GRI-certified G4 Training 2016

June 30, 2016 | Posted by Philippine Business for the Environment

GRI-certified G4 Training


Why Report Sustainability?

Sustainability Reporting is gaining ground both internationally and locally. A systematic approach to sustainability reporting helps your company to effectively communicate your company’s sustainability strategies to your audience. It gives you more credibility to your internal and external stakeholders, investors, and the general public. It also enables you to benchmark your company’s sustainability performance and improve risk management in light of various externalities affecting the organization. 

By using GRI's framework, your report can be used to benchmark organizational performance with respect to laws, performance standards, and other voluntary initiatives.


About the training

This GRI-certified Training Program will enable you  to begin or improve your sustainability reporting process using the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 standard (GRI G4)

This is a three-day intensive workshop. You will be introduced to the elements of a good sustainability report using GRI’s five-step process: prepare, connect, define, monitor and report. You will also receive your own copies of essential GRI publications and learn how to apply GRI’s five-step reporting process from both international and local perspectives.

The training is given in a working group format and you are encouraged to actively participate.


This training is most useful for:

  • Sustainability or CSR professionals (Directors, Managers, Staff)
  • Human resource professionals
  • Health, Environment and Safety Professionals
  • Corporate Communications
  • Sustainability Consultants
  • Report users such as:
    • Civil Society Organizations
    • Financial Analysts
    • Government Officials
    • Board Members
    • Media Personnel


  strong>Training fee per person
strong>PBE Members Rate USD 800 (P 37,500)
strong>Non-member Rate USD 1000 (P 46,800)


Rates in other countries

Malaysia (USD 800)

Indonesia (USD 1,000)

Singapore (USD 1,200)

Australia (USD 1,200)


Training Objectives

  • Learn the business case and value of sustainability reporting
  • Define sustainability reporting, its challenges and benefits
  • Know how to engage your stakeholders for reporting
  • Understand and apply the concept of materiality
  • Be familiar with GRI categories, aspects, and indicators
  • Know the requirements for GRI G4 reporting 

Training Program

strong>Introduction strong>Overview Sustainability Context and Reporting
strong>Part I strong>Plan Plan your Sustainability Reporting Process
strong>Part II strong>Connect Dialogue with Stakeholders
strong>Part III strong>Define Focus your Efforts
strong>Part IV strong>Monitor Build your Report
strong>Part V strong>Report Check and Communicate


Training Outcomes

  • You will be able to plan the whole reporting process
  • You will be able to identify your organization’s material issues 
  • You could recognize the internal procedures and mechanisms you will need
  • Evaluate the quality of your sustainability reports


What you will get

  • You will receive an internationally recognized certificate directly from GRI after successful completion of the training course.
  • You are eligible to receive a Certified Sustainability Reporting Specialist (CSRS) certificate from NCSR after successfully passing NCSR's online examination and submitting the assignment.


CSRS is a professional certification in sustainability management and has around 600 graduates since late 2007 in Southeast Asian countries including the Philippines.

As a professional certification, it is crucial for gauging your proficiency in sustainability reporting. It can be used as a licence to operate in conjunction with the preparation of a sustainability report or CSR/Sustainability Management at large. 

NCSR is also in the process to set up the Institute for Certified Sustainability Practitioner (ICSP). This organisation is crucial to maintaining the proficiency of the CSRS professionals and as a networking vehicle among them.

Only CSRS graduates are eligible for the Certified Sustainability Reporting Assuror (CSRA) training which aims to provide assurance on sustainability reporting and practices based on the AA1000 standards.


Brochure and Registration Form

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