Sustainability & ESG Accelerator for Decision-Makers

This short global certificate course is uniquely designed by Competent Boards to introduce the critical concepts of sustainability and ESG for effective governance and decision making.

Who Should Enroll:

This short course is for business leaders across various industries who seek to stay current with the core aspects of sustainability and ESG. It provides essential insights to confidently navigate and converse in this evolving space. It is particularly beneficial for those who need to grasp the concepts quickly, enabling them to engage effectively in relevant discussions and make informed decisions.

Why You Should Take This Course:

Rapid Understanding of Essentials: This course is tailored for quick learning and focuses on gaining a concentrated understanding of the critical components of sustainability and ESG. It distills complex concepts into actionable insights, enabling decision-makers to quickly integrate these principles into their leadership and governance strategies.

Strategic Advantage: Equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate the evolving landscape of sustainability and ESG, positioning your organization for strategic advantage. Understand how to balance financial objectives with environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and ethical governance to drive sustainable success.

Leadership and Preparation: Enhance your leadership capabilities by sharpening your skills to innovate and lead in sustainability and ESG. This course prepares leaders to face future challenges, seize opportunities, and make decisions that contribute to their organizations’ long-term resilience and ethical foundation.

Prestigious Certificate: Competent Boards is a globally recognized name in the fields of sustainability and ESG. This certificate enhances your professional credibility and marketability in a competitive landscape that increasingly values responsible leadership.

What to Expect:

Summarized Key Concepts: Each module includes concise summaries of essential information. These summaries distill the key concepts, making them easy to grasp and remember, perfect for busy decision-makers needing quick yet thorough insights.

Insights from Industry Leaders: Gain access to exclusive recorded insights from some of the world’s most influential leaders. These insights offer real-world perspectives and best practices, providing a practical understanding of sustainability and ESG practices.

Resourceful Learning Materials: Enhance your learning with a carefully curated collection of resources. This includes relevant articles and comprehensive reports that complement the course content.


“Competent Boards gave me a deep dive into the ESG material and introduced me to the ongoing transformation in various companies.”

Ingrid Kissling-Näf
Dean Business School, Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH

In a short period of time, this course provided a wealth of information and connection to global ESG experts. It would be a good investment in every board director’s education portfolio.

Heather Briant
Corporate Board Director, CT REIT

Fantastic course, provides you with a deep perspective into ESG matters.

Vaishali Jeebodh
Attorney, Compliance Officer, Investec Bank Ltd

Kudos to the team for the exceptional choice of materials, the hard work in getting videos of top quality ready and providing relevant literature for every session. Great leadership, Helle!

Shailesh Haribhakti
Chairman of the Board, Shailesh Haribhakti and Associates; Co-Founder and Chairman, DialESG; Board Member, various Key Indian Companies

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Demystifying ESG for Enhanced Sustainability

It covers the essentials of ESG in corporate sustainability, beginning with an overview of the ESG framework, moving through the significance of materiality, global adoption trends, and concluding with strategies for managing sustainability and ESG risks and opportunities.

Module 2: Implementation

It focuses on implementing ESG principles into business management, highlighting strategies for integrating sustainability, understanding ratings and metrics for clear communication, and leveraging technology to enhance sustainability practices.

Module 3: Stakeholder Engagement

It delves into stakeholder engagement, starting with mapping stakeholders to understand their diverse interests. It then outlines developing tailored engagement strategies for these groups and emphasizes the importance of holistic transparency in sustainability and ESG practices.

Module 4: Reporting

It explores the dynamic reporting environment, focusing on key frameworks and new compliance standards. It emphasizes on reporting’s strategic role in informed decision-making, investor relations, and aligning with sustainability goals.

The on-demand curriculum features exclusive recorded insights from:

Justine Hendricks

President and Chief Executive Officer at FCC/ FAC

Daouii Abouchere

Director Sustainable Investing, EMEA at Wellington Management

Jan Jones Blackhurst

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

Upkar Arora

CEO, Rally Assets; Board Member, Meridian Credit Union)

Eivind Lorgen

Founding Member, Investor Advisory Group, SASB; Former CEO and President, Nordea Asset Management, North America

Paul Polman

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

Robert Eccles

Chair, KKR’s Sustainability Expert Advisory Council; Visiting Professor of Management Practice, Said Business School, Oxford University

Paul Druckman

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

And more...

Course Details

Certificate, Credly Badge

On-demand curriculum

Four modules

Access duration: 4-months



Course Fee

USD $1,250

If you are from South Asia or Africa, special pricing is available for this program.
Contact us to learn more.

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.

Keep current with us.

Stay in the know with the latest sustainability, ESG and climate insights, plus be the first to learn about program updates and events.