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GRI Certification Training in Sustainability Reporting
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the world's leading framework for sustainability reporting. The GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework can assist you and/or your organization in developing a systematic approach to Corporate Responsibility and sustainability reporting. This two-day training course will help you prepare to effectively manage and report sustainability performance using the GRI Framework. Upon conclusion of training, participants will receive an official GRI Certificate of Completion.
Participants will learn how to manage the sustainability reporting process using the Global Reporting Initiative’s third-generation (G3 and G3.1) Sustainability Reporting Framework, supplemental GRI reporting publications and sustainability reports from leading organizations as case studies.
- publication project management
- stakeholder engagement
- materiality assessments
- GRI coverage assessments
- data collection
- goal setting and GRI principles for boundary setting
- defining content
- ensuring report quality
As the world gears up for the release of the G4 guidelines, participants will be briefed on implications of the proposed changes.
Upon concluding 16 hours of instruction required by GRI, participants will be issued The GRI Certificate of Completion from GRI.
Approach to Training
The course is taught by working sustainability reporting professionals with in-depth knowledge of the GRI Reporting Framework and decades of experience managing enterprise-level reporting projects across a variety of sectors. A blend of instruction, individual and group exercises, sustainability case studies and special guest presentations from local reporting organizations [tentative: GRI, Monsanto, Enterprise] keeps the course engaging and lively.
Who Should Attend
This two-day certification training is designed to encourage participation among a diverse group of professionals looking to enhance their skill sets, such as for-profit and non-profit managers in charge of sustainability activities as well as sustainability consultants and graduate students. GRI is a framework suitable for organizations of all sizes, from all sectors, featuring sector specific metrics that organizations can flexibly adapt to communicate performance in key sustainability areas.
It is not necessary to have worked on a report previously and there are no pre-requisites.
GRI-Certified Training Partners
For a hardcopy of the Announcement click here.