• Uncategorized

Practical Sustainable Development and Reporting Conference – Overview

The aim of any business is to generate sustainable profits. The goal of sustainability is to achieve this while also minimising adverse impacts on society and the environment. Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives form part of a larger strategy of sustainability. The first EconoServ Practical Sustainable Development and Reporting Conference, presented in conjunction with Kulima Solutions, will highlight the opportunities for your business from embracing the goals of sustainability. This introductory course will include an overview of the key concepts of sustainability. The key outcome of the course will be a roadmap for developing strategies and implementation plans for sustainability within your business.

The conference, which is offered in three South African cities (see below), is two days long and is structured as follows:

DAY ONE

08h30 – 09h00

Registration/ Coffee

09h00 – 10h30

Session 1: Sustainability – what’s this all about?

10h30 – 11h00

Tea/ Coffee

11h00 – 12h30

Session 2:Reporting

  • Introduction to key reporting systems
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the most commonly used reporting systems
  • What reporting system is best for what business?

12h30 – 13h30

Lunch

13h30 – 15h00

Session 3:The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

  • A step-by-step guide to adopting the GRI

15h00 – 15h30

Tea/ Coffee

15h30 – 17h00

Session 4 (Practical session): Operationalising the GRI

  • Using a case study and working in groups, participants will be given the opportunity to simulate the process of designing indicators that comply with the GRI

DAY TWO

08h30 – 09h00

Tea/ Coffee

09h00 – 10h30

Session 5 (Practical session): Operationalising the GRI (continued)

  • Report back and discussion on the practical session.

10h30 – 11h00

Tea/ Coffee

11h00 – 12h30

Session 6:From blue-green to green-green

  • Why does sustainability make economic sense?

12h30 – 13h30

Lunch

13h30 – 15h00

Session 7 (Practical session): Ideas to make your company more sustainable

  • A brainstorming sessions in which participants can share their ideas and learn from others

15h00 – 15h30

Tea/ Coffee

15h30 – 17h00

Session 8: Wrap-up

Dates and venues:
Johannesburg (Gallagher Estate): 28th and 29th October 2009
Cape Town (Belmont Conference Centre): 4th and 5th November
Durban (Makaranga Garden Lodge): 11th and 12th November 2009

To find out more or to book please contact us directly on 011 483 1190 or info@econobee.co.za

You may also like...