Duke U Fuqua School of Business/EDGE to host GRI course: 17-18 Feb

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business/Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE) will host a GRI certified course in Durham, North Carolina.

The prevalence of sustainability reporting is growing and has converged around the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the world’s most widely used framework. This GRI-certified courses will be delivered jointly with the ISOS Group, a GRI-certified Training Partner for the US.

Why should you attend?

  • Discover the full potential of the GRI G3 Framework
  • Become a more confident sustainability reporter
  • Earn a recognized and valuable credential
  • Join the exclusive community of GRI certified professionals

What will you know?

  • GRI Framework, and supporting documents
  • Linkage between UN Global Compact and sustainability reporting
  • Reporting concept, planning, and the reporting process
  • Benefits and challenges of reporting
  • Stakeholder identification, prioritization, and engagement
  • GRI materiality principle and indicators selection
  • Connecting content and monitoring with policies and goals
  • Quality assurance, application levels, communicating results.

Aditional information about the course is available on this web page. It will be my privilege to co-deliver this course with my colleagues from the ISOS Group. My firm, Prizma, is Organizational Stakeholder and Data Partner of GRI, and a licensed AA1000 Assurance Provider. Back in 2008, I also developed the first GRI-certified training initiative in North America for Canada and have since delivered numerous GRI courses across Canada and the USA. This is in addition to assisting clients to develop their inaugural GRI-type sustainability reports, conducting benchmarking studies, peer reviewing reports, and providing Third Party Checks. More details about my professional background can be found here.

2 Comments to Duke U Fuqua School of Business/EDGE to host GRI course: 17-18 Feb

  1. Kevin Lehner says:

    Hi Mehrdad.

    Thanks for this great blog. Does this course qualify as the “Formal training and qualifications” section (4.1) of the IRCA AccountAbility CSAP qualification Criteria? Maybe I can pick you up a CWA in the 172 RG and fly to RDU for the course.

  2. Hi Kevin, I know of others who have successfully used the GRI course as part of their CSAP qualifications. – Although it would be tempting to join you on a flight with your plane, I will need to show up at Duke a couple of days prior to the course given other commitments. – PS – Thanks for your kind comments about my blog.

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