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About the Course

In this course, you will get an overview of the impact of contemporary ESG ratings and how a company balances ESG issues against its financial performance. You will evaluate the effectiveness of corporate authenticity and the impacts of politics when building corporate ESG policy. You will also learn about social activism’s ability to disrupt markets, and the roles that stakeholders play when dealing with financial markets. Next, you will learn about corporate Boards, and the importance of creating independent Directors that can maintain neutrality to protect the interests of both the business and shareholders. You will also learn how Board structure is managed, methods for selecting Board members, and the role that Boards play when crafting ESG policy. Lastly, you will look at the necessity of creating a diverse and inclusive culture within an organization and will examine best practices for boards to create strong crisis and risk management policies. By the end of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how social activism affects the corporate world in the 21st century, how to build a Board of Directors that can incorporate ESG issues into risk management and governance strategies, and how encouraging diverse and inclusive culture benefits companies....

Top reviews

LH

Nov 15, 2022

Well-designed course with natural flow of structure, concrete business cases to show the concept.

Thanks for sharing the knowledge!

Best Regards

Liu (Singapore)

E

Nov 16, 2022

The title of the course could be misleading and its sharing could be counterproductive...IMHO

Great course where I learned a lot, loved it!

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By Vijay K

May 13, 2022

Provides a good overview of critical Social and Governance issue, and how stakeholder activism could help ensure accountability of the Board and Management in maintaining high standards. The professor was eloquent in her presentation and the materials was well structured and balanced.

By Supriya D

Jul 5, 2022

The course instructor is one of the most fantastic teachers I've ever had the privilige to learn from! Thank you!

By Romit S

Oct 30, 2022

Content well mixed with case studies and practical scenarios help understand the topic.

By Shashank P

Mar 30, 2023

The Course cover a variety of topics related to corporate governance, including board structures, CEO succession planning, compensation, risk management, and more. The information provided is well-organized and presented in a clear and concise manner. The transcripts provide a comprehensive overview of the subject matter and offer valuable insights into the complexities of corporate governance. The language used is accessible to a broad audience, and the material provided are suitable for anyone looking to gain a better understanding of the field. Overall, it is informative and well-written, and they would be useful for anyone interested in corporate governance or related fields.

By Stephen N

Sep 6, 2023

I learned that ESG is not a passing fad, but rather a better way of looking at the company in relation to society. There was balance in this course, meaning that companies need to be in business to earn profits in a responsible way.

By Liu H

Nov 16, 2022

Well-designed course with natural flow of structure, concrete business cases to show the concept.

Thanks for sharing the knowledge!

Best Regards

Liu (Singapore)

By Eric V

Nov 17, 2022

The title of the course could be misleading and its sharing could be counterproductive...IMHO

Great course where I learned a lot, loved it!

By Adam Z S

Dec 21, 2022

Extremely insightful course led by such a dedicated and knowledgeable team of professors. Thank you for creating such a great course!

By Dayo S

Sep 4, 2023

Provided some deeper insight on social action that impact business; governance change the lens of business operation

By Samkelisiwe D

Sep 10, 2023

I loved this course and how the facilitator went through the material and the explanation of all the concepts

By OSEMHEN S E

Mar 4, 2024

This course has helped me to improve my General ESG awareness. It was so enlightening

By Elise P

Oct 11, 2022

Great high level overview of ESG and current trends and topics faced by firms today.

By CHENG H F

Jan 27, 2023

useful online course with very good and recent case study example.

thx you professor

By Geoffrey M K

Feb 17, 2024

Very insightful for anyone considering venturing the ESG space

By Shelley F

Jan 6, 2023

This is a terrific course, and well presented.

By Pradeep M

Jun 13, 2022

Good learning.. good program, good content.

By Grace M

Sep 13, 2023

A informative and carefully crafted course.

By Heng P H

Jun 18, 2023

Great content and delivery.

By Kevin D

Jun 22, 2023

Very clear lectures

By shihyang y

Feb 16, 2024

it is very good

By Haruna A M

Feb 13, 2024

Superb

By Martin U O

Apr 3, 2024

Good but a little bias view on the subject

By Alberto M J

Jun 24, 2022

Congratulations to the team!

By Kristy D

Oct 13, 2023

This is a well taught class, good examples, the instructor is a good lecturer (maybe a little too much reading off the slides). However I'm taking this class so that I can apply for ESG positions and the class is really aimed at members of the board and CEOs -- I'm not likely, for example, to be in a position to create a "poison pill" to block a takeover, for example.

By Melville

Jun 10, 2023

a little boring