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Matthew Rusk

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Head of GRI North America
United States of America
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Matthew Rusk is Head of GRI North America, based in New York City. GRI is the independent, international non-profit standard-setter that creates the global common language for impact reporting to foster transparency, organizational accountability, and informed decisions to advance sustainable development in the interest of all. The GRI Standards are the world’s most widely used standards for sustainability reporting that are used by 78% of the world’s largest companies, over 11,000 organizations, and the majority of the Russell 1000. Matthew advances GRI’s mission by increasing regional knowledge and use of the GRI Standards by organizations of all sizes and types. He oversees the North American GRI Community of over 80 members committed to advancing corporate transparency and works with other corporates and service providers to raise awareness about the latest disclosure developments, best practices, and GRI resources including the GRI Professional Certification program, GRI Academy, GRI Certified software, and GRI Services. Matthew leads GRI’s North American external engagements with assorted constituency groups to build partnerships and collaborations between GRI and key stakeholders.

Matthew joined GRI with over a decade of experience managing Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility strategy development, implementation, and reporting for organizations in various industries. He helped establish and promote new sustainable best practices and reporting standards in the entertainment industry by working with Disney, Warner Media, The Producers Guild of America, and others. Matthew worked on the advancement of sustainability and CSR programs in the fashion and design industry while serving as North American Sustainability Manager for Swarovski. He has a Bachelor’s in business administration from Villanova University, an Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology, is a LEED Green Associate, and a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional.

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