Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting Extension Certificate

 

 

 

ESG reporting is the collection and analysis of data on an organization’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards, crucial information for socially conscious investors.

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting is increasingly in the forefront as socially conscious investors, stakeholders and organizations include these factors in their analysis of business and organizations. As Alberta adds to its energy sector with sustainable production such as solar and wind, and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), organizations need a strategic approach to their ESG reporting.

This suite of courses is tailored to those who want better visibility of an organization’s impact in the ESG arena, as well as those pursuing a career in sustainability/ESG. They also benefit those responsible for ESG reporting and who want a better understanding of what goes into an ESG report.

In these courses, you will learn how to deliver the core content of a corporate ESG report, including analyzing and understanding relevant data. Delve into globally recognised ESG standards and sustainability frameworks to determine which standards are most appropriate to your organization and industry. Explore the links between data typically included in an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study and the data reported in a corporate ESG or sustainability report.

Benefits

  • Gain and apply knowledge about globally recognized ESG standards and sustainability frameworks
  • Develop critical thinking skills in ESG reporting
  • Earn a digital badge for each course completed to verify your demonstrated knowledge and skills in ESG reporting
  • Compete all three courses to earn an ESG Reporting Extension Certificate

Program format

Format: Online | Learn more

Duration: Courses run over four weeks. The listed course hours are the estimated time to review the online learning units. Your actual time spent completing assignments may vary.

Materials: All course materials are included.

 

 

Generic Mount Royal University microcredential.

Micro-credentials

Each course in the ESG Reporting Extension Certificate is a designated micro-credential offered through the Faculty of Continuing Education. Our micro-credentials enable recent post-secondary graduates and established career professionals to develop and demonstrate specific skills that employers need. Complete a micro-credential course to earn a digital badge that you can share online so employers can verify your achievementLearn more.

 

Online learning

We offer a variety of online learning options. Visit our learning formats page for more information.

 

We strongly recommend courses are completed in the following order:

 

Overview of ESG Reporting
Gain an overview of environment, social and government (ESG) reporting as you learn how to set the stage for a comprehensive ESG disclosure. Develop critical skills in ESG reporting to create an ESG pathway for an organization, and/or review and improve its existing ESG pathway. Build the skills you need to deliver the core content of a corporate ESG report, including analyzing and understanding relevant data.

Subject (for registration): Environmental Mgmt - Business

Subject code: XENM 10100 20 Hours. Fee: $649
CRN 90667 Online Sept. 26 - Oct. 23

Fundamentals of ESG Reporting
Gain and apply knowledge about globally recognised ESG standards and sustainability frameworks, allowing you to determine which standards are most appropriate to your organization and industry. In addition to determining ESG data requirements, data format and reporting options, you will build skills in outlining reporting concerns and challenges in the supply chain.

Subject (for registration): Environmental Mgmt - Business

Subject code: XENM 10101 20 Hours. Fee: $649
CRN 90668
Online Nov. 7 - Dec. 4

ESG Reporting and ESIA Processes
Explore how the data typically included in an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study corresponds with the type of data reported in a corporate ESG or sustainability report. Learn about the relationships between the measures in an ESIA, and the targets, performance and improvements in the ESG report. Develop efficient approaches for your data gatherings and reporting.

Note: We strongly recommend that students complete the Overview of ESG Reporting and Fundamentals of ESG Reporting courses prior to enrolling in ESG Reporting and ESIA Processes, or have equivalent work experience.

Subject (for registration): Environmental Mgmt - Business

Subject code: XENM 10102 20 Hours. Fee: $649 Not offered this semester

 

Tentative course schedule
Fall
(Sept. - Dec.)
Winter
(Jan.- April)
Spring/Summer 
(May - Aug.)
Overview of ESG Reporting
Fundamentals of ESG Reporting
ESG Reporting and ESIA Process

  

Each course may be offered in a variety of formats. Check the “Courses and fees” tab for more information.

The schedule above is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester. Fall schedule and registration available in June. Winter schedule and registration available in November. Spring/Summer schedule and registration available in March.

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Reem Tanta, M.SC., EP, ENV SP

Reem Tanta, the primary instructor of the ESG Reporting courses, is a socio-economist and sustainability/ESG advisor with more than 20 years of experience. She’s provided socio-economic and sustainability advisory services for major corporations in the energy, infrastructure, mining and power development industries in Europe, Africa and North America. She has worked with international development agencies, including the UNDP and UNFPA, and the European Commission as a community development specialist. 

Tanta has a Master of Science (M.Sc.), a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip.) in Population and Development, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA). She is also an Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, Washington DC, Certified Environmental Practitioner (EP) in Sustainability, Communications and Public Awareness and Natural Resource Management by Eco Canada, and Certified Sustainability Reporter by the Global Reporting Initiative.


Contact us

For information about this program:
cebusiness@mtroyal.ca 
403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

Customize this program for your organization through our Corporate Training unit.