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Advance your ESG expertise on our highly rated short programme titled, ‘Leading Sustainability: What Directors Need to Know and How to Do It’. 94% of past participants noted that they enjoyed the short programme.
This short programme fits under the Technical Skills and Knowledge Dimension of the IoD Ireland Continuing Professional Development Framework for Directors. It is eligible for 12 hours of Chartered Director CPD. This session may also be eligible for other professional body CPD, please check with your relevant professional body.
The short programme will be led by Professor Simon Haslam, Chartered Director, and includes four in-depth sessions. Each session will also include a guest speaker, who will share their expertise and insights on the following sessions. These will include:
The four sessions are designed to equip directors with the knowledge and skills to strengthen their organisations’ orientation towards sustainability. It is based on a director’s sustainability checklist and will provide a practical approach to this critically important issue, with a focus on immediate takeaways, and it will include an opportunity to apply learnings to the participant’s own organisation.
What Will I Gain from Attending this Online Short Programme?
This short programme will take you on a sustainability journey to change the way you operate and live to be part of the solution, to deliver prosperity that includes everyone, and to grasp the opportunity we have right now to lead sustainable organisations.
Please note: Booking for this short programme is paid for as a whole and it is not possible to book individual sessions. Please see the Booking and CPD tab for more info.
What People Say About This Short Programme
“The short programme content was comprehensive and up to date, the presenters communicated well and engaged with attendees, the guest speakers were excellent and their stories and experience were helpful. The online format and the 2 weeks interval between sessions work perfectly. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I have no hesitation in recommending this course to others.”
Micheál Ó Conghaile, MUFG Investor Services
“Great introductory short programme for Board Directors on what sustainability is and how to get started."
Stanley Buckley, FSW Coatings Ltd
“Excellent overview short programme. A lot of material covered. Great guest speakers."
Eileen Lee, PM Group
“This programme provided clear guidelines on the expectations and requirements of our business going forward and has enabled us to develop a framework policy centrally that we can now roll out to our individual business units. Thank you."
Charlie Sheil, Windward Management
"This short programme was very interesting and thought provoking throughout. It was very good at highlighting the significant opportunities emerging from the Global Sustainability Challenges for Businesses."
Enda Devine, IPB Insurance
“A very useful ESG short programme, great input from Sheila, Simon and all the team in IoD. Look forward to the next short programme with IoD Ireland."
IoD Short Programme Attendee
The four morning sessions of the online short programme will take place over four different dates from 9:00am to 12:30pm. The session topics, and dates, are:
Session One – The Governance Agenda: The Board’s Role and Actions
The first session explores the growing importance of sustainability in the context of directors’ duties and the board’s role. It provides insight into 17 elements of the sustainability agenda, the growth of movements such as ESG, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and how these provide the foundation for a viable strategy. This will include:
Session Two - The Net Zero Agenda: The Board’s Role and Actions
The second session focuses on the Net Zero perspective for boards. It outlines what carbon foot printing is, how to do it, and how to create a strategy to become more carbon neutral in the future.
Session Three - The Wider Environment Agenda: The Board’s Role
The third session focuses on the wider environmental perspective for boards. It looks at the implication of concepts such as materiality. It investigates the circular economy and opportunities around re-designing business models. It will include:
Session Four - The Social Agenda: The Board’s Role
The fourth session looks at the board’s role as it relates to the social agenda. It covers stakeholder ramifications, where to focus and how to generate buy-in. This will include:
Professor Simon Haslam CDir is the Director and co-owner of a strategy research and consulting firm, FMR Research Ltd, and of the Consulting Mastered online platform.
Simon Haslam is a Chartered Director (CDir) and the course leader on the strategy aspect of the Chartered Director Programme for IoD Ireland. Simon is also the Programme Lead for Strategy at the Institute of Directors UK. In addition, he is the Non-executive Chairman of a transport business. Simon has worked in the consulting sector in Ireland for twenty years. His firm has clients across the private, public and third sectors from SMEs to global brands.
Simon has an MBA from Durham University Business School and a PhD from Strathclyde Business School. He is a visiting Professor at Durham where he leads the Strategic Management module of its Global MBA programme. His book, Strategic Decision Making: A Discovery-Led Approach to Critical Choices in Turbulent Times, co-written with Dr Ben Shenoy, was published by Kogan Page in 2018.
This 'Leading Sustainability: What Directors Need to Know and How to Do It' short programme fits under the Technical Skills and Knowledge Dimension of the IoD Ireland Continuing Professional Development Framework for Directors. It is eligible for 12 hours of Chartered Director CPD. This session may also be eligible for other professional body CPD, please check with your relevant professional body.
Online Short Programme Cost
This online short programme is booked as a whole, and the individual sessions cannot be booked separately. The below costs cover the participation of attending the four sessions in the series.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Places can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. Cancellations and a full refund will be accepted if received in writing to email@example.com by Tuesday, 23rd January 2024. After that date, no refund will be possible, and all fees will be forfeited in the event of a cancellation or non-attendance. Please note this is a virtual but live and interactive series requiring attendance online at each session. Recordings will not be available as part of post-session materials.
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How to Join this Online Short Programme
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Short Programme Platform Information: Zoom
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