Course

Global ESG Competent Boards Designation Program (GCB.D)

12 SESSIONS

1.5 Hours per SESSION

Certificate

Bi-weekly

Online

US$5,495

PREPARE FOR THE NEXT DECADE OF DECISION-MAKING

Get the insights that you need to provide oversight and foresight on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. Our program will equip you with the tools and confidence that all board members, investors and executives require to make effective decisions.

Engage with our faculty of global leaders on real-life scenarios in live interactive discussions that bring a global viewpoint to your education. By the end of our program, you will have the leading-edge knowledge that investors, nomination committees and recruiters are seeking, with a robust and invaluable network of new peers.

An ESG Training Program Designed by and for Board Members, Executives, Investors and Advisors.

LEARN FROM 100+ GLOBAL LEADERS ON STRATEGIC TOPICS INCLUDING:


  • ESG
  • Climate
  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Human Rights
  • Supply Chain
  • SDGs
  • Pay
  • Cybersecurity
  • Tax
  • Investment
  • Inclusion
  • Engagement
  • Disclosure
  • Governance

What you'll get from this program

As a Board Member

  • Enrich your understanding of the critical components of good ESG performance, and enhance important competencies essential to be an effective, insightful Board Director.
  • Leverage the experience of world leading experts at the forefront of international ESG best practices and learn how these issues play out at a broader strategic level.
  • Learn how to better respond to new enterprise risk, business complexity, technological disruptions, and social and environmental obligations.
  • Get valuable tools and resources to help you fully understand and execute on your fiduciary obligation related to climate change.
  • Get equipped to effectively participate in discussions around the fast-evolving international ESG landscape.
  • Get up to speed on global trends and developments, and what’s likely to gain greater relevance going forward.
  • Learn to ask the right questions and approach sustainability discussions more effectively.
  • Have greater visibility into what other leading companies are doing and why.

As a Business Professional

  • Prepare yourself for future C-suite and board positions and what’s needed to be a future-fit leader.
  • Learn to ask the right questions and approach sustainability discussions more effectively.
  • Enrich your understanding of the critical components of good ESG performance, and enhance important competencies essential to be an effective, insightful senior executive.
  • Leverage the experience of world leading experts at the forefront of international ESG best practices and learn how ESG issues play out at a broader strategic level.
  • Learn how to better respond to new enterprise risk, business complexity, technological disruptions, and social and environmental obligations.
  • Get up to speed on global trends and developments, and what’s likely to gain greater relevance going forward.
  • Get equipped to effectively participate in discussions around the fast-evolving international ESG landscape.
  • Have greater visibility into what other leading companies are doing and why.

Program Topics & Schedule

AMERICAS/EMEA | MARCH – AUGUST 2022

Please note: It is not too late to register. Program attendees may miss up to four sessions and still receive the program certificate and designation upon completion. Session recordings will be made available.

SESSION 1

New Risks and Expectations for Boards, Executives, and Investors in Light of COVID-19

March 30, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

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Ann Rosenberg

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR SUSTAINABILITY SOLUTIONS AT WOOD PLC | EXECUTIVE SUSTAINABILITY TECH ADVISOR AND BOARD MEMBER | AUTHOR | CO-FOUNDER OF SDG AMBITION | TEDX

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Herbert Heitmann

FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER AT KARAKTERO

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Charlotte Wolff-Bye

CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER, PETRONAS

SESSION 2

Dealing with Dilemmas and Turning Risks into Opportunities During and After the Pandemic

April 13, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

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Mattie Yeta, PhD

CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER, CGI

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Rishad Tobaccowala

AUTHOR AND BOARD MEMBER

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Ellis A. Jones

VP & CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER, THE GOODYEAR TIRE AND RUBBER CO.

SESSION 3

SDGs Competent Boards

April 27, 2022

9:30 AM – 11 AM ET

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Jade Bouhmouch

CO-FOUNDER OF AMBO VENTURES, INTERIM CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND BOARD MEMBER AT EARTHLY, FORMER GOOGLE STRATEGY AND FINANCE LEAD

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Tess Mateo

SUSTAINABILITY ESG IMPACT INVESTOR, US W20 DELEGATE TO G20, UN ADVISOR

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Kamran Khan

MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF ESG FOR ASIA PACIFIC AT DEUTSCHE BANK

SESSION 4

Climate Competent Boards

May 11, 2022

9:30 AM – 11 AM ET

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Peter Lupoff

CEO NET IMPACT, CEO OF THE THINK-TANK, GOOD INSTITUTE

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Noel Kinder

CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER, NIKE

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Alison Pepper

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ADVERTISING AGENCIES (4A'S)

SESSION 5

ESG Competent Boards

May 25, 2022

9:30 AM – 11 AM ET

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Sandeep Chandna

CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER, TECH MAHINDRA

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Ulrika Hasselgren

CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER AT COELI AND BOARD MEMBER AT FUNDRELLA

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Rosella Carè, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BANKING AND FINANCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CAGLIARI (ITALY) AND MARIE CURIE RESEARCH FELLOW AT WATERLOO UNIVERSITY (CANADA)

SESSION 6

Human Rights and Supply Chain Competent Boards

June 8, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

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Amy Coughenour Betancourt

CEO OF CADASTA FOUNDATION

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Patricia Jurewicz

FOUNDER AND CEO, RESPONSIBLE SOURCING NETWORK

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Gemma Aiolfi

HEAD OF COMPLIANCE, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND COLLECTIVE ACTION, BASEL INSTITUTE ON GOVERNANCE

SESSION 7

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Boardroom

June 22, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

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Alan Richter

PRESIDENT QED CONSULTING AND CREATOR OF THE GLOBAL ETHICS & INTEGRITY AND DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION BENCHMARKS

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Cecilia Weckstrom

HEAD OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AND PEOPLE INNOVATION AT LEGO GROUP, BOARD TRUSTEE AND ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

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Justin Ponder

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, DEI AUTHOR AND CONSULTANT AND CO-HOST OF UPLIFTING IMPACT PODCAST

SESSION 8

Anti-Corruption, Integrity and Transparency

July 6, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

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Susan Côté-Freeman

CHAIR AND PRESIDENT, TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL CANADA, MEMBER OF THE BOARD, TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL

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Jonathan Drimmer

PARTNER, PAUL HASTINGS, LLP (USA)

SESSION 9

Responsible Use of Data, Cybersecurity, and Digital Competencies

July 20, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

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Eric Feinberg

VICE PRESIDENT OF CONTENT MODERATION FOR THE WASHINGTON-BASED NONPROFIT, THE COALITION FOR A SAFER WEB

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John C. Havens

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, IEEE.ORG SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICE LEADER, AUTHOR: HACKING H(APP)INESS – WHY YOUR PERSONAL DATA COUNTS AND HOW TRACKING IT CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

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Susana del Pozo

SECURITY TECHNICAL LEADER IBM EMEA

SESSION 10

Tax, Investment and Pay in an ESG-focused world

August 3, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

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Michael Duesberg

PARTNER, TASKFORCE – MANAGEMENT ON DEMAND GMBH; SENIOR ADVISOR, RED HAT INC.

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Cathy Koch

GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY TAX LEADER, GLOBAL TAX POLICY NETWORK LEADER, AMERICAS TAX POLICY LEADER, EY

SESSION 11

Shareholder and Stakeholder Engagement and Disclosure

August 17, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

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Chris Hagler

PARTNER, ESG, INDEPENDENT POINT ADVISORS, FORMER EY SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICE LEADER

SESSION 12

The Future of Good Corporate Governance

August 31, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

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Helle Bank Jorgensen

CEO & FOUNDER, COMPETENT BOARDS

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Joan Elise Dubinsky

INDEPENDENT ETHICS ADVISOR TO BOARDS AND GOVERNANCE OFFICIALS, LECTURER IN ETHICS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, FORMER CHIEF ETHICS OFFICER, UNITED NATIONS

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Session Information

Session Format

  • 12 sessions at 90 minutes each, plus approximately 90-120 minutes of preparation time/materials per session (videos, case studies, targeted discussion questions and recommended reading lists)
  • Each session will require a total investment of approximately 180 minutes.
  • Program registration is capped at 36 participants to ensure a rich opportunity for dialogue.
  • A certificate option is also available to learn on your own schedule.

Session Materials

  • A toolbox of 12 comprehensive modules containing dozens of in-depth fireside chats and interview videos with renowned global subject matter experts and board members on the most current and pressing issues executives face today.
  • Sets of questions to evaluate whether your current approaches appropriately consider changing risks and opportunities.
  • A curated list of recommended readings, reports, tools, and frameworks.

Session Agendas

  • Discussion of preparation material provided.
  • Discussion of the session topic with global faculty members.
  • Brief presentation of the session case study.
  • Breakout session with approx. 6 people per group (groups change bi-weekly).
  • Question and discussion period.
  • All sessions are held under Chatham House Rule.

Requirements to Complete

  • Completion of the 12 modules over a 6-month period or less.
  • Successful completion of final exam.
  • Please note: Program attendees may miss up to four sessions and still receive the program certificate and designation upon completion. Session recordings will be made available.

PRICING

Pricing of ESG Program

One-time Payment of Full Program

$5,495 USD

6-month installment plan

$947 USD

(incl. 3.5% admin fee)

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