Price £1

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

Important note:
this course can be delivered as a as a classroom or realtime remote learning option

This one day IEMA & CPD course is specially designed to train a broader team of professionals across the organisation to hit the ground running with sustainability action using the new GRI Standards update (2021)

IEMA & CPD Certified Course* - Geared for busy professionals

It is geared for busy professionals who want to understand how to proceed and create a 1st Class GRI Standards Sustainability Report and have a plan for immediate sustainability action without wasting time.

What will I learn?

7 GRI sustainability disclosures get you started. Practical learning on how any size business can start taking sustainability action. Begin taking immediately ESG/ Sustainability action and prepare your strategy with an all-round report using the GRI Standards as an umbrella framework.


  • investor and other key stakeholder needs
  • the Sustainable Development Goals
  • the EU Directive for Non-Financial Reporting
  • Stock Exchange ESG Rules
  • other frameworks /regulations

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the purpose and structure of the GRI Standards
  • Identify the key concepts and reporting principles for reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards
  • Describe the process for identifying impacts and determining material topics
  • Gain practical knowledge on the application of the GRI Standards via local case studies and exercises

Prior Knowledge

Good command of the English language.

Course programme

7:55 London time

This course can be taken as part of the academic preparation to become a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional

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

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Upcoming Events

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

10 & 11 Sep 2024
25-26 Sep 2024

CLASSROOM (Venue: London School of Economics)

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)

Go to this link to register
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.

Go to this link to register
1) Select the option: Classroom (venue LSE) – 3 courses (GRI reporting, SDGs and Human Rights)
2) Select the date for the 3-day courses (GRI Reporting, SDGs and Human Rights).

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.

Part 1. Overview of the GRI Standards

1.1 Introductions & Learning Objectives

1.2 1st-Class sustainability reporting

1.3 Structure of GRI Standards

1.4 GRI Standards 2021: Updates and Key Points

PART 2 - How To Start Your Reporting Process

2.1 How to apply the in-accordance requirements

2.2 Template to Start Reporting Asap

2.3 How to apply the reporting principles

2.4 How to report general disclosures

2.4.1 Decision making structure

2.5 How to streamline the reporting process

2.6 Declutter and present reported information

PART 3 - Double (principled) Materiality

3.1 What is double materiality

3.2 Four steps to determining your material topics

3.3 How to clearly depict where impacts occur in the organisation’s Value Chain:

3.3.1 Take targeted action

3.3.2 Due Diligence

PART 4 - Benchmarking exercise

4.1 Benchmarking exercise with relevant sector sample reports vs organisation’s report

PART 5 - Conclusion: Your plan of action exercise

5.1 Summary

5.2 FBRH plan to prepare the organisation’s Sustainability Report

11 Step FBRH Practical plan of action

5.3 What’s next?

14:30 London time

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Standards and in 2 days you will be
ready to advise clients or run a
reporting project for your company."

Laurence Cox
(Salterbaxter, an MSL Company)

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learning How to Create a 1st-Class GRI
Standard Sustainability Report"

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(KPMG Norway)
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“Pleased to share that as of today I am a GRI
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