The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Competitive Business Program supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) aims to enhance the competitiveness of SMMEs and suppliers by building their capacity to measure, manage and report on sustainability topics material to their businesses.  

Why Attend? 

  • Learn more about the Competitive Business Program
  • Understand the value proposition for sustainability reporting
  • Understand and be able to navigate the modular structure of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards)
  • Understand key concepts in the GRI Standards and how these relate to the reporting process
  • The session will end with a Q&A

Event Agenda 


Time  Topic  Speaker 
5minutes  Welcome and introductions  Tendai Matika, GRI 
15minutes  Introducing the GRI Competitive Business Program  Tendai Matika, GRI 
15minutes  The value proposition for SMME/ supply chain sustainability reporting  William Hughes, Mazars 
20minutes  Overview of the GRI Standards and sustainability reporting process 

Douglas Kativu, 


10minutes  Questions and Answers  All 
5minutes  Wrap-up and closing remarks  Tendai Matika, GRI 

Event Detail

Date: 10 June 2020
Time: 14:00 PM – 15:30 PM
Venue: Zoom Webinar
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A confirmation link and login details will be sent after the registration process.