ESG Integration & Financial Analysis Course Overview

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are increasingly becoming important considerations in many firms’ capital allocation decisions. ESG integration is a strategy that can be employed to conduct a more robust financial analysis and to get a more complete picture of a company’s valuation and its overall risk profile. This ESG Integration & Financial Analysis course examines how ESG initiatives and performance can influence a company’s income statement, cash flow statement, and balance sheet. After covering the most important qualitative and quantitative factors that may impact a company’s financials, we dive into a case study where we interpret ESG information from an example company’s sustainability report, then model these various scenarios in Excel. We also work through several optional, advanced modeling techniques to support cleaner data visualization, including the use of Macabacus shortcuts.

ESG Integration & Financial Analysis Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Define ESG integration.
  • Explain how ESG integration and ESG investing are different, as well as how they may complement one another.
  • Analyze how ESG factors (or company initiatives) may impact its financial results.
  • Translate company-provided sustainability information into model assumptions.
  • Integrate a company’s ESG initiatives into a financial model and see how they may affect company valuation.
  • Explore advanced modeling techniques to improve your Excel skills and to create more dynamic models.

Who Should Take This Course?

This ESG Integration & Financial Analysis course is perfect for investment professionals, management consultants, and financial analysts of all walks, as well as investor relations teams and senior managers at both private and public companies.

ESG Integration & Financial Analysis

Rahul Gill
Led by Rahul Gill

Level 3

Approx 6.5h to complete

100% online and self-paced

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What you'll learn



Qualified Assessment

This Course is Part of the Following Programs

Why stop here? Expand your skills and show your expertise with the professional certifications, specializations, and CPE credits you’re already on your way to earning.

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA®) Certification

  • Skills Learned Financial modeling and valuation, sensitivity analysis, strategy
  • Career Prep Investment banking and equity research, FP&A, corporate development

Environmental Social, and Governance Specialization

  • Skills Learned ESG Analysis, ESG Integration, ESG Investing, ESG & Business Intelligence
  • Career Prep Asset Management, Management Consulting, Business Analyst, Credit Analyst, Corporate Development, Senior Leadership

What Our Members Say

Excellent Learning
Both theory and the practical demonstration of the ESG integration into the financial model were extremely useful. Highly recommended.

Joel Johny

Great analysis
great modelling for ESG

Hesham Ouf

I take many time to review this course again and again. It hard for me , but I keep trying to complete this course.
It was the good course I love this course

san pisey

Intense, and enlightening
Nice start to learn ESG Initiatives

Gerry Fronda

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