Take an exciting step in becoming a Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guru!

Whether you’re experienced or new to sustainability reporting, completing the two-day GRI Standards Certified Training Course will help you create a top-quality report that meets GRI requirements and stakeholder expectations.

Upcoming sessions:


May 21-22, 2020
Location: The Works Design

10 Britain Street. Toronto, ON. M5A 1R6

8:30-4:30 Both days


October 8-9, 2020
Location: The Works Design

10 Britain Street. Toronto, ON. M5A 1R6

8:30-4:30 Both days


May 12-13, 2020
Location TBD


8:30-4:30 Both days


October 14-15, 2020
Location TBD


8:30-4:30 Both days


Preparing a sustainability report can be overwhelming. The GRI Certified Training Program will help you develop your sustainability reporting know-how, so you can run a smooth and effective reporting process and produce a best practice report using the GRI standards. After course completion, you’ll get a GRI Certificate and a toolkit for success. You’ll also be entitled to a 20% discount on writing the GRI exam.



By the end of the course, you will know how to:

  • Interpret and apply the GRI standards and reporting principles
  • Identify and engage with stakeholders to enhance the relevance of your report
  • Assess your organization’s significant impacts along the value chain and among stakeholders 
  • Identify, prioritize and report on material topics and their boundaries
  • Link the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and GRI, with tools available for the best possible integration 
  • Streamline reporting processes throughout your organization


In addition, participants will learn about the latest trends in sustainability reporting and other common standards/frameworks, such as SASB, CDP and MSCI, and how they relate to GRI. 



  • 16 hours (2 days)
  • Presentations, case studies, group activities and best practice examples
  • Guest speakers who will share their first-hand experiences in sustainability reporting
  • Ample time for questions



  • Sustainability/CSR practitioners
  • Those responsible for corporate communications, marketing, investor relations, HR and community relations
  • Students and educators 



  • Early Bird (two weeks before the start date of the course): $1,250 
  • Regular fee: $1500
  • Student and NGO Rate: $800. Please note proof of status will be requested. For reduced rate, register here



“It was an excellent course! It delivered great information that was very helpful in preparing to compile a GRI Report.” (Calgary participant)


“The facilitator was very engaging, with deep knowledge of the subject-matter.” (Vancouver participant)


“Good balance of content, discussion and exercises. I highly recommend this training to others.” (Toronto participant)