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2 Unique and independent training courses offered in Australia for the first time: ESG for Investors & Corporates

 

Course A: ESG for Corporates:

Quantifying & Reporting ESG Performance - The New Sustainability Math for Business

Sydney - NEW DATES TBC SOON

 

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Course B: ESG for Investors:

STRATEGIES FOR QUANTIFYING & INTEGRATING RELEVANT ESG INDICATORS INTO THE INVESTMENT PROCESS – SYSTEMATIC OR STANDARDISED

Sydney - NEW DATES TBC SOON

 

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WORKSHOP 1: ESG for Corporates

QUANTIFYING, REPORTING & COMMUNICATING ESG/SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE - THE NEW SUSTAINABILITY MATH FOR BUSINESS

  

1 day executive workshop for CSR, Risk, and ESG professionals who need a clear and effective strategy for quantifying Sustainability (ESG) performance and assess the ROI and strategic fit of Sustainability Ratings, Standards and Sustainability Reporting Initiatives.

Developed in conjunction with globally renowned Sustainability practitioner Mark Tulay (GISR and Sustainability Risk Advisors, USA), this unique and first of its kind Master Class course will provide the information, insight and practical tools to help corporate executives assess:

  • The New Sustainability Math: Benchmarking the ROI of corporate sustainability/CSR initiatives

  • New tools, techniques and best practice for measuring corporate value and value creation

  • Current and future impacts, risks and opportunities of the most widely used global sustainability reporting standards and frameworks

  • The investor perspective and the emergence of a new form of activist ESG investor - and what this means for your company and stakeholder management

  • Evaluating the business relevance of thousands of ESG metrics in play today: Translating the myriad of qualitative ESG factors into quantitative dashboard-ready metrics

Topics that will be covered include:

 

  • Choosing the right mix of metrics: What is the best benchmark to assess performance - performance over time, sector-based measurement, normative, relative to a baseline year, combination of the lot?

  • Unlocking the mystery of distinguishing Materiality from Relevance: How do the leading ESG standards and ratings determine what's material? How does this fit with your company's internal ESG performance benchmarking? How can companies engage more effectively in this new landscape to shape its future?

  • Time Horizon Considerations: What is the right mix of short vs. medium vs. long-term goals? Introduction to and impact of new initiatives that seek to foster 'long-term capitalism'

  • Role and influence of ESG Standards and Frameworks: How is the market likely to evolveover the near, medium and long-term? What are the distinctive roles and strategic fit of these emerging standards? What are the drivers and suporters for each of these and what does this mean for your company?

  • Deciding how to invest limited resources to optimize impacts, outcomes and outputs: What are the factors that should influence companies' decisions on corporate ESG/CSR/Sustainability Reporting?

 

WORKSHOP 2: ESG for Investors

STRATEGIES FOR QUANTIFYING & INTEGRATING RELEVANT ESG INDICATORS INTO THE INVESTMENT PROCESS – SYSTEMATIC OR STANDARDISED

An unique and independent executive training day for all investors with an interest in understanding and applying ESG metrics into the investment process. The course will offer a practical and usable methodology, allowing for enhanced portfolio analysis and (possible) performance through effective application of relevant ESG indicators into conventional investment processes.

Class size will be limited to 16 students in order to ensure practical and interactive delivery, so please do not hesitate to contact us for further details or to register.

ESG integration is the strongest global sustainable investment trend with the highest absolute (2012: USD 5,8 trillion; 2014: USD 12,9 trillion) and relative (2012-2014: + 117%) growth rates. This is a practical interactive course for asset owners, trustees, investment managers, researchers, corporates executives about strategies to quantify & integrate relevant environmental, social and governance (ESG) key performance indicators (KPIs) into investment research & conventional investment processes, in a systematic and/or standardised manner.

Learning objectives include equipping attendees with the following information, training and techniques:

  • Definitions and drivers of growth for ESG integration

  • Fiduciary duty to consider ESG indicators relevant for the financial performance

  • Duty to disclose relevant ESG indicators in annual / management reports of companies

    (EU Accounting Directives of 2003, 2013, 2014)

  • (Scientific) development of regional and global standards for relevant ESG indicators, e.g. SD-KPI Standards, SASB

  • Sector-specific examples of relevant ESG indicators

  • Understanding that less [relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), e.g. SD-KPIs] can be more

  • Databases for relevant KPIs

  • Integrated management & integrated reporting of relevant KPIs in the target & incentive system as well as balanced score cards of the top management of companies

  • Different strategies of integrating relevant KPIs into conventional active, passive and quant investment strategies

  • Mainstream equity indices integrating relevant KPIs

  • Financial performance effects of integrating relevant ESG indicators into conventional investment processes

  • Powerful engagement based on standardised KPIs

 

Please note, class size will be limited to 16 students in order to ensure practical and interactive delivery, so please do not hesitate to contact us for further details or to register.