Understanding and Implementing the new EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

Gain in-depth insights into the CSRD and transform your approach to sustainability reporting. Learn to navigate and apply essential compliance strategies, enhancing your organisation’s transparency and competitive edge.

Navigating the New Norm

With the CSRD set to reshape how companies report on sustainability, the Directive’s implementation affects a wide range of businesses and sectors within the EU and beyond. Extending reporting requirements to nearly 50,000 companies—up from 11,000 under the NFRD—it highlights the urgent need for comprehensive training and readiness in sustainability practices across industries.

This course provides a thorough understanding of the CSRD’s expanded framework and practical compliance steps, offering strategies for integrating these requirements into broader business processes, thus enhancing strategic decision-making and stakeholder communication.

“Firms should invest in training their teams on sustainability issues and reporting requirements while engaging with stakeholders to understand their expectations and concerns. Taking these steps means not just complying with emerging regulations, but demonstrating a commitment to sustainable development and ultimately gaining a competitive edge.”
Dr Seán O’Reilly
Assistant Professor in Accountancy, UCD College of Business and Faculty at the Institute of Sustainability Studies

Learning Outcomes: Mastering CSRD from Basics to Best Practices

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Course Curriculum Overview

Explore the genesis and evolution of the CSRD, tracing its development from the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) to today’s comprehensive Directive.

Understand the expanded scope and detailed requirements of the CSRD, and how they impact business strategies and reporting practices across the EU.

Learn the essential steps for achieving CSRD compliance, from initial assessment to setting up robust reporting frameworks and ensuring ongoing adherence.

Delve into the CS3D requirements, focusing on integrating sustainable practices into the core strategy and operations of your business for long-term resilience.

Tools and Resources


ESG Reporting Template

Helps your report meet regulatory standards and stakeholder expectations.


Double Materiality Assessment Template

Guides you through evaluating the significance of material factors in your reporting.


Stakeholder Survey Example

A model survey to help you gather crucial insights from stakeholders.


Build Your Own Double Materiality Matrix

Create a personalised matrix that maps out key sustainability issues.


Build Your Own CSRD Compliance Map

Outlines steps towards full compliance with the CSRD.

Who is this course for?

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Frequently Asked Questions

More questions? Email us at learning@instituteofsustainabilitystudies.com

There are no strict prerequisites for this course. However, a basic understanding of corporate sustainability practices may be beneficial to fully grasp the complex content covered regarding the CSRD.

The course is self-paced, allowing participants to complete the curriculum at their convenience. Typically, participants can complete the course within 3 to 5 weeks, depending on their pace of learning and existing commitments.

Yes, upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a course completion certificate that acknowledges your knowledge and understanding of CSRD compliance.