“Fundamentals of ESG & Sustainability”

Themes of the Course

  • Understanding climate change.
  • Introduction to sustainability & approaches to sustainability;
  • Introduction to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG);
  • Value creation for businesses from ESG;
  • Developing and implementing ESG/sustainability strategy;
  • ESG reporting: Indian and global frameworks & standards

 Course Features

  • Learn about climate change, ESG and its impact on businesses including global ESG Reporting frameworks
  • Quality content at minimal/affordable prices
  • Learning material
  • Pre-recorded lectures (15 hours content over 8 weeks)
  • LIVE doubts clearing session(s) through online mode on Zoom
  • Award of Certificate for recognition of knowledge gained after assessment


Unique Benefits

  • Course Duration: 2 Months
  • Modules covering sustainability and approaches to sustainability, ESG and value creation for business, developing & implementing sustainability strategy and ESG reporting landscape
  • 15 hours of Recorded lectures
  • 4 hours of LIVE doubt clearing sessions through online mode on Zoom
  • Modules PDF, Technical notes and additional learning material
  • MCQ based case study assessment
  • Certificate after successful assessment of the Course.
Course Curriculum
S. No Topics
1. What is Sustainability
2. Global Sustainability Initiatives
3. What are Sustainable Approaches
4. What are SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and how are they linked with ESG
5. What is CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and how it is linked with ESG
6. Why ESG is required
7. Whether ESG is mandatory or Voluntary
8. Value creation opportunities from ESG
9. What is BRSR (Business Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting)
10. What are GRI (Global Reporting Initiative)/TCFD (Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures)
11. What is ISSB (International Sustainability Standards Board)- a New Standard for reporting of ESG.
12. Benefits of adoption of ESG
13. ESG Strategy
  • Need of an ESG Strategy
  • How to make ESG Strategy
  •  Benefits of ESG Strategy
14. Sustainable Supply Chains
15. Decarbonisation
  • Key terms
  • Carbon footprint
  • Carbon offsets
  • Means of Decarbonisation
16. Renewable Energy
17. Carbon removal methods
18. Green Hydrogen
19. Electric Vehicles
20. Sustainable Fuel
21. ESG Reporting
22. BRSR and its Principles
Businesses should conduct and govern themselves with integrity, and in a manner that is Ethical, Transparent and Accountable.
Businesses should provide goods and services in a manner that is sustainable and safe
Businesses should respect and promote the well-being of all employees, including those in their value chains
Businesses should respect the interests of and be responsive to all its stakeholders
Businesses should respect and promote human rights
Businesses should respect and make efforts to protect and restore the environment
Businesses, when engaging in influencing public and regulatory policy, should do so in a manner that is responsible and transparent
Businesses should promote inclusive growth and equitable development
Businesses should engage with and provide value to their consumers in a responsible manner
23. SEBI Notifications and Circulars related to BRSR
24. Laws Applicable
25. Benefits of Reporting
26. Disclosures/Policy/Data Collection for ESG factors
27. GRI (Global Reporting Initiative)
28. TCFD (Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures)
29. Green Bonds
30. Cost of capital Vs ESG
31. Investors Perspective on ESG
32. Carbon Credit Certification- Ecosystem
33. Net Zero Emissions
  • Green House Gases (GHGs)
  • Scope 1, 2 & 3 Emissions
34. Key Takeaways