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ESG Officer

Certificate course

Environment, Social & Governance

Certified ESG Officer Course

Total course of six modules

Become an expert in sustainability in business. You will learn everything about ESG, EU taxonomies, stakeholder management and more. The course is part-time, virtual and practice-oriented. Sign up now!

Your advantages at a glance

  • Benefit from the excellent expertise of your team of speakers

  • All topics are presented in a theoretically sound and practical manner

  • Optimum learning success digitally thanks to a limited group size

  • The modules can also be booked separately. Customise the scope and depth of your training

5 September 2024
21 October 2024
3,990 Euro plus VAT
Fachmedien Otto Schmidt


The course takes place twice a year.

  • Start: 13 May 2024

    13 May 2024, 9:00 - 12:00

    Module 1: Environmental Management
    17 May 2024, 9:00 - 17:00

    Module 2: Sustainable Finance
    23 May 2024, 9:00 - 17:00 

    Module 3: Social Issues in ESG
    27 May 2024, 9:00 - 17:00 

    Module 4: Sustainable Corporate Governance
    3 June 2024, 9:00 - 17:00 

    Module 5: Managing and Leading Change
    7 June 2024, 9:00 - 17:00 

    Module 6: Sustainable Project Management
    12 June 2024, 9:00 - 17:00 

    14 June 2024, 9:00 - 12:00 

  • Start: 5 September 2024

    5 September 2024, 9:00 - 12:00 

    Module 1: Environmental Management
    6 September 2024, 9:00 - 17:00 

    Module 2: Sustainable Finance
    17 September 2024, 9:00 - 17:00 

    Module 3: Social Issues in ESG
    19 September 2024, 9:00 - 17:00 

    Module 4: Sustainable Corporate Governance
    27 September 2024, 9:00 - 17:00 

    Module 5: Managing and Leading Change
    7 October 2024, 9:00 - 17:00 

    Module 6: Sustainable Project Management
    11 October 2024, 9:00 - 17:00 

    21 October 2024, 9:00 - 12:00

Course Content

Certified ESG Officer" Course

Environment, Social & Governance (ESG), a formalised approach to sustainability, has become a game changer for companies. In addition to digitalisation, the implementation of sustainability in business is the dominant topic - from strategic planning to reporting in the annual financial statements.

The certificate course provides you with the necessary tools to optimally and individually manage the topic of ESG in your company and offers you the best opportunities to achieve your professional goals. You will expand your business administration and legal knowledge in the area of corporate sustainability while working. The contents of the course range from the discussion of EU taxonomies, practical application forms of strategic stakeholder management, the recording and assessment of sustainability KPIs to the establishment of ESG advisory boards. Lectures, case studies, exercises and interactive methods will optimally prepare you for the application of the course contents in business practice.

We look forward to welcoming you virtually to the "Certified ESG Officer" course!


Sustainable Finance

Module 1

  • Monitor and evaluate sustainable financial performance through:
    · Financial KPIs
    · Non-financial KPIs

  • Sustainable corporate finance and capital markets in terms of:
    · The regulatory environment
    · ESG ratings
    · Empirical data on investments and performance

Environmental Management

Module 2

  • Environmental management: Why?

  • Green – Deal!

  • Environmental management as a strategy

  • Operational functional areas and environmental protection

  • Reporting: CO2 balance & Co.

  • "Green analysis" of annual reports

  • Green finance

Social Issues in ESG

Module 3

  • Spectrum and relevance of social issues in ESG

  • Focus on supply chain

  • Focus on human rights

Sustainable Corporate Governance

Module 4

  • ESG advisory boards in companies

  • Remuneration policy and sustainability

  • Sustainability Boards: Sustainability expertise on the board

  • Dealing with corporate crises

  • Dealing with crises in individual boards (dead locks)

  • Resilience in contracts and dealing with contract disruptions

  • Legal handling of new work and gender issues from the employer's perspective

  • Employee participation programmes

Managing and Leading Change

Module 5

  • Understand the mission and business case for change management

  • Understanding the roles in change management

  • The phases of change from the point of view of those affected

  • Recognising and understanding resistance in change processes and dealing with it constructively

  • The importance of management and leadership in change processes

  • Leading change, driving processes forward and bringing people with you

  • Getting to know and applying leadership styles in change

  • Transferring insights into real case studies

Sustainable Project Management

Module 6:

  • Project management function – strategic and operational

  • Sustainable Development and the 2030 Agenda

  • Rationale and importance of sustainable project management

  • Project management for sustainability projects

  • The Sustainable Project Management Office

  • Sustainability as a framework for project management

  • Sustainability in the project from start to finish

  • Sustainability in the project outcome

  • Case Study: Sustainable event management

Your Lectureres


You would like to participate in the course?

You can book the course on the website of the organiser and HSBA partner – Fachmedien Otto Schmidt.


Any Questions?

We are happy to help!

Laura Hoffjahn
Laura Hoffjann

Executive Education and Transfer

+49 40 822160963
Questions?Laura Hoffjahn
Laura Hoffjahn

Laura Hoffjann

Executive Education and Transfer
+49 40 822160963

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