ESG, Climate & Biodiversity Education Programs

We offer globally relevant ESG and climate education for board directors and business leaders to build competence and compliance.

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Competent Boards ESG and Climate Education

Alumni in 55+ countries

We provide insight, so you can provide oversight — and foresight

About Us

Providing world-class upskilling services for board directors and senior business leaders teaching them how to respond to today’s economic, environmental, and social challenges.

Our Mission

To educate board members, executives, and investors on the visionary, responsible business practices that will change the arc of their careers, their companies, and our economies.

Competent Boards will help you:

Satisfy stakeholders, regulators, and investors with competency training that will elevate your expertise.

Satisfy stakeholders, regulators, and investors with competency training that will elevate your expertise.

Respond to the world’s most pressing ESG and Climate-related challenges

Respond to the world’s most pressing ESG and Climate-related challenges

Understand and comply with the ever-evolving regulatory landscape

Understand and comply with the ever-evolving regulatory landscape

Gain the skills nomination committees, executive recruiters, and investors are now seeking

Gain the skills nomination committees, executive recruiters, and investors are now seeking

Get access to an unparalleled peer network of leaders and faculty dedicated to helping you on your journey

Get access to an unparalleled peer network of leaders and faculty dedicated to helping you on your journey

Communicate fluently to stakeholders, investors, and customers

Communicate fluently to stakeholders, investors, and customers

What makes Competent Boards special

Competent Boards™ is the original and premier creator of online environment, social, governance (ESG) and Climate education programs for board directors and business leaders.

700+

People who have taken our programs

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180+

Experienced faculty speakers

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View our programs, or speak with someone from our incredible team to find out which program is the best fit for your needs​.

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A live, interactive program that feature bi-weekly virtual sessions with a cohort of global peers and a faculty of industry experts.

A self-guided program that includes 6-12 modules and live monthly Q&A sessions.

Micro-credential programs that allow you to learn about specific aspects of ESG.

ESG Designation Program

ESG Certificate Program

ESG Modules

ESG Designation Program

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ESG Certificate Program

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ESG Modules

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Climate & Biodiversity Designation Program

Climate & Biodiversity Certificate Program

Climate & Biodiversity Modules

Climate & Biodiversity Designation Program

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Climate & Biodiversity Certificate Program

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Climate & Biodiversity Modules

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Interested in upskilling your entire board?

Sustainability subscription plans to keep directors and senior management current and compliant.

Corporate Subscription Plans

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Learn from a range of world-renowned ESG, climate and biodiversity experts. Our 180+ faculty include:

Nik Gowing

Founder, Director, Co-author ‘Thinking the Unthinkable’; Main Presenter, BBC World News 1996-2014

Mervyn E. King

Chair Emeritus, King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa

Joyce Cacho

Chair and Independent Director, Sistema Biobolsa; President & CEO, Adinura Advisory Services

Paul Polman

Business leader, campaigner, co-author of “Net Positive”

Erika Karp

Executive Managing Director and Chief Impact Officer, Pathstone

Suzanne DiBianca

Chief Impact Officer & EVP, Corporate Relations, Salesforce

Klaus Kunz

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

Curtis Ravenel

Senior Advisor to Co-Chair & Vice Chair Mark Carney, GFANZ; Secretariat, TCFD

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Here's what global business leaders say about our programs

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"The practical learning from the combination of knowledgeable global leaders in a variety of industrial and academic organizations, the experience and expertise of the program’s leaders, and regular interactions with the participating board members, from many countries and organizations, was remarkable. The program exceeded my expectations."

"Through practical examples and real-life experiences, these programs will help any leader who wants to keep up with new environmental, ethical, financial and societal demands."

"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."

"There are a lot of development programs out there. This one is very, very, unique. You gain from talking to people that come from different walks of life, different companies and different situations, which prepares you to be a better board member."

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