Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

Professionals and new leaders with the appropriate and necessary skills to undertake sustainability reporting and to incorporate the principles of sustainability in strategic planning.

Implementation methodologies

The Earth Charter Center on Education For Sustainable Development with help of GRI will offer training programme on sustainability principles and reporting

The purpose of this program is to build the capacity of higher education students, professionals and private sector executives. This education program will use the Earth Charter as vision and framework to deepen the understanding of the learners on what is sustainability and will train participants to use the GRI reporting. The program aims to be a transformative experience, to empower the learners to be change agents towards sustainability and have the skills to undertake proper sustainability reporting.

This education program will be conducted in English and Spanish by the Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development, based at the University for Peace campus in partnership with GRI. This Center has developed curricula on the vision and practice of sustainability and is hosting, together with the University for Peace, the newly established UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainability with the Earth Charter. GRI will support the EC Center for ESD by providing guidance, the materials and expertise on the topics related to the GRI Framework for sustainability reporting.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Earth Charter International
Global Reporting Initiative
Four training on sustainability reporting between 2013 and early 2015 in English targeting 120 new executives and graduate students
Four training on sustainability reporting between 2013 and early 2015 in Spanish for a Latin America audience targeting 120 new executives and graduate students
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Technical know-how from GRI
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Action Network
Location: Costa Rica
Date of completion: 2013
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Alicia Jimenez,

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