3.5 hours

What you’ll learn

The Importance of Governance in ESG

Certificate Fee



Online, self paced

Why is ESG and governance important?

Global efforts to combat climate change have reached a turning point. Concern about the need for change is causing investors to examine organisations and their footprint. Boards have a responsibility to understand how ESG relates to governance and lead thoughtfully.


Environmental and social problems evolve rapidly so a solid, competent framework needs to be in place to maintain long-term performance.


An organisation’s sustainability practices will either be an advantage or a reputational risk to its ESG and governance approach.


Boards and committees with various attributes, expertise, desired skills and ESG training help to prepare an organisation for the future.

Become a smarter and more effective ESG leader. Fully understand the role of governance in ESG, 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

Be clear about the role that good governance plays in supporting and embedding strong ESG practices in your organisation. Learn about the roles and responsibilities of the various people involved in promoting good governance.

Principles of corporate governance

Explore the principles and processes that underpin good corporate governance and how ESG relates to governance.

The ESG committee

Learn about the role of the ESG committee, the terms of reference for these committees and how ESG policy making feeds into board decisions.

Governance reporting

Discover the foundation of good reporting practices and how strong governance reporting can support ESG reporting.

Board evaluations

Learn about different types of board evaluations and how they all contribute to good corporate governance.

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 the common set of principles and codes that underpin good governance, and which need to be in place to achieve best practice.

Clearly identify which board members are responsible for establishing a system of governance and the tools used to successfully carry out different duties.

Understand the necessity for a high-quality governance handbook so that directors can ask the right question and have the right skill set to make an impact.

Demonstrate a clear understanding of governance reporting matters and what correct governance reporting looks like.

Take advantage of the ability to effectively understand meetings between the board and the executive and the requirements of both parties.

Use your in-depth knowledge to conduct a board evaluation of your board to identify how it works as a whole regularly.

Who will be teaching the course?

Dr Vindel Kerr

Dr. Kerr is an internationally-awarded corporate governance expert and is widely sought-after in strategic planning. With almost 30 years of experience at C-Suite level, leading teams, consulting, executive education, academic teaching, writing and publishing.

As an accomplished CEO and Lead Consultant, Dr Kerr has led multidisciplinary teams in strategic planning, business reviews/re-engineering, cultural and behavioral change, process improvements and anti-corruption interventions.

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