A growing number of investors, both institutional and retail (non-institutional), and in developed and emerging markets alike, look at ESG risks as a testing ground for their portfolio companies. The ones that perform well on ESG are well-positioned for the future and have better chances of adapting their products and services to a global consumer base that is increasingly pushing for environmental protection, respect for human rights and corporate transparency. The number of financial institutions that integrate ESG in their decision-making processes is on the rise globally, and it is expected to increase in a post-Covid economy as studies have shown that companies with high ESG ratings held up better than their competitors during the crisis.
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) represents one of the most referenced and ubiquitous sustainability and ESG reporting frameworks in the world.
GRI’s framework for ESG reporting helps companies identify, gather and report this information in a clear and comparable manner. First launched in 2000, GRI’s ESG reporting framework is now the most widely used by multinational organizations, governments, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), NGOs and industry groups in more than 90 countries. In 2017, 63 percent of the largest 100 companies (N100), and 73 percent of the Global Fortune 250 (G250) reported applying the GRI reporting framework.
This course will enable participants to learn the fundamental GRI concepts and framework, workshop how to apply the GRI disclosures and return to their offices with practical tools they can immediately apply in their next GRI-compliant ESG reports.