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Certified Sustainability Officer (ESG)

The "Hellenic Association of Risk Managers" (www.harima.gr) member of FERMA (Federation European of Risk Management Associations, www.ferma.eu) & FECMA (Federation of European Credit Management Associations, www.fecma.eu), with the support of "Academics University of London Worldwide", SEV and powered by GRANT THORNTON and in collaboration with the "Risk Training Institute" of ICAP CRIF, present the "Certified Sustainability Officer  (ESG)" training program that leads to the corresponding certification after examinations.

The "Certified Sustainability Officer  (ESG)" certification by the "Hellenic Association of Risk Managers" is awarded only to Association’s members and they keep their title as long as they are up to date regarding their membership. The H.A.RI.MA. first year’s registration fee is free of charge for the attendees that successfully graduate from the certificate program.

Subject Areas

  1. MODULE 1: Introduction to Sustainable Development and ESG concept (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance)
    • Introduction, history and background
    • International and European Trends on ESG & Sustainability
    • Initiatives and International Standards
    • Sustainable Finance Regulation
    • ESG corporate impac
  2. MODULE 2: Environment
    • Introduction, history and background
    • Sustainability and Climate Change
    • Environmental Regulation and European Directives
    • Environmental risk assessment
    • Climate crisis: Challenges and opportunities
    • Cases of Greenwashing
  3. MODULE 3: Social
    • Introduction, history and background
    • The elements of the Social Pillar
    • Human resources
    • Human & Labour Rights
    • Health, Safety and employee well-being
    • Marketplace responsibility and sustainable products
    • Supply chain management
    • Relevant Regulation and European Directives
  4. MODULE 4: Governance
    • Introduction, history and background
    • Sustainability and ESG criteria as keys to the corporate governance model
    • Company Governance and risk management
    • Integrating ESG into corporate policies & procedures
    • How ESG drives Investors’ confidence
    • The role of stakeholders
    • Stakeholder engagement framework
    • Embedding sustainability into core strategy and business operations
  5. MODULE 5: ESG & Sustainability Reporting
    • Overview on sustainability reporting
    • Relevant Regulation and European Directives (NFRD, CSRD)
    • Sustainability and integrated reporting: main frameworks
    • Other specific standards on ESG reporting
    • ESG report Assurance
    • ATHEX
  6. MODULE 6 -   SUSTAINABLE FINANCE AND RELEVANT IMPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER ENTITIES (CORPORATIONS, CONSUMERS ETC.)
    1. CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY AND SUSTAINABLE CORPORATE FINANCE
      • Introduction, history and background
      • Current EU Regulatory aspects
    2. SUSTAINABLE INVESTING, ASSET MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL ADVISORY
      • Introduction
      • Sustainable investing
      • Sustainable fixed income products
      • Investment funds
      • Advisory
    3. SUSTAINABLE BANKING AND INSURANCE
      • Overview of financial institutions challenges and relevant implementation implications at other business
      • Sustainable / Responsible Banking principles – implementation challenge
      • Sustainable / Responsible Insurance principles – implementation challenges
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Course Start Date
9 of December 2022

Cost of Attendance

€3.250
  • 68 Hours
  • Live Online
  • Certification
  • Certified Sustainability Officer
  • Subsidized by LAEK

Scientific Associate

Dimitris N.<br/>Koufopoulos, PhD
Dimitris N.
Koufopoulos, PhD
Director of University of London MBA Programmes,
Member of H.A.RI.MA.

Lecturers

Katerina <br/>Katsouli
Katerina
Katsouli
Head of ESG & Sustainability services at Grant Thornton Greece.
Katerina <br/>Koniari MS
Katerina
Koniari MS
Head of Risk Management, Grant Thornton
Marina<br/>Matzourani
Marina
Matzourani
Business Operation Manager Affidea
Konstantinos<br/>Evaggelinos
Konstantinos
Evaggelinos
Πάνος<br/>Βαλαντάσης
Πάνος
Βαλαντάσης
Διευθύνων Εταίρος Aegean Experts
Ιωάννης<br/>Ασπιρτάκης
Ιωάννης
Ασπιρτάκης
Υπεύθυνος διαχείρισης συστημάτων ΠΛΑΣΤΙΚΑ ΚΡΗΤΗΣ
Gerasimos<br/>Monokrousos
Gerasimos
Monokrousos
Corporate Communications Manager of Hellas Gold S.A.