Wipfli LLP: Adopts Global Reporting Initiative framework for sustainability reporting

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Partner Bob Cedergren and Manager Jay Malmquist complete GRI Certified Sustainability Reporting course

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (November 29, 2012) — Wipfli LLP (Wipfli) announced that Wipfli Partner Bob Cedergren and Manager Jay Malmquist have completed the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Certified Sustainability Reporting course.

“In today’s world, there is a heightened sense of corporate responsibility to ensure sustainability for businesses and for the environment,” said Rick Dreher, managing partner of Wipfli. “Wipfli is committed to helping our clients with their sustainability strategies so they can continue to compete in the marketplace well into the future. Bob’s and Jay’s practical experience combined with the GRI course guidance will help advance the firm’s efforts to provide sustainability solutions and help our clients to measure and report their performance.”

GRI is a nonprofit organization that promotes economic, environmental and social responsibility. The organization produces a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that is widely used around the world to enable greater organizational transparency. The framework, including the reporting guidelines, sets out the principles and indicators organizations can use to report their economic, environmental, and social performance. Wipfli utilizes the GRI framework in the firm’s sustainability reporting.

With over 20 years of experience, Cedergren is the leader of the firmwide risk advisory and forensic services practice and the sustainability services of Wipfli LLP. In this role, he oversees and coordinates the strategic direction of the firm’s risk advisory services and forensic services, develops or enhances existing services, and provides consulting services to clients in the area of risk management. He also works with businesses who are seeking sustainability for their business. Cedergren is also a frequent speaker and author on risk management-related topics including risk assessments, sustainability, business continuity planning, and managing internal controls.

As a manager in Wipfli LLP’s risk advisory and forensic services practice, Malmquist specializes in information technology (IT), information security and risk identification, assessment, and mitigation, and sustainability. With more than 20 years of experience, Malmquist advises clients on complex regulations and technical requirements in a manner that simplifies and tailors material for easy understanding.

About Wipfli LLP
With more than 1,000 associates and 22 offices in the United States and India, Wipfli LLP (Wipfli) ranks among the top 25 accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. For more than 82 years, Wipfli has provided private and publicly held companies with industry-focused assurance, accounting, tax and consulting services to help clients overcome their business challenges today and plan for tomorrow. The firm’s clients include manufacturing companies, health care organizations, financial institutions, construction companies, contractors and developers, real estate companies, insurance companies, nonprofit organizations, units of government, dealerships and individuals. Through the firm’s membership in PKF North America, Wipfli can draw upon the resources of 264 firms in 120 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.wipfli.com.