ESG and Sustainability Masterclass

Sustainable Strategy and Framework

Format availability:

In-Person, Online streaming


5 Days

Introduction to the course

ESG and Sustainability have garnered attention in recent years, with many institutional investors investing only in those companies that provide ESG performance reporting.

ESG has considerations relevant to analysts and investors, consumers and employees, and has become a key topic of discussion at the Board table.  

This KC Academy "ESG and Sustainability Masterclass" provides an overview of an ESG framework and how it supports a company's overall risk management. It also examines each component in detail and provides insight into how they converge to impact a company and its stakeholders.

The course also discusses how to look at corporate pressures & stakeholder expectations and their impact on risk identification and business success. Lastly, this course will examine critical considerations from the company and investor perspectives before applying theory to practice in a final case study.

Course details

Upon completion of this "ESG and Sustainability Masterclass," you will be able to:

  • Explain what ESG is and its relevance to making financial decisions
  • Describe critical environmental, social, and governance issues
  • Explain how stakeholders influence corporate ESG performance
  • How to control C-Suite Executives and get most of their support into the Sustainability Plan
  • Analyse ESG risks and opportunities
  • Assess ESG company performance using publicly available information
  • Translate ESG information to business intelligence

This training course will utilize various proven adult learning techniques that ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. This training course will be highly interactive and participative through a combination of PowerPoint presentation with interactive practical exercises, supported by videos, group discussion activities, and case studies.

KC Academy's ESG and Sustainability Masterclass course is suitable for any professional who would like to better understand how a company manages ESG and Sustainability challenges, in addition to:

  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Corporate Affairs practitioners
  • C-Suite Executives
  • HR Professionals
  • Environment, Quality Health & Safety Professionals
  • Investor Relations
  • Procurement and Supply Chain specialists
  • NGOs

Daily Agenda

Day 1: The Business Case for ESG and Sustainability:
  • Introduction to ESG and Sustainability Concepts
  • Definitions and interpretations of ESG and Sustainability
  • The Business Case for Sustainability
  • ESG and Sustainability Related Risks
  • How to integrate Sustainability into your organisation
Day 2: Sustainability Strategy and ESG Ratings:
  • Certified B Corporation
  • Sustainability Strategies and Scorecard
  • The Importance of SROI
  • The Importance of ESG
  • CSRHub, MSCI, Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Day 3: Stakeholder Relations:
  • The Importance of Stakeholders
  • How to Create a Strategy and Engage with the Stakeholders
  • Identifying Organizational Stakeholders & Corporate Risks
  • Managing stakeholder relationships
  • How to influence C-Suite Executives and get buy-in for your Sustainability Plan
Day 4: Communicating ESG & Sustainability :
  • Understanding global and local ESG and Sustainability focus
  • The Sustainable Development Goals for 2030
  • Communicating responsibly
  • The benefits of adhering to best practices
  • Managing ESG and Sustainability risk
Day 5: Sustainability and ESG Reporting:
  • Steps for Sustainability Report Creation
  • Sustainability Reporting Trends
  • Best Practices for Sustainability Report Communication
  • Integrated Reporting & SASB
  • Return on Sustainability (RoS) Framework

Professional certificate & Accreditation

Gain the latest practical tools and resources required to implement or upscale corporate sustainability. Improve your ESG ratings to drive your initiatives to the next level by generating value and creating successful ESG and Sustainability strategies on this KC Academy course.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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05-09 Aug 2024
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