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We offer best-in-class training programs to help senior executives everywhere address the environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities that confront them in the business world of today — and tomorrow.

Designation Programs

  • Live bi-weekly, fully interactive programs where you’ll be in conversation with, and learn from, dozens of faculty and other global cohort members
  • Earn an ESG and/or Climate Designation to put behind your name on LinkedIn, your email signature, and business cards
  • Receive a Competent Boards™ Certificate of Completion

Certificate programs

  • Self-guided programs you complete at your own pace
  • Monthly group Q&A sessions with Competent Boards’ Founder, Helle Bank Jorgensen
  • Receive a Competent Boards™ Certificate of Completion
  • You have six months to complete Certificate programs

Our live, interactive Designation Programs are divided into two cohorts: Board Members and Business Professionals. The content is the same, however faculty may change on occasion. You will be asked to select which cohort is better suited to you.

ESG Programs

Commit to achieving the highest standard of environment, social and governance (ESG) education. Hear from dozens of renowned global leaders how to contribute more fully to ESG-related conversations in the boardroom.

Learn to minimize risk, create value, enhance resiliency and establish good governance that will take you and your company to higher levels of trust and performance.

ESG Designation (GCB.D)

Live Interactive Program

Apply now for:

May – November 2022

ESG Certificate Program

Self-guided program

Register now for:

Immediate access
Available 24/7

Climate Programs

Executives in all sectors and disciplines are facing the challenge of how to frame climate-change risks and opportunities, as well as adapting their business models to be future-fit. 

Learn how to navigate stakeholder expectations and ensure organizational resilience as you find out where and how to begin this journey to survive and thrive in a changing business environment. Our faculty of global experts on climate change will guide you every step of the way.

Climate Designation (CCB.D)

Live Interactive Program

Register now for:

March – May 2022
September – November 2022

Climate Certificate Program

Self-guided program

Register now for:

Immediate access
Available 24/7

Partner Programs

Powered by Competent Boards™, delivered by our global partners. The same high-quality content and programming, in a variety of time zones.

ESG Designation Program

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Live Interactive Program. Register now for:


Al sessions 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM (ET) | Sessions Available from:
March 30-August 31, 2022



Alizabeth Calder

Independent Director; CIO

An excellent program in both depth and breadth. The best director-relevant ESG program available – well worth the time and investment.

Juan Copeland

CEO, Corporate Properties of the Americas

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.

Jennifer Varey

Director, CSR & Community Investments, Enbridge, Canada

By focusing on the role of the board, and those within companies who advise boards, ESG Competent Boards is addressing a unique need at a critical time for corporates facing higher expectations from their employees, shareholders and customers around ESG and corporate responsibility. There really is no other leadership forum that can compete.

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.