Learning & Development

Through its Foundation, Net Balance aims to share its expertise and enable organisations to accelerate their sustainability journey. We offer a range of short courses and masterclasses that are grounded in our experience across the full spectrum of organisational sustainability. To augment our own expertise, we regularly partner with other organisations to develop engaging and informative sessions that provide the right mix of theoretical and practical content.

Our key learning and development services include:

Global Reporting Initiative

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a network-based organisation that develops and supports the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework. Our GRI Certified training programs are designed to help report makers and users utilise the GRI G4 Framework and GRI reports more effectively. With extensive experience gained working with some of Australia's largest organisations, Net Balance can provide relevant and meaningful case study examples and deliver regionally appropriate advice and guidance on sustainability reporting practices.

Find the right training for your organisation

Social Impact and Social Return On Investment 

How do you measure the impact of your investment in social programs?

Do you need a tool to help design your social programs and investment?

Are you still limited to measuring inputs?

Our social impact training programs can help with these challenges. Whether you’re just starting out, or an experienced practitioner, Net Balance provides a range of training courses to build your capacity in social impact.

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Supply Chain

Through the Net Balance Supply Chain team and ECO-Buy, Net Balance holds regular events and training sessions. To find out about new events, subscribe to the ECO-Buy mailing list, or visit our Events and Training page to view upcoming events.

The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme

Delivered in collaboration with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, this intensive residential seminar for senior executives has a 20-year track record of transformative impact.

Find out more about the programme here


Masterclasses and other training

From time to time, Net Balance offers the opportunity to spend time with acknowledged global experts.

Recent examples include:

Pavan Sukhdev and Prof. Bob Costanza on understanding ecosystem services and accounting for externalities.

Sir Jonathon Porritt on moving sustainability to the heart of organisational strategy.

We also offer various one-off or occasional programs across a range of relevant topics, for example in  energy management.

To keep abreast of these opportunities, subscribe to our mailing list.

Bespoke training

Net Balance has expertise across the full spectrum of organisational sustainability, and can develop tailored programs that meet your organisation’s learning needs.

Contact Jane Farago to discuss your needs.