UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE GRI STANDARDS FOR A SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING PROCESS

GRI STANDARDS CERTIFIED TRAINING COURSE
GeoTrends Sustainability Consulting Pty Ltd

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ACTION AND CHANGE

In our 2-day (GRI) Certified Training Course on Sustainability Reporting you will learn how to conduct clear and focused attention to materiality and stakeholder engagement to minimise your organisation’s environmental, economic and social impacts. Participants will learn how to use the GRI Standards to manage the reporting process, define report content, ensure report quality, and bring about change. Participants will achieve a better understanding of how GRI applies to their own organization, including daily business activities, strategic planning, and communication with stakeholders.

GRI CERTIFIED TRAINING ON SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING

This course is provided by GeoTrends Sustainability, a GRI Certified Training Partner with training materials certified by GRI under the GRI Certified Training Program. The course explains how companies/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 material issues, choose to ignore them, or fail to disclose them, may damage their reputation and brand loyalty and increase the risk of further regulation.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

In this training you will learn to:

  • Assess an organization’s significant impacts along the value chain
  • Conduct stakeholder engagement as a function of sustainability reporting
  • Decide what belongs in the sustainability report through a materiality assessment
  • Produce performance measures
  • Align your report with other reporting frameworks (e.g., CDP; Integrated Reporting)
  • Develop top-quality sustainability reports

HOW YOUR COMPANY/ORGANISATION BENEFITS…

GRI is focused on taking actions on what matters where it matters. Companies identify their own impacts on the environment, society and stakeholders. They then measure, set targets, and take actions to minimize the negative impacts, increase positive impacts, and to report the outcomes in their sustainability or social responsibility report.

ASSURANCE OF QUALIFIED TRAINER AND QUALITY COURSE

GeoTrends Sustainability Consulting Pty Ltd is a GRI Certified Training Partner. The trainer, Robert Gale, Director of GeoTrends Sustainability, has followed CERES and GRI work for over 20 years, and has used company environment, sustainability and corporate social responsibility reports to teach thousands of business and environment students in MBA and other degree programs how to integrate sustainability considerations into corporate strategy.

YOUR CERTIFICATE

The successful completion of the course leads to a certificate from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as well as a certificate to show that you have completed a GeoTrends Sustainability Approved Course.

REGISTRATION Fees for the 2-Day GRI Certified Standards Training Course (Incl. GST)

UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE THE GRI STANDARDS FOR A SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING PROCESS

Wednesday & Thursday 20-21 February 2019 at Suite 17, Woree Plaza Business Centre, Cairns

TYPEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
Large OrganisationsLarge Corporations & the Public Sector$1,595.00
Medium OrganisationsMedium Size Enterprises & Local Government Councils$1,375.00
Small OrganisationsSmall Organisations & Social Enterprises$1,265.00

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For additional information contact Robert Gale, Director, GeoTrends Sustainability r.gale@geotsc.com

GRI GOLD COMMUNITY MEMBER

GeoTrends Sustainability Consulting Pty Ltd is a Certified Training Partner of The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and a member of the GRI GOLD Community. We support the mission of GRI to empower decision makers everywhere, through the GRI sustainability standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take actions towards a more sustainable economy and world.

Over the last 30 years the discourse on environmental problems has evolved from single-issue approaches to environmental management to multi-faceted approaches to sustainable development. The older approach – a downstream, react-and-cure, after-thought reaction – is slowly being replaced.

The newer approach –an upstream, anticipate-and-prevent, proactive approach –is gradually emerging. It involves integrated assessments of the social, economic and environmental impacts of ‘development’ in decision making.

The difference in the newer ‘sustainability’ approach is its focus on integrating and mainstreaming social, economic and environmental factors in decision making. To be effective in decision making roles, managers and leaders need to understand the distinction between environmental management and sustainable development and the operational use of the terms in business and government. Management and boards of directors need to appreciate that fiduciary responsibility now includes many sustainability risk considerations, notably carbon emissions and climate risks.

GeoTrends Sustainability adds value to public policy initiatives by analysing data, information and reporting on trends and leading practices. We undertake environmental/ sustainability analysis and reviews to stimulate greater accountability for environmental and sustainability performance. Our Sustainable Economy – Green Growth services contribute to public policy development. Designing an economy based on sustainable consumption and production and involving low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive pathways is essential in connecting the dots between environmental, social and economic impacts. At the core of a sustainable economy is integrated decision making by government, industry and society on the development and adoption of policies, plans, strategies, practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, efficient use of natural resources, safe management of chemicals, urban and regional resilience, regional natural resource management, and mutually supportive economic and environmental policies.

SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL & VALUATION

(scientific methods rather than individual preferences & behaviour) / social wellbeing
Under development

POLICY & PROGRAM DESIGN

(incentives and targets for policy implementation and change management)
Under development

NATURAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTING, GREEN ECONOMY DEVELOPMENT, & CIRCULAR ECONOMY DESIGN

What we do
GeoTrends Sustainability provides technical assistance, sustainability insights and capacity building support for local, regional and national initiatives on the sustainable economy.
We:

  • conduct research on green growth, green jobs, economic diversification, trade and the environment, circular and sustainable economies
  • advise on economic instruments, conservation incentives and design
  • advise on deliberative policy instruments (e.g., Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs) in fisheries)
  • promote deliberative economics for community engagement in Regional Natural Resource Management Bodies
  • prepare thematic papers and policy briefs based on research and analysis (e.g., NRM Governance)
  • review sectoral, national and international green economy reports and provide feedback on improving the quality of analysis and communication (e.g., Accounting for social and environmental costs)
  • check data and facts presented in national reports and results of modelling exercises;
  • decouple undifferentiated economic growth from resource consumption to achieve green growth (economic growth without expensive side effects)

Our work in program evaluation adopts a systematic method of gathering and appraising information to make decisions about, for example, the efficiency and effectiveness of a program, policy or project evaluation. To this end we draw on approaches and insights concerning program evaluation from the Australian Public Service Commission, the Queensland and New South Wales Program Evaluation Guidelines, the Canadian public sector, and from the Australian Evaluation Society and the Canadian Evaluation Society. Our work is informed also by theories of change and behaviour in change management.

STRATEGY/FRAMEWORKS

What we do
When it becomes necessary to review the merits of a strategy or framework we evaluate and report on the content according to designated criteria. We source the required data through evaluation practices and/or design a new strategy or framework which might, for example, allocate resources more pragmatically or shift the emphasis on the work undertaken.

NRM/ENVIRONMENT/ SUSTAINABILITY

What we do
GeoTrends Sustainability is a specialist in catchment management area Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER).

We advise on climate change adaptation planning and the development of change management strategies given climate change risks. Adapting means responding to changing circumstances. As a strategic decision, adaptation can be applied to considerations other than the impacts of climate change. This might include adapting to environmental change such as resource or biodiversity depletion, pollution, or other environmental impacts which drive socio-economic change.

COASTADAPT

What we do
We:

  • assess current climate change information and the gap between the latest scientific reports and actual decisions or decision making processes on adaptation in a specific locale
  • advise on the National Climate Change Adaptation Facility (NCCARF) CoastAdapt Climate Change Adaptation Decision Support (C-CADS) tool
  • advise on cost-effective measures to build climate resilience into adaptation plans, strategies, processes and activities
  • undertake socio-economic resilience studies of climate change adaptation and NRM investment
  • conduct monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) studies on climate change adaptation initiatives (policy implementation) and NRM investment (e.g., NSW study)
  • Promote consultative processes for community deliberation.