ESG Essentials in IR

Newly launched in 2023, this full day training course provides IR professionals with the latest understanding of ESG principles and legislation and how to apply ESG best practice into the IR role. The course will provide practical guidance on the communication and reporting of ESG to internal and external stakeholders.

Who should attend?

The course is applicable to anyone currently working within or supporting the IR profession, acting a subject refresher for those from more senior IR positions.

What will I gain?

  • An understanding of ESG in the context of IR and some potential responsibilities of the IRO
  • An understanding of what an ESG strategy for IR should consider
  • An awareness of key ESG legislation and frameworks
  • An understanding of how to communicate and report on ESG to internal and external stakeholders

When and where is this course running?

The ESG Essentials in IR course is running on the below dates. If you cannot attend any of the below training dates or your preferred modality is not yet scheduled, please do 'Register Interest' in the course. 

Course 1 2024: In-Person, City of London

  • Tuesday 02 July 2024 (09:30 - 16:30)

Course 2 2024: In-Person, City of London

  • September 2024, date TBC (09:30 - 16:30)

Course tutor: Sallie Pilot

Senior Advisor, The Investor Forum

Senior Advisor, The Investor Forum

Sallie is an experienced executive director and communications professional with deep expertise in company-investor relations, corporate disclosure and stakeholder engagement. She combines strategic and practical experience with a solid understanding of corporate governance and stewardship, ESG and sustainability, and financial and non-financial reporting.

Currently, Sallie is a senior advisor to The Investor Forum, a not-for-profit, practitioner-led membership organisation, set up by institutional investors in UK Equities focused on positioning stewardship at the heart of investment decision-making. There she leading on an initiative to improve dialogue between Boards and Investors and encourage a more meaningful debate on long term value creation, laying the groundwork for the evolution of the Investor Forum to the Investor and Issuer Forum

She is an Advisory Panel and Stakeholder Insight Group Member of the FRC, Communications Group Member of the Accounting for Sustainability (A4S), and fellow of the Investor Relations Society. Until recently she was an owner and Executive Director of Black Sun plc a Stakeholder Communications Business where she ran a global advisory and research team, of Investor, ESG, Sustainability, and Communications specialists to deliver a more holistic view of corporate performance.

Course tutor: Helena Walsh - Managing Partner, Agendi

Helena Walsh is a dedicated multidisciplined climate and sustainability expert with vast experience leading organisations of all sizes to increase their action on ESG issues. Climate and sustainability has been the focus on her career starting out in engineering consultancy in the early 2000s and progressing into strategic management consulting. Her experience spans sectors offering sustainable design, strategic risk analysis and planning, renewable energy procurement, and best practice frameworks and reporting. 

Course tutor: Victoria Tetzlaff - Manager, Agendi

With over a decade of experience in various Real Estate functions, Victoria Tetzlaff decided it was time for a change. Pursuing an MBA was the first step in broadening her business knowledge and seeking international opportunities. She discovered a passion for purpose-driven work, especially in sustainability and achieved the CFA in ESG Investing, equipping her to bridge the financesustainability gap. Currently, Victoria holds the position of Manager, where she leads diverse projects centered around sustainability strategy, reporting, target setting, and a range of other critical topics for a wide array of clients.

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Course level

Core courses


In-Person, City of London

Course dates

2 July 2024
9.30am to 4.30pm

  • 2024 Summer Discount, June and July courses - IR Society members (£496 + VAT)
  • 2024 Summer Discount, June and July courses - Non-members (£688 + VAT)
  • IR Society members (£620 + VAT)
  • IR Society Premium members (course allowance included in membership package)
  • Non-members (£860 + VAT)
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Discounts for multiple bookings
We offer a 10% discount on course fees when booking two professional development courses, and 20% when you book three or more.
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