Executive Certificate Programme for ESG Professionals

By Indian Institute of Management Mumbai & Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation

Limited seats per cohort. Secure your spot in time!

3 months
June 1, 2024 to Aug 31, 2024

Blended Mode
2-4 PM IST Live Sessions
on 12 Saturdays

Enrollment Fee
₹1,00,000 + GST for Indians
US$1250 for NRIs & Foreign Nationals

Contact us for a Group discount of up to 15% 

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is now getting mainstreamed as a business and investment strategy across the world. While integration of ESG is rewarding as well as impacting, many professionals in decision-making and practice still need to have formal and rounded exposure to this subject. The ‘Executive Certificate Programme for ESG Professionals’ presents an opportunity to build foundational competencies on ESG, learn best practices on strategic incorporation of ESG in business strategy and get inspired.

Who is the faculty?


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Dr Prasad Modak
Managing DirectorEnvironmental Management Centre Pvt. Ltd.  
Director, Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation  
Ex-Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 
Visiting Professor in Practice, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & the Environment, London School of Economics 

I see a de facto integration of ESG principles and frameworks in every economic and development activity we will take in the future. I don’t see any option if we want to save our planet and protect people’s well-being.”


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Professor Anju Singh 
ProfessorSustainability Management,  
Indian Institute of Management, Mumbai 
CoordinatorEU & Sweden projects
Former Assoc. Dean (Infra. Planning & Development) 
Former Visiting Professor, AlT Bangkok 

“Doing the right thing for the planet is profitable, once we know what to do and how to do it.”

"Is ESG today a greenwash or a value proposition?" 
Watch Dr Modak's webinar in association with IIM Ahmedabad

'Leveraging on ESG'
In conversation with Dr Modak on the relevance of ESG

Course overview

What would be the learning experience and content?

The curriculum comprises ten teaching modules covering ESG Essentials, ESG Reporting and Rating, ESG Impact, and Financing. You will absorb theory and practice through self-paced modules, live classes by experts, audiovisual snippets, real-world case studies, panel discussions, and engaging Q&As.

What will be the assessment process?

Online quizzes and assignments

What will you earn upon completing the programme?

Upon completion, you will gain exposure to cutting-edge topics on ESG, guidance from seasoned practitioners, a Certificate of Completion, access to curated resources and membership to the esteemed Ekonnect Community of Practice (EkCOP). Learning never ends.

What commitment does it require?

The programme requires self-study and collective learning of up to 50 hours over three months.

Programme Schedule and Pedagogy

Self-paced modules via an LMS

Immersion at IIM Mumbai Campus

Live Sessions & Panel Discussions with Experts

Certificate of Completion

Capstone Project

IIMM Alumna/Alumnus Status

Who should attend?

The programme is designed for a wide range of professionals in senior and mid-senior positions including board members, C-suite executives, business heads, sustainability and ESG managers, fund managers, investors, regulatory bodies, consulting firms, academic institutions.

Corporate Executives
Leaders aiming to direct organisations towards sustainability

Business owners aiming to align operations with sustainable practices

Finance professionals
Investment analysts and financial advisors interested in ESG investment strategies

Regulators & Policy experts
Public servants and policymakers involved in shaping sustainability regulations

Sustainability advisors
Consulting firms and Sustainability Advisors offering services on ESG

Sustainability enthusiasts
Individuals passionate about making an impact through sustainability

Students, researchers and faculty interested to make their careers and undertake research

What will participants gain from the experience?

The programme will prepare professionals to analyse and evaluate the value proposition and financial implications of ESG on their business strategy. Participants will acquire skills to operationalise ESG, create a brand and communicate its impact across stakeholders.

Upon completing the quizzes and submitting the assignments, participants will receive a certificate of completion and the status of an ‘IIMM Alumna/Alumnus’.

Who are the organisers?


Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation (Ekonnect) is a section 8 not-for-profit company with a mission to build a more responsible and sustainable world. Ekonnect offers awareness, capacity building, education, and entrepreneurship programs in environmental management and sustainability. In addition, Ekonnect undertakes policy research and supports CSR interventions with community-orientation to catalyse innovations and foster green investments.

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Indian Institute of Management Mumbai erstwhile known as NITIE, has close interactions with the leading corporate houses, giving it the added advantage of integrating classroom knowledge with relevant practical inputs from industry professionals. With more than 60 Academicians and around 1200 students across various programs, IIM Mumbai is a leader in management education in the country.

Past Programmes

  • Hazards Identification and Risk Analysis in Industries (Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Assessment Approaches)
  • Sustainability Leadership Strategies: ESG Investment Paradigm
  • Corporate Reporting: Integrated NetZero Paradigm with Sustainability Disclosures
  • Sustainability Performance Management in the post COVID-19 era
  • Sustainability Management - Certification Programme
  • Sustainability and ESG Certification Programme
  • ESG Sensitisation Workshop


Knowledge Partner

Environmental Management Centre Pvt Ltd (EMC), a strategic environmental consultancy, has positioned itself as a niche player worldwide over the past 28 years. EMC works across verticals like ESG and Sustainability, Circular Economy, Climate Change Advisory, Environmental and Social Due Diligences, Impact Assessments and Management Systems. Its expertise lies in harmonising economic, environmental, and social considerations in business development plans and policy frameworks. Know more

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EdTech Partner

iSpring is a leading provider of online training software that enables academic institutions and businesses to create engaging eLearning content, deliver it seamlessly, and track student and employee performance. iSpring, as a global company, has offices and representatives around the world, including Europe, USA, India, LATAM and China. iSpring has 59000+ clients worldwide including over 200 Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and educational institutions. Know more

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Media Partner

Polymerupdate has been Asia's #1 market intelligence company in the petrochemical space for the past 20 years The company provides business critical industry news and price assessments which are used as benchmarks for contract settlements in many parts of South Asia, South East Asia and the Middle East. Polymerupdate empowers its subscribers through accurate pricing data and market-moving news. Reports, analyses and articles on current and future trends in the industry are presented in a simple and easy-to-understand format. Know more

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Why earn a certificate in ESG?

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles have emerged as requirements for ensuring profitability and sustainability in today's business landscape. Investors now demand alignment with their ESG frameworks covering supply chains and take commitments on gap filling, transparency and accountability. Decisions on investments, mergers and acquisitions often use ESG ratings and assess leadership to know the commitment to mainstreaming ESG. With our certificate programme, you'll understand ESG essentials comprehensively and learn how to navigate this critical terrain and seize opportunities

What will you earn upon completing the programme?

Upon completion, you'll gain exposure to cutting-edge topics, guidance from seasoned practitioners, a Certificate of Completion, access to an exclusive Toolkit, and membership to the esteemed Ekonnect Community of Practice (EkCOP

T&C For the Executive Certificate Programme for ESG Professionals


  • The enrollment process will be successful only upon confirmation of receipt of payment by the participant. 
  • The fees for the course will be INR 100000+GST for Indian Nationals and USD1250 for NRIs and foreign nationals. 
  • The course fees are as mentioned on the webpage. 
  • No refund, cancellation, or transfer of ownership will be allowed. 


  • To qualify for the end-of-course examination, participants must attend 50% of the live sessions and submit all the assigned modules in the self-paced course material. The participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement upon securing at least a 50% score at the end-of-course assessment test(s) and successfully submitting the group assignment. 

Intellectual Property: 

  • Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation and IIMM have copyrights on the content shared. 
  • The thoughts of speakers are their own, and the organising bodies do not endorse the same views. 
  • All Intellectual Property Rights in the Course Materials, Online Courses, and speeches made by trainers at the Courses are and remain the intellectual property of Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation, IIMM, and the speakers. 
  • Participants are not authorised to-
    • Copy, modify, reproduce, re-publish, sub-licence, sell, upload, broadcast, post, transmit or distribute any of the Course Materials without prior written permission
    • Record on video or audio tape, relay by videophone or other means the Online Course or Taught Course given
    • Use the Course Materials to provide any other course or training, whether given by us or a third-party trainer.
  • If the participants breach this clause, we will immediately terminate these terms and conditions with the participants and cease to provide them with any Services, including, but not limited to, access to the Online Course.
  • Participants will have access to course contents for the course and a month after. 
  • Sharing course resources/references/study material with non-participants is not permitted. 
  • In consideration of the Fees paid, participants will be granted a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive licence to use the Course Materials and software for the Online Course for the sole purpose of completing the Online Course and/or attending the Taught Course.

Code of Conduct:

  • Participants are expected to maintain discipline and adhere to deadlines. 
  • There will be zero tolerance towards sexual harassment.
  • There will be zero tolerance towards Plagiarism. 

Privacy Policy: 

  • Data collected from participants will be analysed and used to improve future courses launched by the organisers. 
  • Additionally, updates on the organisation's upcoming events will be shared with the participants.
  • Data/Feedback/testimonials from participants will also be used for advertising purposes and promotional activities.
  • Data will not be sold to third parties.

Modification of Terms: 

  • The organisers reserve the right to revoke admissions upon misconduct. 
  • The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the course schedule, content and instructors as necessary. 

Technical Requirements:

  • The participants will bear at their own expenses, costs for devices to access the course content and internet required for the same. 
  • All communication for the course will happen through official emails and the Learning Management system. 

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Email: prasad.modak@ekonnect.net

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