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ESG Self-Study Program


ESG Certificate Program

12 Sessions

Instant Access to Materials


$2995 USD


Gain the ESG mindset leaders of today need to adapt, transform and pivot to a new global reality

Designed by and for board members, executives, investors, and those who advise them. Demonstrate you are future-fit with a Certificate from our highly reputed global ESG Competent Boards Self-Study program.

Self-study 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 SDG's Pay Cybersecurity Tax Investment Inclusion Engagement Disclosure Governance

What you'll get from this
self-study program

Strategic Session Topics

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.

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

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

How climate change is impacting society, supply chains, and business models.

Strategies to fulfill growing expectations, investor driven reporting initiatives and regulatory demands.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

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


Gain the trust of shareholders & stakeholders by obtaining your ESG Competent Boards Certificate


Session Information

  • 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
  • Completion of the 12 modules over a 6-month period or less

  • Successful completion of final exam


Pricing of ESG Self-Study Program

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ESG Program

$ 2995 USD

Individual Session

$ 299 USD

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The Board Member course is designed for people who hold a position on the board of a publicly traded organization.

The Business Professional course is designed for people who hold senior positions within an organization.