This how-to book provides a step-by-step guide to the constituent practices and processes needed to produce a sustainability report, structured around the Global Reporting Initiative’s Sustainability Reporting Process. It is written by the first GRI Certified training providers in the UK, who also produced the first GRI Certified Training course to be accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA).
This book will show you: (1) how to produce a business case, develop action plans, secure leadership over process and people, and how to generate cross functional buy in, (2) how to do stakeholder engagement, materiality and assurance, and how to collect quality data and (3) how to plan and prepare to report, how to finalize and disseminate a report, and how to apply and manage the GRI Materiality Matters Check. The authors also provide invaluable tips on how to write a report, and how to position it on media platforms for both dissemination and feedback.In short, this book is a masterclass on precisely the things that individuals and organizations need and want to know to set up or improve the quality of their reporting processes, and to write effective reports.#
This book will also enable stakeholders with a professional, personal or academic interest in reporting to learn how to evaluate a report – an essential skill for report writers too.
ForewordTony Juniper Introduction: Sustainability reporting1. Sustainability context2. Prepare3. Connect (wide range of stakeholders)4. Define5. Monitor6. Report7. Software8. Assurance9. Q&A for reporters and non reporters10. Sustainability report evaluationAppendicesNotesReferences
DōShorts are a collection of concise, high-quality books for professionals, including a guide to the circular economy, the use of digital media in brand-builidng, integrated reporting, and how-to guides on producing a sustainability report, measuring a building's energy use, and valuing natural and social capital. They address one sustainability challenge at a time and can be read in 90 minutes. We aim to make those 90 minutes deliver value on a par with an expert seminar or master class.
The collection includes practical how-to guides as well as framework pieces and business briefings that give an expert overview of cutting edge developments in a wide range of fields.