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ESG Risk Management Course Overview

ESG has become THE ultimate test of management effectiveness in today’s business arena. Corporate finance teams around the world will face increasing pressures and expectations to guide their organizations through the litany of ESG risks, regulations, and requirements. This course equips you with the knowledge and tactics needed to navigate your organization through these risks and institutionalize a company-wide ESG risk management system. As finance teams become the “unsung heroes” of corporate transformations around the world, this course will give you the capabilities and confidence needed to lead your organization in the ‘age of ESG.’

ESG Risk Management Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:       
  • Explain why and how ESG issues present risks to a business
  • Provide examples of both ESG risk management failures as well as best practices
  • Identify and categorize risk types based on company context
  • Describe the specific ESG risks facing financial service providers
  • Execute the fundamentals of ESG risk management

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is essential for financial professionals, corporate leaders, sustainability experts, and policy makers aiming to navigate the evolving landscape of ESG risk management. It offers deep insights into identifying, categorizing, and mitigating ESG risks tailored to the specific needs and realities of various organizations. By mastering these skills, participants will be well-equipped to lead their organizations effectively in the age of ESG, ensuring sustainable, compliant, and resilient business practices.

Courses we recommend you take in advance

These prerequisite courses are optional, but we recommend you complete the stated prep course(s) or possess the equivalent knowledge prior to enrolling in this course:
  1. Introduction to ESG
  2. ESG Fundamentals
  3. Introduction to Climate Risk Management
  4. Corporate Governance

ESG Risk Management

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Level 2

Approx 2h to complete

100% online and self-paced

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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.

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

Learner Reviews

Truly enhancing
This course is truly enhancing and worth for time & money

Lee Anselmo Blackman

Excellent way to lean about ESG Risk
Good course, appropriate depth and length - I think this could be updated with some other bankused in examples e.g Triodos instead of HSBC

Richard Green

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