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ESG Expert Modular Training Course: ESG Inform

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£175 per learner, not including VAT


Take your ESG knowledge to the next level, with this ESG Expert modular training course: ESG Inform. This 17-part course takes a much deeper dive into the world of ESG, covering a range of sub-topics and featuring modules on CDP, SFDR, and GRI frameworks, as well as sustainability bonds.

This course is perfect for organisations, allowing their teams to truly specialise in ESG to help the overall business stay aware of new trends, frameworks, and other sustainability factors. If you are an investor, this training course is also highly recommended to help you manage and understand your investments at a higher level.

This ESG Inform modular training course is accessible at any time after purchase through the Rio Engage platform, so businesses, organisations, investors and interested individuals alike can complete the course at their own pace.

This course has 17 defined modules, and through Rio Engage you can pick up and put down your learning as you need.


ESG Inform Training Course Overview

Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise each ESG reporting framework and describe how it can be used and where its focus areas are.
  • Identify which reporting frameworks are required for your organisation.
  • Understand and explain the range of issues surrounding ESG and sustainability, and how it relates to different businesses and organisations.
  • Discuss the application of ESG in the finance sector, and compare it to applications of ESG in the corporate sector.
  • Help others understand the jargon that can make ESG and sustainability less accessible to others.


There are no assessments that need to be completed for this course.

Course length

There are 17 modules in this task, with an expected time for 10-15 minutes of learning per module.

Is this an online or on-site course?

This course is only available online through the Rio Engage platform.


*If you are new to Rio, you will be directed to our Rio platform where you will need to complete one form to register before purchasing the course. If you are already an Engage user, you will be directed straight to the shopping cart. For all other users, please contact your System Administrator.


Why become an ESG expert?

Becoming an expert in ESG as part of a business or organisation can help to expand its potential greatly. Being able to confidently share your ESG knowledge allows for the rest of your team to begin their own learning journey into sustainability and ESG learning, which opens you up to fresh perspectives and ideas to help you and your team get one step closer towards your goals.

It can also improve the prospects and value of your business to investors, who are looking to invest in businesses that look towards a greener future. You may also see a boost in climate-focused followers and customers through solid actions built around ESG frameworks. These actions will also help to improve your reputation with existing customers, and show that you care about the future of the planet and your industry.

As an investor, having a solid idea of ESG will help you make better decisions in investing by being able to recognise where companies are making strong steps towards sustainability, and developing products that will have a positive and lasting impact.

As an individual, taking part in ESG learning courses can help you become more desirable to businesses and organisations. As attitudes shift towards climate change and sustainability, businesses and organisations are looking for intelligent and knowledgeable ESG experts that can help them make actionable plans, with reporting that investors and board members will understand.

This course is the second part of a series on ESG, with the first 6-part modular course, ESG Essentials, also available as the perfect starting point for teams new to ESG.

Explore our other ESG eLearning Training.


What is an ESG expert?

An ESG expert is a person who has an understanding of the different ESG frameworks, and how they correspond to particular business or organisation. ESG Experts also know how to measure and report on ESG and sustainability efforts, and can present those reports alongside actionable recommendations.

ESG experts are widely sought after by multinational companies and organisations that understand how a team member with a deep understanding of ESG can be a great benefit to operations.

What is ESG for beginners?

ESG, or Environmental, Social and Governance, is a series of standards and frameworks that measures a business or organisation’s impact on society and the environment, alongside the governance of the business or organisation. The governance of the business refers to how open and transparent it is in terms of its leadership, audits, shareholder rights, and more.

For anyone looking to learn more about the basics of ESG, we highly recommend starting with our ESG Essentials eLearning before moving onto this ESG Expert course. The Essentials course offers foundational knowledge on:
  • The definition of ESG
  • Reporting and disclosing on ESG
  • Investing in ESG
  • Ratings and score in ESG
  • Helping your workforce engage with ESG
  • Understanding the basics of Materiality
When you complete this course, you should continue onto this ESG Expert training course, which will further your knowledge and education of ESG greatly.

Are there any entry requirements to this course?

While there are no entry requirements to this course, we recommend taking the ESG Essentials eLearning course before starting on this one.

Can this course be given to a group in the workplace?

While we do not offer teaching directly in the workplace, each person signed up to this course will have access to it at any time through the Rio Engage platform. Therefore your workforce can still participate at designated times during work, if you so choose.

If you are buying this course in bulk for your teams, be sure to get in touch with Rio before you purchase. We will happily offer you a bulk discount.

What do I need to access and complete this course?

When you purchase this course, the only thing you will need to access it is your Rio Engage login, which will be sent to you once the transaction is complete.

Are there any further course materials I or my team need?

There are no other course materials you need to complete this course, and everything you do need is available through the Rio Engage platform.

Can I track the progress of my teams taking part in the course online?

If you wish to track the progress of your teams while they participate in this course, reach out to Rio customer support before or during the course. We can create an administrator account for you, so you can keep an eye on progress made.

What are the benefits of having a workforce trained in this course?

Having a workforce of ESG experts is a great way to help enforce accountability, and also provides the business or organisation with more minds all pushing towards the same goal, which can lead to the generation of new ideas and workflows.

What are the benefits of training in the workplace vs training online?

Users who take this course online will have the benefit of a study tutor available throughout the course, and not just for a specific time period. Training online also provides course participants the opportunity to work on the course in their own time.

Can I get a discount if I buy in bulk?

Get in touch with our team to receive your discount when buying courses in bulk.

Can I buy this course for individual use?

If you have an interest in ESG and wish to expand your knowledge even further, this course is available for individual use also.

When can I access this course?

Anytime! This course is available through the Rio Engage platform, which means you can access it at any time, day or night. You can also access any other Rio course through the platform.


Have any questions?

We pride ourselves on a customer support team that is dedicated to helping you grow and expand your knowledge around sustainability and the environment. Feel free to reach out to a member of our team to discuss Rio Learn or Rio ESG today.

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If you’d like to expand your learning even further, why not take a look at our other Rio Learn courses? We offer a number of subject areas, from energy management and ESG, to environmental management, healthcare waste, and more. A number of our courses are also approved by professional bodies like IEMA, The Energy Institute, and the Royal College of Nursing, so you will be receiving exceptional levels of education.

Rio is also at the forefront of ESG software. The Rio ESG platform utilises AI-driven software to help businesses and organisations measure, track and report on their ESG efforts. It houses a number of frameworks for you to work with, and provides space for each part of ESG so you can keep a top-level view, or take a granular approach.