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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.

It details the environmental and social considerations that need to be taken into account within business operations.

The governance aspect refers to how each firm is organised and controlled, taking into account the needs and desires of various stakeholders. 

Our ESG Online Training Course helps your employees understand how ESG affects your firm and society.

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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 your industry
  • Identify the ESG challenges facing your organisation
  • Discuss ESG issues with clients and colleagues
  • Support ESG related initiatives within your organisation

Course outline


What is ESG?

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

ESG in detail

- Environmental
- Social
- Potential consequences
- Governance

Regulators & other stakeholders

- Global initiatives
- The challenge

ESG & business

- Gathering momentum

ESG & investors

- What's the 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



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Course Specifications




Approximately 15 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.



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.