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ESG Proficiency

In this comprehensive course, you will delve deeply into fundamental ESG principles and their real-world applications, equipping you with the expertise needed to catalyse meaningful, positive transformations within your organisation.


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Course Overview

Course Description

Embark on a learning experience designed to empower you with the required skills to grasp an understanding of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance). In this comprehensive course, you will delve deeply into fundamental ESG principles and their real-world applications, equipping you with the expertise needed to catalyse meaningful, positive transformations within your organisation.

Related SDGs:

SDG 4: Quality Education:

A course on ESG proficiency contributes to the goal of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education by providing individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to understand and apply ESG principles effectively.

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth:

Proficiency in ESG is essential for responsible business practices and sustainable economic growth. This course supports the goal of promoting sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth through responsible employment and business operations.

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure:

ESG proficiency involves innovation and sustainable infrastructure development, aligning with the goal of fostering innovation and building resilient infrastructure.

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities:

Proficiency in ESG principles is crucial for creating sustainable and inclusive cities and communities, supporting the goal of making urban areas safe, resilient, and sustainable.

SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production:

ESG proficiency contributes to responsible consumption and production patterns by promoting sustainable business practices, reducing waste, and minimising environmental impact.

SDG 13: Climate Action:

ESG proficiency plays a significant role in addressing climate change and achieving the goal of urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals:

Proficiency in ESG principles fosters collaboration and partnerships among businesses, governments, and civil society, aligning with the goal of revitalising the global partnership for sustainable development.

ESG: Environmental, Social and Governance Pillars

Course Outline and Learning Objectives:

Session 1: Introduction: Embarking on the ESG Journey | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:30

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles.

  • Discuss the significance of ESG in the contemporary business landscape.

  • Identify key drivers and trends shaping ESG practices globally.

Session 2: Going Green: The Environmental Pillar of ESG | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:00

  • Explore the Environmental Pillar of ESG and its components.

  • Analyse the environmental impact of various business operations.

  • Develop strategies for reducing environmental footprints and enhancing sustainability.

Session 3:Unlocking the Power of People: The Social Pillar of ESG | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:00

  • Delve into the Social Pillar of ESG and its relevance in fostering social responsibility.

  • Examine how businesses can contribute positively to society and their workforce.

  • Formulate approaches for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within organisations.

Session 4: Steering Success Responsibly: The Governance Pillar of ESG | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:00

  • Explore the Governance Pillar of ESG and its role in ensuring ethical business practices.

  • Assess corporate governance structures and principles.

  • Identify methods for enhancing transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct.

Session 5: CSRD: Why does it matter? | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:00

  • Understand the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and its significance.

  • Explore the implications of CSRD compliance for businesses.

  • Learn how CSRD reporting aligns with broader ESG objectives.

Session 6: Sustainable Finance: Tax Implications Unveiled | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:00

  • Investigate the relationship between sustainability and taxation.

  • Analyse the tax implications of sustainable business practices.

  • Develop strategies to optimise tax outcomes while advancing sustainability goals.

Session 7: Transforming a sustainable Business Strategy | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:00

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of ESG strategy and its role in business transformation.

  • Create ESG-aligned business strategies to drive long-term sustainability.

  • Identify key performance indicators (KPIs) for measuring the success of ESG strategies.

Session 8: Sustainability and Innovation: The Tech Side of ESG | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:00

  • Explore technological innovations and solutions that support ESG goals.

  • Assess the role of emerging technologies in advancing sustainability.

  • Develop a technology-focused ESG roadmap for organisations.

Session 9: ESG in Action: Practical Application | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:00

  • Apply ESG principles to real-world business scenarios.

  • Develop action plans for integrating ESG practices within organisations.

  • Evaluate the impact of ESG initiatives on business operations and stakeholder relationships.

Session 10: ESG Reporting with GRI Standards | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:30

  • Understand the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards for ESG reporting.

  • Understand ESG reports in compliance with GRI Standards.

  • Enhance transparency and credibility through effective ESG reporting practices.

Who is this Course For?

Business Professionals:

Executives, managers, and employees in various departments (e.g., finance, operations, human resources, legal) who want to understand and integrate ESG practices into their organisations.

Sustainability Practitioners:

Individuals working in sustainability roles, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) managers, and sustainability consultants who seek to deepen their knowledge and skills in ESG and sustainability.

Investment and Finance Professionals:

Professionals in finance, investment, and asset management who want to assess and integrate ESG factors into investment decisions and financial strategies.

Entrepreneurs and Start-up Founders:

Those starting new businesses or leading small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) interested in building sustainability into their business models.

Students and Researchers:

Students pursuing degrees related to business, sustainability, finance, or environmental studies, as well as researchers exploring ESG and sustainability topics.

Government and Policy Professionals:

Those working in government agencies, regulatory bodies, or NGOs involved in shaping policies related to sustainability and ESG.

Anyone Interested in Sustainability:

Individuals with a general interest in sustainability and a desire to learn more about ESG principles and their applications in the corporate world.

The course covers a broad spectrum of ESG-related topics, from foundational concepts to practical applications, making it suitable for a diverse audience with varying levels of expertise and interests in sustainability and responsible business practices.


No specific prerequisites are required to attend. This course is designed to be accessible to a wide range of participants, including those with varying levels of prior knowledge or experience.

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