Global Reporting Initiative Training Course

The Global Reporting Initiative is the world's most widely used framework for sustainability reporting. Our GRI-certified trainers will help you gain a better understanding of the GRI framework in a uniquely North American context.

Sustainability reporting has become an integral component of stakeholder communications, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the world’s most widely used framework. Understanding the GRI’s guidelines allows you to create a communications framework in accordance with international standards that will support the effective communication of your sustainability efforts. Participants of this GRI-certified course on sustainability reporting will gain an understanding of the GRI framework in a uniquely North American context.

LEAD Canada is the first and most experienced GRI-certified training provider in North America and Sustainalytics is the foremost expert in analyzing corporate sustainability reporting and performance. Sustainalytics also provides private GRI training courses, contact us for more information.

Upcoming G4 Training Sessions

Toronto, ON

Meeting location TBC

  • October 28-29, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    (Early bird deadline: September 28)

Vancouver, BC

Meeting location TBC

  • October 22-23, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    (Early bird deadline: September 22)

Why sign-up for the GRI training course:

  • Receive a certificate of completion directly from the GRI.
  • Develop your skill set and lead the evolution of sustainability reporting in your organization.
  • Endorsed by CGA-Canada, ACCA and the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE).
  • 97% of participants would recommend the course to others

After this course, your demonstrable knowledge will include:

  • Context, drivers and best sustainability reporting practice
  • GRI's five-phase sustainability reporting process
  • G4 structure and requirements, and comparison to G3.1
  • Stakeholder role, prioritization and engagement
  • Linkages between GRI and other reporting initiatives
  • Sustainability assurance
  • G4's process-driven approach to reporting and materiality analysis

Who should attend?

  • Corporate sustainability officers and managers
  • Corporate communications, marketing and investor relations practitioners
  • Sustainability communications or assurance consultants
  • Professionals seeking applicable training in GRI-standard reporting

Past participants include:

Air Canada, Clorox, Desjardins, General Motors, Gildan, Hydro One Networks Inc., IAMGOLD, ICF, Investissement Québec, Ontario Realty Corp., Pan American Silver, Research In Motion Limited (RIM), Stantec, Vale Inco.

Meet your GRI-certified trainers

Kathryn Morrison | Manager, Advisory Services

Kathryn Morrison - Manager, Advisory Services (Sustainalytics) and GRI-certified trainer

Kathryn joined Sustainalytics in 2009. Her primary responsibility is to manage projects for corporate and investor clients. Her areas of expertise include sustainability benchmarking, sustainability reporting, materiality analysis, the design and facilitation of stakeholder engagement, and corporate engagement on behalf of investors. In addition, Kathryn is the primary trainer for the Global Reporting Initiative-certified training course on sustainability reporting delivered to professionals across Canada. See full bio.
Contact Kathryn with any questions regarding our training sessions.

Simon MacMahon | Global Director, Advisory Services

Simon MacMahon, Global Director, Advisory ServicesAs global director of Sustainalytics’ advisory services team, Simon provides strategic direction, coordination and expertise in the delivery of Sustainalytics’ products and services. He is responsible for client servicing, consulting, a number of product areas, managing the Sustainalytics Advisory Services team globally and is a member of Sustainalytics’ executive team. In his role, Simon provides counsel to senior executives and investment professionals on developing and implementing responsible investment strategies. See full bio.




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