Sustainability advisory services company Global Sustain announced today the launch of an e-Learning course on ESG Risk Assessment developed in collaboration with financial intelligence analytical tools provider Moody’s Analytics, aimed at helping professionals including risk managers, credit and ESG risk analysts, relationship managers, and other senior managers to understand the impact of ESG on lending and investment decisions.

Michael Spanos, CEO of Global Sustain, said:

 “We are very pleased and honoured to share our expertise and know-how on ESG with leading organisations like Moody’s that have such an impact on the global economy. This ESG eLearning programme will assist Moody’s clients in ESG awareness and integration in credit risk management and procedures.”

The online course, consists of three modules, including the Principles of ESG, Assessing and Managing ESG Risk, and Integrating ESG in Credit Assessment and Reporting. Key topics and concepts covered by the course include ESG, responsible banking, and sustainable finance principles, assessing and managing ESG risk in credit risk assessment, integration of ESG factors into the probability of default and loss, and key ESG reporting frameworks and standards, among others.

Tara Kapitan, Senior Director Program Management at Moody’s Analytics, said:

 “As our clients are increasing their investment in ESG data and tools, we recognize that their people are at the heart of a successful integration of ESG into their enterprise risk management framework. That is why we collaborated with Global Sustain to provide a practical ESG course on how to identify, assess, and manage ESG risks and opportunities at both the client and portfolio level.”