Green Plus and GRI: A Comparison

Apr 7, 2011 10:00 AM ET

BrownFlynn's SustainGenuity blog

Green Plus (The Institute for Sustainable Development) has published the second installment in a series it’s doing on its place in the sustainability arena. This installment is a comparison between Green Plus and GRI.

Green Plus is a certification that indicates a significant level of commitment to practicing sustainability. GRI is the most widely used sustainability reporting framework, that also works as a management process tool. Green Plus has defined standards pertaining to sustainability practices (though there is room for flexibility depending on organization type), while GRI encourages organizations to start the reporting process by consulting key stakeholders to determine what are the most material issues to the organization.

Green Plus goes on to highlight other key similarities/differences between itself and GRI. To read the entire post please click here. Please check back for the rest of the installments in the series.

About BrownFlynn

BrownFlynn is a corporate responsibility and sustainability consulting firm. We advise companies on how to integrate responsible practices into their business strategies and how to communicate these practices internally and externally for bottom-line impact. This year commemorates our 15th year in business. To celebrate this special anniversary, we are committing to a year-long effort to educate our community and our world on the importance of sustainability. The launch of our second sustainability report, 15 Minutes of Sustainability.15 Years of BrownFlynn, is the first of many educational activities planned for 2011.