There is a limited number of 20 participants per block course.
You will study
This course is provided through the Centre for Sustainable Practice. A business unit of Otago Polytechnic, the Centre’s mission is to inspire capability for real change. Qualifications, research, business programmes, projects and leadership do this through implementing action competence – a combination of the ability to take action, having a future focus, connectedness with others, knowledge, experience and reflection.
• The sustainability reporting process and its implementation within organisations
• Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Integrated Reporting (IR) frameworks
• Stakeholder engagement methods and opportunities
• Materiality processes to determine and prioritize relevant issues for reporting
• Communication strategies for better reporting.
At the successful completion of this course, you will have:
• An understanding of the sustainability reporting process
• An understanding of the different sustainability reporting standards and frameworks including the Global Reporting Initiative, Integrated Reporting and Assurance
• An ability to undertake a sustainability reporting process within your own or another organisation
• An ability to identify, prioritise and engage with stakeholders to identify and prioritise sustainability issues for reporting
• An ability to determine which material (relevant) sustainability issues to report, including the boundary for each issue and useful indicators to measure and report organisational performance
• An understanding of the monitoring process and determination of measures
• An understanding of the different reporting formats and communication options for reporting.
Evidence-based assessment through course activities and a review of an existing sustainability report.
This programme involves one two-day block course in either Auckland or Wellington followed by three webinars and a project presentation day. You should expect to undertake approximately 50 hours of directed study and 100 hours of self-directed study.
Further study options
While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.