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Competent Boards’ world-class education programs help global business leaders and those who advise them to address the environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities that confront them in the business world of today — and tomorrow.

Designation programs

  • The programs our alumni rave about – our premium, flagship courses in ESG and Climate Change 
  • The highest quality, most comprehensive ESG and Climate education for business leaders on the market
  • 90 minute classes every two weeks, where you’ll learn from dozens of expert faculty and other global cohort members.
  • Earn an ESG (GCB.D) and/or Climate Change (CCB.D) Designation to put behind your name on LinkedIn and on business cards to prove your competency.

Certificate programs

  • The on-demand (pre-recorded) version of our Designation programs.
  • Self-guided programs you complete at your own pace over six months.
  • Same high quality course materials as the Designation programs, without the bi-monthly live interactive sessions with faculty.
  • Access monthly group Q&A sessions with Competent Boards’ Founder, Helle Bank Jorgensen

Lite Program

  • Condensed, four-week program to master key topics in short timeframe
  • Blend of self-guided and live, interactive education
  • Certified Credly™ badge and Certificate upon completion
  • Become part of network of like-minded peers

Designation Programs are divided into two cohorts: Board Members, and business leaders/investors/advisors. 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

ESG Certificate Program

Self-guided program

ESG Lite

Live Interactive Program

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:

October-December 2022

Climate Certificate Program

Self-guided program

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Immediate access
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Emily Waita Macharia

Emily Waita Macharia

Africa Public Affairs Director For Coca-Cola Africa

I wanted to understand various aspects of climate change, how they are being addressed and how best to influence key stakeholders and other leaders to make meaningful change. I learnt new concepts that I didn’t even know existed. This program gave me a thorough deep dive and world-class perspectives on effectively addressing climate change.

Anna Tudela

Former Vice-President, Diversity, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Secretary, Goldcorp Inc

In my role as Corporate Secretary of a major mining company I’ve seen board members not asking the right questions. Every company should consider asking at least one or two of their board members to enroll and attend this program. The program is superb as it offers views from many people from different parts of the world who have opinions or questions which makes all of us think differently. I see a lot of value in the program and consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to be part of it.

Pamela Strifler

Vice President of Global Stakeholder Strategy and Affairs, Bayer Crop Science

I would highly recommend the Competent Boards Program as you will hear from Global leaders, engage in real-time issues and dive into the complexities that Boards must consider in decision making, including ESG which affects the long-term reputation and viability of the company. This program is for current executives, management teams presenting to Boards or prospective Board members.

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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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