For more than 10 years, “materiality” has been an important principle of CSR reporting. In practice, however, there are hardly any materiality analyses that meet the requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative.
Since March 2017, there has been a new course on “Relevance & Materiality” in the Academic CSR Manager’s Course at the University of Applied Sciences of the BFI Vienna. In 7 teaching units, Leo Hauska provides students with insights into theory and practice, including the use of appropriate instruments.
“Materiality is the basis of the reporting,” says Leo Hauska. “In the new GRI standard it was finally clarified more exactly which criteria have to be used for the evaluation of the individual topics. Hopefully, this will lead to a further quality improvement of reporting.”
The interdisciplinary course provides in-depth, practically oriented training.