You've seen and heard all the latest buzz around sustainability and you get itESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) and sustainability is an urgent focus for many businesses and organizations, either through their own leadership, investors, board or customers and clients, it is clear that ESG is an essential component to both growth and risk mitigation.
Many businesses have a heightened focus on ESG and recognize how pertinent it is for their future success to implement ESG into their daily practices. A recent research report found that 3 out of 4 of small to mid-cap companies have a formal ESG statement.
The Introduction to Sustainability course is designed to introduce the framework and principles of ESG and demonstrate how best to identify opportunities to incorporate them into practice for business governance and growth.
Students will be introduced to the core principles of practical sustainability and key concepts including the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (UN SDG). From there, building on a cumulative knowledge base, students will learn to develop their own methodologies and develop the processes to set new goals and strategies and take the basic principles of ESG back to their own companies and organizations to build into everyday practice.
Pre-recorded informational videos hosted by industry experts. Learn from those leading business forward.
Complete activities throughout the course to evaluate sustainability within your business.
Hand-picked bonus materials to supplement knowledge gained throughout the course.
CEO AMNIe International
Leader - UBC Sauder Business School Sustainability & Ethics Group
“There is a significant gap between our commitments and actions, and there is a significant gap between senior executives and people on the ground doing the operational work. That is why there is a need for critical thinking and embedding ESG throughout the entirety of organizations. A core component of that is having people within organizations develop the courage and purposeful leadership to ask those questions and flag any issues as they emerge.”
“Generally, people are trying to do what they think is right. Sometimes for the wrong reasons. In some instances, rather than having decisions grounded in one's own ethics and principles of the business, they may be engaging in green washing to attract more customers and investors. This could be done knowingly, or ignorantly and as a result, when it comes to sustainability, they're getting it wrong. This is why AMNIe strives to equip executives to power positive change via knowledge of holistic sustainability integration and purposeful leadership”
“If we don’t have a planet, a stable society we don’t have a stable financial system. It took me two years, my constant reflection is how could we bring people to this awakening faster model from systems thinking is on my mind. How could we affect the level of beliefs? As you influence the deep level of beliefs. Small changes in beliefs can make big changes everywhere else.”
I have no experience with sustainability or ESG's. Can I take this course without any prior knowledege?
Yes! This is a perfect place to start. AMNIe's Introduction to Sustainability course will get you up and running on these topics by laying a foundation for further learning.
How long will the coures take to complete?
We estimate that this introductory course can be completed in 2 - 3 hours depending on engagement with optional materials.
Can I work on my own time?
The course is self-paced to fit with your schedule. Learn whenever works best for you!