Diploma in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)Corporate Governance Institute

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€1,159/month interest-free*

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  • A university credit-rated diploma
  • Protect the future of your company & learn how to implement ESG frameworks and manage risk
  • Perfect if you're a director, aspiring director or board member
  • Learn online at your own pace and set your own flexible schedule

Course Details for CGI Diploma in ESG

You don’t need any formal qualifications to study the CGI Diploma in ESG, but you must be at least 18.

The course is designed for current or aspiring directors, board members or any professional with an interest in ESG strategies in an organisational context. 

If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 6 or equivalent.

Your CGI Diploma in Environment, Social and Governance qualification is 100% online.

You'll study 10 modules, each of which will take about 3 hours to complete. 

These 10 modules are:

  • The origins of ESG
  • The evolving ESG landscape
  • Exploring ESG investing
  • ESG and the role of the board 
  • Integrating ESG into business strategy 
  • Best practice in ESG and risk management 
  • The importance of governance in ESG
  • ESG and data quality: why it matters 
  • Best practice in ESG reporting
  • Leading ESG transformation in your organisation 

For full details of what you'll learn in each module, request your free online CGI course guide.

Like your course, your CGI assessments are 100% online.

There are two graded online assessments. Each assessment lasts 90 minutes and is based on multiple choice questions.

Why is this course right for you?

This online Diploma in Environmental, Social and Governance is ideal if you're a current director, aspiring director, or a board member looking to understand the unique opportunities that Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance provides for your organisation.

It's focused on equipping you with the right skills and tools to be able to apply relevant ESG frameworks to your own organisation. By the end of the qualification, you'll be able to confidently build, apply and maintain ESG strategy across your whole organisation. 

After passing this qualification, you'll also be eligible to use the post-nominal letters DIP-ESG after your name too, showing to your network that you're a leader in the world of ESG. 

Corporate Governance FAQs

Founded by established corporate governance and education leaders, The Corporate Governance Institute (CGI) is a global educational company that specialises in training the next generation of C-suite leaders. 

When you begin your enrolment process with us, you'll be redirected to The Corporate Governance Institute and immersive online platform, set your own schedule, learn at your own pace, and benefit from learning from world-class governance experts to ensure you're getting insightful and comprehensive industry expertise. 

The Corporate Governance Institute is a leading professional body for corporate governance and its qualifications are recognised across the world. It offers education and certification in corporate governance to aspiring and existing directors, and people who need to know how to engage with boards and organisations effectively.

Designed by and delivered by directors for directors, qualifications from the Corporate Governance Institute are globally recognised and are ideal if you're looking to enhance your knowledge and take your career to the next level, not held back by borders.

Completed entirely online, you'll be able to work through the course at your own pace, fitting study around your work, family and social commitments. 

The course that is right for you will depend entirely on your personal, professional and organisational goals. 

The Corporate Governance Institute Diploma in Corporate Governance is designed for aspiring directors, current directors and aspiring executives who report to boards and need to know the most effective ways to work with them. 

The Corporate Governance Institute Diploma in Social, Environmental and Governance is aimed at leaders, managers and directors who are responsible for ESG strategy at a company. It's also designed for professionals looking to enhance their knowledge of ESG in general. 

When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within 48 hours. 

There are no set start dates or schedules – everything is shaped around you.

Get in touch with our course advisors at +44 141 404 6595 and they'll talk you through the next steps. 

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* Any offer of credit is made by ICS Learn and is subject to your status and eligibility.