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@GRIAusConf_More reporters and better reporting: An evaluation of the GRI Training in Australia - Damien Sweeney & Amanda Nuttall

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  • GRI training provides the foundation for more and better reporting, but there are other barriers to overcome
  • GRI training provides the foundation for more and better reporting, but there are other barriers to overcomeIncluding:Internal stakeholders such as co-workers who may not assist or actively block reporting, and management support and buy-in to reporting (this includes not seeing a business case, no strategic direction)Access to dataResources (staff and money)No regulatory drivers, or no ‘penalties’ for not reporting
  • GRI training provides the foundation for more and better reporting, but there are other barriers to overcomeIncluding:Internal stakeholders such as co-workers who may not assist or actively block reporting, and management support and buy-in to reporting (this includes not seeing a business case, no strategic direction)Access to dataResources (staff and money)No regulatory drivers, or no ‘penalties’ for not reporting
  • GRI training provides the foundation for more and better reporting, but there are other barriers to overcomeIncluding:Internal stakeholders such as co-workers who may not assist or actively block reporting, and management support and buy-in to reporting (this includes not seeing a business case, no strategic direction, no resources such as staff or money,)Access to dataNo regulatory drivers, or no ‘penalties’ for not reporting (compliance driven companies)
  • GRI training provides the foundation for more and better reporting, but there are other barriers to overcomeIncluding:Internal stakeholders such as co-workers who may not assist or actively block reporting, and management support and buy-in to reporting (this includes not seeing a business case, no strategic direction, no resources such as staff or money,)Access to dataNo regulatory drivers, or no ‘penalties’ for not reporting (compliance driven companies)
  • Enhancement of the GRI training program to incorporate:An extension of the stakeholder management training to differentiate between internal and external stakeholders, their role and importance to successful sustainability reporting.Incorporate a session on “developing a business case for sustainability” which should provide the skills and structure to the reporter to increase internal support and understanding of the value of sustainability reporting within their own organisation.Work to extend the support networks available to sustainability reporters Repeat and expand this research investigation
  • Enhancement of the GRI training program to incorporate:An extension of the stakeholder management training to differentiate between internal and external stakeholders, their role and importance to successful sustainability reporting.Incorporate a session on “developing a business case for sustainability” which should provide the skills and structure to the reporter to increase internal support and understanding of the value of sustainability reporting within their own organisation.Work to extend the support networks available to sustainability reporters Repeat and expand this research investigation
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    • 1. More reporters and betterreporting: An evaluation ofthe GRI Training inAustraliaAmanda Nuttall Associate Director, Net Balance FoundationDamien Sweeney Project Manager - Community and BusinessSustainability, National Centre for Sustainability,Swinburne University of Technology
    • 2. Impact of GRI training onsustainability reporting in Australia
    • 3. GRI training buildscapacity
    • 4. GRI training buildscapacityInternal stakeholders
    • 5. GRI training buildscapacityInternal stakeholdersAccess to data
    • 6. GRI training buildscapacityInternal stakeholdersAccess to dataRegulatory drivers
    • 7. GRI training buildscapacityInternal stakeholdersAccess to dataRegulatory drivers
    • 8. Recommendations from the researchEnhancement of GRI training programWork to extend the support networks available to sustainability reportersRepeat and expand this research investigation
    • 9. REPORT WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE ON NETBALANCE AND NCS WEBSITESAmanda Nuttall - amanda@netbalance.comwww.netbalance.comDamien Sweeney – dsweeney@swin.edu.auwww.swinburne.edu.au/ncs