Price £300

Course Features
Language: English
7 hours on-demand video
3 days (6 1/2 hours each day)
Study Level: Intermediate
Certificate of completion by GRI, IEMA and CPD

Address with confidence the ESRS with the use of the GRI Standards and elevate your expertise.

Delived by FBRH Consultants, a well established GRI Global Certified Training Partner with over two decades of experience, the course “ESRS Demystified: A How-to Guide by Co-constructor GRI Standards” is the ideal program for comprehensively addressing the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). Our time-tested methodology, honed through years of expertise, equips you to thrive and acquire the essential knowledge for overseeing the creation of a sustainability report aligned with the ESRS. Each of our FBRH courses includes a detailed, step-by-step action plan. 

What will I learn?

After completing this course, the course participants will be able to:


  • Describe the purpose and key features of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) – 2022/2464/EU
  • Give an overview of the structure and key characteristics of the ESRS, including similarities and differences to the GRI Standards
  • Describe the ESRS materiality process and general and topical disclosure requirements of the ESRS, in broad terms
  • Identify how to leverage current GRI materiality processes and the disclosure requirement to satisfy ESRS requirements
  • List the technical requirements of publishing an ESRS report, including tagging and referencing of information
  • Explain why and how organizations can report using both the GRI Standards and the ESRS, including the use of various mapping tools.

Prior knowledge

Good command of the English language.

Course Programme

7:55 am London time

Part 1: Getting to know the CSRD and the ESRS
1.1 An introduction to the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)
1.2 Which organizations will be impacted by the CSRD mandate
1.3 How do the ESRS fit into the picture
1.4 How will the CSRD influence sustainability reporting practices

Part 2: Exploring the ESRS further
2.1 The ESRS structure
2.2 Qualitative characteristics
2.3 Fundamental concepts: stakeholder, materiality, due diligence
2.4 Non-discrimination and equal opportunity
2.5 Value chain information
2.6 Time horizons

Part 3: Leveraging the GRI process to determine material topics for ESRS reporting
3.1 Double materiality
3.2 Impact materiality
3.3 How to report on the materiality assessment process
3.4 Mapping between GRI 3-3 and ESRS 2 Disclosure Requirements
3.5 Entity-specific disclosures

Part 4: Comparing ESRS and GRI disclosures
4.1 ESRS 2 General Disclosures compared to GRI 2
4.2 Topical ESRS compared to GRI Topic Standards
4.3 Omissions in ESRS vs GRI Standards

Part 5: Publishing ESRS reports
5.1 How should sustainability information generated by the ESRS be published?
5.2 What is the XBRL digital taxonomy?
5.3 Do the ESRS require organizations to create a content index?

Part 6: Where do you go from here?
6.1 Joint GRI Standards-ESRS Interoperability Index
6.2 List of ESRS data points mapped to GRI Standards
6.3 Future of GRI and ESRS reporting
6.4 Practical tips

14:30 London time

“EFRAG and GRI are pleased to confirm that
they have achieved a high level of
interoperability between their respective
standards for impact reporting.”

Joint Press Relase from EFRAG And The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

“GRI and EFRAG have eliminated the need for
double reporting, resulting in a user-friendly
reporting system without undue complexity.
Several years of diligent work towards achieving
a high level of interoperability, is bearing fruit”

Hans Buysse,
EFRAG Administrative Board President


This course qualifies as part of the Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the GRI Professional Certification Program

Course Features
up to 25 Participants
Language: English
1 days (6 1/2 hours)
Highly interactive with group work / presentations
Exclusive FBRH Templates
Practical plan of action
Certificate of completion by GRI and CPD





Simon is an experienced trainer and combines communication and ESG /Sustainability expertise. This enables him to teach in a clear and practical way course material and empower participants to take sustainability action ASAP. We provide each and every participant with a clear road-map/ practical plan of action. This is assessed in group exercises with clear group tasks to help ensure that you complete the course and are able to go forward immediately.

  • MBA Marketing (Oxford Brooked University)
  • University of Cambridge business course
    “Sustainable Finance”
    “Sustainable Supply Chain Management”
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management
    and Assessment (FIEMA)
  • Editor
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Journalism (CIoJ)
  • GRI Nominated trainer
  • IEMA trainer

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Learn how to take sustainability action ASAP through GRI ESG/ Sustainability reporting

10 & 11 Sep 24
25-26 Sep 24

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Learn how to prepare a 1st Class GRI Sustainability / ESG Report

Become a GRI Certifed Sustainability Professional

Complete the full academic preparation for the GRI Certification exam and have your name published on the GRI website. You will gain three certificates (GRI, IEMA & CPD)

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1) Select the dates for a reporting course and your preferred mode of delivery
(Classroom or Real Time Remote Learning)
2) Select the dates for the two one-day courses (SDGs and Human Rights).
Available only as a Real Time Remote Learning option.

Free Mock Exam


Free FBRH mock exam

Reinforce the knowledge you have gained with the FBRH mock exam.
Free access for all full academic path participants.

Check your GRI knowledge with this free sample.

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