IoD Professional Director Series Online
To help you understand your role as a director, and future-proof your board and organisation, we've developed our Professional Director Series – bringing accessible and digestible CPD to your region on the topics that matter. The whole series – wherever you are in the UK - is mapped to the IoD Director Competency Framework, keeping your learning relevant, up-to-date and in line with your professional development ambitions. Whether you’re embarking on the Certificate in Company Direction or are a qualified Chartered Director, this CPD series is the perfect accompaniment – or refresher – to your existing knowledge.
You’ll also be part of a group of leaders from organisations of all shapes and sizes across your region, giving you the opportunity to connect, learn from each other, share your setbacks and successes, and encourage each other at the most senior level.
Company purpose and ESG – driving long-term value
‘A company is more than an economic unit generating wealth. It fulfils human and societal aspirations as part of the broader social system. Performance must be measured not only on the return to shareholders, but also on how it achieves its environmental, social and good governance objectives.’
(The Davos Manifesto 2020)
Recent years have seen significant changes in the way stakeholders expect organisations to present and run their business, requiring the boards of companies to re-evaluate their purpose within an environmental, social and governance (ESG) context. Boards need a firm grasp of value creation that satisfies all stakeholders, internal and external.
This workshop explores how meaningful purpose statements at the heart of an organisation’s business model bring benefits and drive long-term value creation. It also examines what influences stakeholder demand and introduces different reporting and disclosure frameworks that will help organisations report and communicate their ESG credentials effectively to their stakeholders.
Having completed this session, delegates should be able to:
- Recognise the importance of meaningful purpose statements in delivering benefits and driving long-term value creation
- Appraise different approaches to communicating and reporting ESG to stakeholders