Tendai Matika

Manager, Global Reporting Initiative
10:55 AM

Thursday 5th October

Technical Training Session 1

TOPIC: DIY Approach for Businesses; Advancing sustainability impacts through global reporting standards


Special Guest Speaker: Manager, Global Reporting Initiative

Duration: 40 mins + Q&A (30mins for the Session, 10mins for Q&A)


Session Description:

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, sustainability has become a critical driver of success and a key differentiator for organizations. To effectively navigate this paradigm shift, businesses must embrace sustainability as a core strategic imperative. This session will explore the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) approach for businesses, focusing on how to draft relevant sustainability policies and frameworks that enable effective corporate sustainable action using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. This will be a practical session where all delegates will have the opportunity to learn first-hand on the approach to adopt for their respective organizations.

During this session, attendees will gain valuable insights into the practical aspects of implementing sustainability initiatives within their organizations. Our expert speakers will highlight the importance of aligning sustainability policies and frameworks with the GRI Standards, which are globally recognized as the benchmark for sustainability reporting. They will share their experiences and best practices, providing attendees with actionable strategies to develop tailored sustainability policies that reflect their unique business context.


Key Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction to the GRI Standards: Get ready to unlock the power of sustainability reporting with an in-depth introduction to the GRI Standards.
  2. GRI Universal Standards: Understand the key concepts, principles, and reporting requirements - Delve into the heart of sustainability reporting as we explore the GRI Universal Standards. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts, principles, and reporting requirements that form the foundation of transparent and credible sustainability reporting.
  3. GRI Sector Standards: Learn how to tailor your reporting to your industry, enabling you to showcase your commitment to sustainable practices within your specific sector.
  4. GRI Topic Standards: Delivering the highest level of transparency for organizational impacts on the economy, environment, and people
  5. Become a sustainability reporting expert: Take your sustainability reporting skills to the next level as we empower you to become a true expert in the field.
  6. Case Studies and Success Stories: Real-world examples of organizations that have successfully implemented and utilized the GRI Standards to drive positive change.
  7. Q&A Session: An opportunity for attendees to engage with our expert speakers and seek clarification on specific challenges or queries related to sustainability policy development.