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GRI Standards Certified Training Online Course

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Master the most widely used sustainability reporting method.

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.

In this course, you will 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.

 

Course Structure:

Start and finish on your schedule: Courses take 15-17 hours, including video content and exercises.

 

Who should take this course:

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.

*Due to the terms of our agreement as a GRI training partner, participation is limited to only those that live in the United States.

 

Professional credentials earned:

As the Center is certified training partner for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a Certificate of Attendance will be awarded from GRI. Additionally, participants will earn 4 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.

Participants receive a 20% discount on the GRI Standards exam after successful completion of this course.

Tuition

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

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OUR EXECUTIVE EDUCATION GOAL

All executive education courses with the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship are taught by CSR experts from a variety of backgrounds, informed by over 30 years of constantly updated research, trends, and insights. Now, with online courses, you can gain the same corporate citizenship knowledge and tools on your own, without leaving your office.

As in all of our executive education programs, our goal is to help you know more so that you can use the assets of your business to do more and achieve more with your corporate citizenship programs—accelerating the business value you create for your company and the social value you create for us all.