Saint Louis University

GRI Training Schedule

April 18

Training Section Time Objectives
Breakfast & Registration 7:30am - 8:30am
GRI Overview 8:30am - 10:30am
  • Welcome & Introductions 
  • Overview of GRO and Sustainability Reporting
Break 10:30am - 10:45am
Business Case
10:45am - 11:30am
  • Overview of the business case for Reporting
Lunch 11:30am - 12:30pm
GRI Phase 1:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • List the steps to plan and present a reporting process.
  • Give examples of links between everyday organizational activities and their
    economic, social and environmental impacts based on their own current experience
    and context.
  • Recognize some self-assessment tools for initial evaluation of such impacts.
  • Identify the Global Compact Principles and explain how they can be used in the initial
    evaluation of aspects to report.
  • Identify the goals of the kick off meeting.
Break 2:30pm - 2:45pm
GRI Phase 2:
2:45pm - 4:30pm
  • Identify priority stakeholders in their context and explain why.
  • Justify why stakeholders' input is critical for the success of the reporting process.
  • Explain the difference between a GRI category, GRI aspect and a GRI indicator. 
  • Decide on appropriate ways to consult stakeholders about issues to report.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Guest Speaker
    • Tony Callandro, Senior VP and Partner, Vox Global


April 19

Training Section Time Objectives
Breakfast 7:30am - 8:30am
GRI Phase 3:
8:30am - 11:00am
  • Explain what the GRI materiality principle is and its role to select the indicators for action
    and to report.
  • Explain and give examples of the GRI reporting principles for defining content. 
    • Show using examples, how an organization should report on material indicators
      that they are not ready to be reported.
    • Check internal procedures and systems and make necessary changes to be able
      to monitor the material aspects. 
    • Recognize what decisions about the report content need to be taken by decision
      makers before monitoring.
Break 11:00am - 11:15am
Lunch 11:15am - 12:00pm
GRI Phase 4:
12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Identify what activities need to be undertaken to guarantee the continuity of the
    monitoring process.
  • Explain what needs to be done by an organization to record data and continually
  • Explain and give examples of the GRI reporting principles to ensure quality of
    information in a report. 
  • Establish appropriate performance goals/targets for material indicators.
Break 2:00pm - 2:15pm
GRI Phase 5:
2:15pm - 3:30pm
  • Justify the internal and external value of reporting & evaluate quality of a report.
  • Identify the obligatory components of a GRI report.
  • Explain the difference between self-declared GRI report levels.
  • G4
  • Evaluate GRI reports.
  • Explain what assurance is, the types available and the benefits of getting a
    report assured.
  • Explain what integrated reporting is.
  • Identify the different formats in which the final report can be communicated.
Wrap Up  3:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Questions, Comments, Evaluations


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