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Climate Designation Program

Board Member Default Cohort

SepOct2021

Business Professional Default Cohort

SepOct2021

Climate Designation Program

6 Sessions

1.5 hours per session

CERTIFICATE

bi-weekly

$2995 USD

THE NET ZERO ECONOMY IS COMING. ARE YOU READY?

Board members and mid-to-senior level business executives should take this program to prepare for the profound and far-reaching impacts of climate change on businesses around the world. Through six interactive sessions attendees will understand  what type of actions are needed to be taken as we transition to a net zero economy.

After taking this program, you will have the insights and tools that you need to be confident in providing oversight and foresight on the  latest climate-related issues. And to deliver practical strategies, tools, and frameworks for your company.

What Makes this Program Different?

  • A wide variety of well-known experts from different sectors and disciplines.
  • Global content allows for diverse perspectives and a better understanding of how climate is evolving in a global business context.
  • The Climate topics and content prepares boards to engage with various stakeholders and upcoming proxy seasons and are designed through the lens of good corporate governance.
  • Competent Boards is recognized by board recruiters, investors, board members, and executives worldwide for providing very high quality board education.  View our Testimonials.

Was is the cost?

The Climate Designation Program costs USD $2,995 to be paid in full. We also offer an installment plan with three monthly payments of USD $999.

Program Streams

Though the content in both programs is identical, occasionally speakers may change.

Board Member

Board Members – 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 program.

Business Professional

Business Professionals/Investors – discuss the topics through a wide range of business perspectives and comprise mid-to-senior-level executives, investors, and board advisors.

What you'll get from this program

Select either the Business Professional or Board Member cohort above to continue

What you'll get from this program
for Business Professionals

What you'll get from this program
for Board Members

SESSION 1

Understanding Climate Risks & Opportunities: Operating within Planetary and Societal Boundaries & Transitioning to Net Zero

March 15, 2022

9:30am – 11am (ET)

Are you adequately prepared and responding to changes in the regulatory landscape and the growing expectations and demands of all your stakeholders, from climate activists to climate migrants? How will climate change impact your businesses, supply chains, customers, employees, and the societies you operate in?

This session will give an overview of the growing regulatory and societal demands, as well as science underpinning our current trajectory. It will also examine the pivotal role that the board, executives and finance providers must play to future-proof business models and mitigate risk, in line with planetary and societal boundaries.

SESSION 2

Reporting Trends and Regulatory Trends: Getting Ahead of the Curve

March 29, 2021

9:30am – 11am (ET)

This session will focus on the fast-evolving regulatory landscape. What climate policies should you anticipate in the future as many regulations and guidelines move from voluntary to mandatory climate disclosures? What impacts will it have on your business?

SESSION 3

Climate Responsible Investment and Insurance

April 12, 2022

9:30am – 11am (ET)

This session will focus on the implications of increasing investor pressures, financial and technological innovations, and their implications on your business and the planet (cost of capital, insurance premiums, etc.). How should you best prepare, engage, and respond to investors and insurers? What are the latest proxy voting trends and how are these becoming a material issue for investors?

SESSION 4

Responsible Climate Governance: Ensuring Accountability at the Board Level

April 26, 2022

9:30am – 11am (ET)

Where do you start as a board member? What are the questions you would ask management on their approach towards climate exposure and net zero commitments? How do you ensure board oversight around TCFD + reporting and scenario analysis? How will the role of the board evolve in the next 1 – 5 – 10 years?

SESSION 5

A Guide to Strategic Implementation: How to Put it all into Practice

May 10, 2022

9:30am – 11am (ET)

This session will feature detailed examples, common pitfalls to avoid and examine trade-offs that are often overlooked when implementing effective climate transition strategies. What are the most effective and credible mitigation, adaptation and draw-down approaches? How do you ensure all employees and suppliers are climate competent? How can you formulate meaningful net zero goals, targets, and strategies?

SESSION 6

Learning from the Trailblazers: Practical Advice

May 24, 2022

9:30am – 11am (ET)

This module will feature experiences and lessons learned across a range of different industries and business functions. How to optimize resources and scale your innovation capabilities? How to collaborate / partner with competitors, suppliers and other external organisations?

SESSION 1

Understanding Climate Risks & Opportunities: Operating within Planetary and Societal Boundaries & Transitioning to Net Zero

March 16, 2022

9:30am – 11am (ET)

Are you adequately prepared and responding to changes in the regulatory landscape and the growing expectations and demands of all your stakeholders, from climate activists to climate migrants? How will climate change impact your businesses, supply chains, customers, employees, and the societies you operate in?

This session will give an overview of the growing regulatory and societal demands, as well as science underpinning our current trajectory. It will also examine the pivotal role that the board, executives and finance providers must play to future-proof business models and mitigate risk, in line with planetary and societal boundaries.

SESSION 2

Reporting Trends and Regulatory Trends: Getting Ahead of the Curve

March 30, 2022

9:30am – 11am (ET)

This session will focus on the fast-evolving regulatory landscape. What climate policies should you anticipate in the future as many regulations and guidelines move from voluntary to mandatory climate disclosures? What impacts will it have on your business?

SESSION 3

Climate Responsible Investment and Insurance

April 13, 2022

9:30am – 11am (ET)

This session will focus on the implications of increasing investor pressures, financial and technological innovations, and their implications on your business and the planet (cost of capital, insurance premiums, etc.). How should you best prepare, engage, and respond to investors and insurers? What are the latest proxy voting trends and how are these becoming a material issue for investors?

SESSION 4

Responsible Climate Governance: Ensuring Accountability at the Board Level

April 27, 2022

9:30am – 11am (ET)

Where do you start as a board member? What are the questions you would ask management on their approach towards climate exposure and net zero commitments? How do you ensure board oversight around TCFD + reporting and scenario analysis? How will the role of the board evolve in the next 1 – 5 – 10 years?

SESSION 5

A Guide to Strategic Implementation: How to Put it all into Practice

May 11, 2022

9:30am – 11am (ET)

This session will feature detailed examples, common pitfalls to avoid and examine trade-offs that are often overlooked when implementing effective climate transition strategies. What are the most effective and credible mitigation, adaptation and draw-down approaches? How do you ensure all employees and suppliers are climate competent? How can you formulate meaningful net zero goals, targets, and strategies?

SESSION 6

Learning from the Trailblazers: Practical Advice

May 25, 2022

9:30am – 11am (ET)

This module will feature experiences and lessons learned across a range of different industries and business functions. How to optimize resources and scale your innovation capabilities? How to collaborate / partner with competitors, suppliers and other external organisations?

Session Information

• 12 sessions at 90 minutes each, plus approximately 90-120 minutes of preparation time/materials per session (videos, case studies, targeted discussion questions and recommended reading lists).

• Each session will require a total investment of approximately 180 minutes.

• Program registration is capped at 36 participants to ensure a rich opportunity for dialogue.

  • A toolbox of 6 comprehensive modules containing dozens of in-depth fireside chats and interview videos with renowned global subject matter experts and board members on the most current and pressing issues executives face today.

  • Sets of questions to evaluate whether your current approaches appropriately consider changing risks and opportunities.

  • A curated list of recommended readings, reports, tools, and frameworks.

• Discussion of preparation material provided.

• Discussion of the session topic with global faculty members.

• Brief presentation of the session case study.

• Breakout session with approx. 6 people per group (groups change bi-weekly).

• Question and discussion period.

• All sessions are held under Chatham House Rule.

  • Completion of the 6 modules
  • Successful completion of final assignment
  • Attend 4 of the 6 interactive sessions

Pricing of Climate Designation Program

Canadian Sales Tax Applies Only If You Reside In Canada.

One time Payment
of Full Program

$ 2995 USD

3 month installment plan

$ 999 USD

ANNA TUDELA

FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT, DIVERSITY, REGULATORY AFFAIRS AND CORPORATE SECRETARY, GOLDCORP INC

In my role as Corporate Secretary of a major mining company I’ve seen board members not asking the right questions. Every company should consider asking at least one or two of their board members to enroll and attend this program. The program is superb as it offers views from many people from different parts of the world who have opinions or questions which makes all of us think differently. I see a lot of value in the program and consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to be part of it.

VIBEKE BAK-SOLOK

BOARD MEMBER CO-RO AND DANICA PENSION NORWAY, FORMER EVP AND COO FOR GROUP RISK FUNCTIONS, DANSKE BANK

The Competent Boards Certificate programme gave me valuable knowledge on sustainability, ESG, and how global leaders are working to change the mindset of individuals across a variety of industries.

PEGGIE PELOSI

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | INNOVATORS ALLIANCE, BOARD MEMBER USANA HEALTH SCIENCES INC. (NYSE: USNA)

Helle Bank Jorgensen is one of the world’s thought leaders in the ESG space. By assembling a global network of experts in the field of ESG, Helle has developed a curriculum that provides corporate board members and advisors the insight, awareness and competencies to effectively identify and oversee the associated business risks and opportunities.

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.