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GRI Certified Training Seminar in Sustainability Reporting

Last Chance to Sign Up for the GRI Certified Training Delivered by ISOS Group & Brown Flynn!

Submitted by: ISOS Group, LLC

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics

Posted: Mar 19, 2013 – 04:00 PM EST


SAN DIEGO, Mar. 19 /CSRwire/ - The Center for Sustainability at Saint Louis University is proud to announce that GRI Training Partners, ISOS Group & BrownFlynn will be returning to the Saint Louis University campus to provide certification training in Sustainability Reporting using the GRI Framework.

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.

Program Takeaway
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. As the world gears up for the release of the G4 guidelines, participants will be briefed on implications of the proposed changes.

Topics include:

  • 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

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.

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 keeps the course engaging and lively.

It is not necessary to have worked on a report previously and there are no pre-requisites.

Registration Includes

  • GRI-Certified course content
  • Supplemental training content
  • 40-page GRI reporting guidebook
  • Meals and refreshments
  • GRI Certificate of Completion

GRI Certificate of Completion
Upon concluding 16 hours of required instruction, participants will be awarded the GRI Certificate of Completion directly from GRI for their knowledge of the following:

  • GRI, the GRI Framework, and supporting documents
  • Reporting concept, planning, and the reporting process
  • Benefits and challenges of reporting
  • Stakeholder identification, role, prioritization, and engagement
  • The GRI materiality principle and indicator selection
  • Connecting report content and monitoring with policies and goals
  • Quality assurance and application levels
  • Communicating results

Seminar Schedule
Thursday, April 18th, 7:30am-5:30pm
Friday, April 19th, 7:30am-4:00pm

Saint Louis University
DuBourg Hall
221 N. Grand Blvd.
Sinquefield Stateroom


Current Program Sponsors
Boeing Institute of International Business, John Cook School of Business, Saint Louis University
St. Louis Regional Chamber

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For more information, please contact:

Phone: 314-977-3608
Nancy Mancilla ISOS CEO & Co-Founder
Phone: 702-430-8985
Barbara Brown BrownFlynn Co-Founder
Phone: 440-484-0100 ext. 2


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