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GRI Certified Training Programme

  Oct 1, 2014

GRI G4 Certified Training Course, Oct 1-2 2014

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the most widely used framework for sustainability reporting. It helps companies to implement corporate social responsibility into their daily business and to report transparently on the social, economic and environmental performance of their organisation. GRI launched the G4 Guidelines in May2014 and is the focus of this workshop. Participants will be trained on how to use the G4 Guidelines for their sustainability reporting.

CSRFI has formed the MHCi Consortium which consists of MHCInternational Ltd (MHCi), Strathmore Business School (SBS) and Apex Porter Novelli (APN) to be GRI Training Partners. MHCi Consortium is proud to announce that we are the first GRI Certified Training Partner to offer the GRI Certified Training Program for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Botswana, Cameroun, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Programme: Location – Strathmore Business School, Nairobi, Kenya

Day 1 October 1st 2014.

08.30: Welcome


– Sustainability Reporting and GRI
– GRI G4 Guidelines
– Introduction to the GRI reporting process

11.30: PART II – PREPARE: Plan your reporting process

– Imagine your GRI Sustainability Report
– Develop an action plan
– How to start the process
– Group exercise

13:00: Lunch break

14.00: PART III – CONNECT: Engage with your stakeholders

– Why engage with your stakeholders?
– Identify stakeholders
– Prioritise stakeholders
– Dialogue with stakeholders
– Group exercise

16.00: PART IV – DEFINE: Defining your material aspects and boundaries

– Introduction to defining material aspects
– Identification of relevant topics

17.00: Q&A session

17.30: End of first day

Day 2 October 2nd 2014

08.30: Opening Coffee Break and Review of the first day

09.30: PART IV – DEFINE: Defining your material aspects and boundaries (cont.)

– Priorisation
– Validation
– Group exercise

11.30: PART V – MONITOR: Build your report

– Check internal systems
– Discuss and set performance targets

13:00: Lunch break

14.00: PART VI – REPORT: Communicate

– Write and finalise the report
– Communicate
– Prepare for the next cycle
– Report evaluation exercise

17.00: Closing

– Closing remarks
– Information on feedback form and certificate

17.30: End of workshop

Workshop Trainer: Enrique Torres

Enrique, until recently, headed GRI Training based in Amsterdam. Our consortium is fortunate to have Enrique as part of our team. He is an highly experienced trainer and has worked frequently with Dr. Michael Hopkins, CEO of CSRFI. Michael notes that ‘Enrique worked with me frequently at the University of Geneva Executive Programme on CSR in Switzerland and without doubt was one of the stars of a course that was studded with around 60 executive trainers and senior business leaders.

In addition, Consortium Leaders Dr. Michael Hopkins (CEO, CSRFI), Dr George Njenga (Vice Chancellor, SBS) and Lawrence Gikaru (CEO, APN) will be attending to discuss with participants the business benefits of the GRI G4 programme.

Source: CSR Finance Institute


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