Sustainability in Finance - FREE Live Webinar – EY Academy of Business

Sustainability in Finance – FREE Live Webinar


September 2024

Sustainability in Finance

FREE Live Online, interactive 1-hour webinar

Date: September 11th, 2024
Time: 12:00 – 13:00 CET

To prepare for the upcoming courses in Sustainability:

Traditionally, CFOs and financial controllers have focused on the financial and operational aspects of a company. With, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations having become one of the most pressing elements within a company’s corporate strategy, driven by both investor demand and regulatory scrutiny, they are now expected to play a more active role in integrating ESG considerations into the company’s financial strategy and decision-making.

Measuring impacts allows the company to improve its performance and to make meaningful strides toward its sustainability and financial goals alike. ESG metrics are akin to a diagnostic tool for the company – it identifies areas of inefficiency, highlights opportunities for improvement, and helps set realistic and achievable sustainability objectives.

Studies revealed that companies with strong ESG ratings outperformed their peers by an average of 7.6% over the past 10 years, demonstrating the link between ESG integration and superior financial performance.

One of the significant benefits of achieving high ESG performance is its positive influence on financial factors. Improved financial performance, reflected in accounting statements and stock returns, directly contributes to the firm’s value calculation, resulting in higher shareholder value.  A significant 63% of investors now avoid companies with poor ESG practices, even if financially attractive.

Why Attend?

Attend the webinar to get a tangible feel of what the courses will be about i.e. if you wish to:

  • Be informed about the new legal, regulatory and compliance framework
  • Obtain a thorough understanding of the importance of ESG factors in investment decisions
  • Incorporate ESG criteria in financial strategies
  • Increase the value of your organization


Simple but very powerful examples will be examined and analysed during the webinar. The short agenda is:

  • Introduction to Sustainability:
    • From the Non-Financial Reporting Directive to the new ESRD
    • The new compliance landscape. Why all companies need to comply?
    • Why all companies need to develop a sustainability strategy
    • The benefits for the organization, financial and non-financial
    • Real life examples of financial returns an organization can benefit
  • Q&A session
  • Participant feedback – let us know your specific requests to include in the upcoming courses


George Koutroupis – A commercially aware and versatile, engaging GRI Certified Sustainability Professional, with more than 30 years’ experience of international strategic business and financial management

Martinos Martoudes – He provides training courses in the basics of financial (IFRS) and managerial accounting, subjects related to strategic management, as well as selected topics of the ACCA Qualification programme and postgraduate studies at the Warsaw School of Economics.

Reminder: the two Sustainability Courses run on:

Developing effective Sustainability/ESG Reporting and Strategies based on the GRI Standards 09:00 – 16:30 CET 3-4 October 2024
Decoding sustainable finance in optimizing financial performance 09:00 – 16:30 CET 5 November 2024



Aleksandra Jabłczyńska

Course Coordinator


Sustainability in Finance – FREE Live Webinar


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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