Governments and regulatory frameworks are playing an increasingly important role in promoting corporate transparency and accountability.

In this introductory workshop, participants learned how sustainability reports contribute to transparency and accountability and how organizations preparing them are responding to increasing regulatory requirements.

Participants discovered (GRI) Global Reporting Initiative, and how G4 (GRI’s Reporting Guidelines) can help organizations to manage their economic, environmental and governance impacts responsibly.

Who should participate?

The workshop (in English)  is targeted to governments officials, international organization representatives, accounting professional bodies and practitioners and ISAR participants.

Where ?

Room XXV, E-Building, Palais des Nations, Geneva


In 2008 GRI and UNCTAD signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The Program of Cooperation aims to promote greater understanding of, and participation in, the processes that set internationally recognized sustainability reporting standards.

The goal is to foster sustainable development in developing countries and transition economies, and to facilitate investment and business linkages.

We are pleased to share with you the below  materials related to the training workshop that you may wish to refer to in advance to the training seminar.

GRI Publications:

The first learning module (The Sustainability Challenge) is available for free: all users will need to register on Climate KIC’s learning platform. The remaining three modules are available for a nominal fee of €45 for OECD countries, €30 for non-OECD countries.

For further information or queries on GRI materials please contact the Global Reporting Initiative – Contact: Bertazzi@globalreporting.org; Phone: +31 20 531 00 64

UNCTAD Publications:

  • A Manual for the Preparers and Users of Eco-efficiency Indicators : English
  • Guidance on Corporate Responsibility Indicators in Annual Reports: English
  • Accounting and Reporting for Environmental Costs and Liabilities: English