GRI Standards trainings are aimed at teaching individuals the GRI framework and reporting Principles, understanding the steps to preparing a sustainability report aligned to the latest reporting guidelines for nonfinancial disclosure, and addressing challenges relevant to industry.
The 16-hour GRI Standards PLUS Training course covers course covers two modules developed by GRI:
1) Introduction to sustainability reporting and the GRI Standards 2021 Update and
2) Reporting with GRI Standards2021 Update PLUS added features developed by ISOS. These features include examples, exercises and advisory tools for aspiring sustainability practitioners responsible for implementing the GRI Standards within organizations.Participants will learn about practical steps they can take to incorporate the GRI Standards into a new or existing sustainability reporting process.
Learning objectives are met through a combination of active practitioner-led instruction, group and individual work and discussions, role-playing, trend analysis and case studies, and assessments of select companies. The session may also include guest presentations from industry leaders and/or reporting specialists, if available.Participants will receive a GRI Certificate of Completion for completing the GRI Standards course. Upon completion of this course participants earn 2 of 4 points required to be eligible to take the GRI Certified Sustainability Professional exam.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Student will write a problem statement indicating a business problem they are hoping to solve by taking this class and submit it by email. If they do not have a specific problem statement, this is not required.
Textbooks and Materials