Upskilling subscription plans to keep your
directors and senior management current and compliant

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$ 45,000 USD

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$ 60,000 USD

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$ 95,000 USD

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Everything in Standard, plus

New regulatory requirements demand upskilling

Companies must now disclose the sustainability and climate competencies of management and board of directors:

IFRS …ʼhow the body(s) or individual(s) determines whether appropriate skills and competencies are available or will be developed to oversee strategies designed to respond to sustainability-related risks and opportunities.ʼ

ESRS …ʼdisclose the composition of the administrative, management and supervisory bodies, their roles and responsibilities and access to expertise and skills with regard to sustainability matters.ʼ

SEC …ʼrequire disclosure of whether any member of a registrantʼs board of directors has expertise in climate-related risks, with disclosure required in sufficient detail to fully describe the nature of the expertise.ʼ

Working with
Competent Boards

The corporate subscription service will:

  • ensure your board and executives meet their sustainability, climate and biodiversity competency and disclosure requirements
  • empower them to successfully oversee related risks and opportunities
  • inform them so they can stay on top of new regulatory trends and requirements

Weʼll keep your board and executives current with:

  • monthly updates
  • continually updated material guides
  • best practices from globally recognized board members and business leaders

How we support you


We provide your board and executives with relevant insight and foresight - so you can provide effective oversight


We provide best practices to accelerate organizational transformation, increase engagement, and improve culture and financial performance


We arm your board and executives with the right questions to ask, to protect your organization from internal and external greenwashing


We instill confidence so you can take decisive action to protect the interests of your organization

18 Learning Modules


Learn how environmental, societal and geopolitical issues are changing expectations of businesses and the future of work, including the ongoing war in Ukraine, high inflation, the effects of COVID-19, data usage, AI, human rights and social justice.


Learn how to lead and plan to ensure resilience and business continuity during major disruptions, such as geopolitical upheaval, climate change, pandemics, societal changes and digital innovation.


Learn about the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how they are affected by regulatory trends and government incentives in different parts of the world.


Take a closer look at why and how climate change impacts the environment, oceans, biodiversity, health, and the global economic and socio-economic outlook.


Learn about the rapidly growing expectations for disclosure around environmental, social and governance topics, plus how companies are best responding to those demands.


Learn about the impact of environmental and social disasters on supply chains, plus how to identify, assess and manage important risks.


Learn how to foster a pipeline of diverse talent into and through your company, understanding the full spectrum and business value of diversity itself as well as the regulations around it.


Learn the changing risks and expectations associated with anti-corruption, integrity, ethical practices and transparency.


Learn the business impact of the digital revolution, including blockchain, big data and AI generated opportunities.


Learn the latest global trends in taxation, investments and pay policies that will help drive ESG best practices at your business.


Learn and manage the material issues that you need to communicate to your shareholders and stakeholders.


Learn what good governance means now, and how that will evolve in the future.

Learn how climate change and biodiversity loss will impact your business, stakeholders, and the communities they serve, now and in the future.

Understand the fast-changing regulations on climate change and biodiversity loss, their shift from voluntary to mandatory, and their impact on your business.

Discover ways to effectively manage increasing climate and nature-related investor and insurer expectations. Investors can also learn to drive finance and influence firms towards a net zero, nature-positive future.

Learn why board directors must ensure good governance and accountability in boardrooms and what to ask senior management about your net-zero and nature-positive ambitions.

Learn how to implement effective transition strategies for business in the face of climate change and nature loss.

Gain insights from the pioneers of climate change and nature action in business on how they propelled these topics to the forefront of their organisations.

What major investors are saying…

Companies that disclose they have engaged Competent Boards to upskill the board and management send a signal they are serious. It lends credibility, making them better prospects in an economic landscape with increasing ESG and climate risks.

What insurance companies are saying…

When asked to provide D&O insurance, they look at competencies at the board level in the same way they look at the health of an individual looking for life insurance. Seeing that a company’s leadership is being educated by Competent Boards is an indication of good governance health, and will influence the premium of the insurance in a positive way.

Here's what global board members and business leaders say

John OBryan Competent Boards

"The broad scope of the course opened my eyes to aspects of ESG initiatives that I had not considered before. Also, the broad geography and experience of the attendees added perspectives that would have not been available without participating in the course. Exceptional experience. (Canada)"

John O’Bryan (GCB.D)
Board Member, CT REIT
Dennis Montecillo Competent Boards

"The best, most well-curated, and highly-credentialed certificate program I have ever attended! A course on the relevant issues for consideration as the world pivots towards a more circular economy and sustainable future. (Philippines)"

Dennis Montecillo (GCB.D)
Independent Director Bank of Commerce, Philippines
Deb Henretta Competent Boards

"A comprehensive, inclusive and global look at all things ESG. It offers a terrific forum to learn from experts and interact with peers to both solve the challenging ESG problems we face, and leverage business growth opportunities in the ESG space. (United States)"

Deb Henretta (GCB.D)
Senior Advisor and Independent Board Director, Corning Inc, American Eagle Outfitters, Meritage Homes and NiSources
Nicole Paquin Competent Boards

"What makes this course a step above many others is the quality and experience of speakers who are global industry experts as well as the fellow participants who were from all over the globe! The discussions were open, transparent and very practical. (Canada)"

Nicole Paquin (GCB.D)
Corporate Director, Logistec Corporation
Rob Buchanan Competent Boards

"The Competent Boards ESG Designation Program provided an excellent opportunity to learn first hand from experts with real world experience. Not only was the course a great education in ESG matters, but also in how today’s Boards function and are evolving to adapt in a rapidly changing world. (Canada)"

Robert Buchanan (GCB.D)
Director, Investor Relations, Karora Resource Inc.
Daric Gubbins Competent Boards

"This has been such a valuable experience; the discussions, case studies, group conversations have been so enriching! A must when working with Boards and when driving sustainability forward at any organization. (Peru)"

Darice Gubbins (GCB.D)
Head of Sustainability, Credicorp

The brightest minds in the room

Keep your directors and senior management current and compliant

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.

Keep current with us.

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