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COURSE

ESG Certificate &
Designation Program

12 Sessions

1.5 hours per session

CERTIFICATE

bi-weekly

online

Prepare for the next decade of decision-making

Get the insights and tools needed to confidently provide oversight and foresight on the ESG issues all board members, investors, and executives must master for effective decision-making.

COURSE

New Climate Competent Boards Certificate Program

6 Sessions

1.5 hours per session

CERTIFICATE

bi-weekly

online

The Climate Competent Boards Certificate Program aims to give Board Directors and Business Professionals an in-depth understanding of the current challenges and opportunities that climate change and transitioning to net-positive present.

100% of our Alumni would recommend the ESG Certificate & Designation Program

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Why take
our programs?

Get equipped to effectively participate in discussions around the fast-evolving international ESG landscape, and learn how to better respond to new enterprise risk, business complexity, technological disruptions, and social and environmental obligations.

TESTIMONIALS

What people are saying

CHAD HOLLIDAY

FORMER CHAIR, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL AND BANK OF AMERICA

There are a lot of development programs out there. This one is very, very, unique. You gain from talking to people that come from different walks of life, different companies and different situations, which prepares you to be a better board member.

ERIC WETLAUFER

MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TMX GROUP, INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CORPORATION OF ONTARIO (IMCO), ENTERRA SOLUTIONS LLC, NIYOGIN FINTECH LTD.

The Competent Boards Program is hands down the best director education out there. Global in its scope, deep in its content, extraordinary speakers and excellent interactivity, I am so glad I found it (or it found me!)

LESLIE F. SEIDMAN

FORMER CHAIR, FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING STANDARDS BOARD (FASB), NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND AUDIT CHAIR, MOODY’S CORP. & GENERAL ELECTRIC

I think this program is more relevant than ever, and I would highly recommend it. I feel better equipped to oversee ESG and sustainability issues in my board rooms. Take a look at the topics covered over the 12 sessions to give yourself a sense of the breadth and depth of the curriculum.

DORIS HONOLD

Non-executive director at Credit Suisse International, Chair of Board Risk Committee

As a new-ish Non-Executive Director I was keen to get more familiar with the key challenges boards grapple with. It’s a fantastic network of NED’s, excellent discussions and intellectual stimulation on the most current and pressing issues facing boards. It provides a fantastic collection of relevant reference material, which I am actually using in my NED work. The whole program is well thought through and tailored for global board leaders or those that aspire to become one.

PETER DEY

CHAIRMAN, PARADIGM CAPITAL INC AND THE “GODFATHER OF CANADIAN GOVERNANCE”

We know that Governance will be different on the other side of the pandemic. We don’t know how different. But we know that the pandemic has exposed many of the weaknesses in our Governance systems and is giving us an opportunity to rethink Governance. ESG Competent Boards is way out in front in helping us to identify the weaknesses in our current system and helping us to respond.

STINE BIRK

INTERNATIONAL BOARDS INCLUDE DNB BANK, ATP PENSION AND INDUSTRIENS PENSION

You get great value for your money with this program. The speakers are very experienced business leaders that provide inspirational insight from an international and business perspective. The program has definitely extended the toolbox for my future board work, bringing ESG better into play to create value for the business, shareholders and stakeholders.

LEE KINDBERG

HEAD OF ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY FOR MAERSK LINE IN NORTH AMERICA

As a result of taking this program I’ve found increased sophistication in my thinking about the issues and in the information and thoughts I provide both internally and externally. The quality of the speakers and materials is exceptional, and the execution of the distance learning concept is the best I have ever experienced.

NIK GOWING

FOUNDER, DIRECTOR, CO-AUTHOR ‘THINKING THE UNTHINKABLE’; MAIN PRESENTER, BBC WORLD NEWS 1996-2014

The ESG Competent Boards initiative has been ahead of its time. COVID-19 has created the existential threats for boards that many members had seemed to regard as unthinkable. That is why ESG Competent Boards is rightly having its moment. Its programme is a must for opening board eyes and minds to the new, unthinkable and existential realities we all confront.

100+
Our Faculty

The faculty delivering our highly praised programs consists of 100+ world-leading board members, C-suite executives, investors and strategists — offering a rich, global view of the fast-evolving ESG landscape!

Advisory Services

Are you interested in a program tailored to your company, a board assessment, facilitated dialogue or insightful presentation?

Alumni Membership Program

We are delighted to launch our new Alumni Membership Program – a platform where members can network, learn, share best practices, access self-facilitated peer exchanges, and more.

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Welcome, which course are you interested in:

The Board Member course is designed for people who hold a position on the board of a publicly traded organization.

The Business Professional course is designed for people who hold senior positions within an organization.