The GRI Focal Point USA office, led by Mike Wallace, has been building momentum since its announcement on October 13, 2010. The office is supported by donations from the Big 4 accounting firms (KPMG, Deloitte, PwC and E&Y), and is being hosted by The Conference Board in NYC.

Over the past year Wallace has been actively responding to the growing demand for ESG reporting in the USA through a range of outreach/engagement efforts, according to the press release. Since the announcement the office has participated in the Harvard Integrated Reporting conference and e-book (The Landscape of Integrated Reporting: Reflections and Next Steps), as well as presentations at events such as the GreenGov Symposium, NAEM Board of Regents, Triple Bottom Line Reporting, Justmeans – Social Media, SRI in the Rockies and the Canadian Investor Relations Institute.

The office and its founding sponsors are hosting the formal 100 Day Event for its inception on January 31, 2011. The event will highlight the latest developments in the sustainability and ESG reporting field, as well as outline plans for continued efforts in the U.S.

To read the full press release click here. To stay connected with the office’s latest developments, join the LinkedIn group or browse the web pages.