Creating Value with ESG - Micro-credential

6 weeks
30  Places


This course qualifies for a 80% subsidy under the HCI Fees Subsidy. Please refer to the fees section for details and eligibility criteria.

Who is this Micro-credential for?  

• This micro-credential has been developed to benefit business professionals, who are interested in learning more about how to implement environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into their business operations. 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. 

• A particular target for this micro-credential is sustainability and CSR managers, community affairs directors, corporate affairs directors as well as managers in diverse functions – including legal and compliance, procurement, human resources, and external affairs. 

• These learners will advance their professional competencies through an in-depth focus on the key ESG issues that are relevant to their industry and/or employer. 

Why should I take this Micro-credential?  

• By completing this micro-credential, professional learners will be facilitated to identify and to address key ESG issues and will be enabled to advance the ESG-performance of their individual business organizations. 

When can I start this Micro-credential?  

•  There is one intake annually in November

What do I need to be accepted onto this Micro-credential? – Entry requirements & Prerequisite documents  

• 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.

• 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.

• Up to date CV required.

What will I learn? 

On successful completion of this micro-credential, learners will be able to: 

• Gain a systematic understanding of societal impacts of organisations and their role in achieving ESG targets.  

• Build strategies and action plans in response to current ESG challenges of organisations. 

• To critically analyse theoretical as well as practical concepts in relation to creating value with ESG. 

• To evaluate as well as integrate ethical, social, economic, ecologic, legal, and political factors in decision making to support sustainable corporate governance. 

• To demonstrate the ability to communicate and interact with multiple stakeholders to support positive ESG action.

What will I do? 

• This micro-credential aims at providing learners with the key frameworks and actionable guidance to integrate ESG-criteria into their own business organizations thus creating sustainable value for all stakeholders.

How will this Micro-credential be delivered? 

• This micro-credential will be delivered online over 8 days

How is this Micro-credential assessed? 

• The individual assessment components are as follows: 

1. Individual company project presentation (45%) 

2. Individual written project report (35%) 

3. Individual engagement in peer-feedback process (20%) 


Course Details



Number of Places

30  Places

Next Intake

November 2024

Course Coordinator

Jane Flanagan

Course Director

Maximilian Schormair

Closing Date

30th September 2024

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Admission Requirements

• 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).  

• Up to date CV required.


Course Fees

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HCI Fees Subsidy - Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for a 80% fee subsidy, subject to the availability of subsidized places. For eligibility details, please refer to the Eligibility Criteria -


To apply, click on the relevant Apply Link below

Get in Touch

Telephone Number

Jane Flanagan: 01 8964665

General Enquiries:

MC Coordinator: Jane Flanagan –

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