SDGs Reporting Training 2017

The SDGs Reporting Training is an interactive training program for sustainability professionals to learn how to report on the SDGs.

The first session of the SDGs Reporting Training was hosted on June 12, 2017. The day started with “Ring the Bell” at the TMX and light networking before participants transitioned to Baker McKenzie’s Toronto head office for the full-day training. The morning of the training was delivered by the Global Compact Network Canada and its collaborators, this includes Robert G. Eccles, Founding Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and one of the founders of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC); TELUS’ Sustainability Director, Geoff Pegg; Elena Perez Vega, Corporate & Stakeholder Relations Manager of the Global Reporting Initiative; and Cara Williams, Chief Advisor of International Relations at Statistics Canada. The morning offered participants insights on the international and national playing field and landscape for the SDGs, as well as best practices and processes on how to tackle and report on the 17 Global Goals.

The afternoon provided participants with a hands-on opportunity to map out and report on the SDGs for a real company. The interactive session was guided in a step-by-step process by representatives from eRevalue and B.Accountability – Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO of B.Accountability; Ayman Chowdhury, Senior Consultant at B.Accountability; Susanne Katus, VP of Business Development at eRevalue; and Maeva Devienne, Customer Success Manager at eRevalue. Participants had the chance to ask questions and consult with their peers on provided materials and real life examples. All were rewarded with a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program.

Thank you, Baker McKenzie, Vigeo Eiris, and the Pay Equity Commission of Ontario for sponsoring this event.

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Photo Gallery

Below are pictures from the SDGs Reporting Training on June 12th, 2017.

Presenters & Session Leads

9:00 am – 10:00 am: SDGs Reporting Training "Market Opening" Ceremony

TMX Registration @ TMX Gallery
130 King St W
Toronto, Ontario M5X 1J2, Canada

10:00 am – 10:30 am: Baker McKenzie Breakfast

Baker McKenzie Toronto Headoffice
181 Bay Street, Suite 2100
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3, Canada

10:30 am – 10:50 am: Remarks from Bob Eccles - Founding member of SASB and IIRC

Robert Eccles, the Founding Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and one of the founders of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) will share his views on using SASB guidelines and the IIRC framework for reporting on Sustainable Development Goals.

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10:50 am- 11:30 am: Showcasing emerging best practices

An interactive session to discuss successes and failures from real life examples and leading corporations who have attempted to report on the SDGs.

See Telus Sustainability Report 2016 and their approach to Targets and SDGs.

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11:30 am -12:30 pm: GRI and UNGC sustainability reporting partnership to support the Sustainable Development Goals

A session to introduce the initiative to help companies measure and report on their efforts around the Sustainable Development Goals, in ways that both show impact and are aligned with emerging best reporting practices.

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1:00 pm – 1:40 pm: Canada’s plan for SDG reporting

A session to discuss Canada’s plan to use global indicators as the core set of SDG monitoring indicators.

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1:40 pm – 5:00 pm: Step-by-step interactive case study session

A session to develop a process to embed, map and report on the SDGs.

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