Face-to-face

Certification in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Management

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6 days
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Networking cocktail on the last day, in the evening.

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  • Downtown

    • October 23, 30,
      November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2024
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$5,395
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$5,395
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Nadia Uria-Fernandez
Nadia Uria-Fernandez
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This unique, hands-on program is designed to help you acquire vital competencies so you can measure, validate and report on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors within your organization.

In addition to identifying and assessing the risks related to these factors, learning about current regulatory requirements and developing a cohesive strategy, you will explore the topic in more depth, become familiar with tools to measure and report your ESG performance more effectively, and discover solutions to manage reputational risk.

Join us for this compelling learning journey and become a credible ESG leader equipped to drive meaningful and sustainable change in your organization.


Engage key stakeholders.


The successful completion of this program entitles you to a digital certificate. These credentials are trusted, secure, verifiable, and sustainable.

GOALS

  • Explore the opportunities and challenges arising from ESG factors.
  • Deepen your knowledge of the regulatory framework underpinning sustainability-related issues.
  • Assess and manage ESG risks.
  • Measure the impact of ESG performance.
  • Leverage financial and extra-financial data to generate reliable, impactful ESG reports.
  • Share clear, powerful information about your ESG commitments with key stakeholders.

IS THIS FOR YOU?

This course is for:

  • Executives, leaders and managers looking to gain a better understanding of ESG practices so they can make better and more informed strategic decisions.
  • Members of boards and governance committees tasked with evaluating the impact of ESG factors in their organizations and managing the corresponding risks.
  • Consultants, legal advisors, accountants and other specialists in ESG reporting and strategy.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Sharpen your decision-making skills with practical tips and strategies.
  • Elevate your professional toolbox, with precise, powerful tools and metrics you can use to share your ESG performance.
  • Draw inspiration from best practices to boost your credibility and wield more influence over stakeholders.
  • Capitalize on an extraordinary network of participants and industry specialists.

Certificate issuance is contingent on session attendance and the results of the final exam.

DAY 1 - ESG BASICS: RISKS, STANDARDS AND STRATEGIC PLANNING

Julien Le Maux and Valérie Cecchini

  • Identifying and assessing ESG risks inherent in your operations
  • Sustainability-related regulatory frameworks and standards: ISSB, SASB, ESRS, CSSB
  • ESG strategy development
  • Single vs. double materiality matrix
  • New strategies and structures for facing these new challenges

DAY 2 - E FOR ENVIRONMENTAL: MANAGING YOUR FOOTPRINT

François Saunier - morning

Introduction to quantitative concepts and tools

  • Life cycle assessment
  • Environmental footprint
  • Carbon and water footprint
  • Ecodesign
  • Emerging topics: biodiversity, plastics, water, etc.

Understanding what goes into your organization’s carbon footprint

  • Calculating your organization’s Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions
  • Setting your voluntary reduction goals (e.g., science-based targets)
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring your GHG reduction strategy

François Saunier - afternoon

  • Introduction to the standardization landscape and initiatives at the local and global level to measure environmental footprint
  • Life cycle assessment standards and benchmarking methods
  • Carbon quantification standards, methods and programs
  • Regulatory considerations (Clean Fuel Regulations, proposed legislation in Canada, etc.)

DAY 3 - E FOR ENVIRONMENTAL: CLIMATE LEADERSHIP

Yves Plourde and Dominique Anglade

  • Managing climate risks
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Educating and informing stakeholders
  • Net zero strategy

DAY 4 - S FOR SOCIAL

Isabelle Martin and Paul Sauvé

  • Health, safety and the environment
  • Fair wages
  • Human rights and labour standards
  • Local community engagement

DAY 5 - G FOR GOVERNANCE

Stéphane Rousseau - morning and Julien Le Maux - afternoon

  • Board composition and responsibilities
  • Role of audit and governance committees
  • Emergence of new positions (e.g., Chief Sustainability Officer)
  • New risks and responsibilities
  • Anti-corruption efforts

DAY 6 - ESG REPORTING

Julien Le Maux and Valérie Cecchini - morning

  • ESG data collection and cybersecurity
  • New ESG reporting tools
  • Greenwashing
  • Stakeholder interactions
  • Intraorganizational and extraorganizational mobilization
  • Reputational risk management

Julien Le Maux and Valérie Cecchini - afternoon

  • Case study

TRAINING APPROACH

  • Case studies and simulations
  • Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Discussions between participants and specialists

Coordinator and instructor:

Julien Le Maux

PhD, MSc (Finance), CFE, C.Adm.

Professor, HEC Montréal

Instructors:

Dominique Anglade

Eng., MBA

Adjunct Professor and Co-Leader, Sustainable Transition Office

Valérie Cecchini

M.Sc., CFA, CPA

Managing Partner, Borealis Global Asset Management

Isabelle Martin

DCL

Associate Professor, School of Industrial Relations, Université de Montréal and Director, Michael D. Penner Institute on ESG

Yves Plourde

PhD (Management)

Associate Professor, HEC Montréal

Stéphane Rousseau

Professor Université de Montréal

François Saunier

MScA (Chemical Engineering)

Deputy Executive Director, CIRAIG

Paul Sauvé

BEng, DESG

Senior Advisor, Strategic Alignment and Environmental Performance, Hydro-Québec

Face-to-face

Certification in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Management

This unique, hands-on program is designed to help you acquire vital competencies so you can measure, validate and report on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors within your organization.

In addition to identifying and assessing the risks related to these factors, learning about current regulatory requirements and developing a cohesive strategy, you will explore the topic in more depth, become familiar with tools to measure and report your ESG performance more effectively, and discover solutions to manage reputational risk.

Join us for this compelling learning journey and become a credible ESG leader equipped to drive meaningful and sustainable change in your organization.


Engage key stakeholders.


The successful completion of this program entitles you to a digital certificate. These credentials are trusted, secure, verifiable, and sustainable.

Presentation Program Instructors

GOALS

  • Explore the opportunities and challenges arising from ESG factors.
  • Deepen your knowledge of the regulatory framework underpinning sustainability-related issues.
  • Assess and manage ESG risks.
  • Measure the impact of ESG performance.
  • Leverage financial and extra-financial data to generate reliable, impactful ESG reports.
  • Share clear, powerful information about your ESG commitments with key stakeholders.

IS THIS FOR YOU?

This course is for:

  • Executives, leaders and managers looking to gain a better understanding of ESG practices so they can make better and more informed strategic decisions.
  • Members of boards and governance committees tasked with evaluating the impact of ESG factors in their organizations and managing the corresponding risks.
  • Consultants, legal advisors, accountants and other specialists in ESG reporting and strategy.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Sharpen your decision-making skills with practical tips and strategies.
  • Elevate your professional toolbox, with precise, powerful tools and metrics you can use to share your ESG performance.
  • Draw inspiration from best practices to boost your credibility and wield more influence over stakeholders.
  • Capitalize on an extraordinary network of participants and industry specialists.

Certificate issuance is contingent on session attendance and the results of the final exam.

DAY 1 - ESG BASICS: RISKS, STANDARDS AND STRATEGIC PLANNING

Julien Le Maux and Valérie Cecchini

  • Identifying and assessing ESG risks inherent in your operations
  • Sustainability-related regulatory frameworks and standards: ISSB, SASB, ESRS, CSSB
  • ESG strategy development
  • Single vs. double materiality matrix
  • New strategies and structures for facing these new challenges

DAY 2 - E FOR ENVIRONMENTAL: MANAGING YOUR FOOTPRINT

François Saunier - morning

Introduction to quantitative concepts and tools

  • Life cycle assessment
  • Environmental footprint
  • Carbon and water footprint
  • Ecodesign
  • Emerging topics: biodiversity, plastics, water, etc.

Understanding what goes into your organization’s carbon footprint

  • Calculating your organization’s Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions
  • Setting your voluntary reduction goals (e.g., science-based targets)
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring your GHG reduction strategy

François Saunier - afternoon

  • Introduction to the standardization landscape and initiatives at the local and global level to measure environmental footprint
  • Life cycle assessment standards and benchmarking methods
  • Carbon quantification standards, methods and programs
  • Regulatory considerations (Clean Fuel Regulations, proposed legislation in Canada, etc.)

DAY 3 - E FOR ENVIRONMENTAL: CLIMATE LEADERSHIP

Yves Plourde and Dominique Anglade

  • Managing climate risks
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Educating and informing stakeholders
  • Net zero strategy

DAY 4 - S FOR SOCIAL

Isabelle Martin and Paul Sauvé

  • Health, safety and the environment
  • Fair wages
  • Human rights and labour standards
  • Local community engagement

DAY 5 - G FOR GOVERNANCE

Stéphane Rousseau - morning and Julien Le Maux - afternoon

  • Board composition and responsibilities
  • Role of audit and governance committees
  • Emergence of new positions (e.g., Chief Sustainability Officer)
  • New risks and responsibilities
  • Anti-corruption efforts

DAY 6 - ESG REPORTING

Julien Le Maux and Valérie Cecchini - morning

  • ESG data collection and cybersecurity
  • New ESG reporting tools
  • Greenwashing
  • Stakeholder interactions
  • Intraorganizational and extraorganizational mobilization
  • Reputational risk management

Julien Le Maux and Valérie Cecchini - afternoon

  • Case study

TRAINING APPROACH

  • Case studies and simulations
  • Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Discussions between participants and specialists

Coordinator and instructor:

Julien Le Maux

PhD, MSc (Finance), CFE, C.Adm.

Professor, HEC Montréal

Instructors:

Dominique Anglade

Eng., MBA

Adjunct Professor and Co-Leader, Sustainable Transition Office

Valérie Cecchini

M.Sc., CFA, CPA

Managing Partner, Borealis Global Asset Management

Isabelle Martin

DCL

Associate Professor, School of Industrial Relations, Université de Montréal and Director, Michael D. Penner Institute on ESG

Yves Plourde

PhD (Management)

Associate Professor, HEC Montréal

Stéphane Rousseau

Professor Université de Montréal

François Saunier

MScA (Chemical Engineering)

Deputy Executive Director, CIRAIG

Paul Sauvé

BEng, DESG

Senior Advisor, Strategic Alignment and Environmental Performance, Hydro-Québec

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