SDGs Reporting Training

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An interactive workshop for sustainability professionals to learn how to keep track of and report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Global Compact Network Canada offered a training session with industry leaders and global experts on how to report on the SDGs on September 6, 2018.

We have invited renowned industry leaders and experts on the topic, such as the UN Global Compact, Statistics Canada, and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), to share the recent developments on SDGs reporting.

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Why join this workshop?

  • Get insight on how to best report on the SDGs and align to other reporting frameworks.

  • Be able to meet the growing expectations of the investors and other stakeholders on SDG Reporting, in order for them to make better-informed investment and voting decisions.

  • To remain competitive – around four in ten CR reports from both N100 and G250 companies have already linked their ESG activity with the SDGs.

  • To be able to benchmark and improve your current practices for SDGs reporting.

  • To get an overview of the emerging practices to report on the 17 global goals.

  • To be able to showcase leadership – we have been asked by the Government to collect best practice examples from companies.

  • To discuss how to supplement the Statistics Canada’s national efforts to improve the next Canadian Voluntary National Review on SDG progress in Canada.

With our connections to the United Nations and over 9,500 CEOs in 160+ countries, you can count on us to find the most relevant tools, materials, and emerging practices.

During the day, participants:

    • Shared experiences and learn from the successes and failures of existing real-life examples from industry peers.

    • Engaged in an interactive learning experience that will showcase emerging practices

    • Discussed Global and Canadian vision for SDGs reporting with a representative from Statistics Canada.

    • Received advice from sustainability reporting experts from the UN Global Compact, Statistics Canada, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

    • Built capacity for improving or developing a process to report on the SDGs

    • Discussed the Global and the Canadian vision for SDGs reporting

    • Received a certificate for participation

    • Had the opportunity to join a networking group to support your reporting efforts for the next year.

    • Had the opportunity to get a 20% discount on GCNC’s Reporting Peer-review Program next year.


10:00 AM – 10:10 AM

Welcome remarks by Helle Bank Jorgensen

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM

UN Global Compact Sustainability Reporting Partnership to Support SDGs (online)

A session by UN Global Compact representative to introduce the initiative to help companies measure and report on their efforts around the SDGs, in ways that both show impact and are aligned with emerging best reporting practices.

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM

Remarks from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Updates from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) regarding its contributions towards the SDGs and highlight the SDGs linkage to the relevant indicators and disclosures in the GRI Standards and Sector Disclosures.

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM

Canada’s Plan for National SDG reporting (online)

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

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

SDG Reporting: What good looks like and why it matters

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

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Working Lunch and Networking Break

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Business Reporting on the SDGs

• Prioritize the SDGs – Steps and examples
• Defining performance and indicators – steps and examples
• Identify contribution and impacts – steps and examples


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When:  September 6th, 2018 from 10 AM to 3 PM EST

Where: Baker McKenzie Toronto Head office (Bay Wellington Tower, 181 Bay Street 21st Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2T3)Registration is now closed.


I thoroughly enjoyed the step-by-step session with the group. It generated a lot of thought and it was interesting to see the different perspectives.
I really enjoyed being able to talk with other practitioners who want to integrate the SDG’s in the strategy of their company. The case study part where we got to learn how to report in a step by step basis was by far the more interesting.