Self-Study

ESG Certificate Program

12 SESSIONS

Instant Access to Materials

Certificate

$3495 USD

Online

Self-guided Program Designed by & 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 self-guided program

  • Get equipped to effectively participate in discussions around the fast-evolving international ESG landscape.
  • Enrich your understanding of the critical components of good ESG performance, and enhance important competencies essential to be an effective, insightful senior executive.
  • Learn how to better respond to new enterprise risk, business complexity, technological disruptions, and social and environmental obligations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Get up to speed on global trends and developments, and what's likely to gain greater relevance going forward.
  • Have greater visibility into what other leading companies are doing and why.

Strategic Session Topics

1. NEW RISKS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR BOARDS, EXECUTIVES, AND INVESTORS

How megatrends, geopolitical and environmental concerns and human values are changing expectations of businesses – including COVID19.How new business models are creating a purpose-driven and regenerative approach to doing business in the 21st century.

2. DEALING WITH DILEMMAS AND TURNING RISKS INTO OPPORTUNITIES AFTER THE PANDEMIC

How to plan for major disruptions to ensure resiliency and business continuity, balancing short-term and long-term goals, objectives, and accountability.

3. SDGS COMPETENT BOARDS

How companies and investors are embracing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and using them as a strategic tool to assess risks and innovative opportunities.

4. CLIMATE COMPETENT BOARDS

How climate change is impacting society, supply chains, and business models.Strategies to fulfill growing expectations, investor driven reporting initiatives and regulatory demands.

5. ESG COMPETENT BOARDS

How to anticipate and respond to the growing demands for ESG disclosure and how to ensure effective identification and integration of emerging risks into ERM-frameworks.

6. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

How to evaluate human rights, environmental impact and supply chain goals, targets and strategies.Includes identifying, assessing, and managing risks related to child labour, modern slavery, along with climate and social disasters.

7. DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION IN THE BOARDROOM

Expectations from investors and society to foster a pipeline of diverse talent.Proactively address employee misconduct and workplace culture issues (taking into account the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and the imperatives of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace).

8. ANTI-CORRUPTION, INTEGRITY AND TRANSPARENCY

Changing risks and expectations associated with anti-corruption and ethical business practices.Developing and testing the hallmarks of an effective anti-corruption compliance program, including steps companies can take to reduce fraud and corruption.

9. RESPONSIBLE USE OF DATA, CYBERSECURITY AND DIGITAL COMPETENCIES

Ethical considerations of the use of data including big data and AI generated opportunities.Includes exploration of data collection, stakeholder privacy concerns, and the ethical management of confidential information and disaster containment.

10. TAX, INVESTMENT AND PAY IN AN ESG-FOCUSED WORLD

How to question the socioeconomic impact of potential business decisions, and the impact on the business' reputation and longevity.What information is needed to make well-informed tax planning, executive pay, and capital investment and capital expenditure (CapEx) decisions.

11. SHAREHOLDER AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT AND DISCLOSURE

Determining the material issues to manage and communicate to shareholders and stakeholders, including engagement strategies and trends in reporting.

12. THE FUTURE OF GOOD CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

What does the future of good governance look like? What is the role of the board in 1 – 5 – 10years? What is the fiduciary duty?

Fireside Chat Leaders

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Andrew Winston

SUSTAINABILITY ADVISER, SPEAKER, AND AUTHOR OF NET POSITIVE, THE BIG PIVOT, AND GREEN TO GOLD

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Sarah Keohane Williamson

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, FCLTGLOBAL

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Tensie Whelan

CLINICAL PROFESSOR FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIETY; DIRECTOR, NYU STERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS’S CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS; FORMER PRESIDENT, RAINFOREST ALLIANCE.

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Andrew Wallis

CEO, UNSEEN AND MODERN SLAVERY HELPLINE

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Annette Verschuren

CEO AND CHAIR NRSTOR INC., SERVES ON MULTIPLE BOARDS

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Silvina Vatnick

INDEPENDENT BOARD MEMBER OF BANCOLOMBIA; MANAGING PARTNER, GLOBAL OUTCOMES LLC

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Leslie Traub

PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT, UDARTA CONSULTING LLC

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Kristina Touzenis

MANAGING PARTNER, BST IMPACT

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Annette Stube

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, SUSTAINABILITY AT STORA ENSO

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Vagn Sørensen

CHAIR, FLSMIDTH, AIR CANADA, BOARD DIRECTOR, ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES

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Ingvild A. Sørensen

SENIOR MANAGER, STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT, UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT

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Tamara Somers

SENIOR SPECIALIST IN THE SUSTAINABILITY CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE (COE), TELSTRA

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Daniel Schmid

CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER, SAP

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Lisa Reshaur

GENERAL MANAGER MICROSOFT’S DIGITAL SECURITY AND RESILIENCE

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Kersi Porbunderwalla

PRESIDENT AND CEO, THE INFORMATION-SECURITY INSTITUTE, THE EUGDPR, AND PRESIDENT AT THE E-COMPLIANCE ACADEMY

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Birgit Noergaard

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF WSP INC., DSV A/S, ABP PLC, NCC AB

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Emily Waita Macharia

AFRICA PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR FOR COCA-COLA AFRICA

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Helene Li

CEO AND CO-FOUNDER, GOIMPACT CAPITAL PARTNER

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Tjeerd Krumpelman

GLOBAL HEAD OF ADVISORY, REPORTING & ENGAGEMENT, ABN AMRO

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Victor van Kommer

DIRECTOR TAX SERVICES, MEMBER EXECUTIVE BOARD IBFD; PROFESSOR OF TAX POLICY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTRECHT

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Michael Kobori

CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER, STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY

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Dr. Bronwyn King

FOUNDER, CEO AND DIRECTOR OF TOBACCO FREE PORTFOLIOS

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Georg Kell

CHAIR, ARABESQUE AND FOUNDING DIRECTOR, UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT

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Nabeela Ixtabalan

EVP OF PEOPLE AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS, WALMART CANADA

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Janet Hill

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, CARLYLE GROUP; BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ESQUIRE BANK; BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ECHO360

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José R. Hernandez

CEO, ORTUS STRATEGIES, AUTHOR, BROKEN BUSINESS: SEVEN STEPS TO REFORM GOOD COMPANIES GONE BAD

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Herbert Heitmann

FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER AT KARAKTERO

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Mark Hawkins

CFO EMERITUS OF SALESFORCE

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Nik Gowing

FOUNDER, DIRECTOR, CO-AUTHOR ‘THINKING THE UNTHINKABLE’; MAIN PRESENTER, BBC WORLD NEWS 1996-2014

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Anirban Ghosh

CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER, MAHINDRA GROUP

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Julie Gebauer

GLOBAL HEAD OF HUMAN CAPITAL & BENEFITS, WILLIS TOWERS WATSON

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Shai Ganu

MANAGING DIRECTOR; GLOBAL PRACTICE LEADER, EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION; TALENT & REWARDS BUSINESS LEADER, ASEAN & SOUTH ASIA

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Iohann le Frapper

VICE-CHAIR OF THE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (ICC) CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY & ANTI-CORRUPTION INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION.

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Michael Duesberg

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

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Paul Druckman

CHAIR, WORLD BENCHMARKING ALLIANCE; FOUNDING CEO, INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATED REPORTING COUNCIL

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Jonathan Drimmer

PARTNER, PAUL HASTINGS, LLP (USA)

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Mia d’Adhemar

SENIOR MANAGER, SECTOR PROGRAM STANDARDS, GLOBAL REPORTING INITIATIVE (GRI)

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Christopher Crummey

IBM SECURITY

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Christine Chow

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; GLOBAL HEAD, STRATEGIC GOVERNANCE ADVISORY & ESG INTEGRATION

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Caroline Casey

FOUNDER, THE VALUABLE 500

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Celina Caesar-Chavannes

FORMER MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, AND PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU AND TO INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Jan Jones Blackhurst

BOARD MEMBER AND CHAIR OF THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE, CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

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Bojana Bellamy

PRESIDENT, CENTRE FOR INFORMATION POLICY LEADERSHIP

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Venetia Bell

GROUP CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER AND HEAD OF STRATEGY AT GIB (GULF INTERNATIONAL BANK) ASSET MANAGEMENT

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Dov Baron

INCMAG TOP 100 LEADERSHIP SPEAKERS TO HIRE, #SPEAKER, #1 FORTUNE 500 PODCAST HOST, MASTER STORYTELLER, DRAGONIST

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Ariel Fromer Babcock

MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF RESEARCH, FCLT GLOBAL

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Francesca Ecsery

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AIR FRANCE, F&C INVESTMENT TRUST, MARSHALL MOTORS, AIC

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Session Information

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.
  • Content is available 24/7 so you can complete the program at your own pace over a 6-month period.
  • Access to a quarterly live online discussion/Q&A Forum with other self-study participants hosted by Helle Bank Jorgensen, Founder and CEO of Competent Boards

Requirements to Complete

  • Completion of the 12 modules over a 6-month period or less
  • Successful completion of final exam

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