DFGE Webinars & Trainings

Improve your sustainability management

In times of digital education and due to the given circumstances DFGE – Institute for Energy, Ecology and Economy is expanding its online webinar offerings. In addition to webinars on various reporting standards such as the CDP or EcoVadis, we also offer online training for other products – for example on our new full-service solution on climate strategy.

Register for one or more of our free webinars and benefit from over two decades of experience in the field of life cycle assessment, sustainability calculations and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Below you will find a current webinar overview.

The DFGE is looking forward to your participation.

The DFGE-Essentials Series (1/4)

Climate- and ESG-Strategy

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In this webinar series we will explore the essentials of a companies sustainability approach.

First and foremost: how to focus on and set up the right Climate- and ESG-Strategy.

If you are looking for further steps and measures after calculating the carbon footprint, or if you want to address the new CSRD reporting obligations with a holistic solution, DFGE will provide you with a compact and pragmatic overview of the necessary modules.

  • Who: Beginners and advanced participants
  • When: Nov 23, 2022 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM CET
  • How much: FREE
  • Duration: 30min
  • Topic: Climate- and ESG Strategy
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The DFGE-Essentials Series (2/4)

CSRD-Readiness

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In this webinar series we will explore the essentials of a companies sustainability approach.

Here we will set the focus on the challenging new regulations of the EUs CSR-Directive. The DFGE takes a look at the main requirements companies need to fulfill and the most pragmatic und efficient solutions and modules to achieve that. We will take a closer look at synergies with other standards and wholesome solutions like the GRI-Standard, or a risk and opportunities analysis according to TCFD.

  • Who: Beginners and advanced participants
  • When: Dec 7, 2022 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM CET
  • How much: FREE
  • Duration: 30min
  • Topic: CSRD, TCFD, GRI
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The DFGE-Essentials Series (3/4)

Biodiversity Strategy
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In this webinar series we will explore the essentials of a companies sustainability approach.

With increasing global expectations from stakeholders such as customers, investors, banks, companies are increasingly required to demonstrate a convincing environmental, social and governance (ESG) plan that points the way to a sustainable future. In the course of this, the ESG view must be broadened to focus on such important topics like the Biodiversity of our planet. Here we will analyse the huge interlinked issues of biodiversity for a company and prioritise the next steps.

  • Who: Beginners and advanced participants
  • When: Jan 26, 2023 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM CET
  • How much: FREE
  • Duration: 30min
  • Topic: Biodiversity
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The DFGE-Essentials Series (4/4)

German Supply Chain Act Strategy
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In this webinar series we will explore the essentials of a companies sustainability approach.

The German Supply Chain Sourcing Obligations Act – LkSG for short – will take effect from 2023. In this webinar, we would like to look at the current requirements of the law and what they mean in detail for companies: Human Rights Policy Statements; Risk Analysis and Management; Complaint Procedures; Reporting Obligations; Taking Remedial Actions in Your Own Business and with Direct Suppliers.

  • Who: Beginners and advanced participants
  • When: Feb 16, 2023 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM CET
  • How much: FREE
  • Duration: 30min
  • Topic: German Supply Chain Act
  • Language: German
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DFGE | DQS

GRI Standards Certified Training – Preparation of a sustainability report

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More and more companies are reporting not only on their economic but also on their environmental and social issues. In this context, relevant, credible and user-friendly reporting is very important. The GRI guidelines developed for this purpose are the most widely used sustainability reporting framework internationally, with several thousand reporting organizations in over 90 countries. This e-training teaches you online how to apply the globally recognized standards.

The training is offered in cooperation with DQS CFS GmbH, a certified training partner of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). After successful participation, you will receive the GRI Certified Training Program Certificate.

  • Who: Officers, managers, professionals and executives from all industries who prepare a sustainability report according to the GRI standards
  • When: 14. & 15.02.23 / 25. & 26.04.23 / 08.& 09.11.23
  • How much: 1.320€
  • Topic:  GRI Standards / CSR Reporting
  • Language: German
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DFGE | EcoVadis

On-Demand Webinar

Our free on-demand webinar consist of the following program items:

  • Who and what is EcoVadis?
  • Overview of main contents
  • Overview of scoring logic
  • Insights into methodolody
  • Overview of our support service options

Especially for beginners without any pre-knowledge, EcoVadis presents itself as a very complex assessment. In order to simplify your entry into the assessment process as much as possible, the DFGE, as an official EcoVadis partner, provides this recorded webinar to explain the overall EcoVadis concept and answer all common questions.

  • Who:  Beginners and advanced users requiring flexible time scheduling
  • When: on-demand and online
  • How much: FREE
  • Duration: ca. 15min
  • Topic: Understanding EcoVadis
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DFGE | EcoVadis

Questions & Answers Session

Our free webinars consist of the following program items:

  • Who and what is EcoVadis?
  • Overview of main contents
  • Overview of scoring logic
  • Insights into methodolody
  • Overview of our support service options
  • Questions and Answers

Especially under time pressure EcoVadis presents itself as a very complex assessment. The need for high-quality verification documents or policies on all important topics makes it very difficult for newcomers in particular to prioritise the work to be invested. In order to simplify your entry into the assessment process as much as possible, but also to facilitate the qualitative continuation of the assessment against this background, the DFGE, as an official EcoVadis partner, conducts regular webinars to explain the overall EcoVadis concept. Within the webinars you as a participant have the possibility to ask individual questions, which will be answered by the DFGE experts.

  • Who: Beginners and advanced users requiring a moderated webinar
  • When: Several dates – see registration link
  • How much: FREE
  • Duration: 45min
  • Language: German
  • Topic: Understanding EcoVadis and improving your own performance
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DFGE | EcoVadis

Individual workshops | Professionals and Teams

This training session aims at empowering your team with practical methods and tips on how to answer the EcoVadis questionnaire, interpreting the scorecard and making an improvement plan. Besides theoretical basics, the focus is on practicing in order to be empowered with the basic principles of EcoVadis and make the most out of your assessment.

You will be able to:

  • prioritise your answers and detect improvement areas,
  • show your sustainability progress,
  • know which documents to choose and in which format,
  • identifying individual key topics,
  • understanding EcoVadis in the context of other sustainability systems
  • implement solutions to tackle improvement areas and set-up of stringent improvement plan

The main target is not only to improve the overall sustainability management system of your company but also to understand how to link EcoVadis and the other standards you already have implemented, e.g. ISO, CDP, GRI, your CSR report and much more.

By clicking on the green button „contact form“, you will contact us to share your interest: It is not legally binding. We will then send you a personalised quote.

  • Who: EcoVadis users and staff units requiring requiring (internally) a third-party support
  • When: upon request, online or on-site
  • How much: 2450 € plus VAT (max. 10 participants)
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Langauge: German or English
  • Topic: Build a team of sustainability experts
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DFGE | CDP

SBTi FLAG methodology – Joint Webinar DFGE with CDP

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Together with Kenza Taoufik, Regional Lead of the Transition Accelerator team at CDP Europe, we will look at the recently released SBTi FLAG Methodology. The SBTi Forest, Land and Agriculture (FLAG) project is the approach (including a tool and guidance) for companies in land-intensive sectors to set science-based targets in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. We will get to know the content of the FLAG Methodology and learn when a company will be required to set a FLAG science-based target and give practical advice.

  • Who: CDP / SBTi participants
  • When: Thu, Nov 3, 2022 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CET
  • How much: FREE
  • Topic:  SBTi FLAG methodology
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DFGE | CDP

CDP and Climate related Risks & Opportunities (according to TCFD)

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After CDP is before CDP – Get CDP 2023 ready. In order to provide you with the best possible introduction to the complex topic of a climate related risk & opportunity analysis according to the TCFD-Framework, this webinar will introduce TCFD and the matching synergies with CDP.

  • Who: CDP participants
  • When: Nov 09, 2022 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM CEST
  • How much: FREE
  • Topic:  Climate related Risks & Opportunities
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DFGE Library

Webinars On-Demand

Climate Strategy & Climate Neutrality: More than just a marketing label

Understanding Climate Risks & Opportunities for improved CDP Disclosure

Business Strategy and Scenario Analysis within CDP Disclosure

Company Practice on Communicating Carbon Neutrality Goals and Achievements

Want to learn more?

Would you like a webinar on other reporting or would you like customized training for your team?