Demystifying ESG

Course level : Short courses

The fees for this course will increase slightly on 1 July 2023. Enrol before this date to pay the current price.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is a set of principles that assist a firm in becoming socially responsible. Applied across a number of industries, its popularity has grown rapidly, with an ESG framework now considered essential for many businesses.

Embedding ESG in your organisation helps identify risks and opportunities, maintain regulatory compliance, gain the trust of stakeholders, invite investment and attract and retain talent.

This timely short course, written by subject matter experts, will help you:

  • understand ESG and its importance globally
  • apply key lessons learned from those firms neglecting ESG
  • identify where ESG fits within your organisation, and
  • develop best practice to promote strong ESG engagement.

On completing this course, you will understand key ESG concepts, as well as how to explain them to your colleagues. You’ll also discover the steps required to embed ESG within your firm.

This course has been developed in partnership with Be Ethical Training.

Be Ethical Training is a business that delivers services to the subject matter expert (SME) community to inform, engage and enthuse employees and the wide range of stakeholders associated with a company to recognise Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) behaviours both in the workplace, the local communities and broader society.

Their approach is to create awareness in a business to support understanding and encourage participation. They then help the company engage a core team to begin creating ownership in formalising and structuring activities. It is about offering business-wide support for accountability and continuous improvement in managing and reporting on all ESG activities that make up a business's commitments and goals.  Businesses today have an opportunity to align their core operating practices with an ESG framework and Be Ethical Training is all about showing them how. 

This course is ideal for:

  • Professionals who work with investors or those looking to make investments themselves.
  • Those who work within compliance who wish to know more about ESG

This course covers:

  • How does ESG work?
  • Where does ESG sit within a business?
  • Business benefits
  • Current position audit
  • Benchmarking
  • Metrics and reporting
  • Horizon scanning
  • Bringing ESG to life
  • Self-paced online (you will have access to the course for 1 month)
  • End of course quiz to test your understanding
  • Downloadable certificate of completion

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Exclusive Qualification Discount for ICA Professional and Fellow Members
All ICA Professional and Fellow members are entitled to discounted rates on subsequent qualifications they choose to enrol on:

  • Professional (MICA) - 10%
  • Fellow (FICA) – 15%

Simply enter your membership number on enrolment to gain your exclusive discounted rate.

Group discounts are also available for 5 or more. Contact us at for more information.

*The fees for our courses will increase slightly on 1 July 2023. Enrol before this date to pay the current price.

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