Course

ESG Designation Program

12 SESSIONS

1.5 Hours per SESSION

Certificate

Bi-weekly

Online

PREPARE FOR THE NEXT DECADE OF DECISION-MAKING

Get the insights and tools needed to confidently provide oversight and foresight on the ESG issues all board members, investors, and executives must master for effective decision-making.

Upcoming Sessions

March – August 2022

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

Program Streams

THOUGH THE CONTENT IN BOTH PROGRAM STREAMS IS IDENTICAL, OCCASIONALLY SPEAKERS MAY CHANGE.

Board Member

Board Members – 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 program.

Business Professional

Business Professionals/Investors – discuss the topics through a wide range of business perspectives and comprise senior executives, investors, and board advisors.

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

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SESSION 1

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

March 2, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Rishad Tobaccowala Picture

Rishad Tobaccowala

AUTHOR AND BOARD MEMBER

Ellis A. Jones Picture

Ellis A. Jones

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

SESSION 2

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

March 16, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Mattie Yeta, PhD Picture

Mattie Yeta, PhD

UK GOVERNMENT & HEAD OF DEFRA GROUP SUSTAINABLE IT

SESSION 3

SDGs Competent Boards

March 30, 2022

9:30 AM – 11 AM ET

Session speakers to be announced. Please see previous faculty.

SESSION 4

Climate Competent Boards

April 13, 2022

9:30 AM – 11 AM ET

Peter Lupoff Picture

Peter Lupoff

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

Noel Kinder Picture

Noel Kinder

CHEIF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER, NIKE

SESSION 5

ESG Competent Boards

April 27, 2022

9:30 AM – 11 AM ET

Session speakers to be announced. Please see previous faculty.

SESSION 6

Human Rights and Supply Chain Competent Boards

May 11, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Amy Coughenour Betancourt Picture

Amy Coughenour Betancourt

CEO OF CADASTA FOUNDATION

Patricia  Jurewicz Picture

Patricia Jurewicz

FOUNDER AND CEO, RESPONSIBLE SOURCING NETWORK

SESSION 7

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Boardroom

May 25, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Alan Richter Picture

Alan Richter

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

Cecilia Weckstrom Picture

Cecilia Weckstrom

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

SESSION 8

Anti-Corruption, Integrity and Transparency

June 8, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Joan Elise Dubinsky Picture

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

Pascale Hélène Dubois Picture

Pascale Hélène Dubois

INDEPENDENT INT'L ANTI-CORRUPTION ADVISOR, PUBLIC SPEAKER, PROFESSOR, BOARD MEMBER

Jonathan Drimmer Picture

Jonathan Drimmer

PARTNER, PAUL HASTINGS, LLP (USA)

SESSION 9

Responsible Use of Data, Cybersecurity, and Digital Competencies

June 22, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Eric Feinberg Picture

Eric Feinberg

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

John C. Havens Picture

John C. Havens

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, IEEE.ORG GLOBAL INITIATIVE ON ETHICS OF AUTONOMOUS AND INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, AUTHOR: HEARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: EMBRACING OUR HUMANITY TO MAXIMIZE MACHINES, AUTHOR: HACKING H(APP)INESS - WHY YOUR PERSONAL DATA COUNTS AND HOW TRACKING IT CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

SESSION 10

Tax, Investment and Pay in an ESG-focused world

July 6, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Session speakers to be announced. Please see previous faculty.

SESSION 11

Shareholder and Stakeholder Engagement and Disclosure

July 20, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Session speakers to be announced. Please see previous faculty.

SESSION 12

The Future of Good Corporate Governance

August 3, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Session speakers to be announced. Please see previous faculty.

SESSION 1

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

March 9, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Måns Carlsson Picture

Måns Carlsson

HEAD OF ESG RESEARCH, AUSBIL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Sanjukta Mukherjee Picture

Sanjukta Mukherjee

BOARD DIRECTOR, FOUNDATION FOR SHARED IMPACT, HEAD OF RESEARCH, ASIA-PACIFIC

SESSION 2

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

March 23, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Carolyn Butler-Madden Picture

Carolyn Butler-Madden

AUTHOR, KEYNOTE SPEAKER, CHIEF PURPOSE ACTIVIST AT THE CAUSE EFFECT

SESSION 3

SDGs Competent Boards

April 6, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Session speakers to be announced. Please see previous faculty.

SESSION 4

Climate Competent Boards

April 20, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Dr. Kylie-Anne Richards Picture

Dr. Kylie-Anne Richards

PH.D (MATHEMATICS), DEPUTY CIO AND CHAIR OF ESG, FORTLAKE ASSET MANAGEMENT

Dr. Richie Lee Picture

Dr. Richie Lee

20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE AS CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY OFFICER AT MNCS IN ASIA

Simon O’Connor Picture

Simon O’Connor

SIMON O’CONNOR, CEO, RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT ASSOCIATION AUSTRALASIA; CO-CHAIR AUSTRALIAN SUSTAINABLE FINANCE INITIATIVE

SESSION 5

ESG Competent Boards

May 4, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Tim King, CFA Picture

Tim King, CFA

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, MELIOR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Liza McDonald Picture

Liza McDonald

HEAD OF RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT, AWARE SUPER

SESSION 6

Human Rights and Supply Chain Competent Boards

May 18, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Carsten Primdal Picture

Carsten Primdal

CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER AND CO-FOUNDER, SCERTIFY AND AUTHOR, ROADMAP TO MODERN SLAVERY COMPLIANCE

James Cockayne Picture

James Cockayne

PROFESSOR OF GLOBAL POLITICS & ANTI-SLAVERY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, FOUNDER OF FINANCE AGAINST SLAVERY & TRAFFICKING, FORMER UN OFFICIAL

SESSION 7

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Boardroom

June 1, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Sandra D’Souza Picture

Sandra D’Souza

CEO AND FOUNDER, ELLECT, GENDER EQUALITY ADVOCATE AND PUBLIC SPEAKER

SESSION 8

Anti-Corruption, Integrity and Transparency

June 15, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Session speakers to be announced. Please see previous faculty.

SESSION 9

Responsible Use of Data, Cybersecurity, and Digital Competencies

June 29, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Session speakers to be announced. Please see previous faculty.

SESSION 10

Tax, Investment and Pay in an ESG-focused world

July 13, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Désirée Lucchese Picture

Désirée Lucchese

HEAD OF ETHICS AND IMPACT, U ETHICAL INVESTORS

SESSION 11

Shareholder and Stakeholder Engagement and Disclosure

July 27, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Chris Crewther Picture

Chris Crewther

HEAD OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GLOBAL FUND TO END MODERN SLAVERY

SESSION 12

The Future of Good Corporate Governance

August 10, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Joanne Moss Picture

Joanne Moss

CHAIRMAN, LBT INNOVATIONS LTD, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BIRDDOG AND ELLUME, PRINCIPAL DIRECTOR, AXELEREIT

SESSION 1

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

March 1, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Rishad Tobaccowala Picture

Rishad Tobaccowala

AUTHOR AND BOARD MEMBER

Ellis A. Jones Picture

Ellis A. Jones

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

SESSION 2

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

March 15, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Mattie Yeta, PhD Picture

Mattie Yeta, PhD

UK GOVERNMENT & HEAD OF DEFRA GROUP SUSTAINABLE IT

SESSION 3

SDGs Competent Boards

March 29, 2022

9:30 AM – 11 AM ET

Session speakers to be announced. Please see previous faculty.

SESSION 4

Climate Competent Boards

April 12, 2022

9:30 AM – 11 AM ET

Peter Lupoff Picture

Peter Lupoff

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

Noel Kinder Picture

Noel Kinder

CHEIF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER, NIKE

SESSION 5

ESG Competent Boards

April 26, 2022

9:30 AM – 11 AM ET

Session speakers to be announced. Please see previous faculty.

SESSION 6

Human Rights and Supply Chain Competent Boards

May 10, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Amy Coughenour Betancourt Picture

Amy Coughenour Betancourt

CEO OF CADASTA FOUNDATION

Patricia  Jurewicz Picture

Patricia Jurewicz

FOUNDER AND CEO, RESPONSIBLE SOURCING NETWORK

SESSION 7

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Boardroom

May 24, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Alan Richter Picture

Alan Richter

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

Cecilia Weckstrom Picture

Cecilia Weckstrom

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

SESSION 8

Anti-Corruption, Integrity and Transparency

June 7, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Joan Elise Dubinsky Picture

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

Pascale Hélène Dubois Picture

Pascale Hélène Dubois

INDEPENDENT INT'L ANTI-CORRUPTION ADVISOR, PUBLIC SPEAKER, PROFESSOR, BOARD MEMBER

Jonathan Drimmer Picture

Jonathan Drimmer

PARTNER, PAUL HASTINGS, LLP (USA)

SESSION 9

Responsible Use of Data, Cybersecurity, and Digital Competencies

June 21, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Eric Feinberg Picture

Eric Feinberg

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

John C. Havens Picture

John C. Havens

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, IEEE.ORG GLOBAL INITIATIVE ON ETHICS OF AUTONOMOUS AND INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, AUTHOR: HEARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: EMBRACING OUR HUMANITY TO MAXIMIZE MACHINES, AUTHOR: HACKING H(APP)INESS - WHY YOUR PERSONAL DATA COUNTS AND HOW TRACKING IT CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

SESSION 10

Tax, Investment and Pay in an ESG-focused world

July 5, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Session speakers to be announced. Please see previous faculty.

SESSION 11

Shareholder and Stakeholder Engagement and Disclosure

July 19, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Session speakers to be announced. Please see previous faculty.

SESSION 12

The Future of Good Corporate Governance

August 2, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM ET

Session speakers to be announced. Please see previous faculty.

SESSION 1

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

March 8, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Måns Carlsson Picture

Måns Carlsson

HEAD OF ESG RESEARCH, AUSBIL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Sanjukta Mukherjee Picture

Sanjukta Mukherjee

BOARD DIRECTOR, FOUNDATION FOR SHARED IMPACT, HEAD OF RESEARCH, ASIA-PACIFIC

SESSION 2

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

March 22, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Carolyn Butler-Madden Picture

Carolyn Butler-Madden

AUTHOR, KEYNOTE SPEAKER, CHIEF PURPOSE ACTIVIST AT THE CAUSE EFFECT

SESSION 3

SDGs Competent Boards

April 5, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Session speakers to be announced. Please see previous faculty.

SESSION 4

Climate Competent Boards

April 19, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Dr. Kylie-Anne Richards Picture

Dr. Kylie-Anne Richards

PH.D (MATHEMATICS), DEPUTY CIO AND CHAIR OF ESG, FORTLAKE ASSET MANAGEMENT

Dr. Richie Lee Picture

Dr. Richie Lee

20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE AS CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY OFFICER AT MNCS IN ASIA

Simon O’Connor Picture

Simon O’Connor

SIMON O’CONNOR, CEO, RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT ASSOCIATION AUSTRALASIA; CO-CHAIR AUSTRALIAN SUSTAINABLE FINANCE INITIATIVE

SESSION 5

ESG Competent Boards

May 3, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Tim King, CFA Picture

Tim King, CFA

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, MELIOR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Liza McDonald Picture

Liza McDonald

HEAD OF RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT, AWARE SUPER

Christine Holman Picture

Christine Holman

PROFESSIONAL COMPANY DIRECTOR AND A NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF METCASH LTD, CSR LTD, COLLINS FOODS, AND THE MOOREBANK INTERMODAL COMPANY

SESSION 6

Human Rights and Supply Chain Competent Boards

May 17, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Carsten Primdal Picture

Carsten Primdal

CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER AND CO-FOUNDER, SCERTIFY AND AUTHOR, ROADMAP TO MODERN SLAVERY COMPLIANCE

James Cockayne Picture

James Cockayne

PROFESSOR OF GLOBAL POLITICS & ANTI-SLAVERY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, FOUNDER OF FINANCE AGAINST SLAVERY & TRAFFICKING, FORMER UN OFFICIAL

SESSION 7

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Boardroom

May 31, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Sandra D’Souza Picture

Sandra D’Souza

CEO AND FOUNDER, ELLECT, GENDER EQUALITY ADVOCATE AND PUBLIC SPEAKER

SESSION 8

Anti-Corruption, Integrity and Transparency

June 14, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Session speakers to be announced. Please see previous faculty.

SESSION 9

Responsible Use of Data, Cybersecurity, and Digital Competencies

June 28, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Session speakers to be announced. Please see previous faculty.

SESSION 10

Tax, Investment and Pay in an ESG-focused world

July 12, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Désirée Lucchese Picture

Désirée Lucchese

HEAD OF ETHICS AND IMPACT, U ETHICAL INVESTORS

SESSION 11

Shareholder and Stakeholder Engagement and Disclosure

July 26, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Chris Crewther Picture

Chris Crewther

HEAD OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GLOBAL FUND TO END MODERN SLAVERY

SESSION 12

The Future of Good Corporate Governance

August 9, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 PM AET

Joanne Moss Picture

Joanne Moss

CHAIRMAN, LBT INNOVATIONS LTD, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BIRDDOG AND ELLUME, PRINCIPAL DIRECTOR, AXELEREIT

Certified

Gain the trust of shareholders & stakeholders by obtaining a Global ESG Competent Boards Designation

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INFO

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.

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)

12-month installment plan

$ 480 USD

(incl. 5.0% admin fee)

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