CANCELLED CI3: Columbia Impact Investing Professional Development Training Opportunity – May 3rd and 4th

Interested in a certification that can help build your resume?

CI3 is partnering with BSD consulting to provide an opportunity for Columbia Students to receive a two-day GRI training certification (Global Reporting Initiative) at a discounted price for 25 students; first come, first served. The usual student fee is $900 / early bird student fee is $435. Register and pay in the following link .

Date: May 3 & 4, 2012. Time: 9 am – 5 pm.

Location: 420 West 118th Street, Room 408, International Affairs Building – Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a non-profit organization that works towards a sustainable global economy by providing sustainability reporting guidance. The GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines have proven to be the most efficient method to respond to social, environmental, economic and governance impacts and risks and to build trust and credibility in the broader marketplace.

Professional Benefits of GRI Training

Great differentiator for professional opportunities in sustainability department of major corporations, public agencies and civil society organizations.

Professionals certified in GRI can help companies better implement sustainability indicators and develop their annual sustainability report.

Competency very much sought by consultancy firms working in the sustainability field.

One of the few certified courses in the sustainability field.

The course is not only about getting to know the GRI indicators but understanding sustainability management.

According to Ceres, more than 1,800 companies now use the framework for sustainability reporting. A study by GRI’s report services team found recently that 52 percent of GRI-based reports come from publicly listed firms. The top reporting sectors are financial services, energy, utilities, food and beverage, mining, telecommunications, chemicals, construction and health care.

Certification: Upon completion of the GRI Training Program and the feedback questionnaire, graduates will receive a certificate directly from GRI. The questionnaire is sent to participants via email shortly after the training. The certificate states that the participant has successfully completed the Certified Training Program and states the name of the GRI Certified Training Partner that organized the course.Please note: CI3 has no professional affiliation with BSD Consulting.

Disclaimer: At least 20 people must register by April 26, 2013 for the event to take place. In the event that the event needs to be cancelled, participant will be fully refunded.