Course outline

  • Course welcome
  • Course objectives

I. ESG Introduction

  • What is ESG?
  • Who Leads in Sustainable Investing?
  • Different ESG Integration Perspectives
  • ESG History:
    • Early Phase
    • Modern Phase

II. “E” Factor – Environment

  • Climate Change
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption
  • Pressure on Natural Resources and Systems
  • Pollution, Waste and a Circular Economy
  • How Environmental Issues Impact Business Activities

III. “S” Factor – Social

  • Social Megatrends
    • Globalization
    • Automation and artificial intelligence (AI)
    • Inequality and wealth creation
    • Digital disruption, social media, and access to electronic devices
    • Changes to work, leisure time, and education
    • Changes to individual rights and responsibilities and family structures
    • Changing demographics, including health and longevity
    • Urbanization
    • Religion
  • How Social Issues Impact Business Activities

IV. “G” Factor – Governance  

  • Governance Introduction
  • Key Issues in Governance

V. Summary and Final Quiz

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