GRI STANDARDS CERTIFIED TRAINING COURSE With Value-Added Session on Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
Sustainability Reports convey not only the environmental, economic, and social performance of a business, but at the same time prove to be an effective tool to measure, manage, and improve organizational performance and protect an organization’s reputation. This is particularly so for the Built Environment sector where Singapore is committed to Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards is one of the most commonly used global reporting standards for sustainability reporting, with more than 80% of world’s leading reporters using GRI Standards as the framework for developing their sustainability reports owing it’s modular and inter-related structure, and step-by-step guidance on communicating sustainability performance. The GRI is an international independent standards organization that helps businesses, governments, and other organizations understand and communicate their impacts on important issues such as climate change, human rights and corruption. GRI has pioneered sustainability reporting since the late 1990s.
The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is a framework developed by the TCFD to help public companies and organizations more effectively disclose climate-related risks and opportunities through their existing reporting processes, in order to increase and improve the reporting of climate-related disclosures. In Singapore, the Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) has now made it mandatory for stock issuers to make climate-related disclosure in their sustainability reports, in line with the recommendations of the TCFD.
SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING BENEFITS
Sustainability reports convey an organization’s environment and social performance of companies alongside traditional financial results. Its benefits include:
- Access to capital
- Enhanced risk management
- Resource efficiency
- Strengthen data management systems
- Transparency in communication
- Customer and employee loyalty
- Forging stakeholder relationships at various levels
Companies seeking to enhance their sustainability performance and in-house capacity need to equip themselves with the requisite knowledge on sustainability reporting standards. We have designed this course to support companies and individuals in developing internal expertise with minimal involvement of external support and produce reports that are assurance worthy.
TEMBUSU Asia is an organization embracing UN SDGs, in its efforts to augment sustainability expertise in the region. This training program is being delivered by experienced sustainability advisors who have vast experience in developing best in class reports, conducting trainings and auditing leading sustainability reports in Singapore, ASEAN, Australia and South Asia.
Perspectives on concepts of sustainability reporting and enhanced exposure on how to develop sustainability reports. The training is expected to:
- Enhance knowledge of participants on GRI standards, evaluating sustainability reports
- Benchmark internal reporting with peers and gear for better reporting
- Identifying, engaging with stakeholders
- Material matters identification, prioritization and target setting
- Collect, compile sustainability data and present sustainability reports
- Overview of Sustainable Development Goals and their interlinkages with sustainability performance of organizations
WHAT IS COVERED
This course outlines and introduces participants to the concepts of GRIs reporting principles (content & quality), engaging with stakeholders, material topics identification, prioritization and target setting. Further guidance is provided on identifying material topics. Management approach, data collection /compilation and presentation are covered to enhance participants knowledge on GRI Standards. This course will conduct additional discussion on GRI 306: Waste. Each session has case studies and interactive workout sessions to enable participants get a grip on the standards and report development process. A session by GRI secretariat would be part of the training to answer any specific queries of participants and support available from GRI.
Post completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate directly from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). 20% discount on the GRI Standards Exam fee, by GRI for those candidates who successfully complete the course.
WHO NEEDS TO ATTEND
This course is open for Boards, all levels of management, sustainability practitioners, consultants, auditors, corporate communications, legal, HSE and operations executives, academicians, NGOs, etc.
Regular fee : SGD 1,000 / pax (excluding GST)
Early bird** : SGD 900 / pax (excluding GST)
Group discount (>3 pax) : SGD 800 / pax (excluding GST)
*Cancellation Policy: 25% cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations made within 3 weeks prior to training date. Refund is not allowed within 2 weeks of training date.
** Early Bird Policy: For registrations earlier than 4 weeks of training date, early bird fee will apply.
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TEMBUSU ASIA CONSULTING
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