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ONLINE - Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards for Reporting: Certified Sustainability Reporting Training

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  • October 2-November 22, 2017; Online
  • February 5-March 30, 2018; Online

Enroll by August 3rd and save $250
Enroll by August 18th and save $200

Are you creating your first sustainability report and don’t know where to begin? Are you currently reporting but aren’t sure your report is up to par? As a certified Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) training partner, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship can provide you with a comprehensive foundation in the GRI Reporting Standards and reporting process focused on social, environmental, economic, and governance dimensions of business.

Join us and learn:

  • The fundamentals of the five-part GRI reporting process: prepare, connect, define, monitor, and report.
  • How to identify the activities and decisions to be made during the reporting process to help your company focus on relevant issues.
  • What nonfinancial materiality is and why it matters for reporting.
  • The difference between an aspect and an indicator and how best to focus your report to meet the needs of your audiences.
  • How to use GRI principles to create a strategic, focused, credible, and user-friendly report.

This course is for:

  • Professionals involved with any facet of the reporting process.
  • Individuals who provide quantitative and/or qualitative data, engage with stakeholders, or communicate the company’s economic, social, or environmental impacts will benefit from this program.
  • Professionals interested in learning to evaluate reports of their supply chain partners or customers to maximize alignment of disclosures.

Suggested prior knowledge and skills: 

  • Course participant is familiar with their company’s business and citizenship strategy and has an understanding of the company’s existing reporting processes and procedures.

Professional credentials earned:

  • Certificate of Completion from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
  • 4 certificate units will be applied to a Certificate in Corporate Citizenship. 
  • 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
  • 16 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.
  • This is an elective course for a Certificate in Corporate Citizenship.



  • Member: $1350.00
  • Non-Member: $1550.00

Dates and Locations:

  • October 2-November 22, 2017; Online

  • February 5-March 30, 2018; Online

Course Logistics:

  • Learn more about course logistics, including the course schedule, cancellation policy, and other general information.

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