GRI Professional Certification 

The full curriculum of the Program requires obtaining a total of 5 points, including 3 points from the GRI Standards Certified Training Course, and 1 point each from Sustainability Reporting Process and Integrating SDGs into Sustainability Reporting.

Obtaining the 5 required points is the prerequisite to enrol for the GRI Certification Online Exam which supersedes the previous GRI Standards Exam. Participants completing the program and passing the GRI Certification Online Exam will receive the accreditation of GRI Certified Sustainability Professional.

What participants say about our course:

Dr. Nickel Leung, Executive Director of a Hong Kong Listco: “I recommend the GRI Standards Certified Training course provided by Alaya as it allows me to obtain an easy understanding about the reporting framework, its value and implement internally.”

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of an asset manager: “The GRI Standards Certified Training given by Alaya Consulting turned something conceptual into something easy to comprehend and to implement. The interactive in class exercise helped to cement the concepts of the Standard well.”

Face to face courses in Hong Kong:

Previous participants of GRI Standards Certified Training are required to complete Sustainability Reporting Process and Integrating SDGs into Sustainability Reporting before becoming eligible to take the Certification Exam. Please send email to to check the schedule of these two courses.

Online course is designed only for participants who are currently resided in Mainland China:

*Participants will receive Certificate from GRI directly.

GRI Certified SDG Workshop*

This GRI Licensed Workshop Integrating the SDGs into your reporting process is a full day event that provides guidance and useful information on the Sustainable Development Goals and how they can be used in combination with the GRI Standards in the process of developing a sustainability report.

*Participants will receive Certificate from GRI directly.

ESG Reporting Workshop

This course will start with a basic introduction to ESG reporting and take you through the different phases of the ESG reporting process. Participant will be provided for free access (5 user licenses) to a cloud-based ESG data platform to facilitate the ESG reporting process for one year.

Carbon Audit & SBT Setting Workshop

This programme shows you how to conduct carbon audit and establish a science-based carbon reduction target aligned with the Paris Agreement and the guidelines published by WRI, ISO and WBCSD. Participants will also learn how to disclose A4 Climate Change, aligning with TCFD recommendations.

For training tailored for board of directors, please send email to