ESG has quickly become one of the most commonly used acronyms in the business world today. Despite the ongoing debate and politicization around ESG and growing claims of greenwashing, sustainability management continues to remain at the top of the agenda for the C-suite and Boards across sectors. Increasingly, corporations are recognizing the need to consider ESG frameworks in their business strategies and are looking for guidance on how to develop a framework around incorporating sustainability principles across their business operations to mitigate risk and unlock value creation. This course is designed to give you the basics of building an ESG program and integrating ESG factors into operations to further evaluate risks, opportunities and improve business resiliency. For those newer to ESG / sustainability, the course will guide you on how to build, implement and communicate a sustainability agenda. Considering the pending SEC climate disclosure regulations, we will also discuss how companies should prepare themselves for upcoming reporting requirements.
This course will be a 45-minute session followed by a 15-minute Q&A, with an opportunity for participants to engage in active dialogue about their respective sustainability journeys and the challenges they may face both internally and externally in launching environmental and social initiatives.
Attendees will receive 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) and a Level 3 ESG Expert Digital Badge upon completion of the class.
Who Should Attend
- Anyone relatively newer to ESG and wants a better understanding of basic terminology and frameworks
- Corporate executives across all business functions who are involved in any aspects of building an ESG roadmap (Human Resources, Strategy / Business Development, Supply Chain / Procurement, Operations), particularly those focused on the environmental and social factors
- ESG / Sustainability professionals
- Investor relations professionals
- C-suite (CEO, CFO, CSO, COO, etc.)
Credly Digital Badge
Level 3 Natural Gas Industry ESG Expert
SGA has partnered with Credly, the leader in digital credentials, to certify the recipients have an instrumental familiarization of ESG framework and its relevance to an organization’s ESG roadmap, GHG footprint, journey to net zero, climate risk and reporting, and stakeholder messaging.
Meet the Instructor
Founder/CEO, Enzo Advisors, LLC
Nidhi Chadda is a generalist growth investor and advisor across public and private markets. She was recently the Managing Director for ESG and Climate Solutions Advisory Group at TRC Companies, a leading global environmental consulting firm that she joined with her teammates from Enzo Advisors, a sustainability consulting practice she founded that focused on helping companies build best-in-class sustainable business models and worked closely with institutional investors to integrate ESG policies and frameworks across their investment processes. Before launching Enzo Advisors, Nidhi was an RBC Global Asset Management portfolio manager. She spearheaded the initiative to drive ESG integration across investment processes for her team, managing $3 billion in assets under management in aggregate across 3 funds. Nidhi also serves on several advisory boards and investment committees at angel associations and venture funds. Nidhi has hosted numerous webinars related to ESG-related topics. She has been featured across a number of media engagements including CNBC, the Women in Asset Management Summit, ESG Clarity magazine, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), ESG Today, and Venture Capital Journal. Nidhi has 20+ years of experience as an investment banker, strategic consultant, and investor. She earned her MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.