Overall description of the course
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues have become increasingly important for businesses across sectors, as it is a critical tool in minimising risk and driving business development as well as sustainability strategies.
Sustainability and responsibility are becoming a priority for many stakeholders. Businesses must be viewed as key players in addressing global issues such as social inequality, unethical business practices, and environmental degradation. Across sectors, companies are responding to these challenges by working to reduce the negative impact of their operations on the planet. As a result, understanding how ESG frameworks and methodologies can support the reporting and assessment of these efforts is crucial, as well as providing greater transparency and evaluation for the financial sector to endorse and support the firms in question.
This course aims to provide participants with an overview of the key themes and considerations in the field of ESG and will provide the tools to analyse, apply and develop ESG metrics effectively. The course delves into each individual component of ESG and how they come together to impact a company and its stakeholders. The modules will also provide insight into how ESG considerations affect investors, consumers, and employees and how it is becoming a central topic at the Board level. The course will provide an in-depth look at the policies, metrics, and data related to ESG, as well as real-world case studies and cutting-edge innovations. It will also cover the challenges and future developments in the field, giving participants a comprehensive understanding of the industry. Participating in this course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to step forward in an ESG career.
Your learning outcome
- Analyse and evaluate the significance and usefulness of various ESG metrics in a real-life context
- Utilize concepts and theories from the course to examine the implementation and interpretation of sustainability across sectors
- Identify key environmental, social, and governance material risks for businesses along with opportunities
- Understand the balancing act companies face in addressing sustainability in their operations
- Assess a company's ESG performance using publicly accessible information
- Analyse the connection between ESG and risk assessment and its impact on corporate strategy and sustainable business development and growth
- Identify different analytical approaches to the concept of Sustainable Finance and the rise of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards.
- Apply theories, models and different data sources to analyze company risk profiles and sustainability claims.
- Critically reflect on the tradeoffs (environmental, social and governance) organizations face when designing sustainability focused investments.