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ESG Certificate Program

Certificate Program

ESG Certificate Program

12 Sessions

Instant Access to Materials


$3495 USD


Gain the ESG mindset leaders of today need to adapt, transform and pivot to a new global reality

Designed by and for board members, executives, investors, and those who advise them. Demonstrate you are future-fit with a certificate from our highly reputed global ESG Certificate Program.

What you'll get from this
self-guided program

Strategic Session Topics

How megatrends, geopolitical and environmental concerns and human values are changing expectations of businesses – including COVID19.

How new business models are creating a purpose-driven and regenerative approach to doing business in the 21st century.

How to plan for major disruptions to ensure resiliency and business continuity, balancing short-term and long-term goals, objectives, and accountability.

How companies and investors are embracing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and using them as a strategic tool to assess risks and innovative opportunities.

How climate change is impacting society, supply chains, and business models.

Strategies to fulfill growing expectations, investor driven reporting initiatives and regulatory demands.

How to anticipate and respond to the growing demands for ESG disclosure and how to ensure effective identification and integration of emerging risks into ERM-frameworks.

How to evaluate human rights, environmental impact and supply chain goals, targets and strategies.

Includes identifying, assessing, and managing risks related to child labour, modern slavery, along with climate and social disasters.

Expectations from investors and society to foster a pipeline of diverse talent.

Proactively address employee misconduct and workplace culture issues (taking into account the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and the imperatives of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace).

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.

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.

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.

Determining the material issues to manage and communicate to shareholders and stakeholders, including engagement strategies and trends in reporting.

What does the future of good governance look like? What is the role of the board in 1 – 5 – 10years? What is the fiduciary duty?


Session Information

Session Materials

  • A toolbox of 12 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.
  • Content is available 24/7 so you can complete the program at your own pace over a 6-month period.
  • Access to a quarterly live online discussion/Q&A Forum with other self-study participants hosted by Helle Bank Jorgensen, Founder and CEO of Competent Boards

Requirements to Complete

  • Completion of all modules over a 6-month period or less
  • Successful completion of final exam

Pricing of ESG Certificate Program

Canadian Sales Tax Applies Only If You Reside In Canada.

Full Program

$ 3495 USD

*Individual Session

*Completion of individual sessions do not include the ESG Competent Boards Certificate

$ 350 USD

Endorsed by the Good Governance Academy



As a Chair I was looking to understand the ESG landscape as the organization is just embarking on its own ESG path. I didn’t feel equipped to effectively participate in this discussion. Now, I feel like I have a sufficiently wide and deeper understanding of not only the upcoming disclosure requirements but also the opportunities inherent in an effective ESG program.



Having considered several executive board programs, I am glad I chose to participate in the ESG Competent Boards Certificate Program. I have gained practical insights that I deploy in my board work already. Highly recommended for any board member!



It was an eye opener and a great start to better understand high-impact areas that world-class companies are looking at today and what sustainability leaders are focusing their time and effort on.

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.