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GRI G4 Certified Training Course October 13

Are you ready for GRI G4 sustainability reporting?

Have you conducted a materiality assessment? 

Are you looking for a better, smarter way of managing the disclosures your customers are demanding?

Are you wondering how sustainability reporting can provide you with a competitive advantage?

GRI released a challenging update to their reporting guidelines (GRI G4) in May 2014. ERM is one of only a handful of organizations that is approved to provide GRI-certified training on the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.

This fall we are offering a two-day, interactive session at the City Flats Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI on October 13-14. ERM senior consultant Elsie Rivera Palabrica, who spoke at our May 2014 meeting, will be one of the co-facilitators. And, in honor of WMSBF’s 20th anniversary ERM is offering a 20% discount to all WMSBF members.  Please identify Discount Code: WMSBF20OFF at the payment portion of your registration process.

See the invitation below or this flier for more details. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Sara Meyer at 616.738.7356 or sara.meyer@erm.com.  We’re excited to be able to offer this training in Michigan this year, and we hope to see you there!

GRI Flyer _ Fall 2014 Michigan Training (2)

GRI G4 Certified Training Course

Grand Rapids, MI October 13-14
Location: City Flats Hotel*
83 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily (meals provided)
Register now

*LEED Certified – Gold venue

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Why Report?

Investors, governments, communities, employees, and other stakeholders are increasingly demanding more transparency regarding corporate sustainability performance. Publicly discussing sustainability challenges, risks, and opportunities provides companies the opportunity to engage with key stakeholders while enhancing credibility, reputation, and ultimately shareholder value.

In 2013, nearly 7,000 organizations published sustainability reports.

  • 72% of the S&P 500 published a sustainability report up from 53% in 2012 and 19% in 2011

More governments are making sustainability reporting mandatory

  • More than 140 regulatory instruments addressing sustainability reporting exist in over 30 countries
  • 65% of these are classified as mandatory