The ESG Academy (University of Amsterdam) offers you a learning experience with the objective to get a firm grasp of ESG fundamentals and become proficient in ESG accounting, reporting, auditing and assurance. So you can contribute to realising the ESG goals of your organisation and society at large.
The programme is unique in its kind
We focus on building 21st century ESG capabilities and skills in the areas of transformation, stakeholder management and communication. The ESG Academy lays a solid foundation. After that, we dive into more specialist topics. You will become a knowledgeable ESG expert, with the practical skills and capabilities to partake in ESG policymaking, transformation, accounting, reporting and auditing.
Classes are on Friday and take place at the Amsterdam Business School in the heart of Amsterdam. As an ambitious professional, you can pursue the programme alongside your regular employment. The ESG Academy has a modular structure. Each module comprises 1 semester. Currently, the following modules are offered as a combined 1-year package: ESG Fundamentals and ESG Reporting & Assurance.
This programme will provide you with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to develop as an ESG professional. It will help you to realise ESG goals for your organisation and society at large.
Get a firm grasp of ESG fundamentals
After completing the programme, you will have further developed your capabilities in the following:
- Explaining the key ESG areas and the interrelationships between E, S and G.
- Advising higher management on ESG issues, transformation and strategy.
- Taking informed actions as an ESG leader.
- Designing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating ESG reporting in accordance with relevant regulation.
- Contributing to internal ESG audits or external assurance on ESG reporting.
Essential for organisations
Organisations worldwide are implementing necessary transformations to ensure ESG is firmly embedded in their strategy, processes and culture. Moreover, they are preparing to include ESG in their accounting and reporting processes, stimulated by recent and upcoming regulation such as the European Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSDR). Audit firms are pondering how to formulate substantiated opinions on the reliability of ESG reports, where greenwashing emerges as a serious risk. In order to be able to tackle these challenges, a firm grasp of ESG fundamentals is essential.
The ESG Academy has a modular structure. Each module comprises 1 semester, with classes on Friday. Currently, the following modules are offered as a combined 1-year package: ESG Fundamentals and ESG Reporting & Assurance.
Upon completion of the programme, you will have updated your knowledge and skills in the following 7 key ESG areas:
- Interrelationships between E, S and G.
- ESG Accounting & Reporting
- ESG Auditing & Assurance