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The Sustainability, ESG and Net Zero Toolkit for Boards and Senior Executives /

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This two-week programme combines

Responding to Sustainability and ESG Risks and Opportunities for Boards and Senior Executives: 05 days
Achieving Net Zero: Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change for Boards and Senior Executives: 05 days

The environmental, social and governance (ESG) aims of all governments and organisations have shifted dramatically in line with unprecedented risks to sustainability. Stakeholders now expect that Boards and Senior Executives will address unsustainable business practices and seek to make a positive environmental impact.

Global ESG and sustainability standards, measures and reporting requirements are evolving and must also be adhered to. Boards and Senior Executives can no longer continue to “externalise” the costs of degradation, pollution and climate change on others. Environmental goals must now be integrated into organisational strategies and development programmes as a key priority.

This course will equip Boards and Senior Executives to lead the necessary organisational transformation and transition planning to meet their ESG and sustainability targets. 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 training will act as a catalyst for enhancing standards of governance excellence, performance and compliance, whilst achieving the best outcomes for all of the organisation’s stakeholders.

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 ESG, sustainability and the causes of environmental degradation, and meet the requirements, standards and expectations of stakeholders
  • Detail the relevant global initiatives and accords and how these are driving country and organisational target setting
  • Drive and oversee your organisation’s ESG and Net Zero ambitions, transition planning and strategy
  • Recognise the transformation and cultural change required to implement an ethical transition
  • Enhance corporate governance and risk governance in response to ESG risks and management responses
  • Critically assess your organisation’s ESG and sustainable investment programmes and funding opportunities
  • Confidently engage with stakeholders on performance and fulfil your organisation’s obligations around ESG and climate reporting

Key Topics

  • Sustainability, environment, climate change, society and good governance
  • Risk governance and management for sustainability and ESG
  • Stakeholder engagement around ESG and environmental issues
  • Alignment of organisational direction and structural reassessment, adaption and transformation
  • Leading change and communicating the Net Zero ambition and transition plan
  • Integrated assurance, oversight and climate risk management
  • Measuring emissions, sources of climate data and data assurance
  • Environmental and climate investing and impact assessment
  • ESG, sustainability and Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) disclosure, transparency and 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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