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Corporate responsibility strategy and reporting

About this course

This two-day interactive course will provide you with the practical, step-by-step guidance you need to build a corporate responsibility (CR) strategy and bring your CR reporting into line with international standards including GRI, ISO 26000 and AA 1000. To help you tailor your educational experience to your needs, the course outlines approaches from various industry sectors and allows you to select one or both of the available course modules.

Who should attend

  • Senior leaders and managers of various functions, including corporate responsibility, environment, human resources, risk management, internal audit, operations and communication, who want to develop or optimize their organization’s CR strategy, action plan and reporting

Learn how to

  • Understand your CR strategy and reporting standards requirements
  • Build effective stakeholder engagement processes
  • Clarify and prioritize the steps required by your organization’s CR strategy
  • Use proven tools and approaches to develop a CR strategy and reporting
  • Understand trends and leading practices related to CR reporting
  • Assess the suitability of various internal and external verification methods and impacts
  • Leverage the CR experiences of other businesses to adopt best practices

Course content

This two-day course will teach you:

Module one (day one)

  • How to identify CR issues
  • Strategies for building effective stakeholder engagement processes
  • Relevant best practices and standards
  • Ways to determine material CR issues using both a materiality matrix and a risk assessment method
  • How to integrate a CR action plan into your strategic and operational processes

Module two (day two)

  • Relevant key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the effectiveness of your CR action plans and performance
  • Evolving practice of “context-based” reporting
  • How to design an internal reporting process and a CR report in time for financial closure
  • Sound internal and external verification processes