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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 2-Day Certified Training

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 2-Day Certified Training

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Elaine Aye
Regional Manager | Associate
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September 27, 2018
8:00 AM, PST
The Commonwealth, 421 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204


Organizations around the world are increasingly turning to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards to help them understand their impacts as a business on critical sustainability issues, and effectively communicate their efforts to stakeholders with greater transparency. The efficacy of implementing this framework is dependent upon reporting practitioners like you.

The GRI Certified Training Program introduces attendees to the most current version of the GRI framework. This 2-day course provides an overview of the reporting process, presents strategies to enhance sustainability and buy-in within an organization, explores challenges and benefits of reporting, and touches on the GRI Standards Exam. No previous knowledge of GRI is necessary.

As a GRI Certified Training Partner, RWDI offers Certified Training Courses throughout the United States.

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Learning Objectives

Supported by reporting case study examples and exercises that provide valuable context to a complex system of standards, in this training you will learn how to:

  • Communicate the importance of sustainability and need for action on environmental, social and governance issues.
  • Communicate the benefits of sustainability reporting within a reporting organization.
  • Build relationships with stakeholders, promoting transparency & credibility.
  • Promote strategic decisions, cross-functional collaboration & integration.
  • Establish systems and processes to gather timely and accurate data.
  • Assess material impacts & gather diverse insights from inside and outside company walls.

Dates & Times

27 & 28 September 2018
8am - 5pm PST


  • Elaine Aye
  • Kellee Jackson

What is Included? 

A light breakfast and full lunch services is provided. Attendees will receive printed copies of presentation slides, a Participant’s Booklet, a copy of the GRI Standards, and a Certificate of Completion. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to class. Who should Attend? Sustainability reporting brings together a diverse team of changemakers. We recommend this training to the following job sectors:

Who should Attend? 

Sustainability reporting brings together a diverse team of changemakers. We recommend this training to the following job sectors: 

  • Sustainability consulting 
  • Communications and marketing 
  • Investor relations 
  • Public relations 
  • Stakeholder relations 
  • EHS consulting 
  • Fundraising & HR professionals 
  • Students & educators


Early Bird [End’s August 27th]
$895 standard or $495 with valid student ID and email

Fixed [August 28th – September 24th]
$995 standard or $595 with valid student ID and email


Email our education programs specialist at molly.broder@rwdi.com

We look forward to meeting you.

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  • Program Topics

    Introduction and overview of the GRI Standards

    • Sustainable development
    • Sustainability reporting
    • About GRI and the multi-stakeholder approach
    • Useful terminology, structure, and using the GRI Standards
    • Other standards and frameworks

    GRI Standards

    • GRI 101: Foundation
    • GRI 102: General disclosures
    • GRI 103: Management approach
    • Topic-Specific standards

    Starting the Reporting Process

    • Applying the reporting principles
    • Reporting general disclosures
    • Identifying material topics and boundaries
    • Reporting on material topics
    • Reporting in accordance
    • Presenting and compiling information 

    Additional resources