Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings
Harnessing Sustainabilty Ratings to Move Markets
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.