Sustainability & ESG Designation and Certification (GCB.D)

September 2024

Understand new regulations, address risks, and gain competency in corporate ESG through 12 expert-led educational sessions.

Program Details

12 Sessions

1.5 hours per session




global networking opportunities


USD $6,495

For your success. For our business landscape.

We teach board members and senior executives to make better-informed decisions that impact their business today — and tomorrow.

This program is ideal for board directors, investors, and senior business leaders who are looking to improve their ESG competency.

Meet some of your Faculty Speakers

Herman Mulder

Co-founder & Chair Impact Economy Foundation and True Price Foundation; Co-founder & Chair SDG Netherlands Foundation

Nigel Topping

Global Ambassador, High-Level Champion for Climate Action for COP26

Sarah Chapman

PhD Chief Marketing Officer, Manulife Investment Management and Global Chief Sustainability Officer, Manulife

R. Gopalakrishnan

Author, Doodles on Leadership: Experiences Within and Beyond Tata; Non–Executive Chairman, Castrol India; Former Chairman, Unilever Arabia

Francesca Ecsery

NED, AIR FRANCE S.A, Henderson High Income Trust plc., Haffner Energy S.A, Association of Investment Companies; SID, CT Automotive plc.

Frederic Barge

Founder and Managing Director of Reward Value

Agnes K Y Tai

Chief EC.ESG Investment Strategist, BlueOnion

Bojana Bellamy

President, Centre for Information Policy Leadership, Hunton & Williams LLP; Advisory Board Integrity and Sustainability, Mercedes-Benz

Klaus Kunz

VP, Head of ESG – External Engagement and Performance Reporting, Bayer AG

Andrea Slattery

NED and Chair for several boards

Upkar Arora

CEO, Rally Assets; Board Member, Meridian Credit Union

Chris Hagler

Partner, ESG, Independent Point Advisors, Former Ey Sustainability Practice Leader

Transform 12 weeks of ESG knowledge into long-term, successful, and sustainable business practices

Trusted by:

Here's what global board members and business leaders say about our programs.

"The ESG Designation program is a very structured and professionally executed global program which should be a must on every senior executive’s to-do list."

Indraneel Bhattacharyya (GCB.D)
Sr. Vice President - Global Compliance and Operational Risk, Bank of America

"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."

Nicole Paquin (GCB.D)
Corporate Director, Logistec Corporation

"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."

Robert Buchanan (GCB.D)
Director, Investor Relations, Karora Resource Inc.

Find your cohort

Time Zone 1

Session Start Times:
9:30 AM ET / 2:30 PM UTC / 8:00 PM IST / 3:30 PM CET / 4:30 PM EET / 2:30 PM WET / 4:30 PM CAT / 9 PM AST / 4:30 PM SAST

Business Leaders

For senior executives, investors, and board advisors.

Board Members

For non-executive directors, independent directors, and executive directors.

Time Zone 2

Session Start Times:
8:00 PM ET / 6:30 AM IST / 12:00 PM AEDT / 9:00 AM HKT / 10:00 AM JST

Business Leaders

For senior executives, investors, and board advisors.

Board Members

For non-executive directors, independent directors, and executive directors.

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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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