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GRI Standards Transition

+ Sustainable Development Goals


The GRI Guidelines have been restructured into a set of modular, interrelated GRI Reporting Standards. Most changes focus on format and presentation with the main content, concepts, and disclosures from GRI G4 carrying through the GRI Standards.


The GRI Standards have no new topics added; if a company has already reported in accordance with GRI G4 in the past, they are encouraged to transition to the new GRI Standards. There are 3 “universal” standards applicable to all reporters, and 33 topic-specific Standards based on the GRI Aspects. Organizations will select only the topic-specific Standards that are applicable, based on material topics. 

New GRI Standards Language: Aspect changes to Topic; General Standard Disclosures changes to General Disclosure; Indicator changes to Disclosure; DMA changes to Management Approach.


GRI Certified: Participants will go through the transitioning from GRI G4 to 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


GRI G4 to GRI Standards: 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
GRI Standards and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 8:30 AM–4:30 PM

DAY 1: GRI G4 to GRI Standards

For current sustainability professionals looking to enhance their skill-sets and stay abreast of the latest global requirements for sustainability reporting- keep a competitive advantage in your field with the G4 to GRI Standards Transition Training.

DAY 2: Progressing on SDGs through GRI Disclosure

This full-day workshop has been designed to support reporting organizations to identify the link between GRI Guidelines and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


The training is taught by working sustainability reporting professionals with in-depth knowledge of the GRI, CDP, Integrated Reporting, Sustainable Development Goals, 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.

  • 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 Francisco, CAJune 25-26, 2018GRI StandardsRecology
New York, NYJune 28-29, 2018GRI + CDPNYC Seminar and Conference Center
Chicago, ILAug 20-21, 2018GRI StandardsBurson Marsteller
San Diego, CASep 10-14, 2018GRI + CDP + SDG Sandbox
New York, NYSep 24-25, 2018GRI StandardsBurson Marsteller
Seattle, WaOct 15-16, 2018GRI StandardsRecology
San Diego, CADec 3-7, 2018GRI + CDP + SDG Sandbox
Individual: G4 to GRI Standards$600
Individual: G4 to GRI Standards + SDGs$900
Team of 3: G4 to GRI Standards$1,500
Team of 3: G4 to GRI Standards + SDGs$2,400

* Registration includes instruction, Globally recognized GRI Certificates of Training Completion, meals, refreshments, and learning materials.