About Competent Boards

We provide insight, so you can provide oversight — and foresight

Competent Boards™ is the original and premier creator of online environment, social, governance (ESG) and Climate education programs for board directors and business leaders.

Our world-class professional development and advisory services help boards better understand what is needed to respond successfully to today’s enormous economic, environmental and social challenges. More than 180 of the world’s leading board members, C-suite executives, investors and other experts make up our faculty who contribute to our Designation and Certificate programs. Their knowledge enables us to bring better decision-making and oversight to boardrooms and C-suites around the world.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, our alumni represent more than 55 countries around the world.

Our Purpose


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.


A world where all leaders are stewards of the future.

Helle Bank Jorgensen

Helle Bank Jorgensen is an internationally recognized expert on sustainable business practices, with a 30-year record of turning environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks into innovative and profitable business opportunities. She works with many global Fortune 500 board members and executives, as well as smaller companies and investors.


Founder and Chief Executive Officer; author, Stewards of the Future: A Guide for Competent Boards

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.

Our amazing benefits

Remote work
from home

Continuous learning opportunities

Collaborative team environment

Health benefits

Flexible work day

Make an impact on the world

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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Stay in the know with the latest sustainability, ESG and climate insights, plus be the first to learn about program updates and events.