The theme for 2019 is on: “Leading change: Embedding sustainable development in business decision-making”. Businesses are taking the lead in accelerating the transition to a sustainable world. By navigating risks and capturing transformative opportunities, sustainable companies are finding new growth, lowering their cost of capital and are becoming more successful. It’s critical for the next generation of leaders to understand the importance of sustainable development, integrating associated opportunities and risks into their core business strategy and decision-making.
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The topic for 2018 is on: “Communicating sustainable development & reporting to stakeholders”. Communications plays a vital part in any sustainability strategy. If a company doesn’t communicate ambition and processes internally, it may not be able to implement the change necessary to make the organization more sustainable by mobilizing your employees to drive the changes needed for success. If a company doesn’t communicate its strategies, activities and progress externally, to investors, customers, partners and the public, then it could be negatively impacted by an increasing number of environmentally and socially conscious investors and consumers as well as fall foul of increasing regulation and requirements.
This course is designed for risk management and sustainability professionals who are interested in aligning ERM with Environmental, Social and Governance Risks. The learning outcomes 1) Understand what is meant by ESG; 2) Describe the need for an increased focus on ESG-related risks; and 3) Articulate the reporting gap between risk factors in legal filings and sustainability reports.
This online e-learning course is designed to help potential moderators of the Reporting Exchange platform gain an understanding of corporate reporting and how the Reporting Exchange has been developed to support business in navigating the complex landscape of reporting on environmental, social and governance disclosures. The course also walks moderators through the process of applying the Reporting Exchange framework in the assessment of reporting requirements and resources.
This self-paced e-learning course consists of 4 modules each taking 1-2 hours to complete, depending on existing experience.