Executive Education

ESG in Management & Finance

Sustainable development has become a key strategic objective in public policy as well as in corporate decision-making. This overarching objective has been transferred to the financial markets as sustainable investment strategies. Financial markets and the key players therein are in the course of redirecting their resources. They address more and more investment opportunities which fulfill the main criteria of sustainable investing, in particular with regard to environmental, social, and governance aspects, i.e. which fulfill ESG criteria. For the corporate side, a better understanding of these processes, the underlying policies as well as the rating criteria applied in this context is decisive for decision-makers. At the same time, in order to accomplish a company's ESG objectives, it is essential to achieve widespread integration across the entire organization. Consequently, a broad-reaching influence and effective communication at the company-wide level are imperative for the successful implementation of this transformative process.

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Our executive training program in ESG and Sustainability is tailored to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complexities of sustainability and ESG, with specialization courses designed for professionals from both corporates and financial institutions.

Format and Structure

Our Executive ESG Program is structured into three modules, each with a specific focus.

  • In module 1, you will gain a fundamental understanding of ESG principles and their significance in the business world. This module is delivered digitally on our learning platform, allowing you to access the content at your own pace and convenience.
  • In module 2, you will participate in on-campus sessions for 4 days, where you will interact with experts and peers to discuss the most essential ESG topics and work collaboratively with discussions and case studies. This module will provide you with a deeper understanding of the complex issues surrounding ESG, and allow you to network with other professionals in the field.
  • In module 3, you will have the opportunity to specialize in either ESG management or ESG in finance. You will work on specific topics related to your chosen specialization for 2 days, under the guidance of experts in the field. This module will help you develop the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in your chosen area of expertise.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of ESG principles and their significance in the business world.
  • Understand the emerging trends in the field of ESG and explore their potential impact on business strategy and decision-making.
  • Understand the regulatory and legal frameworks that govern ESG practices and their implications for business operations.
  • Explore the relationship between ESG practices and financial performance, and learn how to effectively communicate ESG performance to investors, analysts, and other stakeholders.
  • Analyze the role of leadership in promoting a culture of sustainability and responsible business practices.
  • Acquire the knowledge needed to implement sustainable business practices.
  • Develop the critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills necessary to navigate complex ESG challenges and opportunities.
Academic Directors

Prof. Dr. Uwe Walz

Prof. Dr. Uwe Walz is an esteemed economist who currently holds the position of Professor at Goethe University Frankfurt. Prior to this, he served as a Professor of Economics at the University of Bochum (1995-1997) and Tuebingen (1997-2002). He has also held visiting research fellow positions at the London School of Economics and the University of California, Berkeley. As Dean of Studies of the Department of Economics at Goethe University, Prof. Walz also holds key positions as a Member of the Management Board, Program Director Data Center, and Deputy Scientific Director at the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE (Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe), which he helped establish as one of the two founding directors. In his current main research, he focuses on private equity, start-up and growth finance, and innovation economics. Prof. Walz has published widely in international journals, most recently on venture capital topics and organizational design. His work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Journal of International Economics, the European Economic Review, and the Journal of Public Economics.

Key Facts

Course Materials

Course materials will be provided in electronic form.


GBS online learning platform and Campus Westend of Goethe University Frankfurt/Campus MIP



Professional Certificate

A certificate of “Certified ESG Management Expert” or “Certified ESG in Finance Management” is awarded upon completion of the course, depending on specialization.

Course Fee

Course fees will be announced soon.