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Strategic Approaches to Environmental, Social and Governance Programme - CMI Level 7

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Strategic Approaches to Environmental, Social and Governance Programme - CMI Level 7

This programme will provide an overview of both the global and UK ESG landscapes, key frameworks, and best practices. Focusing on the business reality of prioritising where to invest, delegates will consider why this might be important and the potential benefits/implications from both a risk, as well as a growth perspective.

This course is designed to position participants to gain buy-in for ESG initiatives from board-level peers.

Participants will consider what strong ESG governance looks like and best practices to create a clear ESG plan, with integrated measurement, reporting and communication plans. The programme will help delegates to ensure that this is aligned against the expected impact on the organisation.

Course Summary


Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice - Optional


3 Day

Delivery Method and Price:

Virtual Classroom:


About Us

About the Programme

This course is aimed at senior business leaders, Directors, C-suite and board members of Organisations who wish to understand in more detail the ESG landscape, the impact on their own organisations and how to engage peers with the ESG conversation.

*Please note that some of the materials and objectives may be subject to change depending on discussions, activities and needs of the cohort upon reflection of delegate responses to the pre-programme questionnaires.*

On completion of this programme, delegates will:

  • Gain an understanding of the global and UK ESG landscapes, key frameworks and regulations and the impact on organisations
  • Possess the ability to assess potential ESG impacts (risks and opportunities) for your own organisation
  • Hold an appreciation of what strong ESG governance looks like, including best practices and examples of ESG focus and measuring impact
  • Have developed the knowledge of a framework for analysing an organisation’s ESG risks and opportunities, and the potential materiality of the impact on that organisation
  • Have the ability to create an ESG plan, with integrated measurement, reporting and communication plan

Session 1

Exploring ESG

Key themes include:

  • Introduction to ESG
  • Differentiating between traditional corporate social responsibility efforts and modern embedded sustainability
  • Understanding global ESG commitments: The EU Green Deal, the Paris Agreement
  • ESG frameworks, regulation, measurement and reporting requirements
  • Stakeholders and the business case for ESG at your own organisation

Session 2

Community, Engagement, and Impact

Key themes include:

  • A deep dive into environmental impact and sustainability
  • Social impact
  • Defining, understanding and engaging ‘community’
  • The impact of your supply chain and supplier relations
  • The employee experience and engagement
  • The business case for diversity and inclusion and what this means for your company

Session 3

Leading, Measuring and Embedding change

Key themes include:

  • Good governance
  • ESG data, tracking and measurement
  • Third party verification to demonstrate ESG commitment
  • Establishing goals and defining strategy
  • Influencing, engaging and dealing with cynics
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • ESG reporting & best practices for ESG communications
  • Changing culture and embedding change through Governance

CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice 

Following completion of the Strategic Approaches to Environmental, Social and Governance Programme , learners can opt to continue their studies by completing a CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice. This qualification is designed for practising middle managers and leaders at operations, division, departmental or specialist level, who are typically accountable to a senior manager or business owner. 

Learners are required to complete one 4,000-4,500 word written assignment. Units to be completed include: 

  • 705: Leading Strategic Change 

Benefits of completing the qualification include: 

For learners: 

  • Enables learners to develop the professionalism to deliver impact and behave ethically. 
  • Enables learners to understand the scope, context and complexity of leading strategic change. 
  • Provides the opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to continual learning and development.  
  • Accredited management and leadership qualification and certificate on completion. 

For organisations: 

  • Learners will build on their strategic management and leadership skills to focus on the requirements of embedding the organisation’s strategy. 
  • Provides skills and behaviours to drive core business activities. 
  • Optimises an organisation’s ability to remain competitive, react to the needs and expectations of stakeholders and respond to changing national and international markets. 

Learners also receive: 

  • Targeted tutorials run by our CMI-qualified tutors, to help learners complete the assignment writing phase. 
  • Dedicated support from the Quality Assurance Team here at In Professional Development, including regular CMI learner drop-in sessions.  
  • Access to a wealth of CMI online learning resources through their Management Direct website. 

Please take a look at our CMI FAQs to find out more about how the qualification works. 

Ian Skiggs

Ian Skiggs


Following an early career as a Chief Engineer in the Royal Navy, and a mid-career in sales, project management, and commercially oriented General Management within the Distribution, Healthcare and Technology sectors across multiple geographies, Ian has undertaken high-profile “C” suite roles within the broader Technology Sector with sub-sectors including Aerospace, Space, Communications, Defence, Energy, Automotive, Medical, and Security. Adept at utilising change intervention to drive reputational CSR & ESG across Products, Services, Innovation, Workplace, Governance , Leadership & Performance Management and enhancing value through business growth, improved margins and targeted cost reduction combined with enhancing human capital. His experience includes cross border multi-site acquisition integration and restructuring, business development and strategic growth. Ian is a Chartered Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors and an Association of Project Management Professional and has gained business recognition with Queens Awards for Innovation and Growth.  


In his spare time, Ian enjoys scuba diving and gym training. He is also generally found at a swimming pool on early mornings and weekends supporting his son’s sporting ambitions. 

Our dedicated In-House Training team can work with you to create a tailored training course that creates an optimal learning experience. Our bespoke built training programmes are designed around your needs and allow you to meet the specific requirements of your business.

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  • Understand Global and UK ESG landscapes, key frameworks and regulations
  • Assess potential ESG impacts
  • Learn best practices and examples of ESG focus


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