AGRC Qualifications

AGRC Fundamentals of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Reporting & Compliance (AGRCESGH122)


Generally speaking, sustainable finance can be defined as the process of considering Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors when making investment decisions, leading to increased longer-term investments, sustainable economic initiatives, activities, and practices.

ESG covers the many actions, processes, and projects that a firm may undertake to perform their duty as good citizens. This may include issues like diverse and inclusive workplaces, sustainable development, the efficient use of energy, recycling and following high ethical standards.

In this course, professionals will pick up the following skills:

o Recognise why ESG is important to the current business world.
o Define and describe the main ESG challenges being faced by the financial services industry.
o Engage in substantial and productive discussions over ESG-related issues.
o Apply the main principles of responsible investment.
o Recognize the importance of integrating ESG to your business.
o Understand the main ESG-related regulations and how to handle the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
o Execute and apply projects and other actions related to ESG within your organisation.

Course Content

o Definition of ESG’s Three Main Pillars
o Why Integrate ESG into Your Company’s Strategy
o Key ESG Initiatives and Regulations
o ESG Reporting Standards and Frameworks
o ESG Investing Strategies
o The Future of ESG

Training Duration

This course may take up to five (5) hours to complete. Keep in mind, however, that actual study time varies based on each learner’s training pace.

Who Should Enrol?

This course is ideal for anyone wishing to enhance their knowledge on Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) issues, particularly in terms of compliance and reporting for this up-and-coming sector. It is also suitable for professionals pursuing regulatory CPDs in compliance and financial issues.

Training Method

The course is offered online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and reading material. Learners may start, stop, and resume their training at any time.

At the end of the training, participants take a quiz to complete their learning and earn a Certificate of Completion.

Accreditation and CPD Recognition

This programme has been developed by the Association of Governance, Risk and Compliance (AGRC), a globally recognised GRC certification organization and network.

The syllabus is verified by external subject matter experts and can be accredited by regulators and other bodies for five (5) CPD units that approve education in financial regulation. The course may be also approved for CPD units by institutions that approve general financial training such as CISI and ACAMS.

Eligibility criteria and CPD units are verified directly by your association, regulator, or other any other body for which you hold membership.

Registration and Access

To register for this course, click on the button above to pay online and receive instant access. If you are purchasing this course on behalf of others, please be advised that you will need to create or use their personal profile before finalising your payment.

Access to the course is valid for 365 days.

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  • MODULE 1: Fundamentals of ESG
  • Module 1 Training Content
  • Module 1 Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Module 2:The Environmental Pillar
  • Module 2 Training Content
  • Module 2 Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Module 3: Social Pillar
  • Module 3 Training Content
  • Module 3 Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Module 4: Governance Pillar
  • Module 4 Training Content
  • Module 4 Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Module 5: Why Integrate ESG?
  • Module 5 Training Content
  • Module 5 Multiple-Choice Questions
  • MODULE 6: Key Initiatives and Regulations
  • Module 6 Training Content
  • Module 6 Multiple-Choice Questions
  • MODULE 7: ESG Reporting Standards and Frameworks
  • Module 7 Training Content
  • Module 7 Multiple-Choice Questions
  • MODULE 8: ESG Investing Strategies
  • Module 8 Training Content
  • Module 8 Multiple-Choice Questions
  • MODULE 9: Who is Leading ESG into the Future?
  • Module 9 Training Content
  • Module 9 Multiple-Choice Questions
  • FINAL Quiz
  • Fundamentals of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Reporting [...].pdf
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever