CDP strengthens commitment to sustainability as ESG master's degree with Bologna Business School is launched

CDP strengthens commitment to sustainability as ESG master's degree with Bologna Business School is launched

The advanced training programme, currently in the pilot phase, will involve around 50 employees across all the Group's departments 

Sustainability strategies, climate risk analysis, applicable legislation, sustainable finance and reporting standards are among the topics at the centre of the programme developed with the University of Bologna’s Business School
The process of integrating ESG principles into the activities of Cassa Depositi Prestiti (CDP) continues – and has now been given an extra boost. A new advanced training course for employees is getting underway courtesy of the new “Sustainability Transition Management and ESG Analysismaster’s degree delivered in collaboration with Bologna Business School (BBS). Its aim is to support the Group in facing the challenges posed by the sustainable ecological transition, providing tools and cross-functional skills to corporate teams. 

The course was launched today in Bologna, with the pilot phase set to involve 50 employees from CDP and its various Group companies. The programme will be divided into four modules of two days each, with lectures, operational workshops, case study discussions and best practice sharing (including at an international level) leading to an end-of-course presentation of a practical work project to the company. The sessions will be dedicated to examining sustainability strategies, developing climate risk analyses, examining the main regulations relating to ESG criteria, exploring the role of new sustainable finance tools and applying the latest sustainability reporting standards.

The course, which will conclude in February 2024, aims to strengthen skills on environmental, social and governance issues, as well as increasing the involvement and motivation of staff in relation to strategically relevant issues. This will boost the Group’s leadership and innovation expertise to best face the challenges of the ecological transition in a rapidly evolving global scenario and build a common language within the company and in its engagement with various stakeholders. 

The initiative’s partner is the international business school at the University of Bologna (BBS), which is a leader in sustainability training and research, due in part to its collaboration with international faculties such as Harvard Business School and Johns Hopkins SAIS. 

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