Sustainability Management and Reporting Insights

Bucharest 21 May 2018 - 22 May 2018

Trainer: Kiara Konti şi Raluca Buturcă


The training course is intended to familiarize you both with the importance of sustainability for the future of your company, as well as with the methodologies and tools needed to monitor, report and manage your company’s economic, environmental and social impacts.

The management and disclosure of non-financial information is vital for managing organizational change towards a sustainable global economy, by combining long-term profitability with Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) performance. In this context, disclosure of nonfinancial information helps measuring, monitoring and managing sustainability performance, as well as impacts on stakeholders and society as a whole.

This training course explains the central principles of non-financial legislation, international standards and methodologies, and provides you with guidelines on managing environmental, social and economic aspects in order to report knowledgeably onto these aspects.

Target group

The Sustainability Management and Reporting Insights training course is designed in a way that will benefit both top and middle management, including representatives from core functions such as: Finance, Investor Relations, Public Relations, Corporate Affairs, Human Resources, EHS, Procurement, Compliance, Corporate Quality, Marketing etc, who are responsible for either of the below:

  • directly engaging with the organization’s stakeholders;
  • managing strategy development and challenges;
  • holding the decision power;
  • coordinating the Sustainability Strategy and reporting;
  • financial and non-financial data collection process.

We recommend to provide all parties who act on your behalf - such as agents, representatives or intermediaries - and suppliers with this training. You will need to communicate your sustainability requirements, standards and procedures impacting your suppliers and customers, and negotiate their
support. It is simply easier to have them onboard upfront.

Course objectives

This course will help you:

  • Understand why Sustainability is important for your company and its stakeholders;
  • Appreciate the importance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Assess the benefits that Sustainability reporting brings to your company;
  • Identify where and how Sustainability issues are handled in your company;
  • Identify and define your stakeholders, how to engage with them in order to understand their
    needs and expectations and define material sustainability issues;
  • Engage your company in developing a strategic approach as to support the reporting process;
  • Steer the data collection process within the company;
  • Understand the reporting requirements of the GRI Standards, UNGC CoP, and <IR>;

Understand the requirements of the European and national legislation on Sustainability reporting.


The training concept supports you design, implement and coordinate the Sustainability reporting process. It will take you through the core elements of the process by discussing:

  1. Introduction:

a. The business case for Sustainable Development and the UN SDGs
b. The business case for Sustainability Reporting
c. The legislative environment – EU Directive on NFR and national requirements

2. Stakeholder engagement
3. Materiality analysis
4. Sustainability reporting frameworks and standards

a. The new GRI Standards
b. The UNGC Communication on Progress requirements
c. The <Integrated Reporting> Framework

5. Link to strategy – measuring and valuating long term value

The course is not intended to be fully inclusive of everything you must consider for non-financial reporting. Rather, it is an actionable tool we have created to provide you with the clarity you need in order to understand how non-financial reporting helps your company to become more sustainable.


Ms. Kiara Konti is a Senior Manager in EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice, with subject-matter knowledge and 13 years of experience in sustainability engagements. She has an MSc in Business and Community (University of Bath, UK) and a BSc in Business Administration (Deree College, Greece). She has extensive experience with Greek and Southeast Europe clients on sustainability training, management, valuation, reporting and assurance services. She is a GRI nominated trainer, having delivered a series of open and in-house courses, an AccountAbility Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner (CSAP), a CSR Hellas member on the UN SDGs team, a CSR Committee member at the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Internal Auditors Institute. Her overall professional experience reflects a thorough understanding of extra financial management and reporting, as well as development particularities for the SEE markets. She has published a number of articles on sustainability in magazines and newspapers, has contributed to international publications on the subject, including the GRI recent publication titled “Sustainability and Reporting Trends in 2025; Preparing for the Future”, and is a regular speaker at sustainability related conferences and events.

Raluca Buturcă is a Senior Consultant at EY Romania, Climate Change & Sustainability Services practice, with subject-matter knowledge and 8.5 years of experience in sustainability engagements and environmental protection. She has worked with clients in Romania and on the European level across various domains, notably in the fields of Non-financial reporting, Benchmarking studies, Environmental Due diligence, Extended producer responsibility schemes, etc. Having a vast international experience, Raluca is supporting big companies in increasing the transparency of both their internal processes and their impact on the environment and the society through the developed business. At the same time, she is involved in various projects for the development and implementation of environmental funding programs.

Raluca has a PhD in Life Cycle Assessment, and also attended university courses in Romania, Italy and Spain. She has taught environmental protection courses at the University of Galati. Many of the personal research are published at national and international conferences.

Duration / Period

The program will be held between 21st and 22nd of May 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00.


The investment required for this program is 450 euros + VAT / participant and includes: training materials, coffee breaks, participation certificate.

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