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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

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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

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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


Julie Hansen

Global Executive Advisor, Salesforce

There are growing expectations that companies actively manage and govern toward a broader set of sustainable measures and responsibilities when defining success today and as part of a sustainable future. This course provides consumable content by relevant experts who cut-to-the-chase on what needs to be addressed and monitored by today’s corporate board.

Andrea Palmer

Product Specialist, Triodos IM | President, Net Impact Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ESG Competent Boards has brought together some of the world’s most inspiring sustainability leaders to teach and steer the course of corporate impact from the highest level of governance.

Tanya Dos Santos

Global Head of Sustainability, Investec, South Africa

I have been blown away by the ability to connect with the most highly profiled CEOs and experts in their fields and to draw insights from them that are immensely valuable to board members. I also love the compassion that ESG Competent Boards has shown in allowing a percentage of the program fee to go to a person in need during COVID-19. That is important for us as leaders to see from other leaders.

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.