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EXECUTIVE DIPLOMA IN 

ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL & GOVERNANCE  (Non-MQA)

About The Course

Location

Duration
Mode of delivery

Start date

Fees

Program codes

Kuala Lumpur

10 weeks
Online learning, online coaching & 1 to 1 coaching

July 2023 

Informed via registration

ED-ESG

Learning Goals

​Course Overview: The Executive Diploma in ESG is a comprehensive program designed to provide professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the rapidly evolving field of Environmental, Social, and Governance practices. The course consists of 21 modules covering various aspects of ESG, including sustainability, corporate social responsibility, ethical investing, and stakeholder engagement. In addition to the core modules, participants can choose three elective courses to further specialize in specific areas of interest. The program also includes coaching sessions to enhance personal and professional development.

  • Understand the fundamental principles and concepts of ESG and their significance in the corporate world.

  • Gain insight into the global trends and regulatory frameworks shaping ESG practices.

  • Develop the ability to evaluate and assess ESG risks and opportunities for organizations.

  • Acquire knowledge of sustainable business practices and their impact on long-term value creation.

  • Learn effective strategies for integrating ESG considerations into corporate decision-making processes.

  • Explore ethical investment approaches and learn to identify financially viable sustainable investments.

  • Develop skills to engage stakeholders and effectively communicate ESG initiatives and performance.

  • Understand the role of ESG in driving innovation, competitiveness, and resilience in organizations.

  • Learn to analyze and interpret ESG data and metrics to measure and report on sustainability performance.

  • Foster a critical mindset and ethical reasoning to address complex ESG challenges.

  1. Corporate Executives: C-suite executives, directors, and senior managers responsible for strategic decision-making and corporate governance.

  2. Sustainability Managers: Professionals managing sustainability initiatives, reporting, and performance within organizations.

  3. ESG Analysts: Individuals involved in analyzing and assessing ESG risks, opportunities, and performance.

  4. Investment and Finance Professionals: Portfolio managers, investment analysts, and finance professionals seeking to integrate ESG factors into their investment strategies.

  5. CSR and Corporate Affairs Professionals: Individuals responsible for corporate social responsibility, stakeholder engagement, and reputation management.

  6. Compliance and Risk Managers: Professionals involved in managing regulatory compliance and risk assessment related to ESG issues.

  7. Consultants and Advisors: Individuals providing ESG advisory services and consulting to organizations.

  8. Policy and Advocacy Professionals: Individuals working in government agencies, NGOs, and industry associations involved in shaping ESG policies and regulations.

  9. Entrepreneurs and Business Owners: Individuals interested in incorporating sustainability and ESG practices into their business models.

  10. Professionals in Related Fields: Professionals in fields such as law, marketing, supply chain management, human resources, and technology who wish to understand the implications of ESG in their respective areas.

Who Should Join

Sustainable Energy

Core Modules (21 hrs)

  • Introduction to ESG: Principles and Frameworks

  • Global Trends and Regulatory Landscape in ESG

  • ESG Risk Assessment and Management

  • Sustainable Business Models and Practices

  • Integrating ESG into Corporate Strategy

  • ESG and Financial Performance

  • Ethical Investing and Impact Investment

  • ESG Engagement and Stakeholder Management

  • ESG Reporting and Disclosure

  • ESG Metrics and Data Analysis

  • Socially Responsible Procurement and Supply Chain Management

  • Climate Change and ESG Considerations

  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

  • Human Rights and Labor Standards in ESG

  • Gender Equality and Diversity in Organizations

  • ESG and Corporate Governance

  • Sustainable Leadership and Change Management

  • Sustainable Marketing and Branding

  • Sustainable Innovation and Technology

  • Circular Economy and Waste Management

  • ESG and Philanthropy

Complete and Qualify for Upskilling Certificate -  Advanced Certificate in Applied Sustainable Practice

Elective Modules (3 hrs)
(Choose three):

  • ESG in the Financial Sector

  • ESG in Energy and Utilities

  • ESG in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

  • ESG in Technology and Digital Transformation

  • ESG in Real Estate and Construction

  • ESG in Agriculture and Food Industry

  • ESG in Transportation and Logistics

  • ESG in Tourism and Hospitality

Complet and qualify for Upskill Certificate -  Professional Certificate in Applied Sustainable Practice

1 to 1 Coaching (6 hrs)

  • ESG Reporting and Certification (3 hours Coaching session)

  • Case Studies and Best Practices (3 hours Coaching session)

  • Understanding Reporting Frameworks: 

  • Identifying Material ESG Issues: 

  • Data Collection and Analysis: 

  • Report Structure and Content:  

  • Performance Measurement and Metrics:

  • Stakeholder Engagement: 

  • Communication and Transparency: 

  • Continuous Improvement:

Complete and Qualify for Executive Diploma in Environment. Social & Governance (ESG)

Training an Coaching Session

Total Hours: 30
Complete and Qualify for Environmental, Socail & Governance (ESG)

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of ESG principles, frameworks, and best practices.

  2. Analyze and evaluate ESG risks and opportunities within organizations.

  3. Integrate ESG considerations into strategic decision-making processes.

  4. Apply ethical investment strategies and identify sustainable investment opportunities.

  5. Effectively engage stakeholders and communicate ESG initiatives and performance.

  6. Measure, report, and interpret ESG data and metrics.

  7. Implement sustainable business practices to drive long-term value creation.

  8. Lead and manage change towards a more sustainable and resilient organization.

  9. Understand the regulatory landscape and global trends shaping ESG practices.

  10. Apply critical thinking and ethical reasoning to address complex ESG challenges.

Coaching

  • The assessment methods in the Executive Master in Executive Diploma in Environment, Social and Governance program are designed to evaluate learners' knowledge, skills, and application of sustainable practices.

The coaching given by the trainers may include:

  1. Presentations: Learners may deliver presentations showcasing their understanding of sustainable practices and their application in specific projects or scenarios.

  2. Quizzes: These may assess learners' comprehension of key concepts, theories, and frameworks related to sustainable practices.

  3. Self-assessment : Collaborative activities and reflective exercises may be used to encourage learners to evaluate their own progress and provide feedback to their peers.

  4. Discussion on assignments: These may involve case studies, or critical analyses of sustainability-related topics.

  5. Project-based assessments: Learners may be required to develop and implement sustainable projects, demonstrating their ability to apply experiences and knowledge to real-world contexts.

Coaching Modules

There will be 6 hours Online / Physical coaching.  The specific objectives of the coaching sessions for the mentioned topics:

  1. ESG Reporting (3 hours Coaching session) Objective: The coaching session on ESG reporting aims to enable participants to understand the frameworks for ESG reporting and certification in the context of international trade. The session seeks to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to leverage ESG reporting as a competitive advantage and attract responsible investors. Topics covered:

    1. Overview of ESG reporting frameworks and standards (e.g., GRI, SASB, TCFD)

    2. Understanding the importance of ESG reporting in international trade

    3. Key elements and components of an effective ESG report

    4. Reporting challenges and strategies for overcoming them

    5. Leveraging ESG Reporting for competitive advantage and attracting responsible investors

  2. Case Studies and Best Practices (3 hours Coaching session) Objective: The coaching session on case studies and best practices aims to provide participants with the opportunity to analyze successful sustainable international trade initiatives. The session seeks to enhance participants' understanding by learning from real-world examples and best practices in ESG compliance. Participants will gain insights into strategies, approaches, and challenges faced by organizations and apply this knowledge to their own business contexts. Topics covered:

    1. Analysis of case studies highlighting successful sustainable initiatives

    2. Examination of best practices in ESG compliance and implementation

    3. Lessons learned from organizations that have effectively integrated ESG into their business strategies

    4. Identifying challenges and barriers in implementing sustainable practices

    5. Applying knowledge from case studies and best practices to participants' own business contexts

  3. The coaching sessions for each topic provide an opportunity for participants to engage in in-depth discussions, ask questions, receive guidance, and gain practical insights from experienced professionals or subject matter experts in the respective fields. The sessions aim to enhance participants' understanding of the specific ESG applications within each industry or sector and assist them in implementing effective ESG strategies and practices in their organizations.

Core Modules

Topics that align with ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) compliance objectives for international trade:

  1. Introduction to ESG: Principles and Frameworks

    • Overview of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance)

    • Key principles and concepts of ESG

    • ESG frameworks and reporting standards

  2. Global Trends and Regulatory Landscape in ESG

    • Current global trends in ESG practices

    • Regulatory frameworks and guidelines for ESG

    • Global initiatives and agreements related to ESG

  3. ESG Risk Assessment and Management

    • Identification and evaluation of ESG risks

    • Tools and methodologies for ESG risk assessment

    • Strategies for managing and mitigating ESG risks

  4. Sustainable Business Models and Practices

    • Principles of sustainable business models

    • Integration of sustainability into core business practices

    • Case studies of successful sustainable business models

  5. Integrating ESG into Corporate Strategy

    • Aligning ESG Goals with corporate strategy

    • Incorporating ESG considerations in decision-making processes

    • Strategies for Embedding ESG into organizational culture

  6. ESG and Financial Performance

    • Understanding the relationship between ESG and financial performance

    • ESG integration in investment analysis and decision-making

    • ESG metrics and Indicators for financial performance evaluation

  7. Ethical Investing and Impact Investment

    • Principles and approaches of ethical investing

    • Impact investment strategies and frameworks

    • Evaluating and selecting sustainable and impact investments

  8. ESG Engagement and Stakeholder Management

    • Engaging stakeholders in ESG initiatives

    • Stakeholder mapping and analysis

    • Building effective relationships and partnerships with stakeholders

  9. ESG Reporting and Disclosure

    • Principles and best practices of ESG reporting

    • Reporting frameworks and guidelines (e.g., GRI, SASB)

    • Communicating ESG performance effectively

  10. ESG Metrics and Data Analysis

    • Collecting and analyzing ESG data

    • ESG performance indicators and metrics

    • Data-driven decision-making for ESG initiatives

  11. Socially Responsible Procurement and Supply Chain Management

    • Sustainable procurement practices

    • Supplier engagement and responsible sourcing

    • Supply chain transparency and traceability

  12. Climate Change and ESG Considerations

    • ESG implications of climate change

    • Climate-related risks and opportunities

    • Strategies for climate change mitigation and adaptation

  13. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

    • Understanding the importance of biodiversity and ecosystems

    • ESG considerations related to biodiversity conservation

    • Incorporating Biodiversity into business practices

  14. Human Rights and Labor Standards in ESG

    • Human rights issues in the Context of ESG

    • Labour Standards and fair employment practices

    • Responsible business conduct and human rights due diligence

  15. Gender Equality and Diversity in Organizations

    • Importance of gender equality and diversity in ESG

    • Strategies for promoting diversity and inclusion in organizations

    • Gender pay gap analysis and equal opportunities

  16. ESG and Corporate Governance

    • ESG considerations in corporate governance

    • Board oversight and accountability for ESG

    • ESG integration in board structures and decision-making

  17. Sustainable Leadership and Change Management

    • Characteristics of sustainable leaders

    • Change management strategies for ESG implementation

    • Leading organizational culture transformation towards sustainability

  18. Sustainable Marketing and Branding

    • Integrating Sustainability into marketing strategies

    • Communicating sustainable brand values

    • Consumer trends and preferences related to sustainable products

  19. Sustainable Innovation and Technology

    • Role of Innovation and technology in driving sustainability

    • Sustainable product and process innovation

    • Adoption of clean technologies and digital solutions

  20. Circular Economy and Waste Management

    • Principles and Benefits of the circular economy

    • Strategies for waste reduction and resource optimization

    • Implementing circular economy practices in organizations

  21. ESG and Philanthropy

    • ESG considerations in philanthropic activities

    • Impact investing in philanthropy

    • Creating effective philanthropic strategies aligned with ESG goals

Elective Modules

Topics that align with ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) compliance and objectives for different industries.

Elective Courses (Choose three):

  1. ESG in the Financial Sector

    • ESG considerations in investment management

    • ESG integration in banking and insurance

    • Sustainable finance and responsible investing

  2. ESG in Energy and Utilities

    • ESG challenges and opportunities in the energy sector

    • Renewable energy and clean technology investments

    • Environmental impact assessment and management in utilities

  3. ESG in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

    • ESG implications in healthcare delivery

    • Sustainable practices in pharmaceutical companies

    • Ethical considerations in healthcare and pharmaceutical industries

  4. ESG in Technology and Digital Transformation

    • ESG considerations in the tech industry

    • Sustainable development of digital technologies

    • Ethical use of data and privacy in the digital era

  5. ESG in Real Estate and Construction

    • Sustainable building design and construction

    • Green building certifications and standards

    • Energy-efficient and environmentally friendly real estate practices

  6. ESG in Agriculture and Food Industry

    • Sustainable farming practices and agricultural supply chains

    • Food security, biodiversity, and climate change

    • Responsible sourcing and ethical production in the food industry

  7. ESG in Transportation and Logistics

    • Sustainable transportation systems and infrastructure

    • Green logistics and supply chain management

    • Decarbonization efforts in the transportation sector

  8. ESG in Tourism and Hospitality

    • Sustainable tourism practices and destination management

    • Environmental conservation and cultural preservation in the hospitality industry

    • Social and economic impacts of tourism and responsible travel

Disclaimer: Program Improvement Notice

Please be advised that the module of the Executive Diploma in Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) program and other related programs may undergo periodic improvements based on ongoing development, user feedback, and quality enhancement objectives. The institution responsible for these programs is committed to continuously improving the quality and effectiveness of its educational offerings.


These improvements may include but are not limited to updates, modifications, and enhancements to the program's curriculum, content, teaching methodologies, assessment techniques, and overall learning experience. The institution strives to ensure that the programs remain relevant, up-to-date, and aligned with industry standards and best practices in applied sustainable practices.


By enrolling in this program or any related program, you acknowledge and agree that the program's module is subject to improvements and changes from time to time for quality purposes, and that the institution has the discretion to determine the nature and scope of such improvements.


Please consult the program's terms and conditions, enrolment agreement, or related documentation for further details regarding your rights and obligations as a participant.

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