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Sustainability Reporting

September 17, 2015 - September 18, 2015


Corporate social responsibility programs are considered an organizational best practice.  A focus on sustainability helps organizations manage their social and environmental impacts, improving their bottom line.  Just as importantly, the disclosure of such activities has become a topic of importance for stakeholders such as employees, customers, investors and the government.

In this 2-day course participants will gain the knowledge to start or enhance their organization’s sustainability reporting projects through providing a current and relevant overview of the sustainability reporting universe.

Students will gain a strong understanding of sustainability reporting frameworks, best practices, pitfalls to avoid, and ways to ensure their sustainability reporting is meaningful and value-added to their organization.  This will be done through discussion, review of up-to-date research, and analysis of current existing sustainability reports. Additionally, participants will gain an enhanced ability to assess and evaluate other organization’s sustainability reports.



Participants will leave with:


  • An up-to-date understanding of the state of sustainability reporting internationally, with a focus on Canadian content
  • In-depth insight into the most widely accepted sustainability reporting frameworks, with a focus on the Global Reporting Initiative
  • Knowledge regarding sustainability best practices, with a focus on areas where sustainability reporting can provide true added value to an organization
  • An awareness of common sustainability reporting pitfalls which typically require significant effort with little organizational benefit
  • Tips, tools, and best practices to being or enhance their own organization’s sustainability reporting efforts
  • The ability to better assess and evaluate information in other organization’s sustainability reports
  • A larger network of like-minded professionals
An additional discount is available to CaGBC members and full time students.  Please contact the event organizer for more information.

For more information, see the School of the Environment’s course page forSustainability Reporting.


September 17, 2015
September 18, 2015


University of Toronto, School of the Environment


University of Toronto, Faculty Club
41 Willcocks St.
Toronto , M5S1C7
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