Corporate ESG and Sustainability – Doing Well and Doing Good | Udemy

Corporate ESG and Sustainability – Doing Well and Doing Good | Udemy Update 09/2022
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Building a Best-in-Class ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Program (cf. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)) What you’ll learn
  • Understand ESG and its relevance to your business
  • Establish or evolve an effective ESG program
  • Understand ESG v. CSR (corporate social responsibility) and how to reconcile them
  • Attract investors, customers, and employees with strong ESG alignment
  • Choose an ESG framework that works for your business
  • Engage in ESG reporting best practices
  • Understand the latest trends and be up-to-date on the rapidly-changing ESG world
  • Learn from ESG experts from top Fortune 100 companies
  • Be equipped to support your business in building a better, more sustainable world

The global investment and corporate community has realized that companies that do good in the world also do better in their business. Programs for corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate volunteerism, environmental sustainability, diversity and inclusion, ethical behavior, philanthropy, and a focus on stakeholder capitalism were all “nice to haves,” but now investors, consumers, and employees are demanding that companies make positive ESG (environmental, social, and governance) impacts and the game has changed. Positively contributing to society and the environment is now a “must have.” ESG frameworks have brought transparency, objectivity, and accountability to companies’ environmental, social, and governance impacts. But, ESG frameworks are numerous and confusing. Reporting standards are varied and difficult to navigate. And, the ESG landscape is changing rapidly.

According to the Harvard Business Review, there is an “ESG Reckoning” taking place.  ESG is the No. 1 topic investors want to discuss with boards of directors. (PWC.) As of 2020, almost 90% of publicly traded companies and 67% of privately-owned companies had embarked on ESG initiatives. (NAVEX Global). Additionally, 88% of institutional investors believe that companies that prioritize ESG initiatives represent better opportunities for long-term returns than companies that do not. (Edelman)

Whether your company already has an ESG program or is thinking of developing one, this course will help you understand ESG, navigate the alphabet soup of the ESG world, and lead your company in establishing a high-impact ESG program.

Layli Miller-Muro has a 25-year career as a corporate lawyer with one of the top law firms in the world and as a human rights lawyer with one of the most influential non-profits in the United States. Named as one of Goldman Sachs’s Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, Newsweek Magazine’s 150 Most Fearless Women in the World, and a winner of the Washington Post’s Award for Management Excellence, Layli is an author and frequent lecturer. Currently, she is a consultant helping corporations with their social impact strategies. With both a legal and practical lens, she will demystify ESG and help you establish an effective ESG program.

This course will enable you to:

  1. Understand the history of ESG and what ESG means (including how it is different from CSR)
  2. Realize its relevance to you and your company
  3. Become an expert in the range of frameworks currently out there, as well as those that are pending and coming down the pipe
  4. You will receive a road map for implementing an ESG strategy for your company – whether small or large. (With practical tools, handouts, and exercises to support you in your journey.)
  5. Have a sense of what is coming next in the industry and keep up with ESG’s fast-paced changes.
  6. Hear directly from experts from top executives of leading ESG in major corporations (e.g., HPE, Visa, Ben & Jerry’s, Mastercard, Twitter, Yeti, etc.) to gain insights by those implementing ESG every day at the highest levels in their corporations.

Most importantly, this course will support you in ensuring that your company has a competitive edge in both making profit and making the world a better place!

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for board members, executives, and employees who want to advance ESG in their organization.


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