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Global Reporting Standards

GRI Certified Training + CDP


Starting in 2018, we are dedicated to providing all our trainings under one roof – within a one to five-day period, we are able to facilitate the conversations you yearn for, the practice you need and the oversight that you can only get from real-time expert guidance. As an add-on, participants will benefit from real world experiences provided by leading corporations, as well as other ESG players including 3BL Media, Bloomberg’s ESG team, eRevalue, Measurabl, the IIRC and others.

Discounts available for Corporate teams of 3. Student groups of 3 can register at a 35% in-cart discount.


MON:  GRI Standards Transition for Advanced Reporters | 1 day | 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
TUE: CDP Climate Change Investor Survey | 1 day | 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
WED: Sustainable Development Goals alignment to GRI Standards | 1 day | 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
THU + FRI: GRI Standards Comprehensive Training | 2-days | 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
SPECIAL ADD-ON: Living Labs-a real world experience for participants to apply lessons learned to real case studies.


GRI Standards Transition (1 day):
This in-person GRI Certified 1-day Course is designed for long-time reporters eager to make the switch to Standards. Changes, similarities and best practice for strengthening the reporting process will help guide practitioners to more purpose-driven reporting.

GRI Standards (2-days):
Participants will go through the new GRI Standards Training. You will learn how to use the new GRI Standards including how to manage the reporting process, assess an organization’s significant impacts, select report topics and performance measures, and follow best practices for developing top-quality sustainability reports. Following the GRI Training, participants will walk away with a better understanding of how GRI relates to their specific organization, how it applies to daily business scenarios and how it can help with strategic planning. This in-person GRI Certified 2-day Standards Course incorporates lessons in applying GRI’s Principles for Defining Report Content and Ensuring Report Quality, adapting to other reporting platforms, aligning value chain impacts to stakeholders, issue prioritization and best practice for solidifying key reporting requirements in order to lift the burden.

Sustainable Development Goals (1 day):
This workshop is designed to support the alignment between GRI Guidelines and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since many organizations have yet to set targets for minimizing impacts to the international agreements on greenhouse gasses and beyond, using the SDGs can be a great way to cast a net toward larger objectives and develop actionable strategies for implementation. Instructors will work to demonstrate actionable steps that can be taken to institute specific SDGs. Upon course completion, participants will receive a certificate directly from GRI.

CDP Certified Climate Change Survey (1 day):
This offering includes 8 hr., 4 hr. and 1hr. modules, which are certified by CDP. The course can be taken virtually or in-person via our “Institutes.” Topics range from drivers for climate change reporting, materiality, risk and opportunity assessments and recent changes to the survey, such as scenario planning. The CDP questionnaires and scoring methodology change on an annual basis. It’s not a static program or process; it is very evolutionary. Through our training programs, we want to help participants understand how CDP relates to their organizations, how to make the information digestible, and how to apply it to every day scenarios and business contexts.

Integrated Reporting (1 day):
This 8 hour online workshop is designed for mid to senior level managers, sustainability and integrated reporting practitioners, and users of sustainability and integrated reports ready to strengthen the quality of their economic and corporate governance.


In addition to your certificates of completion, you will walk away with a value creation model draft, value chain map, Bloomberg summary sheet for case building, outbound communications guidance from 3P, profile detail from Measurabl and a solid management approach disclosure for your GRI Standards Reports!


The training is taught by working sustainability reporting professionals with in-depth knowledge of the GRI, CDP, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), IIRC Integrated Reporting, GRESB Reporting Frameworks and decades of experience managing enterprise-level reporting projects across a variety of sectors. A blend of instruction, individual and group exercises, guest speakers and real-world examples keeps the course engaging and lively.

Upon training completion, participants receive their globally recognized GRI Standards Certificate of completion directly from the Global Reporting Initiative, the SDG, and the CDP Certificate. 

  • ISOS Group makes it its responsibility to calculate the carbon footprint of our in-person certified trainings. We encourage participants to reduce the carbon footprint of their travel and choose sustainable lodging options, as possible.

  • Registered participants who are unable to attend can postpone their attendance to a later event date or transfer placement to another person. Complete cancellations will have to be made at least 2 weeks prior to the event date in order to receive partial payment. Partial entails full payment minus $150 for processing fees and material costs. Travel expenses will not be reimbursed. If course collaborators find it necessary to cancel or postpone the event, then all registration fees will be exchanged for participation at future scheduled events.

San Diego, CASep 10-14, 2018GRI + CDP + SDG Measurabl
San Francisco, CASep. 24-26GRI + CDP + SDGTBD
New York, NYSep 24-25, 2018 &
Sep 26-27, 2018
GRI + CDP + SDGBurson Marsteller
Seattle, WaOct 15-16, 2018GRI StandardsRecology
Chicago, ILOct 25-26, 2018GRI StandardsBurson Marsteller
San Diego, CADec 3-7, 2018GRI + CDP + SDG Measurabl
1 Day: GRI Standards Transition$600
1 Day: CDP Training$600
1 Day: SDG Training$600
2 Days: GRI Standards Transition + SDG$900
2 Days: GRI Standards Transition + CDP$900
2 Days: GRI Standards $1,500
3 Days: GRI Standards + CDP $1,800
3 Days: GRI Standards + SDG$1,800
4 Days: GRI Standards + CDP +SDG$2,100