About Competent Boards
The rise of active and aware corporate boards has never been so important. Board Directors are witnessing and participating in truly transformative times. Shifts from shareholder primacy to stakeholder priority, increasing pressure for corporations to make a positive environmental impact, and the struggle for equitable social fairness are just a few of the worthy goals being championed by today’s next-gen Directors.
Competent Boards provides aspiring or experienced Board Directors and corporate executives with a holistic and integrated view of how all of these pieces fit together, have impact, satisfy multiple stakeholders, and simultaneously drive the organization forward.
Our Certificate Programs offer deeply informed knowledge and insight from some of the world’s most respected Board Directors, strategists, and advisors, instilling the skills needed to achieve world class governance and become a future-fit leader.
The time to enroll in a Competent Boards Certificate Program is now.
Helle Bank Jorgensen
CEO of Competent Boards offering global online ESG Competent Boards Certificate and Designation Program with a faculty of over 100 renowned international board members, executives and experts.
We are privileged to have the support, expertise, and strategic thought partnership of our Advisory Board – an international network of subject-matter experts that help ensure our programming develops future-fit leaders.
Director Global Partnerships, Arizona State University; Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory; Ex. Director Asia-Pacific, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation; Professor of Practice, Thunderbird School of Global Management (Oceania)
Managing Executive and Managing Director, Absa Group; Chartered Director (SA), Board and Leadership - Corporate and Public Sector, Fintech, Social Enterprise (South Africa)
Emily Waita Macharia
Director, Public Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company; Board Director, East African Business Council (Kenya)
Member, Board of Directors of TMX Group, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO), Enterra Solutions LLC, and Niyogin Fintech Ltd. (Canada)
Partner, Paul Hastings, LLP (USA)
L+1: Líderes Impulsando un Desarrollo Sostenible; Corporate Vice President, Grupo TDM (Latin America)
Board Director, Non-Executive Director, Sunrise Banks, NA; World Benchmarking Alliance (USA)
Non-Executive Director, BlackRock World Mining Trust plc; Non-Executive Director, Galiano Gold & Eldorado Gold; Trustee, Camborne School of Mines Trust; Board Member, Women in Mining. (UK)
Board Member, BlackRock Multi-Asset Complex Fund; Member, AICPA’s ESG Task Force Committee; Managing Partner, Urish Popeck & Co LLC (USA)
Partner, Baker McKenzie Toronto; Chair Policy Committee, Baker McKenzie International; Member, UN Global Compact Advisory Group on Supply Chain (Canada)
Partner, Board and Technology Practice, Odgers Berndtson (USA)
Chair, World Benchmarking Alliance, Corporate Reporting Council, and Clear Insurance Management; Board Member, Shift and UK Financial Reporting Council; Founding CEO, International Integrated Reporting Council (UK)
Chairman, Shailesh Haribhakti & Associates Chartered Accountants; Non-Executive Chairman, L&T Finance Holdings Ltd, L&T Mutual Fund, Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd, NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Ltd and Blue Star Ltd (India)
Founder, Corston-Smith Asset Management; Board Director and Chairman, Investment Committee and Risk and Governance Committee, Federal Land Development Authority (Malaysia)
Torben Möger Pedersen
CEO, PensionDanmark (Denmark)
Meet our Team
The only way to conquer great things every day is with great people. These are the people that make the magic happen:
We call them our “Team Incredibles”!
Helle Bank Jorgensen
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Client Relations Lead
ESG Research Lead
Digital Media Coordinator
Finance & Human Resource Administrator
ESG Research Analyst
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
Join the team!
Competent Boards is a dynamic, impact-oriented company serving an international community of business professionals. We are connected by our shared mission to elevate Environmental, Social and Governance competency in boardrooms around the globe.
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Our Current Openings
If you want to work for a company with a passion for purpose, Competent Boards is for you.
Competent Boards provides professional development and advisory services focused on bringing ESG (Environmental. Social. Governance), Climate and Sustainability training and insight to boards, investors and executives around the world. The faculty delivering our highly praised online ESG Competent Boards and Climate Competent Boards executive training programs consist of over 100 of the world’s leading board members, C-suite executives, investors and experts.
We need an amazing COMMUNICATIONS & Public Relations Professional
Are you public relations savvy, a strong writer and possess above average knowledge around climate change issues and/or ESG? Do you have a keen interest in corporate climate change strategy and how ESG is changing financial models, with more than 4 years experience as a Comms professional? If so, this role is for you.
We are looking for an accomplished Communications & PR professional to be an integral member of Competent Boards‘ management team. To be successful in this new role, you will use all the tools in your toolbox to build, maintain and manage awareness of Competent Boards’ work and brand while overseeing our small Communications team. You’ll help create and communicate key messages to defined target audiences in order to help establish and maintain a global leading position for our fast-growing, mission-based company.
This is a key role that requires a balance of public relations and communication experience with a strong roll-up your sleeves and ‘get it done’ mentality. We’re a smart, collaborative team helping to conquer big global challenges. In this role you’ll drive effective storytelling and outreach with multiple, cross-functional stakeholders, including the media, program participants, potential partners, subject matter experts, and company leadership.
- Identify and coordinate media opportunities that are both strategic and creative to raise awareness of the company’s flagship products and thought leadership to appropriate target markets.
- Regularly solicit op-eds, and notable developments or achievements to the news media.
- Oversee development of a Comms plan including promotional materials, such as marketing collateral, press kits, slide decks, and other PR-related collateral.
- Work with communications team and plan and direct content strategy for website and social channels.
Direct and oversee the work of the Communications team; manage and provide coaching to optimize performance; foster ongoing learning and development within the team.
Develop a plan to amplify CEO’s new book and work with the publicist to maximize pre-order sales.
Establish criteria for creating and/or selecting speaking engagements presented to leadership and develop public relations plans around events in which we participate.
- Develop a stakeholder management process by creating and maintaining a contact database and a communication plan that targets key stakeholder groups.
- Write press releases and other media communications as needed.
Develop media and partner lists to approach to amplify our messaging.
- 4 years of relevant work experience with demonstrated skills in communications and public relations, and above-average knowledge of climate change and business.
- University degree in PR, Communications, International Relations, Journalism or related field or equivalent experience.
- Excellent writing skills and a flair for copywriting.
Ability to think both creatively and strategically to help support business development.
- Ability to collaborate and be able to mentor less experienced Comms team members
- Previous media relations experience and proven ability to cultivate relationships with national and international press.
- Ability to pitch the media and to run PR campaigns that deliver measurable results and meet objectives.
Experience providing strategic communications counsel to C-level leadership and all levels of staff.
- Experience in market and competitive analysis (identifying competitors; tracking and increasing the share of voice).
- Ability to prioritize and plan effectively.
Possess a growth mindset and a passion for mentorship.
Ability to build and manage an effective team.
This is a work from home opportunity which reports to the COO.
Please submit a brief cover letter with your resume. Resumes received without a cover letter will not be considered. Send your resume and/or questions about this opportunity to the attention of Nancy Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org
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CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF MINISTERIERNES BOERNEHAVE. BOARD MEMBER, LOYALME AND DANISH BUSINESS ASSOCIATION IN SINGAPORE. VICE PRESIDENT, GROUP FINANCE AT PSA INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD
I am not aware of any other executive ESG training of this calibre. Many courses are a few hours or so. This is a proper education with excellent faculty, relevant cases, thorough discussions and full coverage of all ESG angles. In an increasingly ESG focused world, the Competent Boards certificate is an absolute must have.
CEO, CORPORATE PROPERTIES OF THE AMERICAS
It was an eye opener and a great start to better understand high-impact areas that world-class companies are looking at today and what sustainability leaders are focusing their time and effort on.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MARSH CANADA LIMITED
ESG Competent Boards is not about telling people what they should do but instead giving people tools and building soft skills to have informed conversations that lead to sound decisions about how to do things better. So many times, we ask ourselves, what are our peers are doing? ESG Competent Boards provides the forum to get some answers.