Global ESG Competent Boards Certificate Program

February - July 2021

The program that’s praised for preparing leaders for accelerated change and increased resiliency

  • Be at the forefront of ESG, sustainability & climate risks and opportunities
  • Join board members, CEOs, investors and experts online and discuss how to overcome the COVID-19 crisis and the new realities corporate leaders are facing
  • Receive frameworks, tools and a roadmap with questions that will guide you and the management team through internal and external discussions
  • During the 90-minute bi-weekly sessions you will engage with and learn from global leaders – see the 95+ leaders involved in the program below
  • Gain the trust of shareholders and stakeholders by obtaining the Global ESG Competent Boards Designation (GCB.D)

Strategic Session Topics

1 – New Risks and Expectations for Boards, Executives, and Investors in Light of COVID-19
How geopolitical and environmental concerns and human values are changing expectations of businesses, and how new business models are disrupting business as usual

 

2 – Dealing with Dilemmas and Turning Risks into Opportunities During and After the Pandemic
How to plan for major disruptions to ensure resiliency and business continuity, balancing short-term and long-term goals, objectives, and accountability

 

3 – SDGs Competent Boards
How companies and investors are embracing the SDGs and using them as a strategic tool to determine risks and innovate opportunities

 

4 – Climate Competent Boards
How climate change is impacting society, businesses, supply chains, along with how to meet growing expectations, and investor driven reporting initiatives

 

5 – ESG Competent Boards
How companies are responding to growing demands for environmental, social, governance (ESG) disclosure, and integrating emerging risks into ERM-frameworks

 

6 – Human Rights and Supply Chain Competent Boards
How to evaluate human rights and supply chain goals, targets and strategies. Includes identifying, assessing and managing risks related to child labour, modern slavery, environmental and social disasters

 

7 – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Boardroom
Expectations from investors and society to foster a pipeline of diverse talent and proactively address employee misconduct and workplace culture issues (including the Black Lives Matter movement). How to question the relevance of diversity goals, targets, and strategies

 

8 – Anti-Corruption, Integrity and Transparency
Changing risks and expectations associated with anti-corruption and ethical business practices. Developing and testing the hallmarks of an effective anti-corruption compliance program, including steps companies can take to reduce fraud and corruption

 

9 – Responsible Use of Data and Cybersecurity
Ethical considerations of the use of data including big data and AI-generated opportunities. Includes exploration of data collection, stakeholder privacy concerns, and the ethical management of confidential information and disaster containment

 

10 – Tax, Investment and Pay in an ESG-focused world
How to question the socioeconomic impact of potential business decisions, and the impact on the business’ reputation and longevity. What information is needed to make well-informed tax planning, executive pay, and capital investment and capital expenditure (CapEx) decisions

 

11 – Shareholder and Stakeholder Engagement and Disclosure
Determining the material issues to manage and communicate to shareholders and stakeholders, including engagement strategies and trends in reporting

 

12 – The Future of Good Corporate Governance
What does the future of good governance look like? What is the role of the board in 5 – 10 years? What is fiduciary duty and how is it evolving?

Session Dates for Business Professionals
Strategic Session TopicsFebruary - July Schedule
New Risks and Expectations for Boards, Executives, and Investors in Light of COVID-19February 9th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
Dealing with Dilemmas and Turning Risks into Opportunities During and After the PandemicFebruary 23rd, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
SDGs Competent BoardsMarch 9th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
Climate Competent BoardsMarch 23rd, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
ESG Competent BoardsApril 6th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
Human Rights and Supply Chain Competent BoardsApril 20th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the BoardroomMay 4th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
Anti-Corruption, Integrity and TransparencyMay 18th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
Responsible Use of Data and CybersecurityJune 1st, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
Tax, Investment and Pay in an ESG-focused worldJune 15th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
Shareholder and Stakeholder Engagement and DisclosureJune 29th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
The Future of Good Corporate GovernanceJuly 13th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
Session Dates for Board Members
Strategic Session TopicsFebruary - July Schedule
New Risks and Expectations for Boards, Executives, and Investors in Light of COVID-19February 10th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
Dealing with Dilemmas and Turning Risks into Opportunities During and After the PandemicFebruary 24th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
SDGs Competent BoardsMarch 10th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
Climate Competent BoardsMarch 24th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
ESG Competent BoardsApril 7th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
Human Rights and Supply Chain Competent BoardsApril 21st, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the BoardroomMay 5th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
Anti-Corruption, Integrity and TransparencyMay 19th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
Responsible Use of Data and CybersecurityJune 2nd, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
Tax, Investment and Pay in an ESG-focused worldJune 16th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
Shareholder and Stakeholder Engagement and DisclosureJune 30th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST
The Future of Good Corporate GovernanceJuly 14th, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11 AM EST

Cohort February – July 2021

Register for the Global ESG Certificate Program as a:

Business Professional
Board Member

*Donate 5% to Doctors Without Borders


*Donate 5% to Doctors Without Borders


*Donate 5% to Someone in Need


*Donate 5% to Someone in Need


*To support those in need of help during these challenging times ESG Competent Boards will donate 5% of all Certificate Program sales earned to Doctors Without Borders or allow you to donate the 5% saved to someone in need.

Subscribe to our 6-month Installment Plan

Pay $775 USD per month for 6 months
(includes a 3.5% admin fee)




Subscribe to our 12-month Installment Plan

Pay $393 USD per month for 12 months
(includes a 5% admin fee)


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