ESG, Sustainability and Green Finance for non-ESG Managers
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English 09 May 2023 - ONLINE Training (Price: 780 Euro )
English 2 October 2023 - NH Collection Brussels Centre BE - Brussels (Price: 840 Euro )
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PROGRAM OUTLINE for this 1 day course in English

Learn the essentials on environmental, social, and governance risks (ESG).  Understand how these risks affect your organisation and the financial implications. Prepare your organisation for the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. 

Why do you need these skills? Because the political goals are set (UN Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Agreement on Climate Change). Now it is up to lawmakers to adopt legislation, and to market participants to define concrete strategies and policies for the implementation at organisational level.

The practical challenges lie in the complexity of the sustainable transition. Environmental (E), Social (S) and Governance (G) matters impact organisations not only in a single place, but often on a global basis. Special managerial skills are required for the overall understanding of ESG risks, their assessment and management to the benefit of the organisation, but also the wider society.

This 1-day course is designed to provide a compact introduction to ESG risks and sustainability, paired with a practical case study on the concepts. You will get hands-on experience in ESG risk management which will benefit you in your day-to-day business!

Key Learnings:

  • This very practice-based course is structured in four themes:
    • ESG Foundation
    • ESG Legal
    • ESG Management
    • ESG Best Practice


  • Each theme includes the key ideas of each subject and educates you about your ESG responsibilities in your organisation.
  • ESG Foundation includes the scientific justification of ESG and Sustainability.
  • ESG Legal presents the complex legal environment of ESG in the EU.
  • ESG Management incorporates ESG risks into Enterprise Risk Management.
  • ESG Best Practice shows the ESG roadmap over the next years and offers best practices for implementation.


Recommended background

This course is designed for new and experienced managers that genuinely want to sharpen their skills on current events.

Who is it for

Basic ESG and financial understanding is helpful, but not a precondition. You gain the most from this course if you require a compact introduction to ESG and sustainability to introduce and support corporate decision-making along sustainability guidelines.

Course format

This course will be taught using a combination of formal instructions, combined with practical and interactive exercises and role plays used to reinforce the concepts taught in each section of the course. Practice-based learning and critical engagement is a key theme through all our courses allowing delegates to acquire the needed skills as soon as they are learned and developed


Day 1:


Welcome and introduction


  • The Scientific Foundation of ESG, Sustainability
  • Overview of the Environment, Social, and Governance Framework
  • Introduction to Sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Economic and Environmental Impact of Climate Change on Your Organisation



  • The Legal Environment on ESG and Sustainability
  • Identification of Sustainable Economic Activities – the EU Taxonomy
  • Communication of Non-Financial Information – the NFRD/GRI and CSRD/ESRS
  • Disclosure of Key Performance Indicators – Sustainable CAPEX, OPEX, Green Assets



  • Enterprise ESG Risk Management
  • The Conceptional Framework for ESG Integration (Physical and Transitional Risks)
  • Implementation of ESG Risk Models – Portfolio Alignment vs. Scenario-based Models
  • Practical Case Study on ESG Integration in your Organisation



  • Outlook on Future Developments and Best Practices
  • Overview of the Regulatory Roadmap Over the Next Years
  • Recommendations for Best Practices in ESG Management and Reporting
  • Future Developments in Green Finance and Investments


All Course Dates



When: 09 May 2023

Where: ONLINE , Training, Course
ESG, Sustainability and Green Finance for non-ESG Managers in: English

Timing: From 09:00 till 17:00
Price: 780 Euro  (VAT Exclusive)
Early booking discount: A 10%  discount will be applied if you register before or on 10/03/2023


When: 2 October 2023

Where: NH Collection Brussels Centre Boulevard Adolphe Max. 7, 1000 BE - Brussels, Belgium
ESG, Sustainability and Green Finance for non-ESG Managers in: English

Timing: From 09:00 till 17:00
Price: 840 Euro  (VAT Exclusive)
Early booking discount: A 10%  discount will be applied if you register before or on 03/08/2023

Participant feedback

*** A course with 10 participants is very good to favour the interactivity. Thanks for the perfect course content and lecture.

*** Very good course, teacher, and approach. Material available on-line prior the course + request to the participants about their expectations from the course.

*** Congratulations! Very well done. Nothing more to add.

*** I really appreciated the empathy and skills of the lecturer. Also, the size of the group (7 persons) was perfect to have the necessary interactivity throughout the course.

Learn the way that suits you most!

Course Lecturers

Dr. Johannes Hofinger, MBA, FRM

Dr. Johannes Hofinger is specialized in Risk Management, Basel III, IFRS and regulatory reporting. His professional skills are reinforced by strong academic roots. He lectures for global business schools in corporate finance, managerial accounting and financial reporting. The main roles undertaken are lecturing, consulting and project management.  

Dr. Patrik Buchmueller

Dr. Patrik Buchmueller has more than 20 years of experience as regulator and risk manager in the financial sector. He has worked for German Banking Supervisor BaFin and for various public and private banks in Germany. Since 2018 he acts as consultant for central banks, and international banks in Germany. He also lectures at university level in the fields of risk management & economics and has published several books on risk management in the financial sector. Working for BaFin he had been member of Basel Committee of Banking Supervision’s Subgroup on Operational Risk Management and other workgroups between banking supervisors in the European Union and in Germany.  

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Books we studied for you

ESG Matters: How to Save the Planet, Empower People, and Outperform the Competition
ESG Matters: How to Save the Planet, Empower People, and Outperform the Competition

In ESG Matters, authors Dr. Debra L. Brown and David A. H. Brown challenge the thinking that businesses operate in a vacuum, separate from the environment. Maintaining a focus on environment, social, and governance (ESG) places an organization a step above those that don’t consider the ethics of good business.  

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investing: A Balanced Analysis of the Theory and Practice of a Sustainable Portfolio
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investing: A Balanced Analysis of the Theory and Practice of a Sustainable Portfolio

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investing: A Balanced Analysis of the Theory and Practice of a Sustainable Portfolio presents a balanced, thorough analysis of ESG factors as they are incorporated into the investment process. An estimated 25% of all new investments are in ESG funds, with a global total of $23 trillion and the U.S. accounting for almost $9 trillion. Many advocate the sustainability goals promoted by ESG, while others prefer to maximize returns and spend their earnings on social causes. The core problem facing those who want to promote sustainability goals is to define sustainability investing and measure its returns.  

Responsible Investing
Responsible Investing

This book provides the first holistic resource on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing. It provides a thorough background and history of ESG investing, as well as cutting-edge industry developments, in a way that introduces the reader to the rapidly developing field of responsible investing.  

Companies who attended our courses


AG Insurance
Allianz Benelux
Argenta NV
AXA Belgium
Baloise Insurance
Banca Monte Paschi Belgio S.A.
Bank De Groof
Banking Association (Kosovo)
Belfius Investment Partners
BNP Paribas Fortis
Bpost Bank
Buy Way
CBC Bank
Celio Finance SPRL
Delen Private Bank
Delta Lloyd Life
Deutsche Bank AG
DKV Belgium
Ethias SA
Euler Hermes Services
Euroclear Bank SA/NV
Euroclear Investments
Europ Assistance
European Investment Bank - EIB (Luxembourg)
European Union - EDFIMC / ElectriFI
Flanders Investment & Trade
Gras Savoye Belgium
Incofin Investment Management
ING Bank België
KBC Bank
Ministry of European Integration (Kosovo)
National Bank of Belgium
NN Insurance Belgium
Record Bank
Société Générale Private Banking
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
Triodos Bank
VGD International -Audit & Tax
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
Zurich Insurance plc, Belgium branch
Vanbreda International
Afton Chemical SPRL
Air Liquide
Allnex Belgium SA/NV
ANL Plastics
Arcelor Mittal ( Belgium & Luxembourg)
Axalta Coating Systems 
BASF Antwerpen
BASF Belgium Coordination Center
Beaulieu International Group
Borealis Polymers NV
Bridgestone Europe SA
CNH Industrial Belgium NV
Cofely Fabricom
Cytec Belgium
DOMO Chemicals (Germany)
Dow Corning
Electrolux Appliances AB - EMA- EMEA (SEE)
Engineered Pressure Systems International
European Owens Corning Fiberglas
Fost Plus
GDF Suez
Griffith Foods
Hamon & Cie
Heraeus Electro-Nite International NV
Jacobs Belgium
Milliken Europe
Niko Group
NXP Semiconductors - Prodis  (Netherlands)
SPX Cooling Technologies
Synventive Molding Solutions (Germany)
Vinçotte International
VPK Packaging Group NV
Yara Belgium NV
Antwerp World Diamond Centre
AVEVE Biochem NV
Carrefour Belgium
Delhaize Corporate Group
Abbott Logistics B.V. (Netherlands)
AbbVie (Canada)
Agfa HealthCare NV
AZ Sint-Blasius
Baxter International (Austria)
Catalent Pharma Solutions
CinnaGen (Tehran)
Datwyler Pharma Packaging International
Groep OZ ESV
Landelijke Christelijke mutualiteit (LCM)
Mutualités Libres: MLOZ
Novartis Pharma
SA Bristol- Myers Squibb Belgium NV
Stryker (Netherlands)
Terumo BCT Europe NV
Zorgbedrijf Antwerpen
AW Europe
Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN)
Corelio Printing
De Persgroep Publishing nv
EDF Luminus
Elia System Operator
Engie Electrabel NV/SA
Eni Gas & power
Fluxys Belgium
Itineris NV
Agentschap Innoveren en Ondernemen
Europees Parlement
Ministry of European Integration
National Agency for Protection of Personal Data
Nationale Loterij
SD Diensten NV (SD Worx)
SESAR Joint Undertaking
Stad Antwerpen
Stadsbestuur Harelbeke
Syntra Brussel
UGent - FBW
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Acturus sprl
ARC Europe
BIA Africa
Bia Overseas
Brooser BE Operations 
Cipal Schaubroeck
Computer Task Group
Deloitte Accountancy
Egemin International
Enhesa International
FIS (former Clear2Pay)
Interel Group
K&L Gates
Matexi NV
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
PwC Tax Consultants
Vinçotte International sa
Alstom Belgium
ARC Europe 
Brussels Airport Company
De Lijn
D'Ieteren Auto
Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Antwerpen
Globachem nv
GSC Greensea Chartering 
HONDA Motor Logistics
Neovia Logistics
PSA Antwerp nv
Retail & Wholesale
Seatrade Reefer Chartering
Thalys International
Trimble T&L
Volkswagen Group Services
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Zeebrugge NV
Witzenmann Benelux nv

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