The world is changing. Get on board.

We offer globally relevant ESG and climate education for board directors and business leaders to build confidence and competence.

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Preparation is key.

Our mission is to educate board members, executives, and investors on the visionary, responsible business practices that will change the arc of their careers, their companies, and our economies.

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Relevant issues. Actionable insights.

Satisfy stakeholders, regulators, and investors with competency training that will elevate your company’s in-house expertise and empower you to take decisive action.

Competent Boards will help you:

Why business leaders love
Competent Boards.

Gain access to
a global network

Broaden your perspective and build new connections with business leaders and experts from all over the world.

Engage in live dialogue
with industry experts

Learn from the world’s brightest minds and from each other in safe, supportive roundtable settings that encourage thought-provoking questions and provide insightful answers.

Get credentialed with recognized certificates

Gain digital credentials badges and certificates that you can display to demonstrate competency to your stakeholders, investors, and peers.

Your journey starts here.

Speak with someone from our incredible team, to find out which program is the best fit for your needs​.

World-class education for business leaders, from business leaders.

ESG Programs

Environmental, social, and governance topics aren’t trends–they’re permanent imperatives. Learn how to lead the discussion and generate business value.

Geopolitical dilemmas • AI • cybersecurity • DEI • modern slavery • climate change • biodiversity • disclosures • regulatory requirements

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Climate & Biodiversity Programs

A changing planet means a changing global supply chain and economy. Go from understanding risks to unlocking opportunities.

Material climate and biodiversity risks • climate and biodiversity opportunities • disclosure requirements • regulatory trends • stakeholder expectations • transition strategies

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Cyber Risk & Strategy Programs

Defend against threats and breaches and gain visibility into the evolving compliance reporting landscape.

Cybersecurity policy • governance • cyber risk management • incident handling

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Learn from a range of world-renowned ESG, climate and biodiversity experts.
Our 180+ facilitators include:

Here's what global business leaders say about our programs.

Jenifer Thien Competent Boards

"I completed the program convinced that it is absolutely essential for all Board Members in all parts of the world. The content is extremely up to date and 'real-time', with seasoned leaders and opinion shapers compellingly and articulately delivering their perspective. I left the program feeling inspired and definitely more equipped to take on the challenges ahead as a Board Member."

Jenifer Thien (GCB.D)
NED, UEM Edgenta Berhad; Jackstone Energy; Olam Agrl; AEON CO. (M) BHD
John OBryan Competent Boards

"The broad scope of the course opened my eyes to aspects of ESG initiatives that I had not considered before. Also, the broad geography and experience of the attendees added perspectives that would have not been available without participating in the course. Exceptional experience."

John O’Bryan (GCB.D)
Board Member, CT REIT
Dennis Montecillo Competent Boards

"The best, most well-curated, and highly-credentialed certificate program I have ever attended! A course on the relevant issues for consideration as the world pivots towards a more circular economy and sustainable future."

Dennis Montecillo (GCB.D)
Independent Director Bank of Commerce, Philippines
Deb Henretta Competent Boards

"A comprehensive, inclusive and global look at all things ESG. It offers a terrific forum to learn from experts and interact with peers to both solve the challenging ESG problems we face, and leverage business growth opportunities in the ESG space."

Deb Henretta (GCB.D)
Senior Advisor and Independent Board Director, Corning Inc, American Eagle Outfitters, Meritage Homes and NiSources
Nicole Paquin Competent Boards

"What makes this course a step above many others is the quality and experience of speakers who are global industry experts as well as the fellow participants who were from all over the globe! The discussions were open, transparent and very practical."

Nicole Paquin (GCB.D)
Corporate Director, Logistec Corporation
Rob Buchanan Competent Boards

"The Competent Boards ESG Designation Program provided an excellent opportunity to learn first hand from experts with real world experience. Not only was the course a great education in ESG matters, but also in how today’s Boards function and are evolving to adapt in a rapidly changing world."

Robert Buchanan (GCB.D)
Director, Investor Relations, Karora Resource Inc.

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Welcome, which course are you interested in:

Primarily discuss the topics through the lens of serving on the board. You must be serving on at least one board with fiduciary responsibility to enter this stream.

Discuss the topics through a wide range of business perspectives (including the board) and comprise senior executives, investors, and board advisors.

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