ESG in Life Science: From Intent to Action

Get a good start with the new EU sustainability requirements

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21 Nov and 28 Nov 2024

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13,500 DKK ex VAT

(app. 1,815 EUR ex VAT)



Whether you work in a large or small organisation, subsidiary, or head office, you should already be familiar with the EU's new sustainability reporting requirements (CSRD). These requirements demand input and data from the entire business (not just the head office) and the entire value chain, which will bring changes across functions and organisations.

This course provides insight into the goals and context of the new sustainability reporting requirements (CSRD - Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive) adopted by the Danish Parliament in May 2024.

You will be equipped to ask the right questions in a timely manner, and you will learn about double materiality assessments (DMAs) and scope 1-3, ESRS (European Sustainability Reporting Standards) and value chain responsibility.

You will get inspiration from some of the frontrunners in the life science industry and learn how to spot improvement potentials for your own organisation.

This course focuses specifically on the challenges of the life science industry, including the fact that more than 80 percent of a drug's impact on the environment and climate is determined during the development phase.

In addition to offering inspiration from various subject matter experts, this course is highly hands-on. At the end of the course, you will have gained a basic understanding of how to conduct a double materiality assessment in the life science industry and you will know where to go for more, relevant information and knowledge.

The goal of the course is for participants to see the new requirements not only as a compliance exercise, but also as a catalyst for life science companies to take action and achieve their sustainability goals.


  • EU Green Deal
  • Double materiality assessment (DMA)
  • Supply chain responsibility

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Course leader & lecturers

  • Trine Petersen
    Course leader
    Managing Director
    Improve our Future
  • Morten Birkved
    Professor, ph.d Centerleder for SDU Life Cycle Engineering, Institut for Grøn Teknologi
    Syddansk Universitet
  • Sofie Pedersen
    Amgros I/S
  • Rya Terney
    Head of Sustainability
    AP Pension
  • Line Berg Madsen
    Kromann Reumert
  • Mia Gedbjerg
    Director, Attorney
    Kromann Reumert
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Is this course for you?

The course is relevant for you in the life science industry working in R&D, evidence generation, market access, financial reporting, ESG, procurement, public affairs, and communication.

What you will learn

  1. Insight into European requirements for the life science industry's contribution to the sustainable transition
  2. How to prepare and evaluate double materiality assessments
  3. Understanding responsibilities and tasks related to supply chains, lifecycle analyses, scope 1-3, data points and future tenders and public procurement
  4. Get a solid understanding on how to spot improvement potentials in your organisation’s operations
  5. Compliance and due diligence considerations related to ESG

What your company will get

  1. An employee with a solid basic knowledge of CSRD and ESRS
  2. An employee with familiarity in preparing and evaluating double materiality assessments and IRO (Impact, Risks and Opportunities)
  3. An employee with the ability to identify barriers and opportunities to reduce the company's carbon footprint
  4. An employee with awareness of important compliance and due diligence issues in ESG reporting
  5. An employee with the capability to engage in strategic and operational discussions about supply chain responsibility, stakeholders and sustainability partnerships

Course calendar

Starting 21 Nov 2024
21 Nov 2024 10:30-17:15
Day 1
  • Welcome and introduction to the basic concepts and context of sustainability from a life science industry perspective.
  • New challenges, concepts, stakeholders, and strategies:
    - Double materiality assessment (DMA)
    - Scope 1-3
  • A company is only as good as its own value chain

by Rya Terney, Head of Sustainability, AP Pension

  • Planetary boundaries: Knowledge and tools for working with scope 3
  • Points of attention in ESG reporting:
    - Double materiality assessment
    - Compliance and due diligence on sustainability issues

by Line Madsen and Mia Thulstrup Gedbjerg, Kromann Reumert

  • Trends and ESG requirements for future suppliers to the public healthcare system

by Sofie Pedersen, Amgros

  • Briefing on home assignment
28 Nov 2024 10:30-17:15
Day 2
  • Welcome back
  • Case presentations & reflections - Part 1
  • Lessons learned from a life science sustainability project
  • Case presentations & reflections - Part 2
  • Pharmaceutical value chains and recommendations for action:
    - Life cycle assessment
    - Scope 3 and infrastructure
    - EU "footprint" legislation
    - Dilemmas between health and environmental impact

by Prof. Morten Birkved, Head of Center for SDU Life Cycle Engineering

  • Case presentations & reflections - Part 3
  • Examples of improvement initiatives from the life science industry, data and partnerships
Practical information


Registration deadline
7 Nov 2024
Lersø Parkallé 101
2100 København Ø
21 - 28 Nov
Sometimes things change. This is the expected programme.

Course information


Prior to the course you get access to mandatory and/or optional readings via your personal Atrium log-in.


Life science industry experience is a great advantage


There is no examination for this course.

Course leader

Trine Petersen
Managing Director
Improve our Future


Morten Birkved
Professor, ph.d Centerleder for SDU Life Cycle Engineering, Institut for Grøn Teknologi
Syddansk Universitet
Sofie Pedersen
Amgros I/S
Rya Terney
Head of Sustainability
AP Pension
Line Berg Madsen
Kromann Reumert
Mia Gedbjerg
Director, Attorney
Kromann Reumert
Trine Petersen
Managing Director
Improve our Future

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