ESG Fundamentals Program

Get up to speed quickly on critical ESG skills

Next cohort begins:

June 8, 2023

“Over 80% of boards anticipate an increase in sustainability initiatives investments in the next two years”

– Gartner 2023 Boards of Directors Survey

Program Details

4 Sessions

60-90 minute Live sessions







The need for ESG-competent business leaders has never been higher

The ESG Fundamentals Program will provide you with a strategic approach to embed environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into your decision-making and your long-term business success.

Master the ESG mindset leaders of today need to satisfy stakeholders

Get the knowledge that investors, recruiters, and nomination committees are looking for

What You Will Earn
From This Program:

  • A Certificate 
  • A Credly™ digital credential

Upcoming Program Cohort

Meet a range of world-renowned ESG experts through enlightening recorded sessions and interactive live sessions. Our 180+ faculty includes:

Session Topics

1. An ESG Overview
  • What is ESG — and what is it not?
  • The impact of emerging ESG regulations and laws
  • Major business disruptions paving the way for business models of the new era
  • What ESG information are stakeholders really looking for and how you can promote your company’s ESG credentials 
  • Oversight and the role of board committees in embedding ESG in business strategy
2. The Business Value and Financial Impacts of the ‘E’ in ESG
  • How to spot the most material E factors that present the important risks and opportunities to an issuer over the short, medium and long terms
  • Net Zero and Science-Based Targets: Scope 1, 2, 3 and 4 commitments, actions, and reporting
  • Chapter Zero’s 8-force trend – interdependent forces that are driving the climate change agenda
  • Grasp what environmental disclosures and actions investors expect from their portfolio companies
3. How Do Human Capital and Society Impact Business? The ‘S’ in ESG
  • Identify the most material S factors that present the important risks and opportunities to your stakeholders over the short, medium and long terms
  • Learn what a social license to operate (SLO) means for businesses and how to gain and maintain it
  • Stay on top of reporting and regulatory trends relating to social matters 
  • Discover which social disclosures and actions investors expect from their portfolio companies
4. Why Governance is Key for ESG Success? The ‘G’ in ESG​
  • Understand the governance factors that are core to a business’s success. (e.g. Business ethics, Board composition, Incentive structures, Tax strategy, Fair competitive practices, Risk and crisis management, Anti-corruption, and integrity)
  • Learn how to avoid greenwashing through oversight and accountability by board directors and senior leaders
  • Understand the importance of data and ESG reporting framework
  • Learn the steps to formulate an effective ESG strategy for improved governance

Please see program brochure for detailed session information.

If you still have questions, please contact us:

“I highly recommend the program as a deep dive into how we can level up stakeholder perspectives and long-term thinking in the boardroom.”
Erin Baudo Felter
Erin Baudo Felter
Vice-President, Social Impact & Sustainability, Okta Inc
“This is an extremely valuable course for directors around the world, exposing us to emerging issues of key importance to all organizations.”
Sheila Murray
Sheila Murray
Chair, Teck Resources Limited

Welcome, which course are you interested in:

Primarily discuss the topics through the lens of serving on the board. You must be serving on at least one board with fiduciary responsibility to enter this stream.

Discuss the topics through a wide range of business perspectives (including the board) and comprise senior executives, investors, and board advisors.

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