Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Reporting

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Certified Training + Integrated Reporting

Indiana Memorial Union Fountain. Credit: Gwen White
Indiana Memorial Union Fountain. Credit: Gwen White

This is a reminder of an upcoming GRI + Integrated Reporting training offered by the ISOS Center for Social Responsibility in collaboration with the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) . Please join us for the CSR Institute at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, September 24-26.

During the three-day training, participants will learn about managing the sustainability reporting process, identifying critical risks and opportunities and communicating sustainability objectives. Participants will be given hands-on instruction on the most up-to-date GRI G4 sustainability reporting framework using sustainability reports from leading organizations as case studies.

Sustainability and integrated reporting practitioners and users of sustainability and integrated reports will find value in the integrated reporting workshop. For reporting practitioners, it should provide information about acquiring competitive advantage through implementing an integrated reporting process. For users of these reports, it should provide knowledge about integrated reporting from the users perspective.

I hope to see you there!

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Reporting

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) + Integrated Reporting Training

Indiana University Memorial Union
Indiana University Memorial Union

GRI Sustainability Reporting + Integrated Training

I will be one of the trainers at this event on the beautiful campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Please take a look at this exciting training opportunity in September.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)/Integrated Reporting (IR) Training  is being offered by ISOS Center for Corporate Social Responsibility in collaboration with the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). The training session will cover the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting framework and Integrated Reporting (IR) at the Indiana Memorial Union (900 East Seventh Street) from Thursday, 24 September to Saturday, 26 September. The training sessions will cover a wide variety of issues related to sustainability reporting.

Public Panel on “Who’s Responsible for Sustainability?” – Free Event!!

24 September 2015, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm, University Club, Indiana Memorial Union
In conjunction with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)/Integrated Reporting (IR) Training, a panel discussion entitled “Who’s Responsible for Sustainability?” will be held at the Indiana Memorial Union’s University Club.  Indiana University has invited sustainability leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to highlight their efforts to address complex social, environmental, and economic challenges. Panelists will include:
· Bill Brown, Director of the IU Office of Sustainability;
· Jesse Kharbanda, Executive Director of the Hoosier Environmental Council;
· Karen Cecil, Director, Global Environmental Sustainability Environmental Strategy &    Compliance, Cummins Inc;
· Maria Koetter, Director of Sustainability, Louisville, KY, Metro Government

I hope to see you in Bloomington!

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Reporting

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Chicago Training

Cloudgate in Chicago's Millennium Park
The “Bean” or more precisely, “Cloudgate” in Chicago’s Millennium Park.

If you want to learn about the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework for sustainability or corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting, I will be teaching a two-day training event in Chicago, August 27-28, 2015. To register, visit http://www.isoscsr.org/trainings/gri-training-chicago. We should have a great time in a great city!

Sustainability Reporting

Welcome to my new blog about sustainability reporting!

Sustainability reporting is a powerful tool to help organizations prosper while doing good things for their stakeholders and for the world. It may not be as important as the invention of the wheel, but in my opinion it sometimes comes close.

There are new things happening in the sustainability reporting world all the time. Trends on reporting and reporting standards are published frequently along with environmental, social, and political events that affect reporting. I keep current on what is going on. If you follow my blog, I will keep you posted on what I think about it.

This week (July 9 & 10), I will be teaching at a GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) Certified Training with the ISOSGroup in Minneapolis at Best Buy’s corporate headquarters. After my return, I will be posting on a regular basis.

I look forward to discussions with you!

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