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GRI Standards Certified Training

ZOOM Meeting Room

24, 25, 31 October 2023

23, 24, 31 January 2024

09:00-13:00 (SGT)

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an international independent standards organization that helps businesses, governments, and other organizations understand and communicate their impacts on material issues such as climate change, human rights and corruption. More than 80% of world’s leading reporters use GRI Standards as the framework for developing their sustainability reports owing it’s modular and interrelated structure, and step-by-step guidance on communicating sustainability performance.


At TEMBUSU, our course also has an exclusive session on The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). TCFD is a framework developed to help organizations more effectively disclose climate-related risks and opportunities through their existing reporting processes, in order to increase and improve the reporting of climate-related disclosure.


Perspectives on concepts of sustainability reporting and enhanced exposure on how to develop sustainability reports. The training is expected to: 

  • Enhance knowledge of participants on GRI standards, evaluating sustainability reports 

  • Benchmark internal reporting with peers and gear for better reporting 

  • Identifying, engaging with stakeholders 

  • Material matters identification, prioritization and target setting - Collect, compile sustainability data and present sustainability reports 

  • Overview of Sustainable Development Goals and their interlinkages with sustainability performance of organizations

Why Train

Companies seeking to enhance their sustainability performance and in-house capacity need to equip themselves with the requisite knowledge on sustainability reporting standards. We have designed this course to support companies and individuals in developing internal expertise with minimal involvement of external support and produce reports that are assurance worthy.

Who Needs to Attend

This course is open for all levels of management, sustainability practitioners, consultants, auditors, corporate communications, legal, HSE and operations executives, academicians, NGOs, etc.

What Is Covered

This course outlines and introduces participants to the concepts of GRIs reporting principles (content & quality), engaging with stakeholders, material topics identification, prioritization and target setting. Further guidance is provided on identifying material topics. Management approach, data collection /compilation and presentation are covered to enhance participants knowledge on GRI Standards. This course will conduct additional discussion and case study on TCFD and the sustainability reporting guide by the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX). Each session has case studies and interactive breakout sessions to enable participants to understand the standards and report development process. An end-of-course evaluation will also be conducted to assess participants’ understanding of the course content through an analysis of a selected company’s sustainability report. A session by GRI secretariat is part of the training to answer any specific queries of participants and support available from GRI.


Post completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate directly from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). 25% discount on the GRI Standards Exam fee, by GRI for those candidates who successfully complete the course.


TEMBUSU Asia is an organization embracing UN SDGs, in its efforts to augment sustainability expertise in the region. This training program is being delivered by experienced sustainability advisors who have vast experience in developing best in class reports, conducting trainings and auditing leading sustainability reports in ASEAN and the Asia region. 

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Er. Tan Seng Chuan, Trainer

Er. Tan is the Managing Director of TEMBUSU Asia, a leading sustainability consulting company in Asia supporting organisations to fulfil their aspirations of natural resource stewardship, enhanced environmental performance, and sustainable development objectives.  

Er. Tan is the Emeritus President of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore, Chairman of Chartered Engineering Board Singapore, Executive Vice President of World Federation of Engineering Organisation, Chairman of Active, Beautiful, Clean Water Professional Program.


Er. Tan is also a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional, Registered Professional Engineer and Chartered Engineer (Environment & Water) in Singapore.  His professional experiences covered sustainability, environmental, engineering and program management in the area of sustainability strategy, carbon validation and verification, climate actions and urban resilience planning and development.

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Shierley Josephine, Trainer

With a wealth of experience exceeding 8 years as a sustainability consultant, Shierley Josephine stands as an adept professional in the fields of sustainability reporting and the meticulous analysis of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data. Holding esteemed certifications in GRI Standard 2021 and ISO 14064, her active involvement in ESG and Sustainability spans a diverse spectrum of industries including oil and gas, mining, agriculture, banking, manufacturing, FMCG, and telecommunications.


Her proficiency in curating comprehensive sustainability reports finds its roots not only in her postgraduate degree from Leeds Beckett University, UK, where she specialized in Business Process Re-engineering and Management Consultancy, but also in her earlier academic journey, which includes a background in Industrial Engineering earned from Pelita Harapan University. Through her steadfast commitment, she consistently strives to instigate positive environmental and social transformation, all the while facilitating strategic progress for a global clientele.

Program Plan

Day 1 Session 1
Topics Covered
Introduction and background
Sustainable Development; Reporting
About GRI; GRI Standards, GSSB
Overview of the GRI Standards
Useful terminology
Sustainability reporting
Introduction to the GRI Standards
Structure of the GRI Standards
How to use the GRI Standards
The GRI Standards
GRI 1: Foundation 2021
GRI 2: General Disclosures 2021
GRI 3: Material Topics 2021
GRI Sector Standards
GRI Topic Standards
Start your reporting process using GRI Standards
How to apply the “in accordance” requirement
Day 2 Session 2
Topics covered
Start your reporting process using GRI Standards
Recap of Session 1 + Quiz
How to apply the reporting principles
How to determine material topics
How to report general disclosures
Day 3 Session 3
Topics covered
Start your reporting process using GRI Standards
Recap of Session 2 + Quiz
How to report material topics
How to present reported information
Additional resources
S1: Tips for developing best-in-class reports
S2: Assurance readiness
GRI Secretariat’s presentation
End-of-course evaluation: Participants projects
Q&A and Feedback session
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Registration Fees

Regular fee:  SGD 1,050

Early bird (expires 2 weeks before commencement):  SGD 945 (10% OFF) – Use code <EBST1023> for October and code <EBST0124> for January

Group discount (≥ 4 pax):  SGD 840 / pax (20% OFF, single checkout) – Use code <4ORMORE> for October and <GRST0124> for January

For ASF members, please use referral code <ASFGRI2023> to obtain special group discount rate.


* 8% GST (Singapore) is applied at checkout. (9% GST will be applied from 1 January, 2024)

*  Refund is not allowed, however participants can defer the training to the next available course

*  Course fee is exclusive of any charges for overseas fund transfer for overseas participants.

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