Fundamentals of ESG Management

Executive Certificate in ESG Management
October 24-28, 2022 | In-Person | Calgary, Canada

The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary invites you to register now for the Fundamentals of ESG Management. Once again, Canada’s #1 policy school is home to the executive certificate that leads in ESG.

Environmental, social, and governance criteria increasingly reflect the standards companies and organizations operate by. These metrics of social responsibility have become critically important to investors, consumers, and stakeholders at all points of the value chain. Industries are recognizing that their performance in ESG is crucial for success, and that their teams need to be trained in its implementation.

Over one week, a highly interactive, workshop-style program will see participants gain the tools for embedding key ESG frameworks in their organizations. ESG Management is a tremendous benefit to those building their ESG capacity, and to developing professionals representing a variety of backgrounds and career stages.

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Course Overview

This course is intended to support professionals who are responsible for ESG and/or sustainability in their organizations as they strive to go beyond mere ESG reporting. At the end of the course, participants will leave with a custom roadmap and framework for their organization to immediately move forward, survive, and thrive in the new ESG reality.
We'll be looking at the most pivotal aspect of ESG, including:

  • Introduction to ESG and Systems Thinking
  • Materiality, Risk, and Stakeholder Expectations
  • Life Cycle Assessment and ESG
  • ESG and Supply Chains
  • Governance and Policy
  • ESG Opportunity Management Systems
  • Climate, Energy Transition, and Renewables
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis and Portfolio Decision Making
  • ESG Reporting and Communications
  • ESG Performance Evaluation
  • Emergency and Security Management
  • Indigenous Partnerships and Reconciliation
  • Human Rights, Gender, and Equality
  • The Future of ESG


Learning Objectives

  • A sound understanding of best principles and practices for developing and implementing Environmental Social Governance (ESG) in your organization
  • Using practical tools and strategies for planning, supporting and evaluating ESG
  • Identification and management of ESG risk and opportunities
  • How to facilitate risk and opportunity sessions
  • How to use ESG planning to improve and create policy, goals, KPIs and governance frameworks
  • Learn to implement ESG training, documentation, communication, and processes
  • Identify and prepare for emergencies manifesting as ESG risk
  • Continually improve ESG management through monitoring, auditing, and reporting
  • Determining your ESG “Top 5” – 5 objectives that you can implement this year

Registration is open until October 14th and we encourage you to consider this training under your professional development portfolios.  Click here for registration and details.

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