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Achieving Net Zero: Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change for Boards and Senior Executives /

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With the threat of climate change, governments, organisations and citizens around the world are focussing on what actions they can take to slow the negative impacts of CO2 emissions. Boards and Senior Executives can no longer continue to “externalise” the costs of degradation, pollution and climate change on others. All stakeholders now expect that they will address unsustainable business practices and seek to make a positive environmental impact.
Global standards, harmonised reporting requirements, and increased scrutiny, together with tough penalties, sanctions and damage to reputation, are all raising the accountability bar. Environmental goals must now be integrated into organisational strategies and development programmes as a key priority. The resources to achieve this should also allocated accordingly. Senior decision-makers need to ensure that comprehensive environmental and climate risk management and impact assessments are robustly conducted and that their reporting aligns with global and local requirements, such as TCFD.
This course will take a deep dive into sustainability and ESG from a global environmental perspective. Participants will explore how to transition to net zero and what opportunities are available for leveraging innovative climate solutions, technological advances and green investments. This will support you to deliver economic benefits whilst protecting the environment.
Course Participants
This programme is designed for current and future executive and non-executive Board Members and Senior Executives.

Course Objectives

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand the causes of climate change and environmental degradation, and appreciate how the issues, impacts and potential solutions vary around the world
  • Detail the relevant global initiatives and accords including the UN Sustainability Programme, Paris Agreement, COP26 and Net Zero and how these are driving country and organisational target setting
  • Challenge the adequacy and effectiveness of your organisation’s risk governance and management responses
  • Critically assess your organisation’s sustainable investment programmes
  • Drive your organisation’s ambitions and transition planning, and maintain effective oversight of your environmental strategy
  • Confidently engage with stakeholders on your environmental performance and fulfil your organisation’s obligations around environmental and climate reporting

Key Topics

  • Environment and climate change issues, standards and initiatives
  • Decision making on environmental issues
  • Climate risk management
  • Measuring emissions, sources of climate data and data assurance
  • Environmental and climate investing and impact assessment
  • Adapting organisational operations towards Net Zero
  • Leading change and communicating the Net Zero ambition and transition plan
  • Environmental compliance and control
  • Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) reporting requirements
  • Technological solutions and innovation

All courses will be conducted entirely in English. A proficient level of both spoken and written English is required by all delegates so that they are able to fully benefit from the course and participate in our interactive style of training.

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