Introduction to ESG

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Approx 1.50h to complete

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Introduction to ESG Course Overview

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) has gained increasing attention over the past few years, with many institutional investors investing only in those companies that provide ESG performance reporting. In fact, ESG has considerations relevant to analysts and investors, consumers and employees, and has become a key topic of discussion at the Board table.  This course provides an overview of an ESG framework and how it supports a company’s overall risk management. It examines each component in detail and provides insight into how they converge to impact a company and its stakeholders. The course also discusses how to look at corporate pressures & stakeholder expectations and their impact on risk identification and business success. Lastly, we look at key considerations from both the company and investor perspectives, before applying theory to practice in a final case study.

Introduction to ESG Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain what ESG is and its relevance to making financial decisions;

  • Describe key environmental, social, and governance issues;

  • Explain how stakeholders influence corporate ESG performance;

  • Analyze ESG risks and opportunities;

  • Assess ESG company performance using publicly available information;

  • Translate ESG information to business intelligence.

Who Should Take This Course?

This Environmental Social Governance (ESG) course is perfect for any analyst who would like to better understand how a company manages risks and opportunities that shifting market & non-market conditions create in today’s world. 

This course explores concepts that will be useful for beginner and intermediate level research analysts, banking and investment professionals, or business and finance students seeking to gain further insight into ESG.

The exercises and tools explored in this course will also be useful for any business analyst that wishes to advise public market clients on ESG strategies and improved disclosures. 

What Our Students Say

useful course for persons seeking to understand basics of ESG
The course is an excellent kickstart for professionals who want to learn about basics of ESG.

Satabdi Mohapatra

Very insightful!
The content here goes beyond JUST what seems obvious. Even if your career journeys lead you beyond being an "analyst', the content here helps you to find your voice in an analyzing world. It's one thing to have an opinion... it's another to have insight. You can learn how to have insight through this course. Majorly recommend!

Tyler Richardson

Professionally prepared and very well organized introductory masterclass. Really, perfection means CFI!

Mohammad Ali Rashid

👌 Awesome learnings from the program. Presentation was so good.

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