The increasing volume of regulations in the market, including the EU Project Task Force on European Sustainability Reporting Standards (PTF-ESRS), the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) the 77 Sector Standards of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and the newly established International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), demonstrate the growing recognition of the value of sustainable investment and highlight the importance of incorporating ESG in your reporting and investment decisions.
This 2-day introductory course helps you to find orientation in the ESG world of standards, guidelines, rankings, ratings and indices. You will get familiar with the leading organisations, their methodology and approaches. It will help you to link different standards in your reporting process and how to apply the concept of double materiality. You will learn to critically analyse the value and limitations of ESG rankings, ratings and indices.
The course is designed for sustainability managers, ESG analysts and report writers to get a comprehensive overview on the current sustainability landscape and to take control over the ESG data narrative.
After the completion of the course a certificate will be issued by SchweryCade and SASB. As content provider.
SchweryCade is an internationally recognized sustainability expert. Since 2011 we have been certifying more than 1’000 managers on sustainability reporting, stakeholder engagement, ESG data management and verification. SchweryCade is a Certified Training Partner of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for Europe, Training and Assurance Partner of AccountAbility and collaborates with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) on ESG data reporting.
9.30 am – 4.30 pm (1 1/4 hour lunch break)
- Welcome: Agenda, participants, expectations
- Introduction: Sustainability and ESG
- Key organizations in the ESG world (PRI, GRI, SASB, IIRC, VRF, TCFD, CDP)
- Expert speaker of GRI: Partnerships and future development of the GRI Standards
- Lunch Break
- International / regional regulations on ESG
- Useful frameworks and instruments
- Expert presentation: Report Adviser
- Expert presentation: Informed 365
- Group discussion on frameworks and instruments
End of day 1
9.30 am – 4.30 pm (1-hour lunch break)
- Short recap of day 1
- Sustainability in the financial market
- ESG Rankings, ratings, and indices
- Expert presentation: S&P Corporate Sustainability Assessment
- Group Exercise 2
- Lunch Break
- Limitations of ESG analysis
- Future of reporting
- Feedback and course evaluation
End of course