About this Course
On this course, you’ll discover the foundations upon which modern-day ESG was constructed, how market forces react to ESG, and methods to create and preserve worth utilizing ESG funding methods. Additionally, you will be taught in regards to the 5 pathways of materiality, and the way these interaction with or in opposition to ESG efficiency.
You’ll look at the various challenges that firms face with regards to leveraging ESG investing into their portfolios, and the way the altering panorama of ESG is making this an space of untapped potential with regards to the monetary workings of companies in the present day. You’ll additionally be taught from real-life case research how one can assess threat, create higher threat administration coverage, and construct a map to establish beneficial areas of alternative and create higher decision-making approaches. Lastly, you’ll take a look at portfolio optimization and the utilization of ESG elements to maximise returns along with analyzing totally different funds, their payment constructions, and the way buyers can mix ESG into their funding portfolio. By the tip of this course, you’ll know the most effective practices for making a strong threat administration plan and the best way to create a tradition that’s delicate to ESG. You’ll higher perceive the historical past and framework behind ESG, and the best way to create a path ahead utilizing smarter strategies to establish threat, navigate ESG points, and attain ESG investing objectives.
Syllabus – What you’ll be taught from this course
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Module 1 – Introduction to ESG Components and Ideas
On this module, you may be launched to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Components and the various totally different pathways by which they impression monetary worth. You’ll be taught in regards to the significance of assessing stakeholder curiosity or salience in several ESG elements and the way this varies throughout industries. Additionally, you will achieve perception into the 5 pathways of materiality by way of which ESG elements impression revenues, prices, or productiveness. Lastly, you’ll look at the circumstances below which stakeholders are anticipated to activate these pathways, highlighting the strategic and monetary significance of stakeholder relations. By the tip of this module, you should have discovered the best way to discern which ESG pathways matter for you and your stakeholders, the best way to navigate the materiality map and the significance of stakeholder relations for shareholder worth.
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Module 2 – Historical past and Flavors of ESG Investing
On this module, you’ll get an summary of the historical past of ESG Investing and evaluation the previous and current ways in which buyers have tried to include environmental, social, and governance elements into their methods. Additionally, you will be taught in regards to the relationships between social strain, company responses, and monetary efficiency. Subsequent, you’ll take a look at portfolio optimization and the best way to make the most of ESG elements to maximise returns. Lastly, you’ll evaluation numerous case research that take a look at totally different funding methods and their outcomes when it comes to each ESG and monetary efficiency. By the tip of this module, you’ll perceive the historical past of ESG investing, company engagement and duty, and the alternative ways ESG elements could be built-in into funding methods.
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Module 3 – ESG Knowledge
On this module, you’ll be taught in regards to the significance of ESG information and how one can finest combine it into your monetary analyses. Subsequent, you’ll evaluation totally different suppliers of knowledge for ESG elements and learn to assess this information regardless of the challenges of interpretability and subjectivity. Subsequent, you’ll survey the tendency in direction of built-in reporting whereby corporations embed ESG information inside their monetary reviews. Lastly, you’ll look at ESG information that focuses on the monetary impacts on a agency’s stakeholders who might, in flip, create monetary advantages or hurt for the agency. By the tip of this module, you may be higher capable of make the most of ESG information, assess the variations in ESG information supplier approaches, and decide the best way to quantify the environmental, social, and governance elements which impression a agency’s stakeholders.
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Module 4 – ESG Administration on the Agency-Stage
On this module, you be taught in regards to the particular price and income variances related to ESG points and the way higher stakeholder relations can mitigate a few of these dangers. Additionally, you will look at instances from Peru, Ghana, and Brazil, and assess how totally different ESG threat administration methods affected the efficiency of those initiatives. Additionally, you will evaluation participatory stakeholder processes, exterior worth at stake (EVAS), and built-in challenge administration techniques. Lastly, you’ll take a look at transformative methods to implement ESG threat assessments right into a broader threat administration framework to maximise anticipated company efficiency. By the tip of this module, you should have recognized finest practices for making a strong monetary and threat administration plan that comes with ESG elements and can perceive the best way to create a tradition that’s delicate to ESG.