Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Ernst Ligteringen is Chief Executive of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an international organization with a mission to make sustainability reporting standard practice, driving its vision of a sustainable global economy. Ligteringen has been Chief Executive of GRI since 2002, when GRI was established as an independent organization with an international Secretariat in Amsterdam. Ligteringen is a member of GRI’s multi-stakeholder Board of Directors.
Before joining GRI, Ligteringen worked for more than 20 years at various non-governmental and international organizations. His positions included postings in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, as Executive Director of Oxfam International, Director of Programme Coordination of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Consultant to the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization at the ILO.