Marjella Alma, Manager External Relations; GRI USA Focal Point
Marjella Alma is the Manager of External Relations for the Global Reporting Initiative's Focal Point USA. She has been instrumental in developing and implementing sustainability reporting around the world by advising thousands of reporting organizations and conducting special GRI trainings, speaking engagements and workshops.
She joined GRI in early 2007 as a technical expert, contributing to GRI's technical development team, where she set up the Report Services department. In developing the Report Services department she gained in-depth knowledge of GRI's Reporting Framework implementation and application. Ms. Alma created GRI's unique report assessment methodology "GRI Application Level Check", and became an expert in external verification of sustainability data. For GRI's Sustainability Disclosure Database she developed analytics and benchmarking of sustainability data.
She also coordinated research regarding online reporting and the use of sustainability information by the investor community.
She joined the U.S. team in January 2012.