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Source: Alaya Consulting
Alaya Consulting Offers Sustainability Certification Program by GRI
Poll: over 80% said there is a lack of sustainability professional certification

HONG KONG, Oct 5, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Alaya Consulting, the leading facilitator of corporate sustainability, is now accepting enrolments for the Professional Certification Program in Sustainability by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Alaya is committed to bridging the gap between escalating regional demand for sustainability professionals and the lack of recognised qualifications in the ESG reporting industry. Participants completing the program and passing the GRI Certification Online Exam will receive the accreditation of GRI Certified Sustainability Professional.

Participants of Alaya's GRI Professional Certification Program will be able to tap resources which include networking activities, industry insights, members-only webinars, etc.

Tony Wong, Founder of Alaya Consulting and GRI Nominated Trainer, stated: "The tide of ESG has been turning. The Certification Program could not have come at a better time. In the poll we conducted during our recent webinar, over 80% of the participants said there is a lack of professional certification in the industry. As the GRI Certified Training Partner in both Hong Kong and China, we are excited to offer the Certification Program which is expected to help resolve the talent drought of qualified ESG reporting professionals, and boost the reporting standards of listed companies."

The full curriculum requires obtaining a total of 5 points, including 3 points from the GRI Standards Certified Training Course, and 1 point each from two courses, namely Sustainability Reporting Process and Integrating SDGs into Corporate Reporting. Obtaining the 5 required points is the prerequisite to enroll for the GRI Certification Online Exam which supersedes the previous GRI Standards Exam. The validity of the Certification Exam expires after one year, individuals can maintain their certification status by taking the minimum learning hours.

Alaya Consulting has been a GRI Certified Training Partner in Hong Kong since 2015 and a GRI Certified Online Training Partner in China since 2020. For the past 5 years, the firm has trained company board directors, institutional investors, sustainability practitioners, financial communications professionals, and graduates aiming to pursue careers in sustainability, as well as other industry practitioners. For more information, pleasesee https://alayaconsulting.com.hk/sustainability-training/.

About Alaya Consulting
Alaya Consulting, with offices in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, is a specialist consultancy focusing on ESG disclosure, pre-assurance and GRI certified training. Alaya organises the Hong Kong ESG Reporting Awards, and is the first ESG advisory in Asia to receive approval from SBTi for its carbon reduction target. Facing escalating demands for climate change disclosure, Alaya has formulated a suite of climate solutions for establishing governance structure, drawing strategy, aligning with TCFD recommendations, setting up science-based targets and offering energy reduction solutions. https://www.alayaconsulting.com.hk.

Media Contact:
Alaya Consulting Limited / Alaya Consulting (Shenzhen) Limited
Regina Tai / Mia She
Tel: +852 3990 0792 / +86 755 2376 6324
Email: reginatai@alayaconsulting.com.hk / miashe@alayaconsulting.com.hk

Topic: Press release summary
Source: Alaya Consulting

Sectors: Daily Finance, Environment, ESG, ASEAN
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