Sustainability Reporting Seminar, October 25, 2019 (Makati City)

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Topic Overview

For over the past years now, humans have been trying to fight climate change. Even companies are also trying to hop in on the trend. And one great tool that they communicate their efforts on becoming sustainable is through a Sustainability Report, which is a document that tells the stakeholders about the organization’s governance, scale, CSR activities and other efforts on how it decrease environmental impacts.

One of the most popular Sustainability reporting guideline is GRI, which stands for Global Reporting Initiative. It is used in X countries and X governments have referenced it in their policy making.

“Sustainability reporting has traditionally been an annual exercise for corporations and other organizations, but in order to make it truly relevant and useful for decision makers, whether they are executives, investors or consumers, we need to think about how to make it more current or even forward-looking.”

Program Overview

This 1-day course will educate participants on the basics of sustainability reporting and the fundamentals of preparing a sustainability report in accordance to the GRI Standards. The program will also include basic understanding on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how to report on them through Sustainability Reports. It will introduce the universe of sustainability reporting, the contents, the principles including the purpose behind it.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training, participants are expected to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of sustainability reporting: What, why and how
  • Give a working knowledge on how to make a sustainability report
  • Learn about the key concepts of GRI
  • Develop an understanding on how to create a sustainability report using GRI guidelines

Program Duration

1 day

Who should attend:

  • Corporate Communication Officers
  • Sustainability Officers/Specialist/Coordinators
  • Professionals who would want to make a career shift on sustainability Reporting
  • Individuals who are advocates of Sustainability, seeking to be educated on this subject matter

Program Outline

 Overview of Sustainability

  • What is Sustainability
  • History - UNSDGs
  • Benefit/Purpose

 What is Sustainability Reporting(SR)

  • Definition
  • How and why it started
  • Importance of SR for a Business
  • Key elements to be included in the report

 Standards related to Sustainability & Reporting

  • Integrated Reporting (IIRC)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (ISO 26000)
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

 Overview of GRI - Definition, and Background History

  • How GRI guidelines are made
  • Format
  • o How different it is from other reporting guidelines

 GRI Module

  • Overview of the GRI format
  • Terminologies
  • Elements found in the module

 What are the GRI guidelines

  • Criteria to comply to GRI standards 2 Types of Options for Disclosures
  • Core
  • Comprehensive

 How does it look like on paper - Application

  • Sample SR using GRI standards

 Steps in building an SR using GRI

  • Choosing approach for disclosure
  • Materiality process - Stakeholder engagement
  • Data Collection
  • Building the outline using Environment, Social, Governance (ESG)

 GRI indexing - GRI content index GRI reference

 Workshop

  • Review of Sustainability Report and Disclosures

 Summary & Wrap up


Register here or contact us at (02) 638-9570 or sales@gcssinc.com / trainings@gcssinc.com.

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