Certificate in Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

Gain foundational insights into the CSRD and transform your approach to sustainability reporting. Understand essential compliance strategies, enhancing your organisation’s transparency and competitive edge.

Next Course

31st July 2024

(Enrolments closing soon)

Following Start Date

7th Aug 2024​

Course Price​


Course Duration

Recommended 3 hours of self-paced learning with extra reading.

Course Access

Gain 2 months’ access to learning materials and masterclasses.

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. Understand the differences and overlaps between the complementary directives.

Tools and Resources


DMA Template

Guides you through evaluating the significance of material factors.


Build Your Own Double Materiality Matrix

Create a personalised matrix that maps out key sustainability issues.


Access CSRD Compliance Checklist

Outlines steps towards full compliance with the CSRD.


Stakeholder Survey Example

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

Who is this course for?

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Next Course:

31st July 2024

Following start date is 7th Aug 2024.
(Self-paced, guided and an immersive learning experience)

Course Particulars:
• 3 hour course; ideal for busy working professionals
• Self-paced online learning for flexibility
• Curated by leading industry experts
• Interactive learning material for an engaged experience
• Access to practical tools and templates for immediate application
• 24/7 access to all course resources over 2 months
• Attend live masterclasses for additional insights and faculty interactions

Certificate in Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)


Learning Outcomes: Mastering CSRD from Basics to Best Practices

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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 steps 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
Course Facilitator and Faculty at the Institute of Sustainability Studies

Frequently Asked Questions

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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 hours, depending on their pace of learning.

You have 2 months’ access to the course materials and masterclasses. You can spread your self-paced learning accordingly.

Yes, upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a course completion certificate issued by the Institute of Sustainability Studies