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GRI chief executive to resign after 11 years

Ernst Ligteringen has announced his decision to step down as the chief executive of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) after 11 years in office, effective mid-2015.

Ligteringen said the decision is motivated by his desire to look for a new role.

Under Ligteringen's leadership, the GRI launched the fourth generation (G4) of its sustainability reporting guidelines in May 2013.
"With the dissemination of the new G4 guidelines well in place, the board and Ernst believe that now is a good time for the smooth handover to a new chief executive," GRI chairman of the board Christianna Wood said.

Wood added that Ligteringen will work with the board "on a well-planned transition" and said the selection process to recruit a candidate to succeed him is already open.

"I moved to Amsterdam to lead GRI because I believed in sustainability reporting and its capacity to change the world for the better. It is gratifying to see how businesses and other organizations are benefitting from using GRI's Guidelines to help create a more sustainable world," Ligteringen said.

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