Sr No. Batch No. Format Place Dates Registration Link
1 Batch No. 1 Virtual All India April 22-23 & 29-30 Click here to Register

About the Programme

ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance and refers to the non-financial traits of a company's operations that can impact its long-term financial performance and sustainability. The ‘E’ or Environmental refers to a company's impact on the environment, The ‘S’ or Social refers to a company's impact on society and community and The ‘G’ or Governance refers to a company's internal governance structure which impact the long term goals and sustainability of an organisation.

ESG considerations have been gaining importance as stakeholders, including investors and customers, place increasing importance on responsible and sustainable business practices.

The importance of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) factors in corporate decision-making and investment has increased in recent years due to several reasons:

Financial performance: ESG factors can have a significant impact on a company's financial performance, both in the short-term and over the long-term. Stakeholder expectations: Stakeholders, including investors, employees, customers, and communities, are increasingly demanding that companies take ESG considerations into account.

Risk management: ESG risks, such as climate change and human rights violations, can pose significant threats to a company's operations and financial performance.

Sustainable business practices: Companies that adopt sustainable business practices and demonstrate good ESG performance are often better positioned to create long-term value for all stakeholders.

Government regulations: Governments are increasingly implementing regulations and policies aimed at promoting sustainable business practices and addressing ESG risks.

In light of these trends, ESG considerations are becoming increasingly important for companies and investors as they seek to create long-term value and mitigate risk.

An ESG Certified Professional can help a company in several ways:

  1. Developing and implementing an ESG strategy
  2. Improved Decision Making
  3. Enhanced Stakeholder Engagement
  4. Identifying & Managing Risks
  5. Improved Financial Performance
  6. Compliance with Laws and Regulations
  7. Board’s Accountability

Why Masterclass for Directors on ESG?

There is a growing need for Masterclass for Directors on ESG for several reasons:


    Increased complexity of financial systems

    Financial systems and reporting practices have become increasingly complex in recent years, making it more important for non-finance professionals to have financial literacy.


    Increased importance of ESG

    With the increasing focus on sustainability and corporate responsibility, there is a growing need for directors to understand the importance of ESG and how it affects a company's reputation, financial performance, and overall success.


    Compliance requirements

    Many countries and regions now have regulations and standards that require companies to report on their ESG performance and practices. Directors need to be aware of these requirements and understand how they can be met.


    Stakeholder engagement

    Companies are facing increased pressure from stakeholders, including investors, customers, employees, and communities, to demonstrate their commitment to ESG. Directors need to understand how to engage with these stakeholders and address their concerns.


    Evolving market trends

    Investors are increasingly taking ESG into account when making investment decisions, and there is a growing demand for ESG data and information from companies. Directors need to be aware of these changing market trends and understand how they can position their companies to respond.

    A masterclass for directors on ESG provides a comprehensive and in-depth education on ESG issues and helps directors develop the knowledge and skills they need to effectively lead their companies on ESG matters.



The benefits of attending ‘Masterclass for Directors on ESG ’ training programme are:

Directors or Aspiring Directors looking to enhance their understanding of ESG issues and to improve their ability to effectively oversee ESG considerations within their companies.

Investors looking to invest in companies with strong ESG Track records and to gain in-depth understanding of ESG risks & opportunities associated with their investors.

Financial Institutions looking to integrate ESG considerations into their investment decision-making processes and to demonstrate their commitment to responsible investing.


Government nominated Professionals and Government agencies looking to promote sustainable business practices and to encourage companies to adopt ESG-friendly policies and procedures.

Senior Executives of Consumer-facing companies looking to build trust with customers and to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace by demonstrating their commitment to ESG considerations.



On successful completion of the course, the "Certified ESG Professional" certificate from IOD will be awarded.

4 Days Virtual Programme

Participant Fee (per participant) GST 18% (SAC999293) Total Amount Payable
Rs. 60,000 Rs. 10,800 Rs. 70,800

Discount on Registration Fee

  • 10% for Woman/Senior Citizen participant
  • 10% Registration & Payment one month in advance
  • 15% for IOD Members
  • 30% for IOD Life Members
  • 15% for MFD Alumni
  • 20% for group participants from the same organization (3 or more nominations)
  • 25% for group participants from the same organization (6 or more nominations)

Maximum discount permissible for Individuals is 30% & for Group is 25%

Additional Benefit: 1 year complimentary membership of Institute of Directors to non-members.


IOD reserves the right to change Course Syllabus | Content | Faculty | Locations and Fees, or cancel a course for what so ever reason. If a participant fails to take part in the registered programme, his registration shall be cancelled and fee shall not be refunded.

Cancellation Policy

Participants who have already paid and registered for the programme, will be entitled to change the preferred location to attend the course to any convenient location, where the course is being conducted, within a year or a substitute delegate can be named before the program begins. No refund shall be made for cancellation.

Course Content

Business Sustainability- Concept and Understanding

Business sustainability has become a crucial aspect of corporate responsibility and a key driver of long-term business success. This module focuses on the emergence and need of the business sustainability and of the opportunities and threats associated with the Business Sustainability to facilitate the effective decision making.

Importance of Business Sustainability strategy for Future Ready Organisations

Business sustainability strategy is turning out to be ever more important for the organizations as they look forward to become future-ready. A well-designed sustainability strategy can help organizations to meet stakeholder’s expectations, managing risks, fostering innovation and enhancing long term performance. This module focuses on the role of Board and CXOs in understanding the responsibilities and accountabilities with respect to ESG issues and how to effectively incorporate ESG considerations into decision-making processes.

ESG: Emergence, Relevance, Concepts & Frameworks

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) refers to the three key elements that are considered to be extremely vital to a company's long-term performance and sustainability. This module focuses on the context & relevance of ESG and its emerging dynamics and the emerging ecosystem while facilitating the decision making to create long-term value by addressing environmental and social issues in ways that also improve financial performance.

‘E’, ‘S’ & ‘G’ of ESG

This module dives deep into the factors associated with ‘E’, ‘S’ & ‘G’ of ESG and the societal responses associated with it. This enables the Directors & Boards to get a better understanding of each factor individually and the facilitate the informed decision-making to gain competitive advantage.

Ecosystem for Business Sustainability in India

This module focuses on the growing business sustainability eco system, including government policies and regulations, industry initiatives, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which is still evolving but has significant potential to drive sustainable business practices in the country.

Indian Regulatory Requirements: BRSR (Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report) Reporting, Monitoring & Validation

BRSR can be useful for a variety of stakeholders, including investors, customers, employees, regulators, and the general public, as it provides a comprehensive and transparent view of a company's environmental and social performance and practices. It can also help a company to identify and manage risks associated with environmental and social issues, improve decision-making and resource allocation, and enhance stakeholder engagement and trust.

Global Sustainability Reporting System

This module focuses on the set of guidelines and standards used by the companies to report on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and practices like GRI, SASB, Integrated Reporting Framework, TCFD designed to increase transparency and accountability, and to help companies to identify and manage risks associated with environmental and social issues.

Introduction to International Standards, UNGC, UN SDG - 2030 and Net Zero Concept

This module focuses on the various International standards and concepts that are closely linked and aimed at promoting sustainable business practices and achieving a more sustainable future. An understanding of these standards will enable the companies to align their strategies and operations with these standards and concepts so that they can contribute towards achieving the societal goals and addressing some of the most pressing global challenges such as climate change, poverty and inequality.

ESG Investing

This module focuses on the various global social aspects and issues which are predominantly discussed around the world. The idea behind this is to make the Directors and Boards understand the importance of these important and relevant aspects and to go beyond the material things and do greater good for the society.

Board’s role in developing Corporate Strategy based on ESG

The board of directors plays a crucial role in developing and overseeing the implementation of a corporate strategy that incorporates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations. This module focuses on the importance of Corporate Governance and the important role Board and the Directors play to fostering a culture of sustainability within the company.

ESG – A process:

This module focuses on Defining ESG as a process by Mapping, Defining, Embedding and Engaging ESG Strategies

Case studies and best practices: Learning from real-world examples of companies that have successfully integrated ESG considerations into their business operations.

Case studies- Indian Corporate Sector Perspective
Case studies- Global Practices

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