ESG awareness – an overview

e-learning series

Your challenge

Environmental, Social and Governance reporting is a hot topic on the agenda of many Management Board teams. Businesses are now understanding that their environmental and social impact in the community – as well as their corporate governance structure and transparency – will become crucial elements for their long term sustainability and competitiveness.

But where can you start in assessing where you stand in terms of ESG compliance, norms and best practices? As an old saying goes, you can’t manage what you don’t measure.    

"How do we measure and manage ESG when there are no common standards? Where should we focus, when the list of potential issues is a mile long?”

Our solution

Most companies are in the early stages of their ESG journey. To support your transformation, we created a learning path.

From the basics, we collected all the todos and best practices that can help you in the strategic reinvention, reimagined reporting, and business transformation.

The ESG awareness learning path:

  1. Introduction to ESG and ESG reporting
  2. Sustainable finance
  3. Net zero
  4. European sustainability reporting and taxonomy
  5. Sustainability reporting frameworks and the GRI standards
  6. EU Taxonomy Deep Dive
  7. Why SDGs matter for businesses

Introduction to ESG and ESG reporting

  • Definition of ESG
  • Global trends and risks
  • Global practice
  • ESG standards
  • Related organizations
  • Evolution of ESG disclosures in the financial sector
  • ESG ratings

Sustainable finance

  • Sustainable Finance overview

  • ESG regulations for the Financial Institutions

  • ESG Risks for Financial Institutions

  • ESG reporting

Net zero

  • The climate challenge

  • Understanding net zero

  • Start your net zero journey

  • Steps and lessons to net zero activities

  • Key takeaways

European sustainability reporting and taxonomy

  • EU Taxonomy 

  • Disclosure indicators

  • Integrated strategy

  • Stakeholder mapping

  • Materiality analysis 

  • Report preparation and Assurance

Sustainability reporting frameworks and the GRI standards

  • Sustainability reporting frameworks
  • Developments within the reporting landscape
  • Materiality and its boundaries
  • History of the GRI standards
  • Key concepts and reporting principles of GRI
  • Reporting in accordance or in reference to the GRI
  • Structure of the GRI standards

EU Taxonomy Deep Dive

  • The background and the structure of the EU taxonomy legislation

  • Which companies need to comply with the EU taxonomy and when

  • Environmental objectives and how to align with them according to

  • the regulations

  • The technical screening criteria and the high-level reporting requirements

Why SDGs matter for businesses

  • Sustainable Development Goals

  • Concepts related to the SDGs

  • Selecting goals relevant for your business

  • Incorporating SDGs into business practices

  • Identifying key stakeholders

Your benefits

  • Choose the right set of courses from the package to build awareness and educate your staff about the different aspects of ESG. 

  • The training requires active participation from the learners, which helps them to gain real knowledge.

  • We are able to integrate company-specific case studies and guidelines if needed. 

  • The digital learning solutions are updated regularly to be able to follow all regulatory changes and adjustments.

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