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Sustainability Reporting with the GRI Standards


Are you creating your first sustainability report and don’t know where to begin? Are you considering taking your corporate citizenship report to the next level? The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the most commonly used reporting framework globally, and is used not only to report progress on sustainability and corporate citizenship investments, but also to improve internal management and governance practices around sustainability. Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship can provide you with a comprehensive foundation in the GRI Reporting Standards and overall reporting process focused on social, environmental, economic, and governance dimensions of business.

Course Offerings



Member: $1350.00
Non-member: $1550.00

You can start this course TODAY.

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; and professionals interested in learning to evaluate reports of their supply chain partners or customers to maximize alignment of disclosures.

Is your company a member? Corporate members SAVE an average of 20% on Executive Education offerings.


Suggested prior knowledge and skills:

Possesses a familiarity with employer’s business and citizenship strategy, and an understanding of the company’s existing reporting processes and procedures.


Professional credentials earned:

Participants will earn 5 certificate units toward either a Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice or a Certificate in Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability Reporting,16 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. This is an elective course for a Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice and a required course for a Certificate in Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability Reporting.

Enroll early for discounted rates! See Upcoming Offerings above for deadlines per course.Participants receive a 20% discount on the GRI Standards exam after successful completion of this course.



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