ESG Reporting for Listed Companies

ESG Reporting for Listed Companies is a virtual 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 the increasing focus on reporting and accountability.  It goes on to examine how a corporation can identify what ESG factors matter most and how it can best develop a sustainability/ ESG strategy. It also looks at how ESG ratings are being used by today’s fund and portfolio managers to make investment decisions. 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 Monday and Wednesday over two weeks, comprising three hours teaching on each day from 08:30 to 11:45 (UK time) with a 15 minute break.

Monday, 4 July 2022
Wednesday, 6 July 2022
Monday, 11 July 2022
Wednesday, 13 July 2022

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

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:

Carol Adams

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?
  • What is the difference between a ‘sustainability’ versus ‘sustainable development’ focus

Sustainability Reporting

  • Developments in the reporting landscape
  • Investor v broader stakeholder focus
  • Materiality
  • GRI Standards
  • Regulatory developments: national and international
  • What to expect in the future

The Sustainable Development Goals and Organisational Transformation

  • How companies are approaching the SDGs
  • What drives corporate transformation
  • Why it matters to investors
  • Investor approaches to the SDGs

Climate Change and Emissions Reporting

  • The Greenhouse Gas Protocol
  • TCFD
  • Climate risk reporting and scenario analysis
  • ISSB and international developments on climate change reporting

How Investors Use ESG Data

  • ESG integration
  • Screening: Negative, positive, best in class, impact
  • Companies that investors avoid
  • Industry and sector differences

ESG Ratings

  • How they are calculated
  • How investors use them in their decision making
  • Will there be an industry standard
  • What makes a good rating
  • What 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

ESG/Sustainability Strategy and Investor Engagement

  • ESG engagement: What it means
  • Governance issues
  • Intangible value drivers
  • Communication: Investor relations & ESG officers

Green/Sustainable Finance

  • What is green/sustainable finance
  • Green bonds
  • International developments