Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Online Course


ESG has become a 'catch-all' in recent years, describing the extent to which firms consider ethics and stewardship to be a part of how they run their businesses.

ESG details the environmental and social considerations within business operations. The governance aspect refers to how firms are organised and controlled, taking into account the needs and desires of various stakeholders.

Our ESG Online Training Course helps your employees better understand ESG, how this relates to investors, regulators and firms in the finance sector.

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Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) Online Course

About this Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Library.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to:

  • Appreciate the importance of ESG requirements in today's world
  • Understand the key ESG issues facing the financial services sector
  • Identify ESG-related challenges facing your organisation
  • Discuss ESG-related issues with clients and colleagues
  • Support ESG-related initiatives within your organisation

Latest Course Updates

  • Full review conducted by a Subject Matter Expert
  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • 4 updated activities & scenarios
  • 5 news stories added

Course outline


What is ESG?

- Major concerns?
- Increasing interest
- Investor interests
- Regulators
- Main components

ESG: Further details

- Environmental
- Areas of interest
- Social
- Potential consequences
- Governance

Regulators & other stakeholders

- Global initiatives
- The challenge

ESG & business

- Gathering momentum
- ESG investors
- Main area of interest?
- Investment considerations

ESG & competitive advantage

- Convergence
- Changing inflows
- A growing market

The future of ESG

- Regulatory challenge
- Client drivers
- Society & communities
- Climate risk
- A new normal



Course Specifications




Approximately 45 minutes followed by a 10-question assessment.



Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience is required.



SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet.

Fast track

Fast Track Option

Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment by simply passing the assessment



All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.



Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.



Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.

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