colley(labor), National Research Director Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union, Australia

GRI and the GSSB would like to thank departing members Sulema Pioli, Vadakepatth Nandkumar, Jürgen Buxbaum and Dwight Justice, who ended their terms on 31 December 2018, and Daniel Ingram and Atilla Yerlikaya, who stepped down from the GSSB earlier in 2018.


About GRI 

GRI is an independent international organization that has pioneered sustainability reporting since 1997. GRI helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance and social well-being. This enables real action to create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone. The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards are developed with true multi-stakeholder contributions and rooted in the public interest.