GRI Certified Training on Sustainability Reporting

Where once ESG disclosure was the province of a few unusually green or community-oriented companies, today it is a best practice employed by companies worldwide. A focus on sustainability helps organizations manage their social and environmental impacts and improve operating efficiency and natural resource stewardship, and it remains a vital component of shareholder, employee, and stakeholder relations. It is clear that sustainability reporting is here to stay.

The CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development has trained more than 1000 professionals on sustainability reporting process since 2007. There has been great interest and participation from diverse sectors across the country i.e. Manufacturing, FMCG, Infrastructure, Power/Electric Utility, Energy/Fuels, Automobile sectors from Corporate Affairs and Communication, Corporate Planning, Environment - Health and Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility departments.

Who Should Attend?

Sustainability Managers, EHS Professionals, CSR Managers, Finance, Risk Professionals, Company Secretary department in corporates 

A limited number of places are also available for representatives from relevant stakeholder audiences including: supervisory/regulator bodies, banking associations, government agencies, academic institutions, NGO’s, Consultancies involved in sustainability issues. 

About the course 

The course consists of 4 modules which will be delivered through live sessions on the designated date. The GRI-Certified Program on GRI Standards accelerates the adoption of Sustainability reporting skills of senior executives. Delivered in a series of modules online, this certified program can take your your career to the next level. You will become a Sustainability professional who can develop Sustainability disclosures in a global context.

The course spread over two weeks shall cover the topics as mentioned below.  

Course Outline

 Module 1: Introduction to Sustainability & GRI Standards; 5 August 2020 

Sustainability is global megatrend applicable to all industries and governments. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a network-based organization that has pioneered the development of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework and is committed to its continuous improvement and application worldwide since its inception in 1997. The session shall cover introduction to Sustainability and structure of GRI Standards and its linkage to other frameworks.

Module 2: Universal and Topic specific GRI Standards, 7 August, 2020 

The session shall cover 37 Universal and Topic Specific Standards under GRI Standards. 

Module 3: Defining the Reporting Contents- Materiality & Stakeholder Engagement, 10 August 2020 

Stakeholders are expecting more corporate action on the most demanding problems and more access and transparency into what’s behind their sustainability focus. The session shall delve on identification of organization’s most "material issues" and determine what should be reported.  

Module 4: Reporting process as per GRI Standards and best cases, 12 August 2020

 Participants shall learn to prepare and communicate Sustainability report based on GRI Standards. Course shall cover combination of best practices, case examples and exercises to enable participants to learn the best methods of reporting.

 Price : Rs. 15,500 + 18% GST

 Discount options: Group discount -10% (3 or more participants from same organization)

 Certification: Participants completing all four modules will be eligible for a e-certificate directly from GRI.  

August 5, 2020
Shipra Jain