Course Details

Introduction to the CSRD – Understanding the Directive and the ESRS Training Course

Course Area



Available for 365 days after enrollment

Approximate Course Run Time

2 hours

Continuing Education Units


Course Fee

USD $250.00

E-learning content is available on demand


Course Details

Course Aim

The aim of this on-demand course is to provide organizations with knowledge and insights into sustainability reporting, and specifically providing an introduction to the CSRD and the ESRS.


Course Description

The course comprises four Modules:

  • Module 1 introduces the CSRD, the ESRS standards framework, key facts, scope, reporting boundary, and the phased timeline for implementing CSRD. Module 1 also addresses key concepts and principles, including double materiality, and the three-dimension reporting model.
  • Modules 2 and 3 cover the five environmental topical standards, E1 to E5, and their key disclosure requirements.
  • Module 4 then covers the Social and Governance reporting disclosure requirements.

Overall, this on-demand training course will:

  • Provide an outline of the CSRD, its scope, structure and purpose
  • Cover the timeline of its introduction, and an overview of the mandatory independent third-party assurance of reported information
  • Introduce the ESRS structure and disclosure requirements including:
    • Double materiality analysis
    • Business model and strategy in relation to sustainability
    • The specific topical requirements covering the ESG areas


How will I benefit?

This course will help you:

  • Develop and improve your understanding of the key elements to develop sustainability reports aligned with the ESRS and CSRD
  • Recognize the value of the ESRS as a tool to identify and effectively communicate sustainability issues and best practices.
  • Improve your ability to support your organization in meeting its sustainability and ESG commitments and goals.
  • Understand how CSRD and ESRS relate to other ESG and sustainability reporting frameworks and requirements


What will I learn?

By attending this course delegates will be able to:

  • Comprehend the CSRD
  • Define your company’s ESRS reporting boundary aligned with CSRD
  • Recognize the ESRS framework and requirements in environmental, social and governance areas
  • Support your company to prepare sustainability reports to meet CSRD requirements, using ESRS guidelines


Who should attend?

Sustainability Reporting is relevant across functions, and at different levels, so awareness and understanding are necessary across an entire organization. In particular:

  • Individuals responsible for developing, promoting, and integrating sustainable practices within an organization
  • Those responsible for developing, implementing and managing policies, processes, and practices that are relevant to sustainability and ESG goals set by the organization
  • Consultants, advisors seeking to gain skill, knowledge of the key principles and practices of sustainability reporting and the CSRD to support organizations
  • College and university students enrolled in finance, sustainability, or environmental programs


How will I learn?

Our on-demand courses allow learners access to knowledge-based content in real time, anywhere, and at anytime. Using established learning and interactive digital technology, on-line attendees are guided through the course content, at their own pace, providing opportunity to review, test knowledge and confirm understanding, as they progress through the course.


What will I gain?

On completion, you’ll be awarded an internationally recognized BSI training course certificate.



There are no formal prerequisites for this course. / Introduction to Sustainability Reporting course.



  • Module 1 - The CRSD and the ESRS (directive and standards)
  • Module 2 - ESRSs in Environmental (E1 and E2)
  • Module 3 - ESRSs in Environmental (E3-E5)
  • Module 4 - ESRSs in Social and Governance

Live Online Classes

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