The dissemination of countless social, environmental and governance (ESG) scandals has accelerated exponentially, thanks to social networks. Consumers and investors have been very reactive and have not hesitated to boycott or buycott certain companies and not to invest, or even disinvest, in companies that have made the headlines on ESG issues. This awareness of corporate externalities has catalyzed consumers' willingness to buy the products of so-called "responsible" companies and funders' willingness to invest in them. This trend is reinforced by the commitment of governments to deliver fairer and more equitable societies by adopting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The issue of sustainability is now at the center of both political and economic debates. It is therefore important that companies and their managers consider the current and emerging issues in order to deploy a "responsible" strategy that can meet the expectations of their customers and the requirements of their financiers.
This course covers the genesis of environmental, social and governance issues to better understand the situation in which companies are evolving today.
This seminar aims to cover the historical evolution of CSR-ESG and extra-financial risk, the new requirements of the goods and financial markets and the ESG performance indicators of companies. It is based on real case studies, debates and sharing of experience and best practices.
Executives and managers of companies, and more particularly financial managers and analysts of banks and various institutional investors.