Environmental, Social & Governance

[Webinar] Introduction to GRI


This is Module 6 of the Sustainability Excellence for Talent Certification Programme (SET), which aims to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge on topics such as sustainability reporting frameworks, ESG ratings, climate risks, and net zero.

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework has become one of the most widely adopted sustainability reporting frameworks as it allows a consistent and standardised approach to measuring and disclosing sustainability performances, spanning across a wide range of sustainability topics. This seminar provides an overview of the GRI Standards, the steps to identify ESG issues with the application of the double materiality concept, as well as various case studies in applying the GRI Standards as well as the Sector Standards.

Check out the other modules in the Programme:
Introduction to IFRS S1 and S2
Introduction to HKEX Listing Rule – ESG Code
Climate Risk Management in Practice
ESG Data & Rating in Practice
Introduction to GHG Emissions
Scenario Analysis in Practice
Scope 3 Emissions in Practice (Financial Services) or Scope 3 Emissions in Practice (Corporates)
Science-based Target Setting in Practice (Financial Services) or Science-based Target Setting in Practice (Corporates)


On completion of this webinar, you will be able to:
• Navigate the GRI Standards and framework
• Apply the concept of double materiality
• Recognise GRI-aligned disclosures from real-life examples in the local context


• Overview of GRI Standards
• Identification of ESG issues and application of the double materiality concept
• Examples in reporting with GRI Standards and Sector Standards

Who should attend

This course is primarily targeted at corporate sustainability officers, compliance officers, risk managers, corporate financial advisors, investor relations officers, accountants and auditors, regulators, and senior management of business entities, including financial institutions.

Speaker/Course Instructor

Vivian YEUNG
Vivian is a Senior Manager of PwC’s Sustainability Disclosure and Consulting team. Prior to joining PwC Hong Kong, Vivian was the Head of ESG Strategy of a renowned charitable organisation focusing on environmental management and policy advocacy.

Before commencing her ESG journey, Vivian served as Deputy General Manager of Corporate Affairs and Human Resources at a major listed property developer, overseeing overall ESG, corporate communication, and human capital management functions. Over the past 15 years, Vivian has delivered over 500 hours of professional training on sustainability, ESG reporting, strategy, leadership, and change management to companies from various sectors, including but not limited to real estate, infrastructure, construction, conglomerates, property management, aviation, retail, and the public transport network sector.

Vivian was appointed as a committee member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) International Workshop Agreement on ESG principles. She is also appointed as an advisory panel member of the ECF green and sustainable finance education programs of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. She is a member of Social Value International, a certified carbon auditor, a BREEAM AP, a BEAM Affiliate, an ActiveScore AP, and a certified Climate Fresk facilitator.
Debbie LAM
Debbie is a Manager of PwC Hong Kong’s Climate and Sustainability team. She has over 6 years of experience in Sustainability advisory, covering aspects such as ESG Reporting, Climate Risk Assessment, Responsible Investment and GHG footprinting advisory.

Debbie has supported various clients in preparing their ESG Reports, spanning across banking, real estate and consumer goods industries. As a technical consultant in supporting the HKEX in developing the Implementation Guidance for the New Climate Requirements, she has extensive knowledge of the latest regulatory requirements as well as global reporting standards including the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards.


Date & Time
Friday, 30 Aug 2024 (12:20PM - 1:20PM)
Virtual Platform
Relevant Subject
Type 6 - Advising on corporate finance
Type 6 - Advising on corporate finance - Sponsor
SFC:1.00, PWMA:1.00
All Member: HK$340
Staff of Corporate Member: HK$340
Chinese Securities Association of Hong Kong (HKCSA): HK$480
Non-Member: HK$680