Online Certificate on ESG Performance for Professionals and Investors (SA7)

ESG Performance


Description

The philosophy of this online certificate is to provide you with a step-by-step introduction to environmental, social and governance performance in a simple and practical way.

Content
  • Your personal information
  • Course Introduction
  • Guidance on the Different Modules
  • Course Objectives
  • Course Structure
  • Glossary
  • Module 1
  • What Is ESG and Relevant Legislation
  • Module 1 Suggested Reading
  • What is Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) - Definition
  • What is Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) - Criteria
  • Characteristics and Impacts of ESG Factors
  • The Evolution of ESG
  • The Role of Private Sector Investment in Sustainable Development
  • Why Report on ESG Considerations?
  • VIDEO: Creating Value Through Responsible Investing
  • What Investors Want and Need from Companies
  • Key Considerations for Companies and Investors
  • What Can Companies Do
  • What Can Investors Do
  • Investor Initiatives
  • Example of Legislation - UK: Mandatory Carbon Reporting
  • Example of Legislation - France: Mandatory Carbon Reporting for Investors
  • Example of Legislation - Regulations of Stock Exchanges
  • Upcoming Important Investor Initiatives - New Ratings Standards
  • Upcoming Important Investor Initiatives - New Voluntary Reporting Framework
  • Upcoming Important Investor Initiatives - New Regulatory Reporting Guidance
  • What Did You Learn in Module 1
  • Module 2
  • Module 2
  • Module 2 Suggested Reading
  • Integrating Sustainability Into Financial Valuation
  • Issues for Companies and Investors
  • Introduction to Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)
  • Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)
  • Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) - Growth
  • Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) - Case Study
  • VIDEO: What is Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)
  • The SRI Conference
  • Guidelines and Tools for Identifying ESG Factors
  • The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
  • UNEP FI Guidelines - Example
  • Case Studies - Financial Reports with ESG Considerations
  • What Did You Learn in Module 2
  • MODULE3
  • Module 3 - Material ESG Issues and Indicators
  • Module 3 Suggested Reading
  • Introduction to ESG Indicators
  • Environmental Concerns
  • ESG Trends - Environmental
  • Social Concerns
  • ESG Trends - Social
  • Governance Concerns
  • ESG Trends - Governance
  • Examples of Key ESG Questions By Sector
  • VIDEO: ESG Data
  • What Did You Learn in Module 3
  • MODULE 4
  • Module 4 - ESG Standards and Ratings
  • Module 4 Suggested Reading
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
  • Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI)
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)
  • FTSE ESG Ratings
  • GMI ESG Ratings (MSCI)
  • Bloomberg ESG Criteria
  • CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)
  • CDP Case Studies and Examples
  • Eni Case Study - How Companies Effectively Communicate Indices
  • VIDEO: ESG Indices
  • What Did You Learn in Module 4
  • MODULE 5
  • Module 5 - Value Creation and Communication With Your Financial Stakeholders
  • Module 5 Suggested Reading
  • Understanding Investors Needs and Interests
  • Company Actions for Enhanced Communication
  • Responsible Investment (RI)
  • Responsible Investment (RI) Strategies
  • Institutional Investors
  • The Value of ESG
  • Eni Case Study - Engagement with Financial Stakeholders
  • VIDEO: Impact Reporting
  • Executive Summary: Purpose
  • What Belongs in an Executive Summary
  • What to Avoid in an Executive Summary
  • What Did You Learn in Module 5
  • ESG Performance Test Quiz
  • Questions?
  • Final Quiz and Assignment
  • ESG Performance Final Quiz
  • ESG Performance Final Assignment -part 1
  • ESG Performance Final Assignment -part 2
  • Become an accredited Sustainability Practitioner
  • Course Evaluation
  • REFER & WIN
  • Refer & Win
  • BECOME AN ACCREDITED SUSTAINABILITY PROFESSIONAL
  • Become an accredited Sustainability Practitioner
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed