Given the current global awareness to inculcating environmentally sound practices into businesses, it has become increasingly significant to the public that companies conduct business with sustainability in mind, adopting world best practices. Consequently, making such commitments and reporting them suitably can bring many added benefits.
In this program, we expose the necessities of publishing a sustainability report along several established frameworks including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and International Organization for Standardisation (ISO).
This course would expound on the need for Sustainability Accounting Standards, how the standards are designed to fit within the context of sustainability accounting and the implications of sustainability accounting to stakeholders. Implementations of the GRI Reporting Framework would be addressed in addition to the necessities of publishing a sustainability report along the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) established framework. Scenarios would be assessed and guidance would be given for using the GRI Reporting Framework by itself and in combination with other standards such as the ISO which covers a similar range of topics as the GRI Reporting Guidelines in reporting social responsibility and sustainable development issues.
Who Should Attend?
Professionals and Consultants in Public Sectors, NGOs, Civil Society Organisations, Managers, and Officers from the following departments who are interested in sustainability reporting, and aspire to learn more about the frameworks and processes:
- · Credit/Risk Assessment
- · Corporate Communications
- · Corporate Social Responsibility
- · Compliance
- · Sustainability Communications or Assurance
- · Community and Investor Relations.
At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
- understand the basis of and get a clear comparison of the various reporting frameworks:
- Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
- Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
- International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
- decide on a preferred reporting framework, including:
- define the content of the sustainability report
- plan the sustainability reporting process
- connect and engage with stakeholders to enhance the credibility of the sustainability reporting process
- monitor information for inclusion in the sustainability report
- execute final preparation and communication of the sustainability report.