Assessing and managing ESG strategy at board level

A half-day course in collaboration with NEDA.


Virtual Classroom, 31 January 2023
from 9.30am to 1.00pm CET


Background

Sustainability is now central to corporate competitiveness and a company’s continued ability to operate. Consistent with their fiduciary duties the company directors must provide their investors with greater transparency into how the company is responding to a broader range of environmental and social trends, against a backdrop of higher stakeholder expectations. 

Environmental, Social, and Governance (‘ESG’) concerns, are increasingly positioned at the top of board agendas and pose both strategic and risk management challenges, especially at the most progressive companies.


Objectives

The course objectives include:

▪ considering the board level input needed to support the identification and management of the ESG risks posed by fast moving environmental and societal developments;

▪ how to gauge and deal with diverse stakeholder groups, including very active regulators;

▪ the ability to integrate ESG risks into the broader Enterprise Risk Management practices and procedures; ▪ how to promote the measurement and disclosure of meaningful ESG data and information which enables management and the board to assess areas such as: the overall resource needs; effective capital allocation; resilience demands and the level of competitive advantage afforded to the company.


Who should attend

The programme has been designed to appeal to the following professionals:

▪ Board members and Non-Executive Directors (‘NEDs)

▪ Aspiring and new NEDs

▪ Company Secretaries and all those roles supporting NEDs

▪ CEOs and member of Executive committees


Key take-aways

Directors need to act now to recognise ESG related areas as a fundamental element of their stewardship and fiduciary role within a company.


Our faculty

Isabel Ucha CEO
Euronext Lisbon

Louis Cooper CEO
Non-Executive Directors Association

Dr Carol Bell NED and Board Member
Chapter Zero


Methodology

Learning tools
The course, in “live webinar” format, will take place on the Academy Zoom platform.

Learning material
The course material will be provided to the delegates in pdf format the day after the course has taken place.

Certificate of attendance
The certificate of attendance will be sent in digital format after the end of the course.