ENVR E-125: Environmental Social Governance: The Evolution of Corporate Sustainability

This course is designed to perpetuate and expedite the growth of corporate sustainability from product innovation and strategic philanthropy to incorporating risk-oriented environmental, social, and governance (ESG) structures. This allows students to re-think corporate sustainability through the lenses of enterprise risk management, climate risks and opportunities, investor relations, and financial products. This course emphasizes why students should be inspired to implement ESG thinking in organizations. The course starts by exploring the forces behind the rapid popularization of ESG. It then analyzes the interdependencies between consumer attitudes, regulation, investors, and officers of public companies. Students hear from senior ESG leaders from large companies currently executing the concepts discussed in class. Multiple classes are dedicated to the specialized frameworks of ESG reporting.


Sophia Leonora Mendelsohn







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