Although the importance for companies to report their ESG is obvious, the process of ESG reporting can be challenging. Clear, concise, and consistent ESG metrics are an essential requirement for any stakeholder effort to measure a company’s impact on the natural and social ecosystems. The work of sustainability accounting frameworks to render precision and inter-operability is vital to this task. Yet the 50+ major global ESG frameworks/standards, and their 2,000+ local counterparts pose great challenges to companies both operating locally and/or globally.
CP/ESGR™, or Certified Professional for ESG Reporting, is designed to help professionals and the companies they work for -- or for those who seek to develop professional credentials to work for -- organize, plan and report from among the wide diversity of non-financial information that is consistent, easily available, and easily interpreted to investors, along with for a broad range of other stakeholders.
CP/ESGR™ provides participants with the knowledge, experience, tools and community of practice they will need to become an important part of this global business transition towards a sustainable future.
Through a combination of online lectures, case studies, thesis writing, senior industry guest speakers, and ESG report writing exercises, participants will learn about different types of ESG reporting frameworks/standards, and how to conduct materiality assessment, aggregate ESG data, generate reports and communicate ESG report to stakeholder communities. Also, participants will learn how to drive corporate sustainability transition and how the investor community uses ESG reports.
Certified professionals will complete these programs with concrete ideas about how to write standards compliant ESG reports, as well as incorporating sustainable strategies within their organization.
CP/ESGR™ is created and managed by World Sustainable Finance Association (WSFA). SFI is the program's training partner.
This program is for corporate professionals responsible for the plan, design, development, and execution of determining, measuring, reporting and/or disclosing their organization’s environmental, social, or governance performances.
If you are a corporate professional, the Certified Professional for ESG Reporting (CP/ESGR™) certification can help you to advance in your organization or attain key job roles related to corporate ESG reporting or sustainability, by equipping you with the knowledge on how to gather ESG data and generate standards compliant ESG reports and communicate corporate ESG strategies effectively with stakeholders. In addition, the program provides opportunities for professionals to understand ESG reporting’s ability to help drive corporate sustainability transitions.
The CP/ESGR™ program will also help corporate board of directors and C-suites to understand how to drive corporate sustainability by identifying ESG risks and value-creation opportunities, guiding organizational changes, and enhancing corporate sustainability intelligence. The program also aims to equip any corporate participants with knowledge on every aspect of generating ESG reports, materiality assessments, the potential use of ESG reporting software, and investor use of ESG reporting and information.
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The CP/ESGR™ program is also helpful for professionals new to corporate ESG reporting and sustainability transition, or those seeking to expand their general knowledge of the field.
Individualized custom leadership programs for the development of sustainability strategy are also available for Board Directors as well as for CEOs, CFOs, CSOs (Chief Sustainability Officer), CCOs (Chief Compliance Officer) and other C-suite functions.
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Students interested in gaining practical sustainability knowledges before entering the ever-competitive corporate job market.
Corporate employee with a bachelor’s degree or above from an accredited college or university, or current student of a bachelor’s program or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
The CP/ESGR™ program is currently offered in English in general. Courses, exams, and thesis require English proficiency for reading comprehension and formulating reasoning to complex ESG analytics.
CP/ESGR™ is working with partners in developing local language versions. CP/ESGR™ Local may also introduce localized contents such as case studies, exams, group discussions, speakers, and teaching assistants.
Currently CP/ESGR™ is also offered in Chinese language (中文) with partnering institutions. Please email ESGR@sfina.org for more details.
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