Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) has gained increasing attention over the past few years, with many institutional investors investing only in those companies that provide ESG performance reporting. An introduction to Environment, Social and Governance for the natural gas industry provides an overview of an ESG framework and how it supports a company’s overall risk management. We will look at each component in detail and deliver insight into how those components converge to impact a company and its stakeholders. Whether you’re in distribution, transmission, marketing, E&P or a supplier you will no doubt be faced with a growing interest in ESG and how it informs you or your companies decision making. The intention of this course is to prepare you with the foundational knowledge needed to respond effectively and help you understand how the stakeholders are using ESG information to conduct due diligence and make investment decisions.
- Explain what ESG is and its relevance to how investors make investment decisions
- Describe key environmental, social and governance issues
- Explain how stakeholders influence corporate ESG performance
- Analyze ESG risks and opportunities
- Review a case study using publicly available information on ESG performance
- Translate ESG information into business intelligence
Who Should Attend
An Introduction to Environmental Social Governance (ESG) is perfect for any natural gas professional who would like to better understand how a company manages ESG risks and opportunities. This course explores concepts that will be useful for professionals seeking to gain further insight into ESG. It is geared towards beginner or intermediate experience with ESG.
Meet the Instructor
President and CEO, Southern Gas Association
Suzanne Ogle is President and CEO of the Southern Gas Association. As CEO she helps SGA members overcome the challenges, they face operating in the natural gas industry and navigating public perception. With her entrepreneurial mindset and wide range of experience across the natural gas value chain from service, to exploration and production, midstream and transmission she focuses on business process, optimization and effective communication to prepare the SGA members for resilience and innovation in an industry in transition.
Suzanne is an Accredited Public Relations and Certified Investor Relations professional. She holds an Advanced Marketing certificate from Southern Methodist University, as well as Finance Management, Business Analytics and Change Management certificates from Cornell University and an Executive Leadership for Energy Professionals certificate from the University of Houston. She received a Master of Education in educational psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in business marketing from California Lutheran University.