Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) – join free online course

31/05/2024 11:01:00

Get key information and register for the Law Society's 2024 Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG).

The Diploma Centre is offering a free online course (MOOC) on Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) over June and July.

This year’s MOOC will provide members with a comprehensive guide to the evolving legal landscape of ESG, a detailed examination of ESG reporting obligations, together with an overview of common sustainability principles and frameworks, and a focused view of the impact on various sectors and industries.

What’s covered each week?

  • Week 1: What is ESG?

  • Week 2: Environmental - part 1

  • Week 3: Environmental - part 2

  • Week 4: Social & Governance

  • Week 5: Live Panel Discussion

Who are the speakers?

We have a fantastic array of expert speakers lined up, including:

  • Ossian Smyth, Green Party TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement, eGovernment and Circular Economy;

  • Brian MacSharry, Head of Group, Nature and Biodiversity, European Environment Agency;

  • Nessa Joyce, Partner, William Fry;

  • Cliona Kimber SC;

  • Eamon O’ Connor, Senior Tax Manager, PwC;

  • Julie Hutton, Head of Operations, Irish Centre for Diversity;

  • Deirdre Moran, Professional Accountancy Leader, Chartered Accountants Ireland;

  • Alessio Predieri, Director, Ernst & Young; and

  • Sarah Thompson, Partner, Arthur Cox.

For the full lineup of speakers and topics, download the course schedule.

Register now

The course aims to provide members with the most up-to-date and relevant information on the subject and there are also seven CPD points available for completing the MOOC.  

The course content will be delivered online over five weeks and will be available to view on demand offering maximum flexibility for participants.

If you have any queries, contact the team by emailing mooc@lawsociety.ie.