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Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings

The Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) is an independent, global, non-commercial, initiative whose mission is to design and continuously improve a generally-accepted ratings standard for assessing the sustainability performance of companies.

Harnessing Sustainabilty Ratings to Move Markets

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The Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) is an independent, global, non-commercial, initiative whose mission is to is to create a world-class corporate sustainability ratings standard as an instrument for transforming the definition of value and value creation by business in the 21st century in a way that aligns with the national and global sustainability agenda.

The last decade has witnessed the rise of sustainability as a defining element of responsible business strategy and performance. As organizations work to address the sustainability challenges of the 21st century, financial markets must develop better ways to assess sustainability performance.

Ceres and the Tellus Institute have partnered on the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) to create a non-commercial, generally accepted sustainability ratings standard that meets the highest standards of technical excellence, independence and transparency.

Tracking results, analyzing data and implementing actions that address sustainability risks and opportunities can no longer be treated as optional, but must instead become integral to a company’s way of doing business. Transparent information not only helps to decrease risk but also highlights sustainability opportunities that have enormous value potential.

To learn more, please visit www.ratesustainability.org/about.

Moving Markets: GISR and the Future of Sustainability Ratings

GISR recently hosted a webinar introducing the GISR Standard Development program. The presentation also discussed the critical issues the sustainability ecosystem faces in shaping the next generation of sustainability ratings.

Click here to view the presentation
Investor Participation

Investors are invited to participate in GISR-sponsored pilot programs to develop and evaluate key performance indicators (KPIs) for measuring corporate sustainability performance or to join GISR as a Supporting Stakeholder.

Participate in our Ratings Survey.

To learn more...
Company Participation

Companies are invited to participate in the GISR pilot programs and play a role in the technical work program associated with developing the GISR Standard or to join GISR as a Supporting Stakeholder.

Participate in our Ratings Survey.

To learn more...
Contact GISR

Boston, MA
Melissa Small
melissa.small@ratesustainability.org
617.247.0700 Ext. 167

Washington, DC
Mark Tulay
mark.tulay@ratesustainability.org
+1.202.536.4421