Environmental, Social and Governance – Level 2

Course schedule

Classroom Training:
2 - 6 Dec 2024London5 days£4,250

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

Course Overview

Build upon your ESG knowledge with deeper insights into sustainability challenges, social responsibility, and the development of governance frameworks to manage ESG risks.

Who Should Attend

  • Corporate Affairs managers and officers
  • ESG managers and officers
  • Corporate strategists
  • Community Relations managers and officers
  • HR, Administration and Environmental managers concerned with ESG planning and implementation
  • Project managers responsible for developing and implementing ESG projects
  • Communications managers and officers responsible for internal and external reporting on sustainability

Course Outcomes

  • Understand how Environmental, Social and Governance is important in the public and private sectors
  • Develop and Improve their community relations activities
  • Interpret the impact of ESG on the reputation of the organisation
  • Plan, initiate or improve ESG programmes
  • Report on their sustainability programmes

Course Topics

The Significance and Relevance of Environmental Social and Governance

  • What is the scope of ESG?
  • Who is involved? – ESG stakeholders
  • What are the risks of ignoring corporate social responsibilities?
  • Comparing the roles of Public and Private Organisations in ESG
  • Is ESG Just Good Public Relations?

Sustainability in Purchasing

  • Managing a responsible Supply Chain
  • The Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code
  • Combating child labour in manufacturing
  • Controlling contractor abuses in construction
  • Maintaining ethical standards
  • Diversity in the supply chain
  • Conflict minerals policies

Community Relations and Environmental Sustainability

  • Working effectively with host communities
  • Managing sensitive issues including payments and relocation
  • Building successful community projects
  • Assessing social and environmental risk
  • Managing operations sustainably
  • Case studies on community relations

ESG Standards and Reporting

  • Sustainability Reporting frameworks
  • The Global Reporting Initiative
  • UN Global Compact
  • International Labour Organisation instruments
  • ISO 26000
  • How to report your ESG progress
  • Model examples and class exercise using GRI Sustainability Reporting

ESG Perspectives

  • The politics of ESG
  • Creating shared value
  • Ethical consumerism
  • Greenwashing
  • ESG and tax avoidance
  • Applying Environmental Social and Governance in non-corporate organisations
  • Future requirements for corporate responsibility

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