Developing effective Sustainability/ESG Reporting and Strategies based on the GRI Standards – EY Academy of Business

Developing effective Sustainability/ESG Reporting and Strategies based on the GRI Standards

Courses and workshops in English – Live online no matter where you are
2-Day Live-Online course

Sustainability reporting is a multifaceted strategic tool that offers a myriad of benefits to businesses, for example:

  • Studies revealed that companies with strong ESG ratings outperformed their peers by an average of 7.6% over the past 10 years, demonstrating the link between ESG integration and superior financial performance.
  • Measuring impacts allows the organization to improve its performance and to make meaningful strides toward its sustainability and financial goals alike. It’s akin to a diagnostic tool for the organization – it identifies areas of inefficiency, highlights opportunities for improvement, and helps set realistic and achievable sustainability objectives.
  • Sustainability reporting attracts capital and investment, showcasing the organization’s commitment to responsible practices.
  • It aids in strategic vision and decision-making, aligning your organization with long-term sustainability goals.
  • Through transparency, it strengthens stakeholder engagement, nurtures employee motivation, and fortifies reputation for the organization.
  • Additionally, improved performance, driven by data-driven insights from sustainability reporting, enables improved profits. It empowers the organization to make informed decisions, optimize processes, reduce waste, and cut costs. Moreover, it makes the company more agile and competitive in the rapidly changing market.

Ultimately, sustainability reporting transcends regulatory obligations, transforming them into a cornerstone of responsible corporate strategy and a catalyst for positive change. It’s the bridge to a sustainable future, one where businesses thrive and create value while being transparent and responsible corporate businesses.

This training course, split into two modules of one day each, will prepare participants, to manage their sustainability reporting process and strategy, using the most widely used sustainability reporting standard, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and introduce the key elements of a solid sustainability report.

The training is aimed at participants from medium to large companies, including shareholders/stakeholders, members of Board of Directors, senior management, e.g. Chief Sustainability Officers, Marketing & Sales Directors/Managers, HR Directors/Managers, Operations Directors/Managers, Chief Financial Officers.

 

It is specifically designed for decision-makers responsible for strategy development, risk management, investment, financial and non-financial reporting, and those seeking to enhance their knowledge of ESG/Sustainability reporting.

  • Obtain skills to develop a road map and manage the reporting process
  • Learn how to develop and implement effective sustainability and ESG strategies
  • Outline how sustainability/ESG strategy and reporting, build brand value and increase competitiveness
  • Communicate sustainability/ESG outcomes to stakeholders to build brand value and increase competitiveness
  • Comprehend the benefits and goals of sustainability
  • Obtain skills in Stakeholder Expectations Management
  • Learn how to optimise the Materiality Assessment/Matrix

Training methodology

This is a Live Online, interactive, intensive, practical and case-study-based course in the form of a workshop. Participants will be able to ask questions and interact with the group and the trainer whilst working on case studies.

Day 1

Grasping the concept of sustainability

  • Group activities/case study

The importance of sustainability to the organisation

  • Financial performance
  • Correlation to downside risk
  • Shareholder returns
  • Group activities

Understand the meaning and importance of ESG to the key stakeholders

  • Environment
  • Social
  • Governance
  • Group activities

Holistic Sustainability/ESG Assessment Tool

  • Scope 1, 2, 3
  • Energy consumption
  • Greenhouse emissions
  • Case study

Communicating sustainability to the stakeholders

  • Group Activities

How to avoid greenwashing

  • Case study

 Day 2

Introduction of GRI Standards to sustainability reporting

  • Purpose
  • Structure

Principles and applications for the GRI Reporting

  • Identify the key concepts and reporting principles

How to create sustainability reports based on the GRI Standards

  • Describe the process of identifying impacts
  • Determine material topics
  • Double Materiality Principle
  • Case study

Integrating the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Sustainability Reporting

  • Case study

Reporting on human rights with GRI Standards 2021 update

  • Case study

Question & Answer session

George Koutroupis - a commercially aware and versatile engaging GRI Certified Sustainability Professional. PMP, MBA, MSc educated executive with more than 30 years’ experience of international strategic business and financial management.

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Developing effective Sustainability/ESG Reporting and Strategies based on the GRI Standards

Price

EUR 700 net

Developing effective Sustainability/ESG Reporting and Strategies based on the GRI Standards

Courses and workshops in English – Live online no matter where you are
2-Day Live-Online course

Sustainability reporting is a multifaceted strategic tool that offers a myriad of benefits to businesses, for example:

  • Studies revealed that companies with strong ESG ratings outperformed their peers by an average of 7.6% over the past 10 years, demonstrating the link between ESG integration and superior financial performance.
  • Measuring impacts allows the organization to improve its performance and to make meaningful strides toward its sustainability and financial goals alike. It’s akin to a diagnostic tool for the organization – it identifies areas of inefficiency, highlights opportunities for improvement, and helps set realistic and achievable sustainability objectives.
  • Sustainability reporting attracts capital and investment, showcasing the organization’s commitment to responsible practices.
  • It aids in strategic vision and decision-making, aligning your organization with long-term sustainability goals.
  • Through transparency, it strengthens stakeholder engagement, nurtures employee motivation, and fortifies reputation for the organization.
  • Additionally, improved performance, driven by data-driven insights from sustainability reporting, enables improved profits. It empowers the organization to make informed decisions, optimize processes, reduce waste, and cut costs. Moreover, it makes the company more agile and competitive in the rapidly changing market.

Ultimately, sustainability reporting transcends regulatory obligations, transforming them into a cornerstone of responsible corporate strategy and a catalyst for positive change. It’s the bridge to a sustainable future, one where businesses thrive and create value while being transparent and responsible corporate businesses.

This training course, split into two modules of one day each, will prepare participants, to manage their sustainability reporting process and strategy, using the most widely used sustainability reporting standard, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and introduce the key elements of a solid sustainability report.

Who should attend?

The training is aimed at participants from medium to large companies, including shareholders/stakeholders, members of Board of Directors, senior management, e.g. Chief Sustainability Officers, Marketing & Sales Directors/Managers, HR Directors/Managers, Operations Directors/Managers, Chief Financial Officers.

 

It is specifically designed for decision-makers responsible for strategy development, risk management, investment, financial and non-financial reporting, and those seeking to enhance their knowledge of ESG/Sustainability reporting.

Objectives and Benefits

  • Obtain skills to develop a road map and manage the reporting process
  • Learn how to develop and implement effective sustainability and ESG strategies
  • Outline how sustainability/ESG strategy and reporting, build brand value and increase competitiveness
  • Communicate sustainability/ESG outcomes to stakeholders to build brand value and increase competitiveness
  • Comprehend the benefits and goals of sustainability
  • Obtain skills in Stakeholder Expectations Management
  • Learn how to optimise the Materiality Assessment/Matrix

Training methodology

This is a Live Online, interactive, intensive, practical and case-study-based course in the form of a workshop. Participants will be able to ask questions and interact with the group and the trainer whilst working on case studies.

Programme

Day 1

Grasping the concept of sustainability

  • Group activities/case study

The importance of sustainability to the organisation

  • Financial performance
  • Correlation to downside risk
  • Shareholder returns
  • Group activities

Understand the meaning and importance of ESG to the key stakeholders

  • Environment
  • Social
  • Governance
  • Group activities

Holistic Sustainability/ESG Assessment Tool

  • Scope 1, 2, 3
  • Energy consumption
  • Greenhouse emissions
  • Case study

Communicating sustainability to the stakeholders

  • Group Activities

How to avoid greenwashing

  • Case study

 Day 2

Introduction of GRI Standards to sustainability reporting

  • Purpose
  • Structure

Principles and applications for the GRI Reporting

  • Identify the key concepts and reporting principles

How to create sustainability reports based on the GRI Standards

  • Describe the process of identifying impacts
  • Determine material topics
  • Double Materiality Principle
  • Case study

Integrating the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Sustainability Reporting

  • Case study

Reporting on human rights with GRI Standards 2021 update

  • Case study

Question & Answer session

Price

EUR 700 net

Location

Online Live

Date

9-10 April 2024

Contact

Karina Kumanikina

Course coordinator

  • +48 572 002 706
  • karina.kumanikina@pl.ey.com