3.5 hours

What you’ll learn

Best Practice in ESG and Risk Management

Certificate Fee



Online, self paced

Why is ESG and risk management important?

Investors want absolute certainty that their money will create value. They’re interested in organisations that have a structured and robust ESG risk management plan. Organisations that adopt this style of ESG risk management policy can reap long-term rewards.


Organisations hit with ESG-related incidents lost 6% of their market capitalisation on average.


Boards that use a robust and well-structured ESG risk management framework can identify issues and build solutions around them.


Investors and workforces are motivated by organisations that know how to implement an effective ESG risk management process.

Become a smarter and more effective ESG leader. Fully understand ESG and risk management, and how to implement it effectively in your organisation.

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What delegates say about our courses:

“The Diploma in Corporate Governance was excellent. It was an eye opener for me and I learnt an immense amount from the course and tutors.”

Raj Kambo


“Excellent programme, content very relevant to existing and aspiring board members. Excellent support provided by the team in CGI and the online format worked very well.”

Audrey Boyde


“There was plenty of help and support available and patience as I engaged and learned. Very much appreciated the materials, delivery, and support.”

David Moore


“Challenging course but well delivered by an excellent team. Course materials very professional and lectures from a high calibre team with vast practical experience.”

John Hennessy


What you will learn

Take an in-depth look at what should be included on the risk register and what this means for financial accounting. Fully understand what you need to be aware of when disclosing ESG-related financial risks.

Understanding ESG risk

Explore ESG risk and how it is connected to organisational risk by developing a clear understanding of its impact.

Risk oversight and management

Be clear about who has responsibility for the ESG risk management plan and its oversight, and learn about the four lines of defence model.

Assessing ESG risk

Learn about the concept of risk appetite and risk tolerance, as well as the process for identifying and assessing risk.

Communicating ESG risk

Discover the best way to review your organisation’s ESG risk profile and how to communicate the results effectively.

Looking to deepen your ESG leadership skills and insights?
Discover more about the Diploma in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

How you will apply your learning

Standout as an informed leader who knows how to navigate the changing ESG landscape.

Speak confidently about why investing in ESG is a risk worth taking and the opportunities an ESG risk management plan provides.

Recognise the importance of viewing ESG risk like any other organisational risk and integrate it into the risk management framework.

Demonstrate that an unsystematic approach to ESG will expose the organisation to deeper risk.

Understand that ESG risk management follows a similar process to any other risk management process.

Identify the ESG risks your organisation has unknowingly been managing for years to formally start integrating them.

Use your in-depth knowledge to carefully communicate ESG risk both internally and externally.

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