Sustainability reporting for beginners


Sustainable reporting: ESG for beginners


In this workshop, we make the participants ESG-fit. We develop the basics of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria specifically for SMEs that want to get into the subject. We shed light on how the EU directives influence reporting and what specific requirements can be placed on SMEs.

Participants will gain insights into effective data collection and impact measurement methods and learn how to use this information to create meaningful and regulatory compliant ESG reports. The workshop offers practical exercises to make what has been learned directly applicable and creates a platform for exchange with other professionals to discuss best practices and challenges.

The aim is not only to provide participants with the necessary knowledge, but also to equip them with the tools they need to start their ESG reporting and make their organizations more transparent and sustainable.

Program overview

For whom?

SMEsthat want to deal with ESG reporting.

Who takes part?

Employees who actively engage with the topic and will drive its implementation in their organization

What is the objective of the workshop?


  • Create understanding: Participants should gain an understanding of ESG concepts and the specific requirements of CSRD.
  • Build skills: The workshop aims to provide practical skills in the identification of material ESG issues, data collection and impact measurement, and effective reporting.
  • Improve reporting processes: Participants will learn how to optimize their ESG reporting processes to better inform both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Promote networking and exchange: Create a platform for the exchange of best practices and experiences between participants to foster a community of professionals committed to sustainable business.

This workshop offers a basic introduction and at the same time in-depth insights into specific challenges and solutions in the field of ESG reporting, adapted to the needs of VSMEs and SMEs.


What is the workshop based on?

Our workshop is based on three central pillars:

  • Theoretical foundations: Understanding the basic principles of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and the EU reporting requirements.
  • Practical applications: Work is carried out directly on the requirements of your own organization.

Workshop details

1. introduction to ESG – A new path for your company

  • What does ESG mean? – An easy-to-understand overview of the principles of environmental, social and governance.
  • The importance of EU directives – What these directives mean for your company and why they are important.

2. discover what really matters – your key areas for sustainability

  • Interactive session: Together we will explore which aspects of sustainability are most relevant to you and how you can identify them.
  • Group work: You work in small teams to identify areas in which your company has a particularly strong positive or negative impact.

3. data collection and impact measurement – key to understanding your ESG impact

  • Data collection methods: Introduction to proven methods and technologies for the efficient collection of ESG data.
  • Measuring the impact: Learn how to quantify the impact of your business activities on the environment and society. We will guide you through practical examples and tools to help you assess both negative and positive impacts.
  • Workshop activity: In an interactive session, you will apply the new knowledge to create an impact measurement plan for your organization.

4. tell your story – how to create an impressive ESG report

  • Best practices: Learn from the best. What elements make an ESG report meaningful and worth reading?
  • Workshop activity: Develop the outline of your own ESG report with professional guidance.

5. conclusion and open discussion

  • Questions and answers: Here you have the opportunity to clarify open questions and clear up any remaining uncertainties.
  • Networking and closing: exchange ideas with other participants and make valuable contacts.

At the end of the workshop

  • Basic understanding: You understand the ESG concepts and the specific requirements of an ESG report.
  • Identification of material ESG aspects: Participants can recognize and evaluate important ESG aspects of their company.
  • Data collection and impact measurement: You know techniques and tools for effective data collection and for measuring the impact of your business activities.
  • Reporting: Participants are able to produce clear and regulation-compliant ESG reports.
  • Networking: You have the opportunity to make contacts with other professionals and exchange experiences.
  • Action plan: Each participant develops an individual plan for putting what they have learned into practice.


Practical information

The program includes materials, lunch and hot drinks.

The workshop starts at 09.00h and ends at 17.00h.



Talentgarden Vienna
Liechtensteinstrasse 117-115
1090 Vienna



Mon, May 6, 2024

Tue, June 4, 2024

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Thu, Sept. 12, 2024

Tue, Oct. 15, 2024

Thu, Nov. 14, 2024




€ 720,- plus. VAT

Various funding opportunities may be available for ESG reporting to support companies in implementing and improving their sustainability practices.

If this program is to be carried out exclusively for a company, we will be happy to make you an offer:


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You can find the general terms & conditions here.

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