Competentboards - ESG & Climate Education Programs


Competent Boards Alumni are a vibrant network of global professionals making a difference in our board rooms, our communities, and the world.

Our Alumni

All program graduates are invited to join our Alumni Membership Program, a platform where all of our alumni can continue learning, discussing, benchmarking, and networking with their global peers on various ongoing ESG issues and topics.

Material Guides

Access to the most updated Material Guides (a list of questions and a set of recommended readings and resources) in all topic areas so you can continue to be equipped with the latest news and developments.

Leader Insight Videos

Access our informal musings and conversational interviews with leading global experts on a variety of current topics.

Exclusive Offers

Be the first to find out about various special offers and promotions available only to our members. 

Current offers:

  • Climate Certificate Program (15% savings).
  • ESG Certificate Program (15% savings).

Complimentary Invitation to Panel Discussions, Sessions and Webinars

Members have complimentary registration to our interactive webinars, sessions and panel discussions with world experts.  Get equipped with the most up-do-date information and gain the strategic insight and foresight needed to remain a future-fit leader.

►►► Bonus: Access to all Recordings

If you could not attend one of our live events, or simply want to refer to the material, information and insight shared during these sessions, members have year-round access to all the recordings on the membership platform.

Monthly Peer Exchange Sessions

Monthly 1-hour live peer exchange sessions facilitated by Helle Bank Jorgensen and based on chapters of her book “Stewards of the Future: A Guide for Competent Boards. Connect with your fellow global alumni to discuss relevant topics and pressing challenges, and share insights amongst like minded peers.

Cost of Membership

Upon signing up, you will get immediate access to our learning platform with the most updated material guides in all topic areas so you can continue to be equipped with the latest developments in the ESG space.

Any alumni questions?


Lars Storr-Hansen

Director, Storr-Hansen Consulting; Former Deputy Chairman, PensionDanmark

The Competent Board Certificate Program is a great toolbox for both Boards and Boards Advisors to learn about ESG issues. Twelve modules cover the most pressing ESG issues of the moment, with advice and insights presented by some of the world’s most respected business, investment and sustainability leaders. The program format is easy to follow and is a great road into the future.

Ani Hotoyan-Joly

Independent Corporate Director

My classmates and I learned from each other and we developed lifelong friendships. I left each one of the 12 sessions invigorated and excited about the opportunity to apply what I have learned and through this process, I believe I have become a more valuable board member. Even if you have other board designations, you will still benefit from this very insightful and valuable certificate program.

Nik Gowing

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.

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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