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  • Course 1 of 4 in the The Materiality of ESG Factors Specialization
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  • Approx. 8 hours to complete
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  • In this course, you will explore the foundations upon which modern-day ESG was built, how market forces react to ESG, and ways to create and maintain value using ESG investment strategies. You will also learn about the five pathways of materiality, and how those interplay with or against ESG performance.
  • You will examine the many challenges that corporations face when it comes to leveraging ESG investing into their portfolios, and how the changing landscape of ESG is making this an area of untapped potential when it comes to the financial workings of businesses today. You'll also learn from real-life case studies how you can assess risk, create better risk management policy, and build a map to identify valuable areas of opportunity and create better decision-making approaches. Lastly, you will look at portfolio optimization and the utilization of ESG factors to maximize returns in addition to examining different funds, their fee structures, and how investors can blend ESG into their investment portfolio.
  • By the end of this course, you will know the best practices for creating a solid risk management plan and how to create a culture that is sensitive to ESG. You will better understand the history and framework behind ESG, and how to create a path forward using smarter methods to identify risk, navigate ESG issues, and reach ESG investing goals.
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ESG Risks and Opportunities

Module 1 -Introduction to ESG Factors and Concepts

ESG Specialization Introduction

Introduction to Environmental, Social, Governance Factors & Concepts

Environmental Factors

Social Factors

Governance Factors

5 Pathways of Materiality


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Module 1

Module 2 -History and Flavors of ESG Investing

Introduction to History and Flavors of ESG Investing

Historical Origins

From Value to Values


Case: ESG and Fundamentals

Case: ESG and Value-Based Investment

Case: ESG and Other Equity Strategies and Asset Classes

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Module 2

Module 3 -ESG Data

Introduction and Motivation

Third Party ESG Data Providers

Integrated Firm-level Reporting

Case: Engine No 1's Total Value Framework, Motivation & Design

Case: Engine No 1's Total Value Framework, Implementation

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Module 3

Module 4 -ESG Management at the Firm-Level

Introduction to Corporate Management of ESG & Opportunities

Costs of Conflict

Case: BHP Tintaya (Peru)

Case: Newmont Ahafo Gold (Ghana)

Case: Anglo American Minas Rio (Brazil)

Balanced Integration

ESG Transformation

Lessons from History

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Module 4

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    Learning Experience: The course content was extensive and the trainers were very competent. I believe that the course would be very beneficial to my career
    Faculty: The faculty was very experienced and skilled and the case studies they used were very useful I liked the tests at the end of the module which helped me to assess my knowledge of the module
    Course Support: Not yet but I hope to reap the benefits soon
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