October 04, 2011 13:08 ET

BWise Joins the Global Reporting Initiative Committing to Sustainability Performance Reporting

NEW YORK, NY and HERTOGENBOSCH, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - BWise, the global leader in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) management software solutions, announced today that it is continuing its commitment to support sustainability performance reporting by joining the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). By joining GRI as an organizational stakeholder, BWise further substantiates its dedication to sustainability performance reporting. In fact, BWise has integrated GRI into its independent analyst recognized, leading GRC platform.

The GRI initiative produces a comprehensive Sustainability Reporting Framework that is widely used around the world to enable greater organizational transparency. Ultimately, GRI drives sustainability reporting by organizations. This relationship with GRI provides BWise with access to a network of other organizational stakeholders through meetings and webinars designed to enable the sharing of knowledge and best practice, helping to develop the quality of sustainability reporting.

Mike Wallace, Director of GRI's Focal Point USA, said, "Organizational stakeholders that support GRI help us drive sustainability reporting worldwide. By joining, BWise is committing to work towards a sustainable global economy, and supporting its customers to be more sustainable and transparent."

Robert Pijselman, BWise CEO, commented, "Our global customers not only track, measure and manage financial data systematically, but information on risk reporting and sustainability performance has also become essential in evaluating corporate performance. BWise is a strong believer in Sustainability Performance Reporting as part of an organization's daily operation. With the integration of the GRI framework into the BWise Governance, Risk management and Compliance suite, we enable organizations to implement corporate sustainability reporting into their daily operations using their existing risk management structure and processes."

BWise is hosting an online webinar as part of its collaboration with GRI. The webinar will present best practice and methods to incorporate sustainability performance management into an organization's daily operation. More information is available at

About GRI
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a network-based organization that produces a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that is widely used around the world. Organizational Stakeholders (OS) are at the heart of the global, multi-stakeholder network that constitutes GRI. OS are GRI's core supporters. OS put their name to GRI's mission, contribute their expertise, promote GRI in their own network, have an important governance role and invest in GRI through annual financial contributions. More information:

About BWise
BWise, established in 1994, is the global leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) software. Based on a strong heritage in business process management, BWise delivers a truly integrated and proven GRC platform.

With this platform, BWise supports an organization to track, measure and manage key organizational risk in one integrated system. By doing so, BWise helps customers to be truly in control by sustainably balancing their performance and risks. BWise also enables it customers to increase corporate accountability; strengthen financial, strategic and operational efficiencies; and maximize performance, while understanding risks. Using BWise, organizations are able to comply with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, ISAE3402/SAS-70, PCI, Solvency II, Basel II and III, Dodd-Frank, ISO-standards, European Corporate Governance Codes and many more.

BWise provides for the GRC needs of hundreds of customers, worldwide, across all industries. Customers include AEGON, AngloGold Ashanti, Connexxion, Health Alliance Plan (HAP) of Michigan, LeapFrog, Liebherr, Marathon Oil, Southern Company, Swiss Life, TNT and Transcontinental. BWise has offices in the Netherlands, United States, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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