Get Trained by the Experts - Join DNV GL’s Masterclass in Sustainability (June 16-18 and October 1-3)

Apr 15, 2014 11:40 AM ET

DNV GL's Masterclass in Sustainability - Now Enrolling!

Whether you’re a CR, marketing, communications, PR, or procurement professional, or an academic, consultant, or auditor, our comprehensive sustainability training course is for you.

Lead by Dave Knight DNV GL’s Director of Sustainability Advisory Services, this three-part training will provide essential content to develop and implement a successful corporate responsibility strategy that can help achieve long-term value for your business and its stakeholders.

As organizational stakeholders and active contributors to the GRI guidelines, and contributors to the Sustainability Account Board’s (SASB) reporting standards, our trainings incorporate know-how from the latest insights, trends, and guidelines to ensure we equip you with the most effective tools to manage your corporate responsibility strategy.

Since its launch in March 2008, hundreds of delegates across multiple industries have completed our training. Attendees include professionals from BAE Systems, BAT, BSI, The Co-operative, Deloitte, Eni, Ernst & Young, Guardian News & Media, Maersk, Nestlé, Nokia, PwC, RBS, SGS, SK Telecom and Vodafone.

The training is broken into three one-day modules covering:

A. Foundation in corporate responsibility and sustainability
An interactive insight into the meaning of sustainability, its background and the business case for making it a priority. Understand the relationship between sustainability, corporate responsibility and accountability, and dive into the leading sustainability guidelines: your toolbox to effective sustainability management.

B. Stakeholder Engagement: Learn to see your company through your stakeholders’ eyes
An interactive training course delivered by sustainability experts, looking at different approaches to effective stakeholder engagement, its risks and benefits, and the link between stakeholder engagement and business success.

C. Foundation in Sustainability Reporting: Who’s telling your story?
With our insight, and a series of engaging exercises, you’ll learn the key principles of effective reporting, and gain an understanding of the main reporting guidelines and standards, including the newly released GRI G4 guidelines and the Integrated Reporting Framework. 

** Participants can take all three modules together or attend one or more individual modules.

Who should attend?

·         Corporate responsibility and sustainability professionals
·         Communications and PR professionals
·         Academics
·         Consultants
·         Procurement professionals / buyers
·         Auditors

Course Hours:

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.







A, B & C​​

San Francisco, CA​

3 days​



A, B & C​​

San Francisco, CA​

​3 days


Individual Modules


​1 day



To register for any class above visit, call (510) 891-0446 or email Natasha D'Silva,

'Early-bird discount': A 15% early-bird discount off the standard price of the full course is available for bookings and payments made one calendar month or more before the start of the course. Early-bird discount will be applied at payment stage.

Reduced price: Applies to charities, academics and self-funded individuals only. We may request proof of status.


About DNV GL Sustainability Advisory Services
DNV GL is committed to creating a safe and sustainable future. Through our Sustainability Advisory Services, we deliver deep insight and pragmatic support to major companies enabling them to build effective sustainability strategies.

We also help companies with assurance of their systems, products and processes. Through our world-leading certification, verification, assessment, and training services, we partner with our customers to build sustainable business performance and create stakeholder trust.

DNV GL, whose origins go back to 1864, operates globally in more than 100 countries with its 16,000 professionals dedicated to helping their customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.