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Description 

ESG gradually becomes an integral element of organizations, and sustainable development issues are gaining increasing importance. Profit, financial strategy, and business goals remain crucial, but the balance and care for the natural environment and relationships with society are equally important.

  • 8 out of 10 surveyed investors plan to increase their allocation to ESG products over the next two years (PwC).
  • 79% of Polish family businesses see an opportunity for family businesses to become leaders in sustainable development in business (PwC).
  • The global market for green technology and sustainable development is expected to grow by 27.8% annually, from USD 17.8 billion in 2022 to USD 60.7 billion by 2027 (Reportlinker).

In light of new EU directives that will soon apply to our market and increasing pressure from stakeholders, including investors and customers, it will be necessary for managers and employees of companies to deepen their knowledge of ESG factors, their impact on the market, and ways to manage companies in accordance with these criteria.

Choosing the educational offer of the ESG Academy can give you a competitive advantage in the market and express your values. You will gain knowledge that will enable you to make more informed business decisions in line with the principles of sustainable development.

The ESG Academy is organized by the Foundation for the Faculty of Management in collaboration with the Faculty of Management of the University of Warsaw, in cooperation with the Polish Financial Supervision Authority. The partners of the ESG Academy are PwC and IBM.

  • Employment opportunities:

ESG Academy graduates can design, implement, and manage an ESG strategy in their organization. They have knowledge of legal regulations, reporting, green finance, and ESG ratings. The knowledge and skills acquired during the ESG Academy will contribute to advancement to positions such as ESG manager or will help accelerate careers for specialized positions in this area.

Tuition Fees 

Tuition Fees for the academic year 2023/24:

  • Single payment for the entire program – 8,900 PLN till 15 July 2023 
  • Single payment for the entire program – 9,400 PLN till 20 October 2023 
  • Payment in two installments: 4,950 PLN per semester x 2
  • The possible installment plan is spread over eight payments of 1375 PLN each, due on the 10th of each month from October 2023 to May 2024.

Information for individuals whose fees are covered by their employer:

  • Invoices will only be issued after payment.
  • As per the signed agreement, after receiving payment for the studies, the University will issue an invoice in the name of the Participant, indicating the Employer as the payer.
  • Account number for payments made by the employer is available in the tripartite agreement.
  • For individual payments: an individual account number is generated after the student’s enrollment in the University Study Service System (USOS).

Program 

Program - ESG Academy- academic year 2023/24

Recruitment 

  • The ESG Academy starts in November 2023 and
  • spans two semesters for the academic year.

Recruitment Description:

Recruitment rules, including required documents:

  • Recruitment Period: from June 1, 2023, to October 15, 2023.
  • Recruitment Schedule, including registration dates, result announcement dates: registration through the website (June 1, 2023, to October 15, 2023).

Candidates for the ESG Academy can apply if they hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

  • The basis for candidacy is registration through the form on the website and completing the required information. Admission to the ESG Academy is decided by the recruitment committee appointed and authorized by the Academy’s director. Recruitment is based on the order of applications in the system.
  • Fill out the form and submit it!

Qualified candidates submit a complete set of documents:

  1. Application for admission to the ESG Academy
  2. CV
  3. Copy of the diploma of completion of higher education
  4. Commitment to cover tuition costs.

In the case where the candidate holds a diploma from a foreign higher education institution:

  1. Attestation of the diploma of completion of higher education in the form of legalization or apostille
  2. Sworn translation of the diploma into Polish
  3. Certificate of recognition of the diploma of completion of higher education issued abroad or the candidate’s statement about the obligation to provide such a certificate within 30 days of obtaining it, but no later than before the start of the ESG Academy (in the case where the diploma of completion of higher education is subject to mandatory nostrification – certificate of nostrification of the diploma or the candidate’s statement about the obligation to provide a certificate of nostrification within 30 days of obtaining it)
  4. The application, commitment, and CV are printed directly after filling in the data when submitting
  5. Signed agreement on the terms of payment for the ESG Academy (in two copies or three if it is an agreement on the terms of payment for the ESG Academy financed/co-financed by a third party).
  6. Deadline for payment of the recruitment fee.

Candidates will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Deadline, method, and place for submitting documents: October 20, 2023, to October 28, 2023.
  • Paper versions of documents will be accepted at the postgraduate studies dean’s office (room C108) or by registered mail to the address:

Faculty of Management University of Warsaw
ul. Szturmowa 1/3 02-678 Warsaw
with the note ‘ESG Academy.

Lecturers 

Marzena Więckowska

Marzena Więckowska

Director of Global Social Engagement, Amazon An experienced corporate expert with a passion for sustainable development and a deep commitment to environmental, social, and corporate governance practices. With over 15 years of experience, including the last 9 years at Amazon, Marzena has shaped numerous sustainable business strategies driving positive changes in organizations. After completing her master's degree in political science at the University of Warsaw and Northwestern University, she gained knowledge about the complexity of integrating ESG in the FMCG, logistics, technology, and retail sectors. Recognizing the growing importance of ESG, Marzena obtained a certificate from the Institute for Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cambridge. Guided by the belief in the power of business to drive positive change, Marzena aims to create a more sustainable world where economic growth is harmonized with social progress and environmental protection.
dr Adam Chmielewski, prof. UW

dr Adam Chmielewski, prof. UW

PhD, Associate Professor Lecturer at the Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw. Specializes in cost accounting, management and financial accounting, and financial statement analysis. Combines teaching activities with practical experience, having worked in the accounting department of a bank and served as the Chief Financial Officer in a private company. Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee at TU Zdrowie SA. Holds the title of a certified auditor (no. 13080).
dr Agnieszka Gajewska

dr Agnieszka Gajewska

PhD, Partner at PwC A global leader in public services and government at PwC Poland. Over the last 20 years, she has worked globally, supporting governments, international institutions, and the private sector in creating and implementing projects for structural reforms, market functioning, and sustainable development. She has worked in over 40 countries on four continents, focusing on creating and implementing projects supporting the sustainable agenda and infrastructure development. She led projects financing investments exceeding USD 15 billion, including pilot investments using infrastructure funds, Public-Private Partnership transactions, project finance, and the use of funds from aid agencies and development banks. Since November 2020, Agnieszka has led the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) regional practice for Central and Eastern Europe at PwC.
dr Agnieszka Kacprzak, prof. UW

dr Agnieszka Kacprzak, prof. UW

PhD, Associate Professor Holds the position of a professor at the Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw. Her research interests include digital consumer behavior, experiential marketing, and research methodology considering biometrics. With 20 years of experience in lecturing, conducting exercises, tutorials, and seminars in various types of studies in consumer behavior, sociology, and marketing, she ensures that the knowledge she imparts extends beyond existing theories by actively engaging in scientific research and directing research grants related to market behavior. Author and co-author of three books on experiential marketing and dozens of articles published in journals such as the "European Management Journal," "Journal of Services Marketing," and "Journal of Customer Behaviour."
dr Agnieszka Wilczak

dr Agnieszka Wilczak

PhD, Senior Assistant at the Department of Marketing, Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw Conducts classes for students specializing in marketing, participants in postgraduate studies, and MBA students. Apart from her academic activities, she is active in advisory roles and is an experienced consultant in building marketing strategies and plans.
Aleksandra Bańkowska

Aleksandra Bańkowska

Partner PwC Oversees the finance and banking practice within PwC Legal. With over 15 years of experience in advising banks and financial institutions, she is a leading ESG advisor in working groups established by the Polish Bank Association. She actively supports financial institutions in implementing disclosures at the entity and product levels according to SFDR, including the development of ESG strategies, sustainable environmental credit criteria, and related counterparty assessments. She also assists in fulfilling reporting obligations resulting from the Taxonomy and delegated acts concerning entities subject to NFRD (KPIs, including the Green Assets Ratio), as well as changes introduced to MiFID II, Solvency II, IDD, UCITS, and AIFMD directives.
dr Daria Ringwelska

dr Daria Ringwelska

Deputy Director of the Insurance Supervision Department, PFSA (UKNF) Holds a Ph.D. and is a graduate of the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program. She has over 16 years of experience working at PFSA. As the Deputy Director of the Insurance Supervision Department, she leads teams responsible for ongoing supervision, risk monitoring, and the analysis of capital requirements, along with an assessment of the solvency situation of insurance companies. She joined PFSA in 2006 and has been focused on Solvency II since then, participating in activities such as QIS research, standard SCR formulas, stress tests, and risk analyses in the insurance sector. Since 2007, she has actively participated in EIOPA activities and is currently a member of the Proportionality Committee.
Filip Wójcik

Filip Wójcik

Ph.D. Candidate, Doctoral School of Social Sciences, UW Combines professional work with scientific research in the field of sustainable development. He has several years of experience gained in the Big Four, particularly in the Sustainability & Economics team at Deloitte, where he prepared ESG strategies and developed non-financial reports for major companies in Poland and Europe. Currently working as an ESG expert at PKO BP, he is responsible for disclosures related to the Taxonomy. Author of scientific publications on ESG data communication, he has presented at many international conferences organized by, among others, the European Marketing Academy (EMAC).
dr hab. Grzegorz Tchorek

dr hab. Grzegorz Tchorek

PhD, Deputy Director at the Institute of Power Engineering Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw. Initiator of the establishment of the Center for Research on Energy Transformation, Mobility, and Climate Change at the Faculty of Management UW. He has research and scientific interests in the competitiveness and internationalization of enterprises, value chains of various sectors of the economy, sources of firm innovation, shared mobility, energy, hydrogen applications, and the challenges of energy and climate transformation. He actively participates in international and national research and advisory bodies, such as the State Environmental Protection Council at the Ministry of Climate and Environment. Chairman of the hydrogen experts group at the Chamber of Gas Industry. Member of the Scientific Council of the Beijing Research Centre in Beijing.
dr hab. Kamil Liberadzki, prof. SGH

dr hab. Kamil Liberadzki, prof. SGH

Ph.D. Kamil Liberadzki, prof. SGH Kamil Liberadzki is a professor at the Warsaw School of Economics (WSE). He graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics (Finance and Banking Faculty) and the Law Faculty at the Warsaw University, Poland.  At present he is a director of the Regulation Development Department at the Polish Financial Supervision Authority. Kamil Liberadzki has been appointed as a member of the European Banking Authority (EBA) Management Board.  Besides he is a member of the European Banking Authority Board of Supervisors (EBA BoS). He is also a representative of PFSA in the EBA Board of Supervisors. His research interests include financial markets, financial law, and regulatory issues.
dr Katarzyna Niewińska, prof. UW

dr Katarzyna Niewińska, prof. UW

PhD, Assistant Professor at the Department of Financial Systems, Faculty of Management, UW Her research is related to the capital market, the FinTech industry, market risk management, and portfolio management. In 2018, she created the first FinTech Postgraduate Studies in Poland. Since 2014, she has been managing the KAN Investments technology fund, which invests globally in early-stage companies distinguished by unique technology. The investment portfolio includes financial technology companies such as CredoLab (a unique scoring system based on mobile phone data) and Tonik (the first digital bank in Southeast Asia with a banking license in the Philippines).
Łukasz Łyczko

Łukasz Łyczko

Senior Manager at PwC Specializes in banking law, insurance law, and payment services. Advised numerous credit and financial institutions on complex regulatory projects related to the implementation of guidelines and recommendations from Polish and European supervisory authorities. As an expert, he advises working groups established by the Polish Bank Association, including sustainable finance and taxonomy groups, supporting the development of interpretative explanations for the financial sector in the field of ESG regulations. In his daily practice, he conducts workshops on the methodology of implementing ESG regulations for banks and asset managers, providing regulatory support in the implementation of ESG disclosures for financial market participants.
dr hab. Mariusz Trojanowski, prof. UW

dr hab. Mariusz Trojanowski, prof. UW

Ph. D., Associate Professor An academic, business communication practitioner, and business trainer employed at the Department of Marketing, Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw. He is also a participant in an educational program for business teachers (Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning) at Harvard Business School in the USA. He has many years of experience in the commercialization of communication knowledge, preparing business people for negotiations, presentations, and public speaking. Author of the books "Presentations and Speeches in Business: Essence, Determinants, Research" published by PWN Scientific Publishing in 2019 and "Direct Marketing: Essence, Management, Instruments" published by the Polish Economic Publishing House in 2010.
dr Michał Rogatko

dr Michał Rogatko

Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Strategy and Leadership at the University of Warsaw Faculty of Management He is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (Faculty of Foreign Trade and doctoral studies) and the Leon Kozminski Academy (CSR). He also completed courses at the Stockholm School of Economics (management) and Churchill College in Cambridge (international trade). He has over 20 years of managerial experience in sales, marketing, and communication, including executive positions in various companies. For over 10 years, he has served on the supervisory boards of both listed and non-listed companies. He is an active member of the Association of Stock Exchange Issuers, the Association of Independent Members of Supervisory Boards, and other organizations. He conducts seminars and lectures on strategic management, strategic analysis, ESG, and corporate governance at the University of Warsaw and Collegium Civitas.
Michał Spoczyński, Inwestor Valuetech

Michał Spoczyński, Inwestor Valuetech

Manager with over 25 years of experience. He is known for his passion for modern technologies, ESG, and artificial intelligence. He has played a key role in the success of companies such as Hortex, Ahold Polska, Real, Play, and the telecommunications operator WOM in Chile. He is an active investor in technological startups, a graduate of programs at IESE, LAP, Oxford, and Stanford, as well as a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw.
Mikołaj Jaworski

Mikołaj Jaworski

Mikołaj Jaworski is an experienced Partner Technical Specialist at IBM, specializing in the field of sustainable development. His main area of responsibility includes IBM Envizi, an innovative solution for monitoring sustainable business development and ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) reporting. Additionally, he supports partners and clients in the implementation of the resource management platform - Maximo Application Suite, enabling effective management of various aspects of organizational activities. Mikołaj acquires knowledge in the field of sustainable technology and engages in projects related to energy efficiency and sustainable development for organizations. His support for partners and clients encompasses comprehensive IBM solutions, contributing to the achievement of goals related to sustainable development.
dr Patrycja Chodnicka-Jaworska

dr Patrycja Chodnicka-Jaworska

Ph.D., Director of the Risk Management and Finance Center at the University of Warsaw Author and co-author of over 100 scientific publications, she has participated in scientific and industry conferences and seminars, including those organized by STERN, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, and the London School of Economics. She conducts research in risk management, including the impact of ESG on bankruptcy risk assessment, ESG risk management, and stock market sensitivity in the ESG area. She advises on ESG matters for national and international institutions and is a member of ESG working groups, including the Working Group for Improving ESG Reporting among Polish Companies at the Ministry of Finance. She is a member of international associations such as IAEE, ABSRC, IRMC, EAEPE, and EEA.
Paulina Komorowska-Mrozik

Paulina Komorowska-Mrozik

Senior Manager at PwC Counsel, Leader of the Competition and IP/IT, Personal Data, and Legal Advisor Practice at PwC Poland. An expert with extensive experience in advising on competition law and consumer protection. She represents clients in proceedings before the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, including inspections and searches. She has extensive experience in concentration notification. She advises entrepreneurs on strategies, including limiting antitrust risks, developing pricing policies, and distribution systems. She also provides comprehensive support to clients in consumer rights matters. Paulina has rich experience in leading international and interdisciplinary projects. She leads one of the fastest-growing personal data protection practices, recognized in the latest edition of prestigious Legal 500 EMEA rankings and Rzeczpospolita daily. Author of numerous publications and co-author of one of the leading commentaries on the Act on Competition and Consumer Protection, published by Wolters Kluwer.
Piotr Beńke

Piotr Beńke

Director at IBM Director of Technology and Technical Sales Support Teams at IBM for Poland, the Baltic countries, and Ukraine. Responsible for promoting technology, developing technological strategies, and technical team development. A graduate of the Poznań University of Technology and Warwick Business School. Piotr Beńke has been associated with the IT industry for 30 years, building his experience in various positions in many industries. A certified IT solutions architect and enthusiast of the latest information technologies and their applications in everyday life. Actively develops technical communities at IBM and is a guest lecturer at universities, conducting classes on digital technologies and sustainable leadership. IBM Quantum Technology Ambassador. Co-chair of the Digital Economy Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce.
Tomasz Barańczyk

Tomasz Barańczyk

Partner at PwC Since 1996, he has been involved in advisory services for leading companies in various sectors of the economy, with a particular focus on companies in the energy, oil, and gas sectors. Since 2003, he has held the license of a licensed tax advisor. From 2013 to 2018, he was a managing partner in the legal and tax advisory department in Poland. Tomasz has extensive experience in leading comprehensive tax optimization projects for companies, mainly in the field of corporate income tax, VAT, excise duties, customs, and other public-law burdens. In his professional practice, Tomasz led teams that verified clients' existing business structures and provided comprehensive assistance in preparing and then implementing tax-effective solutions. Tomasz has been a speaker at many national and international conferences on tax law and is the author of numerous articles on tax matters published in industry press.
dr Tomasz Rosiak

dr Tomasz Rosiak

Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Strategy and Leadership at the University of Warsaw In his research on improving the functioning of organizations, he relies on the achievements of the theory of learning organizations, a systemic approach, and change management. The promoter of dozens of advisory projects carried out in postgraduate studies dedicated to project management and dedicated to corporations. In addition to his academic career, he is involved in consulting. He specializes in strategic consulting, reorganization of business processes, and structures. His consulting experience includes advisory, implementation, and training projects for private and public sector companies.
Sylwia Zaremba-Janukowicz

Sylwia Zaremba-Janukowicz

Head of Regulatory Support Team in the Department of Economic Analysis at the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (UKNF) From the beginning of her professional career, she has been associated with the financial market. She deals with, among others, examining the offer of financial products and services and the phenomenon of greenwashing. She also participates in consultative and legislative processes in the field of ESG regulations. A representative of UKNF in national and international working groups on ESG issues (Platform for Sustainable Finance at the Ministry of Finance, MRiT, EBA, ESMA). She has conducted numerous training sessions on ESG and benchmark indicators. She is a lecturer in Postgraduate Studies in Sustainable Finance at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. She is currently preparing a publication for non-professional participants in the financial market on ESG issues. She also specializes in conducting mediation proceedings related to loans.
Úna Barrett, Partner w PwC

Úna Barrett, Partner w PwC

Partner at PwC An expert with 13 years of experience working with global financial institutions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. She has experience in comprehensive support for banking clients in large and complex transformation projects in the areas of ESG, financial crime, and compliance. She is passionate about environmental, social, and corporate governance issues. She takes great joy in inspiring and motivating colleagues and clients to engage in discussions on the practical application of ESG standards. She also has experience in developing ESG solutions based on technological solutions that reduce the risk of greenwashing. Úna is a graduate of the London School of Economics, where she completed her master's degree. She also obtained a certificate from the Institute of Sustainable Leadership at the University of Cambridge in sustainable business development management.
Weronika Wojturska

Weronika Wojturska

Associate at PwC An expert in sustainable finance certified by the Institute for Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cambridge. Lecturer and project manager in the field of ESG and FinTech as part of grant programs from the Ministry of Education and Science ("Diamond Grant," "The Best of the Best"). Since 2023, appointed by the Ministry of Finance to support Working Groups on the application of EU Taxonomy and on research, education, and training within the Sustainable Finance Platform. Since 2021, a regulatory advisor and co-author of a series of explanatory interpretations developed in cooperation with the Polish Bank Association and the Chamber of Brokerage Houses, shaping market approaches to changes in sustainable financing (SFDR), non-financial reporting (Taxonomy), trading in financial instruments (MiFID II).
Zuzanna Machniak

Zuzanna Machniak

Associate at PwC Specializes in banking law, ESG regulations, and capital market law. Holds the Expert in Sustainable Finance (CESFi) certification from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In her professional practice, she deals with the implementation of ESG regulations into the activities of financial institutions and entities related to the financial market, especially in the area of ESG disclosures of financial institutions (SFDR), non-financial reporting (Taxonomy, NFRD/CSRD), implementation of ESG aspects into sectoral laws (MiFID II, IDD, Solvency II, AIFMD, UCITS), sustainable value chain management (CSDD), and greenwashing risk mitigation. She serves as an expert in working groups of the Polish Bank Association, where she co-created interpretative explanations in the ESG area for the financial sector (Explanations I-III regarding Taxonomy and Explanation I regarding MiFID II). She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University and the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, as well as a postgraduate program in Capital Market Law at the Warsaw School of Economics.