Environmental, Social and Governance – Level 1

Course schedule

Classroom Training:
DateVenueDurationPrice
25 - 29 Nov 2024London5 days£4,250

Please note: prices shown above are exclusive of VAT (20%).

Course Overview

Introduce yourself to the principles of ESG, learning how environmental, social, and governance factors contribute to sustainable business practices and stakeholder value.

Who Should Attend

  • Executives involved in strategic and operational functions, including finance, corporate strategy, human resources, supplier or community relations, and government affairs
  • Senior managers involved in setting up corporate governance or ESG initiatives
  • Corporate lawyers who wish to improve their understanding of new company law developments concerning corporate responsibility
  • Stakeholder managers responsible for their organisation’s dealings with the community, their employees and elsewhere
  • Managers involved in developing, implementing and monitoring change programmes to improve standards of corporate behaviour and business conduct

Course Outcomes

  • Appreciate why Environmental, Social and Governance is important in the public and private sectors
  • Examine how organisational behaviour is impacted by ESG
  • Develop skills to initiate or improve ESG programmes in their organisations
  • Understand the legal duties company directors must observe concerning ESG
  • Examine examples of good and bad business behaviour across different industrial sectors
  • Explore how business ethics, Environmental, Social and Governance and corporate governance are converging
  • Develop the components of a ESG action plan for their own organisations

Course Topics

What is ESG and Why Does it Matter?

  • The pressure for change
  • The Legal Background of ESG
  • Company directors’ obligations and ESG
  • Voluntary measures
  • Is ESG Just Public Relations?
  • ESG and corporate governance links

Best Practice In ESG – Corporate Approaches on the Key Topics

  • Codes of Practice
  • Dealing with communities
  • ESG and employees
  • Managing suppliers responsibly
  • Responsible client relations
  • Corporate Responsibility and the environment

The Business Case for Environmental Social and Governance

  • The Strategic Imperatives involved in ESG
  • What is a business case?
  • USING tools to build the business case
  • Identifying and Managing ESG risks
  • The public procurement challenges from ESG
  • Getting and maintaining corporate support and approval

Changing the Organisation to Include ESG

  • Developing the ESG corporate vision
  • Setting our ESG strategic SMART objectives
  • Identifying and Managing affected stakeholders
  • How leaders make ESG happen
  • The key steps to make the ESG change effective

Developing and Implementing the ESG plan

  • What should be in the ESG plan?
  • Communicating the plan
  • Piloting the plan
  • Overcoming objections
  • Measuring impact and results
  • Auditing and reviewing ESG performance
  • Reporting on ESG

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