Exploring Corporate Impact
Dates: 16 August 18 August | Location: Manila, Philippines
Application deadline: 19 July | Programme: Exploring Corporate Impact
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This is a unique opportunity to develop your investigative and analytical skills looking at sustainability in a corporate context.

Companies are coming under increasing scrutiny and more effectively being held to account for their actions with enhanced access to a wealth of information on their respective sustainability strategies. Thorough research can uncover stories relating to the political, economic, social and environmental impacts of their work.

This intensive three-day workshop aims to provide journalists with the information, tools and strategies to understand the complexities of sustainability and enable them to better report through the lens of sustainability.

We are seeking applications from journalists with a minimum five years’ experience from a range of outlets and disciplines. Editors and freelancers are also encouraged to apply.

We are particularly keen to find participants based in Manila, where the course will take place.

  • Selected candidates (and who attend the full three-day course) will be invited to the UNGC-GRI Sustainability Summit on 20 August and to a round table discussion with reporters on 21 August
  • Candidates who successfully complete the full three-day course will receive a certificate of completion from the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Global Reporting Initiative

ELIGIBILITY

Journalists working in any medium may apply – print, radio, TV, online
Journalists must be fluent in English
 

FUNDING

This programme is supported by GRI  

If candidates are based outside Manila, travel and accommodation will not be covered. The course itself will be fully-funded and free of charge to the participant.

SUBMISSIONS

When applying you will be asked to upload the following documents - please have these ready:
- Two work samples (maximum file size 5 MB)
- A letter from your editor consenting to your participation in the programme

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Exploring Corporate Impact
  • TRF partners with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to offer you the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of why business should report on the sustainability of its strategy, operations and investments. The private sector plays a vital role in sustainable development and the media should explore the impact that business has, particularly when it comes to environmental, social and governance issues.
     

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