b'SUSTAINABILITY FOR BANK BOARDS ANDWHAT IS ESG AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? SENIOR EXECUTIVESLEADING ESG RISKNEWESG refers to a way of doing business that considers environmental, social and AND CLIMATE CHANGE TRANSITIONgovernance elements, with a focus on conducting business ethically in all three areas. ESG is often viewed as the more tangible relation of corporate social Banks Boards and Senior Executives have now wholly accepted the Develop a balanced portfolio of ESG policies and strategies toimportance of ESG issues as an urgent organisational imperative. deliver sustainable environmental and societal impacts responsibility (CSR) as it is easier to quantify, measure, and manage. Banks know they must now move from making ESG pledges, to taking Reassess the expectations of bank shareholders and privatesustainable action. investors, and assess risks and new opportunities around raising capital for sustainable investment As the world seeks to address climate change and environmental Direct a strategic review of sectoral and client lending and leadthreats, assurance of the sustainability of the bank, including how the dialogue with clients around their green transition plans As all things ESG-related become key priorities for boards, investors, customers and employees, understanding how to effectively Boards and Senior Executives are leading the transition to a lower Manage ESG risk through an enhanced risk governance and manage and monitor it becomes increasingly important.carbon economy, is crucial. It is also linked to how well they support integrated assurance frameworkmanagement and staff in championing the transformation of bank Undertake reviews of bank governance, board and seniorculture, policies, strategies and practices, in response to new and executive effectiveness challenging ESG and climate-related priorities.PEOPLEKEY TOPICSFUTURE-PROOF YOUR ORGANISATION socialCustomers, governments, regulators, investor groups and key Corporate Governance in banksstandards, codes andstakeholders are pushing harder for bank governing bodies and Senior frameworks, roles and behaviours, trends and the global context The impact an organisation or business has on the environment Executives to now embrace complex ESG concepts, respond to new of ESG, Sustainability and Climate Change or society is now a crucial factor in stakeholder considerations ESG reporting and regulatory requirements, and demonstrate that ESG implications for banks: compliance, standards, reporting and can have far reaching consequences. Meeting higher ESG they are managing ESG related risks whilst responding positively to requirements, strategic re-assessment, business risk and standards is no longer a nice to do, its rapidly becoming emerging opportunities to add long-term value.opportunitiesessential for business survival. Adopting robust ESG practices isTask force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)key going to be vital to ensure an organisations ongoing ability to Banks must ensure their business models are adapted and tenets and implications for banksraise affordable nance and avoid falling foul of the new sustainable. They must also be able to assess the ESG credentials of Understanding ESG/Green stakeholder perspectives and managingtheir clients as a key criterion in new lending decisions and portfolio green stakeholders standards and laws that are rapidly being adopted by strategy; aligning their nancing strategies with the goals andgovernments worldwide.timelines of the Paris Agreement. This must all be managed under an Understanding the banks exposure to environmental, physical PLANET climate, social, societal and transition risksPROFITeffective risk governance framework. environment economy Driving the green transitionLeading key client engagement around ESG transition plans This course will be a catalyst for bank leaders to transform their Adapting risk governance and integrated assurance frameworks SUSTAINABILITYmindset; it will help you to meet your ESG and climate change for ESG and climate risk challenges. Assessing senior team performance and effectiveness against ESG criteria and expectations; adapting competency frameworkCOURSE OBJECTIVES:On completion, you will be able to: and succession plans to ESG factorsWHEN DEVELOPING YOUR ESG STRATEGY YOU MIGHT CHOOSE TO FOCUS ON Understand ESG, sustainability and climate change concepts and global driversDURATION FEE DATEVENUE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT BUSINESS AREAS, SUCH AS:Outline international and local standards, requirements and laws05 days2,750 18 - 22 July 2022LondonMeet ESG and climate-related nancial disclosure reporting requirements05 - 09 September 2022Washington D.C. ENVIRONMENTALSOCIALGOVERNANCE Climate changeDiversity and Strategies and policy social inclusion Waste and resourceProcurement managementHealth, safetyand wellbeingSupply chainCO 2 Pollutionmanagement Community impact Materialsand integrationReporting andnancial transparency Recycling Education and skills Anti-corruptionRemuneration andpay equalityDont be left behind as governments and the global nance sector demand higher standards for organisations. Our courses will help ensure your key people have the skills and knowledge they need in this rapidly shifting landscape.'