Flew to Amsterdam late on Sunday for Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Board meeting. Have just signed on for another three years. Some sadness, with a number of Board members coming to the end of their terms, including John Evans (shown on the right in the first photograph above) and Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace International. But also a very positive outcome, in that we decided to develop a new round (G4) of the GRI reporting guidelines. With the sort of trends spotlighted in our report for GRI, The Transparent Economy, this seems to me the logical next step.
Nightmare moment when I got to the hotel on Sunday evening – and realised that I had left my Mac laptop in the security tray at Heathrow T4. Elaine and Sam helped track down numbers for Lost Property at Heathrow – and Sam called them first thing on Monday, to be told that they had my lost limb in protective care.
Sam then came out to Heathrow this evening, partly to see of her husband Sanjiev and Griff Rhys Jones off to India, where they are filming. But she also trekked across to T3 to get my computer – and reunited me with it almost as soon as I landed. Not sure whether it’s a symptom of ageing or of tiredness, but this sort of thing has been happening rather more often in recent weeks.