Informa Connect Middle East ESG & Sustainability Reporting for Boards Informa Connect Middle East
Price: $3,500 - $5,500
Instructor led live virtual classroom online. Classes may be individual or in group.
  • Duration / Course length: 1 Days
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    Course details

    Environment Social Governance (ESG) - is the rapidly emerging agenda item in Board discussions, moving out of the "nice to do sustainability report" into hard-line decision making by governments, companies and investors. As governments start implementing their United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, they are expecting companies to support initiatives, and more emphasis will be made on metrics and reporting by large companies.

    Global investor groups and financial institutions are not just making policy statements but have developed investment decision models which are now impacting on capital and lending flows. Companies and their stakeholders are seeing an uptick in regulatory questions, investor queries, and community interest. Also, influencers such as accounting standard setters, credit rating agencies and the media are now actively discussing real impacts on business such as emission targets, recyclables, impairment for climate changes, and social matters in supply chain and health.

    ESG is not always an external driver - good companies have used the principles for many years to drive internal investments and product development, including the use of inputs, social groups, and decision making on a holistic and sustainable approach.

    During this course we will explore the components of ESG, the evolving frameworks and criteria, and how your business should set itself into a new frame of mind to consider opportunities and risks. We will also consider the evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility, as this remains a key component in the GCC and will be the stepping point for many companies.

    Course Outline

    Corporate Social Responsibility And The Role Of The Board

    • Latest definition of CSR
    • Issues relating to the current view of CSR
      • Shareholder expectations
      • Benefits
      • Costs and risks
      • Regulatory review, if any
    • Trends in the GCC
      • Programs
      • Disclosure
    • Regulatory guidance
    • International models
    • Duties of the Board
    • Future of CSR as a concept

    ESG And Sustainability Reporting

    • Definition and scope of ESG
    • International frameworks
      • UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDG)
      • UN Global Compact
      • UN Treaties and other documents
      • IOSCO principles
      • Financial Stability Board
      • Impact of certain international laws and cross border application
    • Metrics for compensation
    • Moral hazards
    • Accounting issues
    • Local considerations
    Updated on 29 January, 2021

    About Informa Connect Middle East

    Informa Connect Middle East, is part of Informa, a multinational publicly listed publishing and events company.

    The Middle East office was previously known as IIR Middle East, and has been established in Dubai since 1993. Informa Middle East has grown to be the largest event organiser in the region and with over 300 staff, the office runs over 450 training courses and over 40 conferences regionally on an annual basis.

    The company also incorporates Informa Global Exhibitions which organises around 130 trade and consumer exhibitions in over 38 cities across the globe.  Arab Health, Cityscape, Middle East Electricity and The Bride Show are some of the flag ship events.
    Aside from the public training courses, conferences and exhibitions, Informa Middle East also provides in-house training to companies as well as manages events on behalf of corporate clients. Some of the past clients include NBAD, Microsoft, Etisalat, STC, Mobily, and ADNOC.  

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