ESG Advanced Bundle 2nd Edition

Associated Courses

Date

06/06/2024

Time

14 hours

CPE Hours

14 hours

Competency

Professional

Location

The Hub, PwC Academy

Price

€300

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Course Description

This bundle includes the following five (5) sessions, which are part of the Comprehensive ESG Programme.

The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) in practice (Session 5)

This session will provide participants with a clear outline on how to set up the roadmap for the reporting and Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) implementation process. It will offer a detailed overview of the CSRD, including the key features of CSRD such as the expanded scope of reporting requirements and an introduction to the ESRSs. This course will also provide participants with an overview of effective sustainability reporting practices, including identifying key stakeholders, data identification, data collection, data analysis and reporting. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of emerging sustainability trends, including the importance of integrating sustainability concerns into strategy development and risk mitigation, along with the urgency required. Participants will conclude this course with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complex landscape of sustainability reporting and better support their organisation in driving the necessary change.

ESG and Taxation (Session 6)

Tax considerations will inevitably be at the heart of any response to the challenges and opportunities brought by the acceleration in the ESG agenda. This session will offer participants insights into the tax-related opportunities and risks associated with adopting an ESG strategy.

ESG Strategy and Business Transformation (Session 7)

This session will offer participants insight into ESG strategy and business transformation, focusing on supporting SMEs and large companies in integrating environmental, social and governance factors into their business strategies. The goal of this session is to support participants in understanding how to develop an institutional ESG framework, create an ESG vision and mission, and explore available support aimed at encouraging ESG implementation and integration. The session will introduce a range of topics that are designed to provide participants with practical guidance and an in-depth understanding of ESG topics that will support them in transforming their business strategies through an ESG lens.

ESG Technology Aspects (Session 8)

This session will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the key aspects of environmental, social and governance compliance (ESG), and the role that technology can play in supporting data collection and processing. The session will cover several topics, which will equip participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to carry out best practices in ESG compliance. Participants will be introduced to an easy-to-follow ESG data collection and processing procedure that is transferable to a range of business activities. This process ensures that participants’ ESG approach remains flexible, scalable, accurate, meaningful and easy to track, with the support of technology. Participants will learn how to prioritise ESG topics and risks, perform an ESG audit, and establish workflows which are essential to an effective compliance programme which they can apply to different business contexts, thereby establishing a sustainable and effective approach to ESG compliance.

ESG application workshop (Session 9)

This last session will consolidate and apply knowledge from the previous sessions into a case study and enable SMEs and large companies to start embedding ESG into their strategy and operations. This session is designed to be an interactive workshop that will apply a practical lens to the theoretical concepts learned. It will involve active discussion around industry-specific challenges and opportunities, referencing best practice examples and finishing off with a self-assessment using our ESG readiness tool.

Practical insights into measuring GHG emissions and net zero [online] (Session 10)

Understanding GHG emissions and the pitfalls in their measurement is necessary as companies start to report this information and plan mitigation measures. This sort of information will be a key pillar under CSRD but also an essential part in the transition to a more sustainable future.

This training session is designed to provide participants with the essential knowledge and tools to accurately measure and categorise GHG emissions that are associated with their organisational operations. We will delve into the three scopes of emissions, as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, give practical insights into their measurement and provide a comprehensive understanding of what achieving net zero really entails.

Schedule:

Session 5 – 06/06/24 time from 09:00 till 12:00
Session 6 – 13/06/24 time from 09:00 till 12:00
Session 7 – 20/06/24 time from 09:00 till 12:00
Session 8 – 27/06/24 time from 09:00 till 12:00
Session 9 – 04/07/24 time from 09:00 till 11:00

This bundle constitute five (5) out of the nine (9) sessions, making up the Comprehensive ESG Programme. All the sessions contribute towards CPE hours.

Although we encourage participants to book all the sessions, various options are available to suite the needs of various professionals working in SMEs and large companies who would like to upskill themselves in ESG.

Course Structure

Learning outcomes:

The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) in practice (Session 5)

  • Become familiar with the main reporting references and recognition standards;
  • Identify the current and upcoming legislation on an EU level, including the implications to non-EU countries;
  • Understand the context of EU regulation, mainly CSRD;
  • Know who is required to publish a sustainability report, what is the timeline, whether the report need to be assured and other novelties;
  • Understand what are European sustainability reporting standards (ESRS);
  • Outline of the ESRS and disclosure requirements;
  • Pinpoint to the key points of the reporting process;
  • Know how to identify the potential opportunities through the reporting process.

ESG and Taxation (Session 6)

  • Understand the impact of green taxes and tax incentives on decarbonisation/Net Zero journeys and ESG related changes to supply chains;
  • Identify the practical impact of CBAM (Cross-border Adjustment Mechanism) and associated reform of the EU ETS (Emissions Trading System);
  • Consider the main tax implications of the people and ‘S’ related aspects of any ESG related measures including reward design and upholding the right work practices, and people-oriented tax incentives;
  • Consider other relevant tax developments on the horizon and their potential impact on business.

ESG Strategy and Business Transformation (Session 7)

  • Develop stakeholder engagement skills
  • Understand the material themes that are both sector specific and organisation specific
  • Understand how to integrate ESG factors into your business strategy
  • Understand how to communicate your ESG strategy effectively
  • Understand how to develop an institutional ESG framework and create an ESG vision and mission
  • Become familiar with grants and initiatives aimed at encouraging ESG implementation and integration
  • Recognise how to implement the circular economy into business operations
  • Recognise how to improve the sustainability of the supply chain
  • Understand the importance of upskilling the workforce

ESG Technology Aspects (Session 8)

  • Understand how to prioritise ESG topics and risks
  • Become familiar with performing an ESG audit
  • Become familiar with the steps involved in a data collection plan
  • Establish repeatable workflows
  • Understand factors that contribute to defining best practice in ESG compliance

ESG application workshop (Session 9)

  • Use of a case study for participants to design a strategic ESG roadmap
  • Walkthrough of best-practice examples of global and local reporting
  • Explore material issues across different industries, complemented by interactive discussions with course trainers who are sustainability practitioners
  • Complete PwC’s ESG Readiness Tool to understand the company’s current ESG maturity and recommendations for improving practices.

 

Should Attend

This comprehensive programme by PwC on ESG is targeted towards employees working within SMEs and large companies. There are no specific prerequisites for this programme, and any individual interested in learning more about ESG can apply.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites

Assessment

There is no assessment. At the end of the session you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Key-Features

The sessions were designed to be highly interactive, engaging, practical and thought provoking. This programme constitutes a suite of nine sessions and all of them contribute towards CPE hours.

Course Structure

Learning outcomes:

The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) in practice (Session 5)

  • Become familiar with the main reporting references and recognition standards;
  • Identify the current and upcoming legislation on an EU level, including the implications to non-EU countries;
  • Understand the context of EU regulation, mainly CSRD;
  • Know who is required to publish a sustainability report, what is the timeline, whether the report need to be assured and other novelties;
  • Understand what are European sustainability reporting standards (ESRS);
  • Outline of the ESRS and disclosure requirements;
  • Pinpoint to the key points of the reporting process;
  • Know how to identify the potential opportunities through the reporting process.

ESG and Taxation (Session 6)

  • Understand the impact of green taxes and tax incentives on decarbonisation/Net Zero journeys and ESG related changes to supply chains;
  • Identify the practical impact of CBAM (Cross-border Adjustment Mechanism) and associated reform of the EU ETS (Emissions Trading System);
  • Consider the main tax implications of the people and ‘S’ related aspects of any ESG related measures including reward design and upholding the right work practices, and people-oriented tax incentives;
  • Consider other relevant tax developments on the horizon and their potential impact on business.

ESG Strategy and Business Transformation (Session 7)

  • Develop stakeholder engagement skills
  • Understand the material themes that are both sector specific and organisation specific
  • Understand how to integrate ESG factors into your business strategy
  • Understand how to communicate your ESG strategy effectively
  • Understand how to develop an institutional ESG framework and create an ESG vision and mission
  • Become familiar with grants and initiatives aimed at encouraging ESG implementation and integration
  • Recognise how to implement the circular economy into business operations
  • Recognise how to improve the sustainability of the supply chain
  • Understand the importance of upskilling the workforce

ESG Technology Aspects (Session 8)

  • Understand how to prioritise ESG topics and risks
  • Become familiar with performing an ESG audit
  • Become familiar with the steps involved in a data collection plan
  • Establish repeatable workflows
  • Understand factors that contribute to defining best practice in ESG compliance

ESG application workshop (Session 9)

  • Use of a case study for participants to design a strategic ESG roadmap
  • Walkthrough of best-practice examples of global and local reporting
  • Explore material issues across different industries, complemented by interactive discussions with course trainers who are sustainability practitioners
  • Complete PwC’s ESG Readiness Tool to understand the company’s current ESG maturity and recommendations for improving practices.

 

Should Attend

This comprehensive programme by PwC on ESG is targeted towards employees working within SMEs and large companies. There are no specific prerequisites for this programme, and any individual interested in learning more about ESG can apply.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites

Assessment

There is no assessment. At the end of the session you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Key-Features

The sessions were designed to be highly interactive, engaging, practical and thought provoking. This programme constitutes a suite of nine sessions and all of them contribute towards CPE hours.

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