SERA Certified ESG Leader (CESGL®)is a professional designation awarded by Social Enterprise Research Academy (SERA) to signify that a professional possesses the competence and leadership to establish the ESG management system, auditing and reporting.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) refers to the three main areas of concern by the investors as the major factors in measuring the sustainable financial return of an investment in a business. Nowadays, more and more stock exchanges are requiring ESG reporting to promote sustainability. However, there is a need for the development, implementation and maintenance of an ESG management system for improving the sustainable performance, rather than merely ESG reporting.
An effective ESG management system provides the ESG policy, procedures and documents needed to manage the processes towards the realization of sustainable financial return.
Having customized its online training material to meet the huge market demand for ESG professionals worldwide, SERA is proud to announce its unique online training program in ESG management system, auditing and reporting. After successfully completing the online training program and assessment, the participants will be awarded the SERA Certified ESG Leader (CESGL®) designation for all professional purposes.
The purpose of the SERA Certified ESG Leader program (CESGL®)is to provide profound knowledge to help CEOs and senior managers in establishing the ESG management system, auditing and reporting.
This certification program targets the participants who are in the management or supervisory positions. Earning the SERA Certified ESG Leader (CESGL®)designation can open up many career paths and opportunities:
This session goes through the major global initiatives of sustainability and explains its macro point of view. It then describes how important sustainability is to organisations and how stakeholders are involved. It also describes the governance responsibilities and gave business cases of ESG.
This unit covers the setting of vision and ESG policies. Stakeholders rights, stakeholder engagement and the corporate governance structure to satisfy a company’s needs are also included.
In ESG planning, the types of ESG risk analysis are looked into. It then goes on to developing ESG objectives and KPIs, establishing ESG criteria and developing ESG programs. Materiality analysis is also covered.
This unit covers the development of the ESG management manual where responsibility and authority of the ESG management system are defined. It helps to identify training needs and develop stakeholder communication. It then goes to describe how to monitor and control the operation, established risk control and emergency responses.
Review of ESG management system is covered in this unit as well as the need of system audit, the procedure of taking corrective and preventive actions, as well as maintaining records and a knowledge base. It described the process of conducting management reviews and developing ESG reports.
The certificate will be delivered to the participant within 60 days, after successfully passing the examination .
This certification program can start anywhere and anytime, whichincludes all the training material and a free-copy of the RM8001 Management Standard to guide you for establishing the ESG management system, auditing and reporting.
The steps for certification are as follows:
Candidates may apply for the direct entry for the award of SERA Honorary Certified ESG Leader (Hon.CESGL®), subject to the approval of the Council of SERA.
Candidates who apply for direct entry should fill in the application form, together with 200 words of personal profile in terms of leadership, professional knowledge, achievements, awards and social responsibility.
The fee includes:
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Whether you are advanced in your ESG journey and want to get higher marks in your ESG ratings, or at the beginning of your ESG plan, organising your first ESG awareness training, we are happy to create ESG success for you and with you.