Environmental, Social and Governance
Environmental, social and governance, or ESG, is the only way for businesses to operate ethically, legally and morally in today’s political and social climate, and it’s also becoming essential for businesses to remain relevant, profitable and highly attractive to investors.
We provide the ultimate guide to everything you need to know about ESG and how to integrate the principles into your business, no matter what its size or scope. We provide the full definition, legislative and legal background and explain the current urgency to comply and the serious consequences of non-compliance.
You will learn how to establish your environmental impact, measure and reduce the negative environmental effects and compile accurate reports for your stakeholders and potential investors while reducing your carbon footprint and attracting investor and consumer confidence.
We will show you how you can integrate social responsibility into the fabric of your organisation, by ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace, with equal opportunity for all backgrounds and lifestyles, as well as placing human rights and consumer protection at the top of your priority list.
Finally, we will provide you with a complete guide to the UK Corporate Governance Code, the most important guidance on operating ethically, properly and successfully from within your organisation.
What You Will Learn in This Course:
- The background, definition and current urgency to comply and the consequences of non-compliance with ESG
- How ESG ties in with UK legislative requirements, legal operation and corporate best practice
- How to determine, measure, reduce and control your environmental impact and compile credible and accurate reports for stakeholders
- How to implement and prioritise inclusivity, diversity, human rights and consumer protection in your organisation
- About the UK Corporate Governance Code, and how to apply its principles in your company
The Benefits of Taking This Course:
- Increase your sales by attracting new, discerning customers
- Improve your staff retention, loyalty and output, by treating employees with dignity and respect
- Avoid financial, legal and reputational damage, by operating ethically and morally
- Attract new investors and drastically improve your shareholders’ confidence
- Improve your brand reputation by being a part of the solution and not the problem
- The full definition of ESG
- The consequences of non-adherence for companies
- The urgency for compliance in today’s environment
- A glossary of relevant terms, and Current ESG Legislation in Europe and the UK
- Establishing the boundaries of your impact
- Determining the key environmental impacts
- Measuring environmental impact
- How to reduce environmental impact / Disclosure and reporting techniques
- How to determine the environmental impact and reporting of the below:
- Greenhouse gases, Water usage, Waste disposal, Resource efficiency, Air, land and water emissions
- The three pillars of social responsibility for companies
- 1. Diversity and Inclusion
- 2. Human Rights
- 3. Consumer Protection
- The Corporate Governance Code:-
- Board leadership and company purpose / Division of responsibilities
- Composition, succession and evaluation / Audit, risk and internal control
Who can take the Environmental, Social and Governance Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 5 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 5 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 5 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Environmental, Social and Governance Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 4 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.