The Dialectic of Stakeholder Engagement and Strategy Development at the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Posted: 17 Jan 2018
Date Written: January 16, 2018
The development history of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is analyzed, the dominant standard-setter for sustainability reporting. The focus is trained on the organization’s intertwined stakeholder management and strategic management, revealing core ongoing tensions that both led and embodied organizational change. The GRI’s strategy was to cultivate and curate dialectics that resulted in a stream of sustainability measurement frameworks and supporting services for the organization, while reflecting an evolving social movement at the global level.
Keywords: Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Historical Methods, Stakeholder Theory, Social Movement, Dialectic
JEL Classification: M48, M49, Z39
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