Sustainability & ESG Modules

Need to know about a specific aspect of Sustainability & ESG?
We have broken it all down into individual modules. Dive into our selection of micro-credential programs!

What you will get with each Module:

Sustainability & ESG 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.

Contributing faculty:

Georg Kell

Chair at Arabesque and Founding Director of the United Nations Global Compact

Paul Polman

Former CEO, Unilever; co-author, Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take.

Jens Moberg

Chair at Grundfos

Charles O. “Chad” Holliday Jr.

Co-Chair, The Mission Possible Partnership; Former Chair, Royal Dutch Shell and Bank of America.

Annette Verschuren, O.C.

CEO and Chair NRStor Inc., Serves on multiple boards

Jan Jones Blackhurst

Board Member and Chair of the Social Responsibility Committee, Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Martin Wolf

Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

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.

Contributing faculty:

Sarah Keohane Williamson

CEO of FCLTGlobal and a member of various distinguished boards

Ariel Fromer Babcock

Research Director at FCLTGlobal (now Head of Investment Stewardship, Fidelity Investments)

Vagn Sørensen

A seasoned board leader with roles at F L Smidth, Air Canada, Flying Tiger Copenhagen, TIA Technology, and Scandlines

Eric Wetlaufer

A seasoned board member and Managing Partner at TwinRiver Capital

Joan Michelson

An ESG Consultant and the host of the Electric Ladies Podcast

Nik Gowing

Founder and Director of Thinking the Unthinkable and former Main Presenter at BBC World News

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.

Contributing faculty:

Meredith Sumpter

CEO, Council for Inclusive Capitalism

Claus Stig Pedersen

Head of Global Sustainability, Novozymes

Ingvild A. Sørensen

Senior Manager, Strategic Development, United Nations Global Compact

Emily Waita Macharia

Public Affairs, Government Relations & Sustainability Leader, Coca-Cola, East & Central Africa Franchise; Board Member, East African Business Council

Paul Polman

Former CEO, Unilever; co-author, Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take.

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

Contributing faculty:

Nigel Topping

High-Level Champion for Climate Action at COP26

Carol Hansell

Senior Partner of Hansell LLP; Member, Hansell McLaughlin Advisory Group

Curtis Ravenel

Senior Advisor to Mark Carney, COP26 Private Finance Hub; Secretariat, TCFD.

Jules Kortenhorst

CEO, RMI, formerly known as Rocky Mountain Institute

Paul Druckman

Chair, World Benchmarking Alliance; Founding CEO, International Integrated Reporting Council; Integrated Reporting and Connectivity Council – Advisory Council Member, IFRS Foundation

Pavan Sukhdev

Founder & CEO, GIST Impact

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

Contributing faculty:

Erika Karp

Executive managing director and chief impact officer at Pathstone

Upkar Arora

CEO of Rally Assets

Joyce Cacho

Board Director, Sunrise Banks, NA; Supervisory Board Director, World Benchmarking Alliance; President & CEO, Adinura Advisory Services.

Eivind Lorgen

Unconstrained Advisor to Corporate Issuers; Founding Member, SASB Investor Advisory Group; Former CEO and President, Nordea Asset Management North America.

Aron Cramer

President and CEO, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility)

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

Contributing faculty:

Andrew Wallis

OBE, CEO, Unseen and Modern Slavery Helpline

Michael Kobori

Chief Sustainability Officer, Starbucks Coffee Company

Caroline Rees

President and CEO, Shift

Simon Henzell-Thomas

Global Director of Climate at Ingka Group (IKEA)

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.

Contributing faculty:

Victor Pineda

President and Chairman of The Victor Pineda Foundation / World ENABLED

Lara Shewchuk

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Architech

Alphonso David

President & CEO, Global Black Economic Forum

Esther Aguilera

Former President & CEO, Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA)

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

Contributing faculty:

Iohann Le Frapper

Vice Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce Corporate Responsibility & Anti-corruption International Commission

Claudia Sender

Non-Executive Director at Telefonica S.A., Gerdau, and Embraer

Jonathan Drimmer

Partner, Paul Hastings, LLP (USA)

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

Contributing faculty:

Khwaja Shaik

Chief Technology Officer at IBM

Lisa Reshaur

General Manager, Digital Security and Risk Engineering - Governance, Risk, Continuity and Compliance, Microsoft

Bojana Bellamy

President, Centre for Information Policy Leadership

Chris Crummey

Global Executive Director, IBM Security Command Centres

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

Contributing faculty:

Mark Hawkins

Former President & CFO Emeritus at Salesforce

Barbara Oberleitner

Vice President, WSP Global Inc., CPA, CA

Birgit Noergaard

Non-Executive Director at Associated British Ports, WSP Global Inc.

Mia D’Adhemar

Senior Manager, Sector Program Standards, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

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

Contributing faculty:

Paul Polman

Former CEO, Unilever; co-author, Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take.

Christine Chow

Board member, International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)

Robert G. Eccles

Visiting Professor of Management Practice, Said Business School, Oxford University; Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

Allen White

Vice President & Senior Fellow, Tellus Institute

Richard Barker

Professor of Accounting and Deputy Dean, Said Business School

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

Contributing faculty:

Paul Polman

Former CEO, Unilever; co-author, Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take.

Mervyn King

Chair Emeritus, King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa

Paul Druckman

Chair, World Benchmarking Alliance, Corporate Reporting Council, and Clear Insurance Management; Board Member, Shift; Former Board Member, UK Financial Reporting Council; and Founding CEO, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).

Tensie Whelan

Clinical Professor for Business and Society; Director, NYU Stern School of Business’s Center for Sustainable Business; Former President, Rainforest Alliance

Carolynn Chalmers

CEO, Good Governance Academy.

This module offers an in-depth exploration of Artificial Intelligence (AI), covering its strategic impact on businesses, ethical considerations, and future-readiness. It equips leaders with insights on leveraging AI for competitive advantage, addressing challenges, and integrating AI into organizational strategies.

Contributing faculty:

Khwaja Shaik

Chief Technology Officer at IBM

Joyce Cacho

Board Director, Sunrise Banks, NA; Supervisory Board Director, World Benchmarking Alliance; President & CEO, Adinura Advisory Services.

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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