ESG Performance and Strategy for Companies and Investors (Certified Course)

Welcome to our certified course on “ESG Performance and Strategy for Companies and Investors”. This comprehensive course is designed to help you understand the growing importance of ESG in the corporate world. Through the specially designed units, you will understand why ESG is the talk of the town, all the latest ESG-related regulations and legislation, as well as how you can level up your organization’s ESG strategy and performance. This is a perfect course for sustainability professionals, entrepreneurs, and graduates who wish to learn all the latest developments in the field of sustainability and ESG, tools on how to create or upgrade an ESG Strategy, as well as to understand and improve ESG Ratings. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate that will demonstrate your experience and commitment to ESG. Join us to take your ESG and strategy skills to the next level.


345 enrolled in this course

Course Price:

499,00 $

Skills you will gain

ESG Ratings & Strategy
Project Management
Frameworks and Standards
ESG Awareness

ESG Performance and Strategy for Companies and Investors (Certified Course)

In this course, we will explore all the latest trends in ESG and Sustainable Finance to understand the risks, opportunities, and challenges of today and of tomorrow. We will provide you with all the latest ESG-related legislative and regulatory developments from the most important regions of the world, as well as valuable insight into market demands.

Our expert instructors will guide you through a step-by-step methodology for either creating or upgrading your organization’s ESG strategy. Through a mix of engaging videos, case studies and resources, we will also provide you with an understanding of the most widely used and demanding ESG ratings (such as MSCI, Sustainalytics, CDP, and CSA). You will learn how to utilize the most widely used standards and frameworks to meet regulatory and stakeholder demands.

Join us in creating more sustainable businesses and a more sustainable future. Enroll in our Certified Course on “ESG Performance for Companies and Investors” today.

Skills upon completion

  • Learn all the latest trends in ESG and Sustainable Finance.
  • Learn about current and future ESG related legislation, regulations, and market demands.
  • Learn how to create or upgrade your ESG strategy.
  • Understand and improve your ESG Ratings.
  • Understand the requirements of the most widely used ESG standards and frameworks.

Table of Contents

The first unit provides valuable insights into the importance of ESG and sustainable finance, as is evident from the rapid growth observed over the last few years. The most important ESG-related trends will be discussed, as well as the projections about the status of ESG over the coming years.
In this unit, we will discuss the most important ESG-related legislations and regulations from around the world that affect thousands of companies. These regulations are from the European Union, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Asia, and other regions and will allow you to understand the requirements, the timeframes, and the implications for the affected organizations. We will also discuss important requirements and tools developed by some of the most important stock exchanges around the world, along with their connection with mainstream ESG tools and standards.
The third unit will provide you with a step-by-step process on how to create or upgrade your ESG strategy. For each step of the process, tools and guidance will be provided to maximize the results and bring ESG closer to the heart of your business strategy. This process is the result of combining our experience with hundreds of organizations and best practices from the most successful organizations globally.
In this unit, we will tackle the ever-pressing matter of ESG Ratings. We will provide you with the information required to help you understand the methodologies of the most common ESG ratings (such as CDP, CSA, MSCI, Sustainalytics), and we will provide you with tips and guidance on how to improve ratings in the short- and in the long-term. For each of these ratings, examples of rated companies from around the world will be presented. Find out about the importance of ratings for investors and other financial stakeholders, as well as the challenges these ratings face and how they are working towards tackling them.
In the fifth and final unit of this course, the most important ESG-related standards and frameworks will be presented. These standards and frameworks will be presented in a way that will allow you to understand their importance, usage, challenges, and expected outcomes. We will also discuss the relationship between these standards and the organization’s strategy and ESG ratings and performance. These standards include, among others, the GRI Standards, the SASB Standards, and the TCFD Recommendations.

Accreditations & Memberships

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in developing or expanding an ESG strategy and understanding the way ESG ratings work. It is particularly relevant for: Sustainability – ESG Directors/Managers, CFOs, Corporate Affairs – Marketing – Communications Directors/Managers, Investor Relations Directors/Managers, COOs. 

Unlock the power of your eco-skills and embark on your learning journey.


Head of
Course Development Team

George Markezinis

George is an Environmental Engineer, with an MSc in Environmental Management and Monitoring from the University of Plymouth. He is also a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional, and a lecturer at the New York College in Athens.

Through his experience, he is responsible for designing, creating, and delivering EcoSkills training programs. Over the last years George has designed various online training programs, while at the same time has delivered sustainability and ESG related trainings in professionals in Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.


Mark K.
Director of Coca Cola Sustainability
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Our certificate

Our course provides a valuable certification of completion that can support your career goals. This certification can be a powerful addition to your resume, LinkedIn profile, or portfolio, and can increase your visibility and credibility as a sustainability professional.

The knowledge and skills acquired in this course can help you advance in your current role, explore new career opportunities, or develop your own business venture.


Take your time to look over the certified courses, identify which one (or more) best closes your knowledge gaps and meets your needs, add it to the cart and complete the payment process as prompted.

You can pay online via stripe with a credit card or debit, PayPal or choose bank remittance. If you work for a company, you may receive an invoice and complete payment via wire transfer. For an invoice request you can also email us here

Upon completion of payment, you will receive a welcome mail that informs you about the details of the course and your attendance. All the courses are attended on the training platform. Always use your credentials every time you want to log in here.

Yes. You will need to have a good internet connection and always use the personal credentials you created to login and continue where you left off. In case you don’t remember or have lost your password, you can request to create a new here.

We recognize each participant’s personal available time and progress, so we have a timeframe of 6 weeks for a course to be completed. It is achievable according to the content. You can message us here to request for an extension of 2 weeks if you need more time.  In case you choose to attend more than one course, time will be extended accordingly. We will also make sure that reminders from instructors are regularly sent out to help you manage your time prior to the deadline.

The point of this course is to learn, understand and gain confidence that your knowledge can be put in practice when you complete it. We offer a second try along with final assessment/ feedback on your progress. 

If you still cannot manage to complete it successfully, there is a 15-day suspension period before you will be able to unlock your account and retake the test.

Instructors typically reply to any questions within 24 hours, except on weekends, when it might take a little longer. You can send your questions here  or send a message via your mailbox on the training platform. Look out for any notifications, as we will schedule get-together online live sessions to reply to any questions about the course and exchange views and thoughts with current and former participants.

a. Each course is designed to fit in with your everyday life whether you are currently working or have other important obligations during the day. Each unit will require an estimated time frame as indicated in the course information. 

b. If you manage to complete all units, successfully, you are then eligible for certification. Your personal digital certification will be issued directly after you complete the course. You can check out a sample of your certificate on each course’s page. Don’t forget to share it on your social media network and upload it on your LinkedIn profile.

We aim to provide relative content that is aligned with well-timed information and ESG reality. Although courses are regularly updated, the certifications are valid for a period of 24 months. You can keep up with notifications regarding our revised units to renew your certificate.

It is not possible to download our content. You can only stream it online via the learning platform. You will be able, however, to download a summary pdf presentation after the end of each unit.

Interested in Group Training?

In EcoSkills, we acknowledge the essence of corporate sustainability, which goes beyond the traditional business line.

If your company aspires to generate economic growth, protect its resources and ensure socially responsible operations, now’s the time to shape your company’s culture!

Contact us if you want more than two course licences or a custom-made course targeted to your team.

Why us


Practical skill set in challenging ESG topics.

We deliver practical Eco skillfulness to help professionals build a blueprint and be competent and future oriented.


Future-looking and relative content.

All certified courses are designed and driven by the latest market trends, informed by our Professional Committee, and inspired by a forward-thinking approach to the look & feel of each course.


Engaged EcoSkills people.

Respectful of your professional status and training needs, we provide a finessed commitment and loyalty throughout your learning experience.

Special Offer

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