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The road to an expert sustainability report, GRI-certified training – Brisbane – 14 – 15 Nov, 2017

14 November 2017 | 9:00 am - 15 November 2017 | 5:00 pm

Cliftons Brisbane, 288 Edward Street, Brisbane

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Understand how to prepare and co-ordinate an expert sustainability report with ACCSR’s GRI-certified training course, fully revised and updated for the new GRI Standards.

Sustainability reporting can be a key source of competitive advantage, engaging stakeholders and driving performance through accounting for your organisation’s economic, social, and environmental impacts.

The GRI Standards are the first global standards for sustainability reporting. They feature a modular, interrelated structure, and represent the global best practice for reporting on a range of economic, environmental and social impacts. The new GRI Standards will take communicating your organisational impacts and performance to the next level.

As stakeholders demand greater transparency and relevance from organisational reports, the revised GRI Standards ramp up the focus on materiality – reporting what’s most relevant to your organisation and for stakeholders.

This two-day course will provide you with the skills and tools to navigate the reporting process, identify key stakeholders, distinguish your organisation’s material issues and become your organisation’s GRI guru.


What you will learn:

  • the business case and value of sustainability reporting
  • the challenges and benefits of sustainability reporting
  • how to co-ordinate a GRI sustainability report
  • new and innovative formats for sustainability reporting


The skills you will develop:

  • plan a clear and structured sustainability reporting process from the beginning
  • identify key stakeholders and distinguish your organisation’s material issues
  • recognise the internal procedures and mechanisms you will need
  • evaluate the quality of sustainability reports using your newly acquired knowledge


ACCSR is Australia’s longest-running provider of CSR short courses and has trained more people in GRI sustainability reporting than any other provider in Australia!

Course facilitators:

Jackie Allender

Stephanie Sterck


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Read our research on what stakeholders want from your sustainability report

Also available as an in-house workshop. Contact us for more information.


Past participants say:

“Jackie and Steph are very professional and engaging trainers. They’ve provided me with really valuable knowledge and insights on the GRI Standards and how they are different from the previously G4 Framework, which I will be able to apply to the sustainability reporting work that we provide our clients at Purposeful. I highly recommend this training to consultants within the social impact advisory space.”

“I found most valuable the comprehensive explanation of GRI Standards — the conceptual framework and definition of key terms, and the process for standards implementation and associated issues. The obvious depth of knowledge of the trainers and their willingness to engage with any question or comment raised by course participants.”

“The workshop provided both a theoretical and practical introduction to GRI G4 Reporting. I obtained a good understanding of the content of GRI report and the critical success factors.”
Brendan Worrall, Lead Principal Audit & Assurance, Crowe Horwath Brisbane-South Queensland

“The course raised my awareness that reporting is an asset that can drive an organisation.”
David Morton, National Facilities and Sustainability Manager, HESTA

“Jackie was very knowledgeable and a fun facilitator.” 
Wibi Rockwood, Manager Sustainability, Deloitte

“I found the exercises most valuable as they helped to understand the practicalities of reporting.”

“The facilitators were extremely knowledgeable and well-spoken on the subject area. They were hugely receptive to questions and discussions along the way. It was an excellent course, a fabulous way to get a well-rounded perspective on GRI reporting, in particular the process for stakeholder engagement and materiality assessment.”

“Great overview. Welcoming of all levels of knowledge and understanding. An opportunity to ask questions from a network of likeminded professionals.”

“The course had a really good flow to it, by the end of day two I felt I had a good grasp on GRI and access to materials for anything I missed. Attendee participation was encouraged and was invaluable.”


Endorsed by CPA Australia.
CPA Australia recognises its relationship with ACCSR and supports ACCSR’s GRI Accreditation


14 November 2017 | 9:00 am
15 November 2017 | 5:00 pm
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Cliftons Brisbane, 288 Edward Street, Brisbane
+613 9049 9500
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