Reporting on Gender Equality and Diversity: A Discourse Analysis of the GRI Framework for Sustainability Reporting

by Erica Lindblom

Institution: Linkping University
Year: 2017
Keywords: Sustainability; diversity; gender equality; social sustainability; sustainability reporting; GRI; WPR; Gender Studies; Genusstudier
Posted: 02/01/2018
Record ID: 2170670
Full text PDF: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-141607


Organizations around the world increasingly publish voluntary sustainability reports. Stakeholders want more information than financial statements, and environmental and social concerns have grown in the past two decades. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework for sustainability reporting is used by most organizations today. This is an analysis of the indicators in the GRI framework used to report on gender equality and diversity. I have used Carol Bacchi's method "What Is the "Problem" Represented to Be?" to discover how the "problems" of gender equality and diversity are presented in the framework and what effects those constructions of the problem might have.