Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Expert Training
What you'll learn
- Understand current trends and opportunities for sustainable business
- Develop an ESG Strategy
- Measure your environmental and social impact
- Learn how to avoid greenwashing and how to communicate your impact
- Students should have a basic understanding of business operations in order to understand the content efficiently. University degrees are not required.
The Objectives of the course is to provide knowledge about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental Social Governance (ESG). Above all, the course encompasses different ways of managing sustainability for both internal improvements and external improvements. The main objective is to transfer the fundamental knowledge into tangible practical projects.
You will learn about measuring and communicating about sustainability. The most current systems will be known, such as the Global Reporting Initiative, ISO26000, Triple Bottom Line, UN Global Compact, common techniques for Environmental Social Governance (ESG) and the economy of the common good.
After knowing different certifications and audits, a case of Green Washing can be distinguished from truly sustainable and ethical cases. In this way you also learn to be a genuinely sustainable and ethical organization.
As a result of all this work, a practical final project is designed to meet the real needs of the company.
Why do we need a sustainable and ethical management?
Companies and organizations have to face two big challenges today. One is digitalization and the second is sustainability. Not only ideological reasons require but also economic reasons urge for action. The political environment and the market require the management of social and environmental impact as well as the economic one.
Since the EU has put the new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) directive into effect, large companies are already required by law to report their impact on society. New audiences demand that companies be sustainable and ethical; investors increasingly value responsible companies and finally the company itself can obtain several benefits from sustainable management. Moreover, the Green New Deal and the Circular Action Plan of the EU will not only shape Europe’s future but many other countries’ as well.
Besides, financial markets are changing and starting to value sustainable and ethical investments. Investments amounts into sustainable products experience constant increases and just recently most important financial data bases offer data on so called Environmental Social Governance (ESG). More and more, we need to report and assess our social economic impact and be able to manage it.
The course is designed to transmit the knowledge, tools and skills necessary to face this change and to prepare the organization to begin its path towards sustainability.
Who this course is for:
- Financial Analyst
- Human Resource Manager
From a young age I already had concerns about learning more about sustainability. One of my former high school teachers inspired me a lot and since then my path was to know and learn more about sustainable economics.
In the last 20 years my personal mission was to be more sustainable. I soon realized that there are many challenges to face and many things to learn. I experimented a lot to see new ways of living and doing business.
During my subsequent studies at the University and my career, I was always eager to understand more and find solutions to the most important challenges in the world. Fortunately, I found the value of the collaboration and realized that many hands are already making a great effort.
When I learned about permaculture and regenerative agriculture, I realized how damaged our food system is and how this affects us as human beings. Since then, I wanted to learn and share more about how to establish systems that allow humans and nature to thrive.
On the economic side, the Economy for the Common Good and Corporate Sustainability is the center of my interest. Understanding how companies and institutions, as well as individuals can contribute to a sustainable future, is key for me and for our courses.
During my personal career, I realized that sustainability is an issue that should pay special attention to the human beings and their relationships. Sustainability without humanity is like a dead cause. This is good intention without action! For that reason, I feel in my heart that our school offers courses that help us grow as individuals on the social and emotional level and help us act now!
Everything is a seed and I strongly believe in the high value of the seed that we sow every day. It is a daily job to sow and cultivate the right seed and only with patience and resistance will a good harvest come. So let’s put our hearts to work and sow together good practices for sustainability.