ESG Reporting using the GRI Framework (Virtual Classroom)

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ESG Reporting using the GRI Framework (Virtual Classroom)

This ESG online training is being delivered live in two 4-hour sessions which run from 13:00 – 17:00 London (UK).

A growing number of investors, both institutional and retail (non-institutional), and in developed and emerging markets alike, look at ESG risks as a testing ground for their portfolio companies. The ones that perform well on ESG are well-positioned for the future and have better chances of adapting their products and services to a global consumer base that is increasingly pushing for environmental protection, respect for human rights and corporate transparency. The number of financial institutions that integrate ESG in their decision-making processes is on the rise globally, and it is expected to increase in a post-Covid economy as studies have shown that companies with high ESG ratings held up better than their competitors during the crisis.

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) represents one of the most referenced and ubiquitous sustainability and ESG reporting frameworks in the world. 

GRI’s framework for ESG reporting helps companies identify, gather and report this information in a clear and comparable manner. First launched in 2000, GRI’s ESG reporting framework is now the most widely used by multinational organizations, governments, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), NGOs and industry groups in more than 90 countries. In 2017, 63 percent of the largest 100 companies (N100), and 73 percent of the Global Fortune 250 (G250) reported applying the GRI reporting framework.

This course will enable participants to learn the fundamental GRI concepts and framework, workshop how to apply the GRI disclosures and return to their offices with practical tools they can immediately apply in their next GRI-compliant ESG reports. 

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is aimed at ESG or Sustainability leaders in their companies. The course is appropriate for those both overseeing and those executing current or future ESG and Sustainability reports on behalf of their companies.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe ESG challenges and explain how ESG reporting contributes to sustainable development
  • List key elements of an ESG report and the value and benefits of ESG disclosures
  • Describe GRI and the role of the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) in the development of the GRI Standards
  • Identify the requirements for reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards.
  • Describe the process for identifying an organization’s impacts and determining material topics.
  • Report contextual information about an organization and how it manages its material topics. 
  • Explain the concepts, features, purpose, and structure of the GRI Standards
  • Describe the reporting process when using the GRI standards
    • Describe the modular system used by GRI: Universal Standards, Sector Standards, and Topic Standards
    • Describe and give examples of topic-specific GRI Standards in three series: 200 (Economic topics), 300 (Environmental topics), and 400 (Social topics)

CPE credits are available for all courses.

Training Course Content

This course is designed to cover the following key topics:

  • Materiality
  • ESG Strategy vs ESG Tactics
  • ESG reporting: frameworks, structure, disclosures
  • The GRI Standards & how to apply them
  • GRI modular system:
    • Universal Standards
    • Sector Standards
    • Topic Standards
  • GRI topic-specific series of disclosures (economic, environmental, social)

Why choose IASeminars

We've trained over 18,000 participants since 2002.

50% of our business comes from returning clients.

We offer both instructor-led and self-study courses, with instructor-led training being delivered over Zoom during the pandemic.


The cost of this training course is £950 + VAT. 

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