A Starters Guide to ESG, Energy and Climate

ESG investing is quickly gaining popularity as a priority among investors. The Environmental, Social and Governance movement seeks to score the actions of companies based on these non-financial criteria. The energy industry has become a particular target of this movement, and, as such, it now influences critical managerial and strategic decisions. This course will cover the development and future of ESG standards, assessing the impact of ESG as a gauge for environmental sustainability and how ESG and climate concerns are shifting the priorities of the energy industry.

Content duration: (6:10 hours)

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    Chapter 1 - ESG as Public Relations vs. Investor Relations

    1.01 Intro to ESG (4 min.)  Sample Lesson Quiz

    1.02a Where did ESG come from and why? (Part 1) (11 min.)

    1.02b Where did ESG come from and why? (Part 2) (16 min.) Quiz

    1.03 A big scope view on how ESG is impacting the energy industry (5 min.) Quiz

    1.04 A Cynical View (14 min.) Quiz

    Chapter 2 - ESG in Any Company and Deciding if it’s Worthwhile

    2.01 Key Players in the ESG Ratings Space (8 min.) Quiz

    2.02a Lack of Standardization (Part 1) (16 min.)

    2.02b Lack of Standardization (Part 2) (13 min.) Quiz

    2.03 Flexibility in Creating an ESG Narrative (13 min.) Quiz

    Chapter 3 - Exploring ESG Criteria and What They Mean for an Energy Company

    3.01a How even a fossil fuel company can qualify as ESG (Part 1) (7 min.)

    3.01b How even a fossil fuel company can qualify as ESG (Part 2) (13 min.)

    3.01c How even a fossil fuel company can qualify as ESG (Part 3) (10 min.) Quiz

    3.02 What Self-Reporting Means (11 min.) Quiz

    3.03 Reasons to Choose Not to Report (3 min.) Quiz

    Chapter 4 - What is ESG and Why is it Important to the Energy Industry?

    4.01a Environmental Performance Impact on the Oil & Gas Sector (Part 1) (13 min.)

    4.01b Environmental Performance Impact on the Oil & Gas Sector (Part 2) (12 min.) Quiz

    4.02a Why National Oil Companies Don’t Care (Part 1) (11 min.)

    4.02b Why National Oil Companies Don’t Care (Part 2) (16 min.) Quiz

    4.03 Impact on Privately Held Companies (9 min.) Quiz

    4.04 Why Public Companies Care So Much (3 min.) Quiz

    Chapter 5 - The Future of ESG: Pension Funds, Banking, Private Equity and Bubbles

    5.01a Developments in Regulation (Part 1) (22 min.)

    5.01b Developments in Regulation (Part 2) (18 min.) Quiz

    5.02a Second Degree Impacts: Pressure on Financiers (10 min.)

    5.02b Second Degree Impacts: Pressure on Insurers (12 min.) Quiz

    5.03 The Bubble Argument (7 min.) Quiz