In this module, you will learn:

  • Uncover the questions you should ask senior management about its approach to climate and biodiversity exposure, as well as your company’s net-zero and nature-positive commitments.

  • Be able to distinguish the legal and ethical implications that action or inaction on climate and biodiversity will have on your organisation.

  • Examine the importance of integrating climate and biodiversity considerations when fulfilling your fiduciary responsibilities and duty of care.

  • Understand the implications of a company’s investment decisions on its performance in climate mitigation and biodiversity preservation.

  • Understand the new training and skills that are increasingly expected of board directors and executives, including knowledge of biodiversity issues.

  • Learn how to ensure board oversight around climate change and biodiversity reporting, as well as scenario analysis.

  • Consider the evolving role of the board over the next 10 years, in the context of increasing importance of climate change and biodiversity preservation.

  • Examine oversight, accountability, and the role of the board committees in addressing both climate and biodiversity issues.

  • Gain a Competent Boards Micro-Credential!

Course content includes:

    1. What to Expect From This Module

    2. How to Effectively Structure the Boards, its Committees, and Advisory Groups

    3. Diversity of Thought, Board Evaluations, Training, and Succession Planning

    4. Best Practices in Strategic Planning and the Role of the Committees in Stress-testing and Risk Assessments

    5. Understand How your Company’s Climate and Biodiversity Targets Impact Capital Allocation Decisions

    6. Net Zero and Nature Commitments: How the Board Can Ensure their Relevance and Robustness

    7. Incorporating Short, Medium, and Long-term Net Zero Transition KPIs into Remuneration Policies

    8. How to Ensure Board Oversight of Climate and Nature-Related Financial reporting and Scenario Analysis

    9. Avoiding Lawsuits and Unintended Consequences

    10. Leader Insights: Alexandra Pimor (Director of Nature Governance, Earth Law Center)

    11. Leader Insights: Curtis Ravenel (Senior Advisor to the Co-Chair & Vice Chair, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero)

    12. Leader Insights: Annette Verschuren (Entrepreneur, Businesswoman, and Chairwoman)

    13. Leader Insights: Keith Tuffley (Vice Chairman, Global Co-Head, Sustainability & Corporate Transitions, Citibank)

    14. Leader Insights: David Blood (Co-founder and Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management)

    15. Leader Insights: Chad Holliday (Former Chair, Royal Dutch Shell; Former Chair of Bank of America)

    1. Optional Leader Insights: Chris James (Founder, Engine No. 1)

    1. Knowledge Check

    2. Course Completion Survey

    3. Congratulations on Completing the Module!

About this course

  • $395.00 USD
  • 3.35 hours of course content