ESG Literacy Training

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Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) covers a broad range of ever-increasingly important business issues. ESG concerns are becoming part of mainstream business discussions, and they require that companies consider more than just profit but create value for all stakeholders, including suppliers, customers, employees, and society.

Fordham University’s Responsible Business Coalition has developed an ESG literacy curriculum that may be eligible for CPE credit to help professionals navigate the ESG landscape.

 

ESG Boot Camp

Date: November 18th, 2022

Price: $379

Contact: execed@fordham.edu

ESG is about risk, mitigation, and opportunity. Fordham’s ESG Boot Camp helps students understand the mix of extra-financial ESG risks and opportunities companies face, including climate change, pollution and waste, human capital, product liability, corruption, business ethics, and cyber threats. Through interactive instruction, discussion, and hands-on exercises, this half-day boot camp will help participants understand ESG's essential concepts and issues, including:

  • The genesis and future of ESG
  • ESG market drivers and stakeholders, including consumers, policy setters, investors, academia, and social media
  • Integrating sustainability-related values, goals, and metrics into business strategies 
  • The ESG reporting landscape, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), TCFD/CDSB, and IIRC/<IR> Frameworks 

The ESG Boot Camp is designed for board members, executives, and professionals interested in understanding the fundamental concepts of ESG in a quick-moving, exciting format. The course is offered in both on-premises and virtual formats.

Custom programs can also be created to suit your organizational needs; please email gcooper7@fordham.edu.

ESG Boot Camp Application

 

“I walked away highly motivated in the field of ESG, so much more knowledgeable and much more interested to continue my studies. The session was highly interactive with wonderful conversations.”
- Aurialis A., ESG Boot Camp participant

 

Governance and Integrity Workshop

Date: TBD

Price: $179

Contact: execed@fordham.edu

When considering ESG, the “G” is often overlooked amid considerations over climate threats and other environmental or social risks.  However, some of the most significant corporate environmental and societal failures have roots in poor governance structures and integrity breakdowns. This two-hour session will introduce participants to the notion that good governance is the foundation of stakeholder prosperity. Through interactive instruction, group discussion, and a hands-on exercise, participants will…  

  • Explore how the “G” component of ESG ultimately leads to better financial returns and investor confidence
  • Understand such governance concepts as structure, policies, procedures and controls, transparency, disclosure, auditing, and monitoring
  • Discover salient governance topics, such as activist investors, cyber threats, corporate culture, diversity and inclusion
  • Appreciate business codes of conduct and ethics
  • Screen for governance practices

Designed for board members, executives, and professionals, this course will help participants understand the importance of “G” in ESG.  Attendees should expect a quick-moving and interactive session offered on-premises and in virtual formats.

Governance and Integrity Workshop Application

 

SASB Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting Level 1 (FSA 1) 

Date: TBD

Price: $579

Contact: execed@fordham.edu

For both new and experienced sustainability professionals, Fordham’s Sustainability Program offers an eight-hour preparatory course for the FSA Level 1 credentialing exam.

This course, created through a dynamic collaboration with the Value Reporting Foundation, covers the key learning components of the Level 1 curriculum, including:

  • The need for sustainability standards, including the historical rationale for sustainability accounting
  • Understanding SASB standards, including the industry-specific approach to disclosure
  • Using SASB standards, including how stakeholders use financially material financial information.

The FSA 1 course is offered in either one eight-hour in-person session or as a three, three, two-hour virtual format.

Custom programs can also be created to suit your organizational needs; please email gcooper7@fordham.edu.

SASB Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting Level 1 Application

 

SASB Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting Level 2 (FSA 2) 

Date: TBD

Price: $579

Contact: execed@fordham.edu

For professionals who have passed the FSA Level 1 exam, we offer an intense eight-hour preparatory course for the FSA Level 2 credentialing exam. This course, created through a dynamic collaboration with the Value Reporting Foundation, covers the key learning components of the Level 2 curriculum, including:

  • Understanding how industry-specific, financially material sustainability information informs corporate investor strategies.
  • Understanding the skills needed to evaluate corporate performance according to sustainability factors
  • Understanding the connectivity between sustainability performance and valuation

Like the FSA 1 course, the FSA 2 course is offered in either one eight-hour in-person session or a three, three, two-hour virtual format.

All offerings may provide continuing professional education credits. To receive more information on ESG Literacy training opportunities, contact Greg Cooper, director of executive education, at execed@fordham.edu.

Custom programs can also be created to suit your organizational needs; please email gcooper7@fordham.edu.

SASB Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting Level 2 Application