ESG Performance Measurement

A Guide to Selecting and Monitoring Environmental, Social and Governance Metrics
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Created by Ross Maynard

What you'll learn

  • Give an overview of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Planetary Boundaries
  • Describe the main organisations offering sustainability reporting standards
  • Describe the main ESG investment ratings agencies
  • Explore the World Economic Forum ESG metrics
  • Select ESG indicators appropriate to their organisation
  • Describe the characteristics of ESG performance measures and problems associated with their measurement
  • Distinguish between impact, output and impact measures
  • Describe the Future Fit Business Benchmark
  • Describe the international standards that related to the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Identify the main greenhouse gases caused by human activity
  • Discuss, with examples, the three categories of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Explore national greenhouse gas emission conversion tables used for calculating an organisation’s carbon footprint
  • Create a plan to identify and measure their organisation’s greenhouse gas emissions
  • Calculate their organisation’s carbon footprint
  • Develop a plan to improve their organisation’s ESG performance
This course includes:
3 total hours on-demand video
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1 downloadable resources
14 lessons
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  • There are no pre-course requirements


Welcome to “ESG Performance Measurement: A Guide to Selecting and Monitoring Environmental, Social and Governance Metrics”. In this course we explore the world of ESG metrics; the range of measures available; how to select appropriate measures for your organisation and how to interpret the results and determine impact.

Measures of environmental, social, and governance performance are becoming increasingly important. Regulators want to see them in annual reports and organisations now want to prove to their stakeholders and society at large that they are not damaging the environment and the communities they work in. In fact most organisations want to show that they are reducing their footprint, and many want to actively improve the environments and communities they impact.

ESG metrics are not always easy to measure and its often difficult to correlate actions with impact.  In this course I  explore environmental, social, and governance performance measurement and how monitoring ESG performance can contribute, in some small way, to saving lives and habitats and improving the state of this planet of ours.

Topics covered include:

– Why ESG indicators are important

– Current sustainability reporting standards

– The main ESG investment ratings

– The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

– Planetary Boundaries

– Input, Output and Impact Measures

– The World Economic Forum ESG metrics

– The most important environmental, social and governance metrics

– How to select appropriate ESG indicators for your organisation

– Analysing and improving ESG performance

– Calculating an organisation’s greenhouse gas emissions

Let’s go on an ESG journey. I hope you enjoy the course.

Who this course is for:

  • Business managers
  • Business owners
  • Accountants
  • Finance officers
  • Students of business management
  • Environmental champions
  • ESG activists
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