No idea what ESG is and too afraid to ask?

We've got you covered. In fact, we designed this course just for you.

ESG can be difficult to grasp, and to make matters worse, it's currently evolving. If your clients or customers are asking about it, this course gives you the basics and includes key resources to help you dive deeper.

Your Instructor:

Nicole DeNamur

Owner, Sustainable Strategies

Prior to launching Sustainable Strategies, Nicole practiced insurance and construction law in the Seattle area for more than ten years. Her work focuses on creating collaborative spaces and uniting diverse groups to mitigate climate change through the built environment. Nicole’s work also extends to broader sustainability principles, including the intersection of the built environment with human health and wellness.

Nicole is an Affiliate Instructor at the University of Washington, Department of Real Estate Studies, where she teaches the course she developed, Risk and Reward in Sustainable Development. She also developed and taught the course Policy and Planning, at Boston Architectural College. Among other published work, Nicole authored a chapter of the award-winning book Health and Well-Being for Interior Architecture (IDEC 2018 Book Award), published by Routledge.

Nicole maintains numerous sustainable building credentials, including WELL AP and Faculty, LEED Green Associate, Fitwel Ambassador, and EcoDistricts AP. She also sharpened her ESG skills by completing two leading courses: Creating, Implementing, and Improving Corporate Environmental, Social, and Governance Reporting, from Harvard’s Extension School, and the four-course specialization, The Materiality of ESG Factors, from University of Pennsylvania on Coursera.

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  ESG 101: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.
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This is a mini-course, here's what that means and answers to a few common questions:

Why are we here?

This is a 101 for all the folks who have asked our company questions such as:

“what is this ESG thing?”

"what do I need to know?"

"where do I start?"

In the future, we plan to build on this course with a more comprehensive course, which will include industry-specific modules.

We also want to improve access to ESG-related information, and provide that information to a broader audience at a low cost. Experience shows us that where there's confusion, there's inequity, and there's a lot of confusion around ESG right now. We want to support, in particular, small and diverse-owned businesses (like ours), so they can meaningfully participate in ESG conversations and grow their business by demonstrating alignment with key ESG aspects.

Did you know?

We are a Certified Women's Business Enterprise and LGBT Business Enterprise. When you engage with our content, you support small and diverse-owned businesses. Thanks for working with us!

What do you get with the course?

Check out the Preview, above, for a list of the materials included in this course.

When does the course start and finish?

It starts when you purchase and enroll and is self-paced. You decide when you start and when you finish. 

How long will I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you have unlimited access for as long as you like and as long as the course is available – across all devices, including the Teachable app., which we encourage you to check out, so you can access all your content on the go!

We plan to release more detailed and industry-specific courses that build on this free content. To stay up to date, make sure you sign up for our newsletter!