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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


CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership - Optional


3 Day

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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


The CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Leadership and Management


The CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership is designed for Directors and Senior Managers who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective performance.

This qualification requires senior and aspiring senior leaders to build on their skills in strategic management and leadership and to focus on the requirements of inter-organisational strategy. You will be required to take the theory, thought leadership and research discussed on the programme, and implement it in your professional life by focusing on your own leadership development, and positively challenging organisational strategy.

Delegates will be required to complete one 3000 - 4000 word written assignment that requires taught theory to be applied to the strategic organisational context:

  • Unit 705: Leading Strategic Change


As part of your course fee, you are given free and unlimited access to post-classroom tutorials. These are organised monthly and run by CMI qualified tutors to help guide learners through the assignment writing phase.

Patrick Voss

Patrick Voss


Patrick started his career in marketing and strategy roles for global corporations, including PwC and Microsoft. He completed an MSc in Organizational Change and then co-founded a consultancy in 2011 that focused on culture and inclusion within companies of all sizes. Since then, his work has expanded to include planning out approaches to evaluate our impact on the environment, as well as the communities organisations engage with.

With expertise coming from a wide range of seasoned associates, his focus includes working with leadership teams to, understand what ESG, purpose, culture and inclusion mean to them, work through what would feel authentic and then design and deliver programs to capture and analyse data, understand and identify successes, and track/report progress over time.

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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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