Online Courses

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CREATING VALUE THROUGH SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING PRACTICES: Understand how an effective reporting process can be developed to identify and address material topics and stakeholder concerns for management action.

MANAGING CHANGE: Group corporate reporting initiatives beyond compliance under one umbrella, for example:

  • Analysing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks
  • Assessing corporate social responsibility (CSR) concerns
  • Addressing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and
  • Implementing Task Force on Climate-Related Disclosures (TFCD).

GETTING RESULTS: Stay on top of issues you are concerned about through better reporting. Learn how the GRI management approach to implementing change addresses risks and improves organisational performance.

Who should take this course?

Whether you are a board director, company executive, sustainability manager, or advisor; whether you already have experience or are new to sustainability reporting; taking this step to refresh or develop skills in GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards will support your organisation in best practice Sustainability Reporting.

The GRI sustainability reporting standards are the most trusted and widely used reporting standards in the world. Be part of the leading practice in implementing clear, well-researched disclosures to ensure long-term sustainability.

It's the ideal framework for dialogue on materiality assessment, stakeholder engagement and board-management alignment on sustainability performance.

What You Will Learn

This 18 hour online course allows you to refresh or develop skills in your own setting, at your own pace. The content follows the 5-part, 2-day GRI Standards for Sustainability boardroom course created by GRI and Next Level Sustainability with Australian case studies. Course content is organised as follows:

  1. Introduction & Background to GRI Standards (60 mins)
  2. Overview of the GRI Standards (120 Mins)
  3. The GRI Standards (40 mins)
  4. Start your reporting process using the GRI Standards (600 mins)
  5. Additional Resources (30 mins)

Each part is divided into course modules so that you can learn at your own pace about:

  • the value of reporting;
  • how to use the GRI Standards for your sustainability reporting processes;
  • how to prepare a sustainability report in accordance with the GRI Standards;
  • how to navigate the universal and topic-specific Standards.

The course is tailored to Australian organisations so you’ll be examining the sustainability context through case studies and exercises relevant to Australia.

By applying the most adopted approach to sustainability reporting (SR), corporate social responsibility (CSR) and Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis, you will refresh or develop new competencies, skills and knowledge on how organisations apply the GRI Standards to drive value from reporting and disclosure.

Consider taking the GRI Exam

A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who complete the final assignment in the online course. You can also cap your credentials by taking the GRI Exam (administered separately by GRI, with a 20% discount).

Optional Support

* Five weekly 30-minute webinars to discuss issues and address questions along the way ($99 incl GST)

* GRI Standards implementation support & 90-Day Action Plan ($999 incl GST)

Quality Assurance

This course is provided by Next Level Sustainability, a GRI Certified Training Partner with online training materials certified by GRI under the GRI Certified Training Program.

Next Level Sustainability specialises in explaining how organisations obtain value through GRI Standards-based Sustainability Reporting because it is a proactive, structured, and methodical approach to disclosures about organisational performance, particularly non-financial disclosures. Companies which cannot identify their material issues, or ignore or fail to disclose them, may damage their reputation, brand loyalty and investor preference.