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Introduction to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues

An overview of an ESG framework and how it helps a company's overall risk management

An overview of an ESG framework and how it helps a company's overall risk management

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7th March 2024: Introduction to ESG issues I Time: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm 

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Course description

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) have received growing attention in recent years from a variety of stakeholders. Indeed, ESG has implications for investors and rating agencies, as well as customers and employees, and has emerged as an important issue of debate at the Board level. This course gives an overview of an ESG framework and how it helps a company's overall risk management. It explores each component in-depth and gives insight into how they interact to affect a firm and its stakeholders. The course also looks at corporate pressures and stakeholder expectations and their influence on risk identification and company performance. Finally, we examine critical factors from diverse stakeholder viewpoints and how the company can start/enhance its ESG journey.

Course CONTENT/outline

The following topics will be covered in the course:

• Why is ESG significant and what does it implicate?
• Describe important environmental, socioeconomic, and governance issues.
• Examples of environmental, social, and governance topics
• Explain how stakeholders significantly influence organizational ESG performance.
• Examine ESG risks and potential opportunities.
• Integrating organizational policy and processes with ESG objectives.
• What staff members may do to support the ESG objectives of their company?
• Need for ESG reporting from various stakeholders’ perspective.

Learning Outcomes

In this course, participants will learn how to understand and evaluate essential ESG concepts and the implications for businesses and major stakeholders, understanding materiality issues across organizations and sectors, determining internal and external stakeholders' risks and opportunities, examining need for ESG reporting, assessing disclosure quality, and actual ESG performance.

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Management and Board of Directors
  • Middle management team responsible for sustainability/ESG
  • Analysts, Investment and Fund Managers
  • Individuals/Professionals/Consultants who want to enhance their knowledge more about ESG
  • College and university students enrolled in finance, sustainability, or environmental programs

Training Duration

1 Day / 8 Hrs. Days instructor-led classroom/live virtual training.


No. of questions – 25 (including scenario-based questions, choose the best answer, summary questions)

Total marks – 100

Pass marks – 70

Duration - 60 mins

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