The author's training course "ESG Fundamentals" was launched

The Central Asian Institute for Environmental Studies (CAIER) has completed the first training course, "ESG Fundamentals: Theory and Practice."
The course was developed by CAIER's ESG Consulting Department specialists, who are certified in non-financial reporting standards (GRI Certified Sustainability Professional) and greenhouse gas assessment.
Aigerim Ospanova, Head of ESG Consulting, Lyazzat Kaibaldieva, Senior ESG Expert, and ESG specialists Arslan Urazov and Diana Sapieva developed and conducted a comprehensive training course.
Representatives of the real and financial sectors, medical and educational companies, online trading platforms, and others attended the event.
The training program was built on the international standards and experience of CAIER, which has been actively educating the expert community of Kazakhstan and Central Asia in sustainable development and ESG principles for three years.
Research work was conducted at the training course preparation stage, and market needs and legislative requirements were studied.
The training program includes basic theory focusing on climate issues, human rights management, ESG reporting standards, and ESG rating methodologies. A separate block is dedicated to the interactive part with practical tasks and teamwork.
The speeches of invited guests, who shared their experiences and revealed the secrets of implementing sustainable development principles in their companies, aroused the special interest and many clarifying questions of the training participants.
Alima Isembaeva, Director of Public Relations and Sustainable Development in Central Asia at CCI Kazakhstan, spoke about practical cases used in the company on gender and inclusive communication language.
In turn, Baglana Musina, Director of the ESG Department of Freedom Finance Global PLC and president of the Corporate Fund "Freedom Shapagat," shared her experience in ESG and preparing a sustainability report for a large corporation.
Also, Maxim Podberezkin, Education Program Manager of the UN Global Compact for Central Asia, joined the online forum and spoke about the importance and benefits of joining the UN Global Compact.
At the end of the training course, Asel Tasmagambetova, ecologist and founder of CAIER, UN Global Compact gas pedal ambassador, presented certificates to the participants and conducted a tour of the Central Asian Institute for Environmental Studies.