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Trainings

GRI G4 and CDP

We are committed to training the next generation of sustainability professionals and business leaders. ISOS is a GRI Certified Training Partner and a CDP Educational and Training Partner.

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Enroll in one of our GRI and/or CDP trainings – it’s the quickest way to learn how to apply the latest sustainability requirements of GRI G4 and improve your company’s scoring under the CDP Programs!

You can now earn CPE Credits by participating in one of our GRI trainings!

All reporting organizations are expected to transition from the current GRI G3.1 Guidelines to the new G4 Framework by the end of 2014. The G4 Guidelines have introduced a series of new elements, including the emphasis on Material Aspects, a series of General Standard Disclosures and a series of Specific Standard Disclosures. For those interested in using the GRI G4 Guidelines as soon as possible, GRI strongly recommends that you complete the current GRI Certified G4 Training to get up to speed with the latest requirements for sustainability reporting. Upon training completion you will receive the new G4 Certificate directly from the Global Reporting Initiative.

Our In-Person GRI trainings now satisfy 16 CPE credits for CPAs at the overview level- 4 hours each per business & organization, communications, social environment of business, and specialized knowledge & applications. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits are granted based on a 50-minute hour.*

UPCOMING TRAININGS:

TypeNameLocationDateQuick Registration
GRI G4 TRAINING: 
CPE Credits: 16
G4 GRI Certified Sustainability Reporting Dallas, TXSeptember 18-19Register here
GRI G4 TRAINING: 
CPE Credits: 16
G4 GRI Certified Sustainability Reporting San Francisco
October 2-3, 2014Register here
GRI G4 TRAINING: 
CPE Credits: 16
G4 GRI Certified Sustainability Reporting Denver, CO
October 16-17, 2014Register here
GRI G4 TRAINING: 
CPE Credits: 16
G4 GRI Certified Sustainability Reporting Seattle, WA
Jan 2015Register here
GRI BTP: 
SECTOR SPECIFIC
GRI Certified Business Transparency Program *New Across the US Multiple Dates
Register here

Our Approach to Training:

ISOS Group applies innovative but practical approaches to learning that will fast track you to expert status, equipping trainees with the know-how required to manage the reporting process. Through presentations and interactive learning, participants will be able to firmly grasp GRI’s sustainability reporting methodology and devise a process adequate to their individual needs. Our experienced instructors will provide participants with hands-on instruction by utilizing GRI’s G4 sustainability reporting framework content, supplemental GRI reporting publications and sustainability reports from leading organizations as case studies.

Topics include: material aspects and boundaries, stakeholder engagement, data collection, goal setting and GRI principles for defining report content and quality, external assurance, report publication and project management. Additionally, the new G4 Modules will bring you up to date with the latest requirements for CSR reporting including new In Accordance levels (Core or Comprehensive); new disclosures regarding Governance, Ethics and Integrity and Equal Remuneration; and new GRI indicators related to Procurement Practices, Grievance Mechanisms and Supplier Assessment.

Registration includes:

Two days of instruction; GRI certification upon completion; meals and refreshments; learning materials; presentations from experienced GRI reporters; invitation to the ISOS exclusive LinkedIn group of Certified GRI sustainability reporting practitioners.

Trainings Footprint:

ISOS Group makes it its responsibility to offset the carbon footprint of our GRI Certified Sustainability Reporting trainings. We pay for the offset fees directly to TerraPass, the leading consumer retailer and marketer of greenhouse gas reduction offsets.

* ISOS is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website.