GRI certified sustainability reporting trainings

PwC Finland is the only one arranging GRI certified sustainability reporting trainings in Finland. Our trainings help you taking your organisation's sustainability reporting to the next level. See our trainings below.

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Certified GRI Standards training

Registration for this training has ended.

Registration for GRI Standards training has ended. If you'd like to ask more about the training, please contact sari.vehniainen@pwc.com.

We will arrange more of these trainings in the future so do contact us and ask about the next training or you can keep following this page where we will announce our next training dates.

Training description

This training focuses on the sustainability reporting process, materiality assessment, understanding stakeholder expectation and measuring the results. The training is largely about developing participants’ competence and ability to run complex projects such as producing a sustainability report or develop skills and competencies to analyse ESG-data from sustainability reports. The training includes interactive exercises, sharing best practices and discussions based on participants’ prerequisites and challenges. The training takes two days and by completing it you will get a certificate issued by GRI.

Who is the training for

This training is aimed at those who work with corporate reporting, sustainability disclosures, data assurance and sustainability management and communications, and who want to learn more about sustainability reporting, regardless of sector or industry or prepare implementation of the forthcoming EU corporate sustainability reporting standards. No previous knowledge on sustainability reporting is needed, but it’s good to have some understanding of how companies and organisations work with sustainability impacts, risks and opportunities.

Objectives of the training

The goal of this training is to develop the participants’ ability to lead or be involved in the sustainability reporting process, to provide a good overall understanding of what is required for reporting in accordance with GRI Standards, and how sustainability reporting can be used to develop the organisation’s work with sustainability.

The transition to GRI's new reporting standards – how to adapt your sustainability report to the GRI Standards 2021

Registration for this training has ended

Registration for GRI Standards training has ended. If you'd like to ask more about the training, please contact sari.vehniainen@pwc.com.

We will arrange more of these trainings in the future so do contact us and ask about the next training or you can keep following this page where we will announce our next training dates.

Training description

In October 2021, GRI published an updated standard that all reports published from 1 January 2023 must follow. During the training, we will present the new structure, a number of key concepts and adjusted reporting principles. We will also carefully review the requirements that now apply to be in compliance with the GRI Standards. The training will provide you with an understanding of the revised universal standards, newly launched sector standards and adjusted topic specific standards. The training takes one day.

Who is this training for

The course is directed at those who have experience with working with GRI Standards 2016 and / or have completed a course in GRI Standards 2016 and plan to publish a sustainability report in accordance with GRI Standards for the year 2022 and onwards. For those of you who do not have previous experience of reporting with the GRI Standards, we recommend attending the Certified GRI Standards Training.

Objectives of the training

The goal of this course is to develop the participants’ understanding of the revised GRI Standards and give them the conditions to make the necessary changes in the transition from GRI Standards 2016 to GRI Standards 2021.

What is GRI

GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) is a leading corporate sustainability reporting standard setter and the most widely used reporting framework in the world. By completing the Certified GRI Standards training, you will receive a certificate of completion issued by GRI.

Our trainers

Mikael Niskala

Mikael Niskala

Mikael Niskala is an independent sustainability professional specialised in sustainability accounting, assurance, and reporting. He works as Partner and ESG & Sustainability Service Leader at PwC Finland.

He has more than 25 years’ experience of GRI Standards, sustainability disclosures and reporting practice. Mikael has in-depth knowledge of global sustainability reporting frameworks and standards (GRI, SASB, TCFD) and their implementation in corporate practice.

He is a nominated trainer for the GRI Certified Training Program since 2010. Mikael is a member of EFRAG Project Task Force on European Sustainability Reporting Standard. In addition to his practical work experience with companies, Mikael has also worked for academia and contributed to sustainability reporting textbooks, articles, and lectures. Mikael has experience in the development of sustainability contents for financial reporting standards.

mikael.niskala@pwc.com
+358 50 374 2528

Tomi Pajunen

Tomi Pajunen

Tomi is a sustainability professional specialised in climate and environmental issues as well as data, processes and systems used for broader sustainability reporting. He works as Senior Manager in ESG Advisory at PwC Finland. He has more than 20 years of practical experience from working with Nordic and Global ESG and sustainability leaders. with focus on science and data based solutions and services for efficient management, measurement and reporting.

He has been a nominated trainer for the GRI Certified Training Program since 2010. Tomi has also previously led the development of GRI-certified software solution used for performance measurement and reporting.

tomi.pajunen@pwc.com
+ 358 40 844 2100

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