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Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

Navigating the Way to Sustainability...

Governance & Accountability Institute is organized as the “Sustainability Headquarters™” for clients in the corporate community and in the investment and financial services sector. Our team provides strategic advice and counsel on a wide range of issues and topics related to sustainability, corporate responsibility, disclosure and reporting, ESG performance, and stakeholder (third party) engagement. 

The Institute is a for-profit company organized almost a decade ago by professionals experienced in issue and crisis management, enterprise risk management, corporate communications, corporate governance, and corporate responsibility. 

G&A Institute is currently the only data partner for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland. We conduct extensive research on corporate and institutional disclosure and reporting in these countries, and globally in countries around the world. No other consulting organization has the breadth and depth of experience on corporate sustainability and responsibility reporting, and associated resources and research capabilities of the G&A team. 

The G&A portfolio of resources and services for clients includes strategic counseling and implementation for the corporate and institutional sustainability journey. 

We provide global ESG issue monitoring and research; stakeholder identification, prioritizing, monitoring, backgrounding, and engagement; customized ESG, CR and Sustainability-focused research; comprehensive issues management services; advice on corporate responsibility strategies and programs; support investor relations and assistance in corporate responsibility / sustainability reporting, disclosure and communications. 

The G&A Institute team members are expert in the many dimensions of corporate ESG and Sustainability – and the third party frameworks that help companies provide a comprehensive view of the impact of environmental and energy, social/society issues and corporate governance factors of interest to analysts, investors and a broad range of stakeholders. ("ESG" performance.) 

Highlights of the specific resources and services portfolio available to clients are described in our services section of the site. Note that these services are closely aligned and integrated – these are the important parts of the whole of our world class deliverables for client organizations. The G&A team recommend the integration of important elements of our strategies and programs for clients to maximize their return on sustainability and create long-term sustainability and responsibility success. 

We help companies and organizations navigate their sustainability journeys. 

Note: The G&A Institute GRI data partner activities are pro bono. The mission of the Institute is to be a knowledge-sharing organization, working with partners and collaborators to help to advance the thematic of corporate sustainability and responsibility.

Our Services

G&A services are broken down into three service related categories.

Making the Case for Sustainability

Selections from G&A's Sustainability Update blog making the case for sustainability...

For Business

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In brief: Profits and growth are only two legs of a three-legged stool, with sustainability just as important, says a new study. Is corporate growth and profitability “hard wired” to sustainability and trust? Important question! The answer (a declarative “yes”) …Continue reading

For Investors

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Many corporations that endeavor to be sustainable become a bit nervous as we pass Labor Day in the USA. The rebalancing of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes is traditionally announced at that time. Is my company in? Out? Increasingly, CEOs …Continue reading