According to a recent study by Harvard Business Review, companies that prioritize sustainability reporting outperform peers by 4.8%, and those that disclose carbon emissions and climate strategies see an even higher ROI of 21%. In addition, NGOs, consumers, regulators, and investors are increasingly demanding a thorough assessment and management of companies' sustainability practices. To meet these demands, it is imperative for businesses to clearly articulate their sustainability performance and engage positively with their stakeholders.
This Certified Sustainability Reporting Manager (CSRM™) program is designed to empower sustainability leaders with a deep understanding of the best practices and requirements in the field of sustainability reporting. Through real-world case studies, interactive discussions, and hands-on exercises, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the history, evolution, and current trends in sustainability reporting.
This program will focus on critical sustainability reporting frameworks, including the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). You will learn how to effectively use these frameworks to develop and implement a sustainability reporting strategy that is aligned with your organization's values, goals, and objectives.
In addition, this program will cover the latest tools and techniques to help you measure and communicate an organization's sustainability performance and progress. You will also gain a thorough understanding of the importance of sustainability data management and be equipped with the latest knowledge and skills to integrate sustainability reporting into your organization and report on environmental, social, and economic performance.
Upon completing this program and passing the Chartered exam, you will earn the Certified Sustainability Reporting Manager (CSRM™) designation. The CSRM™ designation is recognized as a prestigious and highly sought-after credential in the sustainability reporting field. By earning the CSRM™ certification, it will help you possess the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively manage and communicate sustainability initiatives and results. It will also increase your credibility and reputation in the field of sustainability reporting and potentially lead to career advancement opportunities.
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This Certified Sustainability Reporting Manager (CSRM™) program is a mark of and distinction that signifies a fully qualified business professional with sustainability reporting expertise and skill sets. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications, which maintains the governing standards for all members. The CSRM™ charter is a trademarked charter available only to professionals who have completed and passed this program. The certification is governed and maintained by Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications with over 90,000 members around the world. It is also endorsed by prominent associations and organizations worldwide.
The content of this program has been fully certified and accredited by CPD as conforming to Continuing Professional Principles.
Sustainability reporting is now more critical than ever, given market trends, regulatory oversight, and growing environmental and social concerns. A report by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reveals that 93% of companies engaged in sustainability reporting believe it has enhanced their reputation and increased stakeholder trust. By prioritizing sustainability and providing transparency through reporting, companies can benefit from improved financial performance, risk management, and competitive positioning, as well as enhancing their reputation.
The Certified Sustainability Reporting Manager (CSRM™) program is designed to equip you with deep understanding of the global sustainability reporting landscape and the various reporting frameworks such as UNGC guidelines and GRI reporting standards. You will gain the skills required to measure and monitor sustainability-related variables, including materiality assessment and integrated reporting, and learn about regulatory requirements, external assurance, and reporting standards. By understanding the legal requirements and reporting framework, you will learn how to build robust compliance framework that is essential to be incorporated to your sustainability reports. Additionally, you will also discover how green finance framework can be interlinked with sustainable reporting that plays a huge impact to help your organization to obtain relevant type of financial instruments.
By the end of the program and upon earning the Certified Sustainability Reporting Manager (CSRM™) designation, you will demonstrate your professional credentials and expertise in sustainability reporting, enabling you to develop effective sustainability strategies, analyze sustainability performance, and communicate sustainability results to stakeholders. The highly-regarded CSRM™ certification enhances your professional credentials and opens up new opportunities for growth and advancement in the field of sustainability reporting.
Globally demanded and recognized, this designation is also an industry-recognized trademarked charter developed by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications and has lifelong validity. The content of the program has also been independently accredited and certified by CPD as conforming to continuing professional development.
Marina Mattera is an influential sustainability, innovation, and circular economy advocate. She was a former consultant and project manager for the World Bank where she managed all areas of development from policy and provides strategic advice to the identification, preparation, appraisal, and supervision of sustainability projects. As a sustainability expert, Marina was also accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a University Professor for Public and Private Universities where she specializes in Sustainable Development and Social Impact Evaluation, bringing real-world examples into her courses so that students develop a clearer understanding of the topic.
Marina is also a visiting scholar at the Institute for Corporate Responsibility in Washington DC where she designs and analyzes certification for the World Cocoa Foundation that includes sustainably-sourced cocoa, taking into account both EIA (environmental impact assessment) and social impact. Marina’s niche expertise in sustainability has led her to be a regular speaker at international conferences and academia around the sustainable development, social and environmental impact evaluation, and corporate social responsibility field.
10 hours 3 minutes
Overview - Introduction to Sustainability Reporting
Sustainability Report and It's Evolution
CSR, ESG, Integrated Frameworks & Benefits of Sustainability Reporting
Overview - Compliance and Sustainability Reporting
History of Sustainability Reporting, Legal Requirements & Reporting Framework
Compliance with Legal Requirements
Voluntarily Incorporating Sustainability Reports
Overview - Global Sustainability Reporting Landscape
Goals and Regulations Pyramid
Right Standards & Corporate Level Reporting
Overview - UNGC
UNGC History & 10 Principles
Reporting Structure & Benefits
Overview - GRI
GRI History, Guidelines VS Standards
Reporting Structure & Benefits - Part 1
Reporting Structure & Benefits - Part 2
Reporting Structure & Benefits - Part 3
Overview - Sustainability Reporting and Stock Exchanges
Sustainability Reporting & Investors
Frameworks Requiring Sustainability Reports
Green Finance/Indexes/Bonds & Sustainability Reporting
Overview - Other Guidelines and Standard
ISO & CDP
TCFD & SMETA
Overview - Integrated Reporting
6 Capitals of Integrated Reporting & Integrated VS Sustainable Reporting
Corporate Governance & Value Creation Process
Integrated Reporting Framework
Overview - Materiality Assessment
Materiality in the Context of ESG & Materiality Assessment Process
Integration with Sustainability Reporting
Holistic Approaches and Decision-Making Processes
Overview - Successful Sustainability Reports
Keys to Successful Reporting, Assurance & Auditing
5 Elements of Assurance Engagement
At the end of the program, there will be a Chartered exam comprised of 50 multiple choice questions. Upon passing the exam, you will be accredited with Certified Sustainability Reporting Manager (CSRM™) designation.
If you have challenges passing the exam, you can secure assistance from our team and faculty leader to help you pass the exam.
After completing the program and passing the Chartered exam, you will be awarded the Certified Sustainability Reporting Manager (CSRM™) designation that can be used in your resume, CV and other professional credentials. This designation is a global trademark and industry-recognized with lifelong validity.
Globally demanded and recognized, this designation will help you make your mark as an expert in sustainability reporting and management, enhancing your credibility and marketability to potential employers or clients. It is also industry-recognized trademarked charter developed by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications and has lifelong validity. CPD have independently accredited the content of the program and certified as conforming to continuing professional development.
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