V EDITION - 13 - 24 November 2023 | 12:00 - 13:30 (CET)

Without metrics, there is no ESG

New regulations and investments that consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects represent an opportunity, but also an enormous workload, risks and responsibilities for professionals in the sector.

On January 1, for example, the new CSRD Directive comes into force and, although countries like Spain have already advanced some of its requirements, the new ESRS standards raise doubts, not to mention the new global IFRS standards.

On the other hand, greenwashing, greenhushing, the «regulatory avalanche» and the lack of understanding of ESG-related aspects, objectives, metrics and data are making the work of professionals who truly want to manage and improve the sustainability of companies difficult. and investments.

The main answer to “ecowashing” and also to “ecosilence” is to understand and measure ESG aspects and impacts in order to be able to provide – more safely, homogeneously and optimally – investors, regulators and other stakeholders a comprehensive assessment of the performance of a company or an investment fund.

Without metrics, there is no true ESG.

In other words, ESG without metrics is greenwashing. On the other hand, metrics provide security and response to greenhushing. And, most importantly, ESG metrics help understand, manage, efficiency, and improve sustainability.

The objective of the ESG Metrics International Executive Program is to present and discuss the main ESG metrics through interactive classes, presentations and online case studies. In addition to the theoretical-practical classes and exercises, in this fifth edition we have the privilege of having invited experts from various entities and countries: Bank of Spain, BBVA, CaixaBank, EFRAG, GRI, IFRS, Meliá Hoteles, Opdenergy, Repsol, S&P Global Ratings, WWF and others.

A unique opportunity, at a key moment, to understand and update yourself with what regulators, NGOs, banks, companies, rating agencies and other actors think, expect and do.

Duration: 15h. Composed of 10 Zoom sessions of an hour and a half each

Dates: from November 13 to 24

Hours: 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. (CET, Madrid)

Recordings available the same day and throughout the program on a private channel

Limited spots!

«The contents, documentation, presentations and speakers are of the highest quality. I have received much more than I expected thanks to the effectiveness of the method that very well combines knowledge (which is essential to know how to navigate and understand the subject) and practical examples and testimonies from both the business and regulatory worlds. I recommend it 100% for any professional profile»

Sagrario Fernández
General Counsel & Compliance Officer, Vicesecretary of the Board. Grupo DÍA

«The speakers of the SUST4IN ESG Metrics Program are top-level, covering all areas of interest in sustainability in today’s company

Jaime Sanjuanbenito
Financial Planning & Analysis Manager. Hitachi Energy

«A very complete and updated program, which addresses multiple concepts and topics in business sustainability along with the main reporting frameworks and standards, with very outstanding presentations»

Dámaso Alegre
Compliance & Sustainability Director. Opdenergy


  • Marcio Viegas, Founder and CEO, SUST4IN

>Presentations and practical cases:

  • Antoni Ballabriga, Global Director of Responsible Business, BBVA
  • Arturo Rodríguez, Relationship Manager for Ibero-America, IFRS
  • Clara González, Senior Economist, Bank of Spain
  • Cristina Gil White, Chief Operational Officer, GRI
  • Dámaso Alegre, Director of Compliance and Sustainability, Opdenergy
  • Gemma Sánchez-Danes, Acting Head of Secretariat, Sustainability Reporting (ESRS), EFRAG
  • Lennys Rivera, Climate and Energy Program, WWF
  • Lourdes Ripoll, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Meliá Hotels
  • Luis Solís, Associate Director of the Sustainable Finance team, S&P Global Ratings
  • Mar Granados, ESG Strategy and Reporting Manager, Repsol
  • Severiano Solana, Director of Strategy and Sustainability Monitoring, Caixabank


> Program – Modules

  1. ESG: from Stockholm to the SDGs to double materiality. Identifying greenwashing.
  2. ESG Metrics: Fundamental principles and concepts. The Matrix.
  3. Climate and environmental metrics (E)
  4. Social and labor metrics(S)
  5. Governance metrics (G) and others
  6. ESG Metrics: Sector and National Analysis

>Participant profile: professionals and other interested parties already with knowledge and experience in topics related to ESG/Sustainability.

  • Financial market operators: Investment fund selectors and managers, Risk control managers, ESG analysts, Private banking professionals. Examples of entities*: Abanca, Aegon, Andbank, Axa, Bank of Spain, Banco Sabadell, Banco Santander, Bankinter, Barclays, BBVA, BBVA AM, CaixaBank, Caixabank AM, Caja de Ingenieros, Caser, Cecabank, Criteria, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Official Credit Institute (ICO), Mapfre AM, Mutua Madrileña, Pictet AM, Robeco, S&P Global, Santander AM, Schroders, Unicaja, Zurich and others.
  • Professionals from companies and other organizations: Members of Boards of Directors and Management Committees, Sustainability/CSR/environment/occupational risks management, Financial and treasury management, Strategic planning management, Investor relations management, Risk management /compliance/legal, Human Resources Department. Examples of companies*: Acciona, AGBAR, Bodegas Torres, CAPSA Food, Cellnex, Cepsa, Química, COMSA, Correos, Cosentino, ENCE, Endesa, Fujitsu Spain, Gestamp, Grupo DIA, Hitachi, Holcim, neura Foods, Iberdrola, Inditex, Irizar, Jeanology, Leroy Merlin, McDonald’s. Mercadona, Naturgy, Pfizer, Red Eléctrica, Repsol, Sacyr, Sanitas, Telefónica, Torraspapel, UBE, Unilever, Urbaser, Volkswagen, X-ELIO and others.
  • Other interested parties: Auditors and Verifiers, Regulators and other authorities, Foundations and other philanthropic entities, Lawyers, Specialized journalists, Researchers. Examples*: 21 Gramos, Applus, CNMV, EAE Business School, ESADE, ESIC, EY, FC Barcelona, ​​BME Institute, IOSCO, KPMG, Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, World Tourism Organization (UN WTO), Slowfashion, Tüv Süd, University of Cantabria, University of Salamanca, University of Vigo, Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI-ICADE and others.

>Methodology and optional evaluation: the program combines theoretical and practical content, dynamic online surveys, optional readings, in addition to the indicated practical cases. The modules are flexible and the student will be able to attend the recording of each module until the end of the course. At the end of the program, an optional online final exam will be taken.

>10 reasons to attend:

  1. Updated content based on science and regulation, with examples and practical cases
  2. Fifth open and online edition of the program started in 2020, with the experience, independence and quality of SUST4IN
  3. Speakers of the highest level and with different perspectives, from regulators to NGOs
  4. International program with speakers from Spain and other countries
  5. Executive level assistants, management, managers, analysts, auditors and researchers also from various sectors
  6. Live and interactive classes with quizzes, questions and debate
  7. Same day recordings available
  8. Optional exam
  9. Certificate of attendance and/or approval
  10. Bonus program by FUNDAE

>Certificates: SUST4IN will issue a certificate of attendance to each student who attends at least 75% of the classes. Students who pass the exam will receive a certificate of attendance and approval.

More information:

Training program financeable by FUNDAE

Through the bonus system of the State Foundation for Employment Training, meeting the requirements established in Law 30/2015 and Royal Decree 694/2017.

Who can benefit from this bonus?

Workers hired as employees and registered in the General Social Security Regime. This system is not valid for self-employed workers or public administration workers.

Use the credit available in your company!

For more information, go to and consult your human resources department.

*With managers signed up for this edition or previous ones.



Antoni Ballabriga

Director Global de Negocio Responsable, BBVA

Co-president of the Steering Committee of UNEP FI, ​​the alliance of the financial sector with the United Nations environment program. He is also a Member of the High Level Expert Group of the European Commission to increase sustainable financing in emerging countries.

President of the Expert Group on Sustainable Finance of the European Banking Federation, Member of the Steering Committee of the Net Zero Banking Alliance promoted by the United Nations and of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Group for Green Growth.

He continues his professional career as Senior Advisor of the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders of the WEF and has a degree in Business Administration and Management and an MBA from ESADE. He is an academic collaborator of ESADE and was president of SpainSIF, the Spanish Sustainable and Responsible Investment Forum and president of DIRSE, the Spanish association of sustainability and CSR managers.

He has also completed postgraduate studies at Harvard Business School and Cambridge University. Antoni is a First Mover Fellow at the Aspen Institute in the USA.

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Arturo Rodríguez

Gerente de Relaciones para Iberoamérica, Fundación IFRS

Arturo Rodríguez has more than 15 years of experience working on sustainability issues. He is currently Relationship Manager for Ibero-America at the IFRS Foundation. In this role, Arturo leads efforts in the region to raise awareness among companies, investors, regulators and other capital markets actors about the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). Arturo is currently based in Mexico City.

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Clara I. González

Economista Senior, Banco de España

Clara I. González is a senior economist at the Bank of Spain in the Market Analysis and Intelligence Division (Operations Department), with more than 15 years of professional experience. Since 2018, he has participated in the internal work of the Bank of Spain in relation to the challenges that climate change poses for the financial system and has been a member of several international committees on this topic within the scope of the NGFS, BCE, FSC and ESRB. It works on sustainable finance issues, on the implications of climate change for monetary policy and on the incorporation of sustainable and responsible investment principles in portfolio management, participating in related work of the Eurosystem and in the WS3 of the NGFS whose work is focuses on promoting green finance.

Previously he worked in the Department of Financial Stability and Macroprudential Policy (2015-2020) and in the International Markets Division (2012-2015) of the Bank of Spain. Economic Office of the President of the Government (2008-2011), Foundation for Applied Economics Studies (2007-2008), and in the Department of Economic Analysis and Forecasting of the Bank of Spain (2005-2007). She has a doctorate in Economics (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain) and her thesis was awarded «Cum Laude» and the Funcas -«Enrique Fuentes Quintana» Prize for the best thesis in 2011-2012. She has a degree in Business Administration and Management and in Actuarial and Financial Sciences (both degrees from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain). Member of the Institute of Spanish Actuaries, professional association. He has several publications on sustainable finance, implications of climate change on the financial system, aging and sustainability of the Spanish public pension system.

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Cristina Gil White

Cristina Gil White

Chief Operational Officer, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Cristina is GRI’s Chief Operating Officer, where she directs the organization’s communications, marketing and membership programs, prior to which, for almost three years, she was a member of the GRI Supervisory Board. She was Vice President of Sustainability and Communications at Suzano and Vice President of Sustainability at Orbia.

In addition to her extensive corporate experience in sustainability and leadership, Cristina has held several senior positions in the nonprofit world, in sectors ranging from environmental conservation and education to poverty alleviation. Among other institutions, he has had roles in The Nature Conservancy, Rare Conservation, Fundación EDUCA and Pronatura Noreste.

Chemistry by training, she also has a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences. Today Cristina is an advisor on the board of directors of the World Environment Center. Previously he held seats on the boards of a listed company and in some NGOs. He has worked in Mexico, the United States and Brazil, and now resides in Spain.

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Dámaso M. Roldán

Director de Cumplimiento y Sostenibilidad, Opdenergy

Dámaso M. Alegre Roldán is the Director of Compliance and Sustainability of Opdenergy, a multinational company dedicated to the independent production of renewable energies. Dámaso has more than 10 years of experience in quality management, the environment and business sustainability, with extensive knowledge in renewable energy (solar photovoltaic and terrestrial wind), in low-carbon economy, as well as in quality assurance. in the supply chain.

Before joining Opdenergy, I was part of the Quality and Environment Service of the OHL Group (currently OHLA), developing implementation and audit tasks of various corporate management systems, preparation of technical documentation, as well as reporting on sustainability and change. climate.

Previously, he worked in the Environmental Management Coordination of the Civil Works and Stations Area of ​​the Metro de Madrid company, focused on the environmental inspection of works and facilities and the control of environmental aspects.

Dámaso is a Senior Civil Engineer and has a degree in Environmental Sciences from the Alfonso

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Gemma Sánchez-Danes

Acting Head of Secretariat, Sustainability Reporting (ESRS), EFRAG

Gemma Sanchez-Danes is a member of the leadership team of the Sustainability pillar of EFRAG and responsible for the Social dimension. In her role, Gemma manages and oversees the various technical advisory workstreams that EFRAG is developing for the European Commission in accordance with the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive. Since the publication of the ESRS draft in 2022, it has been presenting its focus areas, cross-cutting and social standards, at outreach events and educational sessions, with various stakeholders and standard setters. He currently leads the development of ESRS implementation guides, as well as the supervision of the Social dimension of sustainability and digitalization reporting. Prior to joining EFRAG, Gemma was a financial services assurance partner at PwC.

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Lennys Rivera

Técnico en Transición Energética del Programa Clima y Energía, WWF España

Lennys Rivera Albarracín is an Energy Transition Technician for the Climate and Energy Program of WWF Spain, where he contributes to the development of projects for the alignment of investment portfolios with the climate objectives of the Paris Agreement and the development of engagement strategies with regulators, supervisors and financial institutions. Before joining the WWF team, she was Director of Integration at the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE). She has a degree in International Studies, a lawyer and a master’s degree in International Relations. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Political Sciences, Administration and International Relations under the academic supervision of the Complutense University of Madrid.


Lourdes Ripoll

Vicepresidenta de Responsabilidad Corporativa, Meliá Hotels

She began her professional career at Meliá Hotels International as an Internal Auditor, later assuming Area Management. After several years in different positions related to Hotel Administration, nationally and internationally, she assumes the functions of coordinator of Meliá’s Strategic Plans, as well as supporting the Company’s Executive Committee.

In the field of Strategic Planning, he has managed and coordinated the different stages of the process of developing a Strategic Plan, during the last 14 years.

He currently leads the Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability area, promoting the global and comprehensive vision of CR, its contribution to the business and the reputation of the Company.

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Luis Solís

Director Asociado del equipo de Finanzas Sostenibles, S&P Global Ratings

Luis Solís is Associate Director of the Sustainable Finance team at S&P Global Ratings in EMEA. In his current role, Luis is responsible for ESG analysis of a variety of companies from different sectors, both in Corporations and Financial Services. Luis also conducts analysis on sustainable financing instruments, including second-party opinions for green, social, sustainable and sustainability-linked debt.

Prior to this role, Luis worked for a year and a half as CEO’s Office Analyst at Acciona Energía coordinating transversal projects, in addition to participating in the development of the company’s sustainability strategy and the coordination of its business action plan, among others. Previously, Luis spent 5 years as a Sustainability Specialist at the Acciona Group, working on non-financial reporting, ESG ratings and indices, the company’s Green Financing Framework -under EU taxonomy-, and the implementation of the sustainability strategy of the company and its alignment with the SDGs. He also worked on assessing and managing the social impact of energy and infrastructure projects and worked closely on human rights. During his time at Acciona he participated and represented the company in different international organizations both in terms of sustainability and renewable energy.

Luis has a degree in Economics and a degree in Journalism from the Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain) and a Master’s degree in Professional Development from the University of Alcalá (Spain). Luis also followed several sustainability courses, including the certificate in ESG Investing from the CFA Institute and a Postgraduate Expert in Corporate Social Responsibility from the National University of Distance Education.

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Mar Granados

Responsable de Estrategia y Reporting ESG, Repsol

Mar Granados Calatrava is responsible for ESG Strategy and Reporting within Repsol’s Sustainability Department. She has a degree in Analytical Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), and has a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and Management from the EOI (Madrid). Mar has more than 20 years of experience working in the oil and gas sector in different positions related to industrial safety and environmental management at a corporate level and in the E&P business, where he has worked in Spain, the United States and Canada. . In the last 3 years he has been responsible for Repsol’s ESG Reporting area where he has managed compliance with Law 11/2018, alignment with TCFD requirements, the inclusion of SASB in the integrated Management report, and participated in different initiatives associated with the dissemination of sustainability information.

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Severiano Solana

Director de Estrategia y Seguimiento de la Sostenibilidad, Caixabank

Severiano Solana has a degree in Economic Sciences and an MBA from the Business Institute. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in financial services; specifically in retail banking and corporate areas.

He has worked on projects related to strategy and product design in the field of Sustainability.

Appointed in March 2021 as Director of Strategy and Sustainability Monitoring at CaixaBank.

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Marcio Viegas

Fundador y Director General SUST4IN

Founder and General Director of SUST4IN, Professor, Principal Researcher. Executive at management level and entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in sustainability in 30 countries. Before founding SUST4IN, Marcio worked at several multinationals, including Bureau Veritas, Lloyds Register and British Standards Institution (BSI), where he was General Manager of the Spain and France clusters.

Marcio is a visiting professor at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, IE University, Institute of Stock Market Studies (IEB), Istituto European di Design (IED) and other academic institutions. He is also a principal researcher with recent reports and articles published by WWF, Spainsif and other entities. Pro-bono expert and steward at international level: International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Council for Inclusive Capitalism and others.

Marcio has a solid academic background as an engineer, BSc and MSc, from the University of São Paulo and Executive MBA from IE Business School. In addition to dedicating himself to his continuous training and research on issues related to sustainability since 1998. Recently Marcio has been one of the first “non-financial” professionals to achieve the international IFRS FSA Credential certification.

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