GRI Certified Sustainability Reporting Courses

Enroll in one of our GRI courses now- it’s the quickest way to get up to speed on G4, the latest edition of the GRI guidelines!

October 2-3: San Francisco

Hosted by Presidio Graduate School [Registration here!]

October 16-17: Denver

Hosted by Molson Coors [Registration here!]

January 2015: Seattle

Hosted by Edelman [Registration here!]

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The New Economy Demands Sustainability Professionals

 Our sustainability reporting trainings close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be, helping your organization develop and achieve its sustainability goals.

This training is certified by the Global Reporting Initiative, a rigorous international standard in sustainability reporting.

Upon training completion you will receive the new G4 Certificate directly from the Global Reporting Initiative.

Why Get Trained through a GRI Certified Sustainability Reporting Course

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the world’s leading framework for sustainability reporting. If your company produces, or is considering producing, a Sustainability or Corporate Social Responsibility Report (CSR), GRI is the framework that can ease the process. But you need to understand how to use it first in order to maximize its impact. Join us for a 2-day training that will fast track you to expert status! Seating is limited, so register now at:

Who Should Attend

Sustainability professionals at all levels of the org chart can benefit from the training, but the course is designed for individuals who will have a hands-on role in producing sustainability reports. GRI is a framework suitable for organizations of all sizes, from all sectors, featuring sector specific metrics that organizations can flexibly adapt to communicate performance in key sustainability areas.

Our trainers use presentations, interactive learning and hands-on instruction to impart GRI’s detailed sustainability reporting methodology. Course participants will have the opportunity to review and critique real GRI reports and will leave the course prepared to drive their organization’s reporting process.

Past attendees include:

AARP, Addison, Alaska Airlines, American Water, AT&T, Apple, Bell Helicopter, Best Buy, Black Rock, Booz Allen Hamilton, Buckman Laboratories, Cadmus, Carnival Cruise Co., Caribou Coffee, CA Technologies, CALSTRS, CBRE, Circle Bank, CITGO, Clean Edison, Clorox, Columbia Sportswear, Dakota Provisions, Deloitte, Dell, Del Monte, Directv,  DNV, Duke Energy, Earthlink, Edelman, EMCOR, Ernst & Young, Fleishman, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., Fidelity Investments, GAP, Honeywell Aerospace, HP, Hormel Foods, IFF, Intuit,  Johns Manville,  Jinko Solar, Jones Lang Lasalle, Infosys, Kalepa Tech, Kleinfelder, Kohl’s, KPMG, FPL NEXTERA, Noblis, Mattel, Mercedes Financial, GENESYS, Holland America, Merck, Microsoft, Mosaic Co., New York Times, Novartis, Pacific Foods, Patagonia, Port of LA, PWC, Salesforce, Scotts, Sempra, Shaw Industries, SoCal Gas, Southwest Airlines, Southwire, Symantec, Target, Tiffany & Co., TMobile, Umpqua Bank, Schnitzer Steel, URS, U.S. Army, U.S. Mint, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. EPA, USGBC, Vox Global, Waggener Edstrom, Waste Management, Westar Energy, Western Union, World Bank

Our Approach to Training

ISOS Group applies innovative but practical approaches to learning that will fast track you to expert status, equipping participants with the know-how required to manage the reporting process. The two-day training walks new and experienced sustainability practitioners through the GRI reporting process and the key pillars of the GRI Reporting Framework: stakeholder engagement, the materiality assessment process and principles for ensuring credibility, transparency and balance in triple bottom line reporting.

Upon completion, participants will receive certificates directly from GRI for their demonstrated knowledge of:

  • GRI, the GRI Framework and supporting documents
  • Synergies between the UN Global Compact and sustainability reporting
  • Reporting concept, planning, and the reporting process
  • Benefits and challenges of reporting
  • Stakeholder identification, roles, prioritization and engagement
  • The GRI Materiality principle and Key Performance Indicators selection
  • Connecting reporting content and monitoring with policies and goals
  • Quality assurance and GRI application levels
  • Communicating results in various formats

As a GRI Certified Partner in the United States, ISOS Group has raised the bar, becoming one of the global leaders in the sustainability education field. We’ve trained over 2000 professionals representing sustainability thought leaders, sustainability officers, chief financial officers, procurement managers, investor relations professionals, institutional investors, risk managers, accountants, green building professionals, strategic planners, consultants and academia.

Registration includes:
  • 2 days of instruction
  • GRI certification upon completion
  • meals and refreshments
  • learning materials
  • GRI publication entitled “The GRI sustainability reporting cycle: A handbook for small and not-so-small organizations”
  • presentation from an experienced GRI reporter
  • invitation to our exclusive LinkedIn group only for ISOS-certified sustainability practitioners

Want to find out more about the GRI? Click here to read our recent articles or watch this video from the Editor in Chief of TriplePundit, Jen Boynton and the CEO of ISOS group, Nancy Mancilla, both of whom are also frequent trainers in the course: