GRI Standards
Certified Course

4.9/5
average satisfaction score across all LRA courses
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a globally accredited GRI certificate, symbolising their mastery and recognition in sustainability practices.
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London Reporting Academy - GRI Standards Certified Course
Next training: July 3-4 (remote group delivery, interactive online 09:00 - 17:00 BST)
Complementary ESRS (CSRD) session included
As a GRI Certified Partner, LRA is proud to offer the GRI Standards Certified Course - an interactive instructor-led training based on 15+ years of our experience in ESG reporting for the leading regional and global companies.
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What sets this course apart

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standard Certification
Achieve recognition with the world’s most prevalent sustainability reporting standard through our certified GRI training course. Endorsed by the GRI under an official license, our programme confers a globally recognised certificate which is considered essential for every reporting professional, enhancing your credibility and elevating your sustainability profile.
Expert-Led Instruction with Award-Winning Insights
Learn from practitioners who not only teach the official GRI methodology but also bring a wealth of experience from creating award-winning sustainability reports. Our experts furnish you with a mix of theoretical knowledge and practical insights, guiding you to create GRI-based reports that receive international recognition and contribute to sustainable success.
Customised Practical Learning Experience
Elevate your data handling skills to craft reports that engage stakeholders and adhere to the latest sustainability frameworks. Our course goes beyond the official GRI methodological material, providing a curriculum enriched with real-world applications. We integrate disclosure insights, tailor content structure strategies, and refine your report preparation process.  A GRI - ESRS (CSRD) and ISBB-IFRS interoperability session is included.

Course outline

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2 days
Certify in 2 Days with GRI Training
Partner
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online/in-person
Experience Flexibility: Your Presence, Your Choice
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theory + practice
Experience a dynamic blend of theoretical understanding and practical exercises
Day 1

01

Introduction

  • 1.1 Introductory Information
  • 1.2 Learning Objectives

02

Overview of the GRI Standards

  • 2.1 Terminology Overview
  • 2.2 Sustainability Reporting
  • 2.3 Introduction to GRI Standards
  • 2.4 Structure of GRI Standards
  • 2.5 How to Apply GRI Standards

03

The GRI Standards

  • 3.1 GRI 1: Foundation 2021
  • 3.2 GRI 2: General Disclosures 2021
  • 3.3 GRI 3: Material Topics 2021
  • 3.4 GRI Sector Standards
  • 3.5 GRI Topic Standards
Day 2

04

Reporting According to GRI Standards

  • 4.1 Applying the In-Accordance Requirements
  • 4.2 Applying Reporting Principles
  • 4.3 Determining Material Topics
  • 4.4 Reporting on General Disclosures
  • 4.5 Reporting on Material Topics
  • 4.6 Report Publication and Communication

05

Conclusion

  • 5.1 Summary
  • 5.2 What's Next?

Experience a radically different approach to education - as if we were part of your team

Ready-to-use Templates and
Pre-sets

In addition to traditional materials from GRI, all participants will receive an extensive library of ready-to-use templates, materials, and tools to streamline the reporting preparation process. This will save you time and resources while ensuring the high quality of your reporting.

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Individual Support

We value the uniqueness of each student, considering their work tasks and learning objectives. Therefore, each learner receives personalised feedback from our trainers, contributing to the achievement of their educational goals and the most effective assimilation of new knowledge.

Access to Exclusive Events

Gain entry to the London Reporting Academy community with exclusive invitations to workshops featuring global standards and frameworks representatives, rating systems, and professional events. These opportunities will further your development in the field of sustainable development and support your professional growth.

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Support and Consultations After the Training

We value long-term relationships with our graduates. The Training participants can rely on our post-support and consultations on issues related to sustainable development, ESG, disclosure, and reporting.

Attain an international certificate from GRI

Upon completion of the course, you will receive the official Global Reporting Initiative certificate, validating your skills. This certificate is universally recognised by GRI worldwide.

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Skills and competencies you will acquire:

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Proficiently work with GRI Standards
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Conduct professional materiality assessment
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Skilfully define key performance indicators (KPIs)
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Build effective stakeholder engagement
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Qualify to manage reporting processes
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Author and Facilitator of the Course

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Dr. Ross Kurinko is a highly regarded professional in the fields of sustainability, ESG, and strategic consulting, as well as integrated ESG communications and corporate reporting. With over 15 years of extensive managerial experience, he has notably established an ESG function from the ground up within one of Europe's largest railway and transport companies, alongside various other substantial projects.

Ross is a frequent speaker, consultant, and trainer on ESG/Sustainability reporting, strategy, and management. He is an official tutor of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a qualified CSR consultant on the EBRD Business Advisory Services Programme, and a certified graduate of the UN PRI Academy. Additionally, he is the author of several books and articles for US and European academia and media, with contributions to institutions such as Harvard University, the University of Hertfordshire, the American Psychological Association, and others.

Dr. Ross Kurinko is a highly regarded professional in the fields of sustainability, ESG, and strategic consulting, as well as integrated ESG communications and corporate reporting. With over 15 years of extensive managerial experience, he has notably established an ESG function from the ground up within one of Europe's largest railway and transport companies, alongside various other substantial projects.

Ross is a frequent speaker, consultant, and trainer on ESG/Sustainability reporting, strategy, and management. He is an official tutor of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a qualified CSR consultant on the EBRD Business Advisory Services Programme, and a certified graduate of the UN PRI Academy. Additionally, he is the author of several books and articles for US and European academia and media, with contributions to institutions such as Harvard University, the University of Hertfordshire, the American Psychological Association, and others.

2019
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Integrated report Ukrzaliznytsia (transport)

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Annual report Urkhydroenergo
(energy)

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Non-fanancial report Energoatom
(energy)

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Sustainability report Rostelecom
(telecom)

2020
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Sustainability report IBA Group 
(IT)

2022
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Integrated annual report Kazatomprom 
(mining)

2023
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Annual report Samruk-Energy 
(energy)

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Integrated annual report Kazatomprom (mining)

The MarCom Awards, revered as the "Oscar" for excellence in corporate reporting, are a global recognition of outstanding achievement in marketing and communications. Presented by the esteemed American Marketing Association, these awards shine a spotlight on the highest standards of creativity and clarity in presenting information. Securing a MarCom Award is a clear indicator of a company's dedication to transparency and mastery in reporting. It acknowledges the skillful conveyance of a company's narrative, ensuring that complex data is not just accessible, but also compelling and persuasive. Our team's success in winning multiple MarCom Awards is a reflection of our leading role in the industry, confirming our ability to turn detailed reports into powerful stories that engage and inform stakeholders.

Course audience & benefits

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    Experienced ESG managers:

    You can refresh or update current knowledge, learn in areas not covered, and join a growing community of alumni professionals.

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    Novice ESG managers:

    You will fully comprehend how to work effectively in the profession from scratch, as well as a respected graduate diploma that increases your career opportunities (possibly meeting your future employer).

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    Lead ESG managers:

    You will be able to refresh, update or structure knowledge, better coordinate, form and set tasks, control and monitor, develop employees, as well as search and attract the required specialists to form a strong team.

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    Report Writer:

    You will be able to refresh or update current knowledge, learn about creative approaches to the formation of content, gain a deep understanding of the requirements of key international sustainability reporting standards, learn the best award-winning approach to presenting the information you are going to disclose.

For areas partially related to ESG
(HR, PR, GR, IR, Ecology, Suppliers, Finance, OSH):

you will be able to enrich yourself with new tasks and approaches in terms of the management model, learn about issues and risks that require attention, get acquainted with standards, metrics, guidelines that you will apply in your work.

For ESG analysts working with standards and reports:

you will be able to gain and deepen your knowledge of the requirements of international reporting standards and build effective work on the collection and management of ESG data.

For ESG analysts working with rating agencies:

you will gain a better insight into how to disclose information required by rating agencies, which will result in an “easier” and more “winning” company rating and high ratings.

Trusted by professionals worldwide

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Mihai Damov

Consultant UK

"Dr Kurinko's expert approach to tailoring the content on the fly to meet the participants' needs and his flexibility in enriching the GRI content with real world examples and additional materials truly stood out. As someone relatively new to sustainability reporting, I now feel confident in my ability to develop and deliver high quality reports."

London Reporting Academy - Rachel Kim

Rachel Kim

Environmental Analyst PlanetCare Solutions

"The GRI Certified Training course at London Reporting Academy is by far the most comprehensive and practical training I've attended. The instructor is not just an expert in their field; he is a fantastic educator who makes complex concepts accessible and engaging. The course has greatly expanded my understanding of the GRI standards and their application in our company's reporting process. It’s a must for professionals seeking to excel in sustainability reporting and make a meaningful impact in their organisations."

London Reporting Academy - Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos Rodriguez

Director of Sustainability WorldChange Corp.

"The course meticulously covered every aspect of the GRI standards, providing me with a robust understanding of sustainability reporting. The practical exercises and real-life case studies were particularly beneficial, helping me to apply the concepts in a real-world context. This training has significantly enhanced the quality and precision of our sustainability reports, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to deepen their expertise in GRI reporting."

Student Satisfaction with our Course:

91%

of graduates state that the courses have helped them achieve their set goals

76%

of graduates are willing to recommend our courses

Fees

+ VAT (where applicable)
£700 pp
online training
£1200 pp
onsite training
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12 hours of training with a certified trainer and official educational materials
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GRI Standards: GRI Universal Standards Books 1, 2, and 3. GRI Sector Standards. GRI Topic Standards
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International certificate from GRI for full and active participation
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Thematic Studies
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Personal account on the GRI Academy
Next training: July 3-4 (remote group delivery,
interactive online 09:00 - 17:00 BST)
For all inquiries about the course, bespoke trainings, and group bookings, please feel free to reach out to us at lra@reporting.academy, and we will be delighted to assist you
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