“Understanding the SDGs and integrating the goals into sustainability reports is essential to ensure positive impact on sustainable development. Together, government and the private sector have the power to drive progress and make the SDGs a reality by understanding the private sectors' contributions revealed through sustainability reporting” – Charlotte Portier, GRI
Both businesses and governments are fundamental to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. There is now an accepted understanding that governments are no longer the only responsible agent in working towards the implementation of the SDGs. The active participation of business is a principle driver in achieving these goals, but best practice for corporate reporting on the SDGs has yet to be established and GRI has been leading on that front.
The GRI Licensed Workshop Integrating the SDGs into your reporting process is a full day event that provides guidance and useful information on the Sustainable Development Goals and how they can be used in combination with the GRI Standards in the process of developing a sustainability report.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched in 2015 and call on business and governments to address and report on development challenges according to 17 specific goals to be achieved by 2030. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals ask all countries to end poverty and other deprivations, improve health and education, reduce inequality, promote economic growth, tackle climate change and preserve our oceans and forests.
Because business actions are essential to advance the SDGs, integrating the SDGs has become a critical part of the sustainability reporting process. This GRI licensed workshop provides the initial guidance for business to engage with the Goals and measure their impact relying on existing processes and the GRI Standards. The GRI Standards provide the organizational and management bridge to enable business to identify relevant SDGs and to make a positive contribution to their achievement.
About the workshop
Learn about the SDGs, what they are and how they set the global agenda for sustainable development, as well as how they relate to governments and business actions. Understand the method to integrate the SDGs into your reporting process by learning about available SDG tools and how to use them, including five practical steps.
Duration: 2 consecutive half days with scheduled Q&A Webinar each day at 12 Noon AEST (Coming Soon)
This GRI Licensed Workshop for the SDGs is a practical workshop that provides guidance on embedding the SDGs into an organisation’s sustainability reporting. The workshop is aimed at report preparers and professionals in the field of sustainability, CSR and climate disclosure reporting who want to advance their knowledge of the SDGs.
The workshop enables participants to:
Learn about the Sustainable Development Goals, what they are and how they set the global agenda for sustainable development, as well as how they relate to governments and business actions.
Learn how the SDGs link to the GRI Standards on both goal and target level and what the available business actions and possible business disclosures are for each SDG target.
Learn about GRI and how to navigate the modular structure of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards).
Understand the method to integrate the SDGs into your reporting process by learning about available SDG tools and how to use them, including five practical steps.
The workshop contains leading practice case studies which demonstrate how companies have started to integrate the SDGs into their reporting process.
On successful completion of the training course, participants will receive a certificate directly from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).