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Creating Value with ESG



22, 26 & 29 November 2021

3,10, 13, 15 & 16 December

Duration: 8 half-day sessions delievred from 18.00 to 21.00

Schedule: The programme is delivered online over ten 3 hour workshops. This format, in the experience of TBS Executive Education, works best for mid-level and senior level organisational leaders and minimises disruption to work.

Format: Online

In addition to online classes, reading material and independent learning and reviewing supported by materials are made available, and guiding questions from the lecturers as well as self-organized peer-group meetings will facilitate the self-study elements between the block sessions.

Tuition Fees:

Certificate for Completion Route (CC) €1850
Micro – Credential Route (MC) €2000

MC Application deadline: 8 November

Who is this programme designed for?

This course is for business professionals who are interested in learning more about how to implement environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into their business operations.

What does the Creating Value with ESG programme offer to participants?

Participants will advance their professional competencies through an in-depth focus on the key ESG issues that are relevant to their industry and/or employer.  They will be facilitated to identify and to address these topics and will be enabled to advance the ESG-performance of their individual business organizations. 

In particular, they will learn practical tools and frameworks in relation to all three components of ESG.

In the area of the environment, participants will learn about planetary eco-system boundaries and the sustainable development goals.

In relation to the social component of ESG, the module will enable participants to conduct human rights due diligence and to comply with the requirements of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

In relation to the governance component, the module will equip participants with actionable guidance on sustainable corporate governance, covering issues such as how to manage and engage different stakeholder groups as well as how to adopt a more sustainable business model.


Issues, such as sustainable development, climate action, business and human rights, integrated reporting and stakeholder management are taking an increasingly important role for internationally operating businesses.

Demand for ESG friendly business is driven by several groups. Consumers and investors call on companies more and more to improve their environmental and social performance. Regulators are incorporating ESG into legal frameworks for business. In particular, the EU Commission is expected to introduce regulation on ESG in 2021 that would make it legally mandatory for businesses operating in the EU to report on ESG criteria and implement sustainable corporate governance practices. The issue of climate change and the need to transition to a net-zero carbon economy by 2050 is also pushing companies to set more ambitious and science-based carbon reduction targets with a 2030 timeframe.

Topics covered on the programme include:

Topic 1: Environment: Sustainable development goals & Climate action

Topic 2: Social: Business and human rights

Topic 3: Governance: Sustainable corporate governance

Topic 4: Integrated reporting & Finance

Topic 5: Company project presentation session: ESG Implementation, managing change and transition

Over the course of the programme, participants will become familiar and conversant in the following areas:

  • Sustainability, Sustainable Business Models, “doughnut economics”
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Climate action, carbon accounting, science-based targets
  • Business and human rights
  • Integrated reporting and benchmarking: Aligning ESG, UN SDGs and UNGPs
  • Reporting requirements and directives, mandatory and voluntary disclosure of ESG pillars and sub-pillars
  • An overview about major rating agencies, their metrics, methods and shortcomings
  • Sustainable corporate governance
  • Stakeholder management


Programme Director: Maximilian Schormair


The micro-credential course targets professional learners from mid and senior levels from the private, public and third sectors and will be open to graduates with a degree (or equivalent) with a strong academic record in any discipline from a recognised third level institution.   

Applicants without a degree are welcome to apply provided they can show a proven managerial track record. All applicants are required to have a minimum of 3 years professional or managerial work experience (this is in-line with entry criteria for other TBS post-experience postgraduate programmes such as the MBA and Executive MBA programmes).

Language requirements for students whose first language is not English are IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 90 for non-native English speakers.

In case of heavy competition for places or concern regarding a particular applicant’s suitability, applicants may be interviewed. 

Participants enrolling in this course have two learning options:

1. Electing to not undertake the assignment and assessment component and receive a Certificate of Completion upon successfully completing the programme
2. Elect to enrol as a Micro-credential participant and undertake the assignment and assessment for the programme and be awarded an Executive Certificate and 5 ECTS (5 credits) which can be stacked towards a future diploma or degree.

Why undertake the programme for credits?

Micro-credentials are short flexible modules that lead to accreditation in the form of ECTS. For further general information about micro-credentials please click here