ESG Reporting for Listed Companies

ESG Reporting for Listed Companies is an online training course for public listed corporations looking to learn how to develop an effective corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy. The course begins by explaining what sustainable and responsible investing means for companies and investors, and how ESG ratings are being used by today’s fund and portfolio managers to make investment decisions. It goes on to examine how a corporation can identify what ESG factors matter most and how it can best develop a sustainable ESG strategy. Attendees will also learn the best methods of communicating the policy and results of a company strategy to investors, shareholders, analysts and the media.

Who should attend: Investor relations, compliance personnel, finance officers, human resources, board members and managers, and corporate treasurers.

Schedule: The course takes place on the following alternate days over two weeks comprising two hours teaching on each day from 9.30am to 11.45am (UK time) with a 15 minute break.

Monday, 8 March 2021
Wednesday, 10 March 2021
Friday, 12 March 2021
Monday, 15 March 2021
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Friday, 19 March 2021

The course also includes course material and online interaction with the trainer.

Please note: The course is recorded so any sessions that cannot be attended can be taken at a later time.

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Duration:

12 Hours

Location:

Online

Trainer:

Judith Stroehle

Course Fee:

£1990 + VAT

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Introduction to ESG, Responsible Investing and Sustainability

  • Why they are important and what they all mean
  • What is E, S and G?
  • Why having an ESG strategy matters
  • The benefits, costs & risks of an ESG policy

How Investors use ESG data

  • Materiality
  • ESG integration
  • Screening: Negative, positive, best in class, impact
  • The importance of ESG momentum
  • Companies investors avoid: Case study

ESG Factors & Themes

  • Environmental: Energy consumption, emissions, water use etc.
  • Social: Equality and diversity, data security, employee welfare
  • Governance: Voting rights, stakeholder engagement, board accountability
  • Which matters most and why
  • Industry and sector differences

Standards and Regulation

  • Regulation affecting ESG factors
  • Standards: National and international
  • What investors think important
  • Latest developments and what to expect in the future

ESG Ratings

  • How they are calculated
  • How investors use them in their decision making
  • Will there be an industry standard
  • What is a good rating?
  • What do investors look for?

ESG Ratings and Share Price Performance

  • How do companies with higher ESG scores outperform?
  • The importance of momentum
  • Which factors matter most
  • Sector differences
  • Differences between the UK and elsewhere

Developing an ESG Strategy and Improving ESG ratings

  • ESG engagement: What it means
  • Intangible value drivers
  • Identifying materiality opportunities for your business
  • Corporate disclosure and transparency
  • Communication: Investor relations & ESG officers.

ESG, Corporate Bonds and Credit

  • Does your ESG affect the interest you pay?
  • ESG scores and credit ratings
  • How it differs from share price affects
  • Green bonds