In this module, you will:

  • Gain an overview of the growing regulatory and societal demands, as well as the science underpinning our world’s current trajectory, inclusive of climate change and biodiversity concerns.

  • Get ready to respond to the changes in that regulatory landscape, along with the growing expectations from stakeholders, including climate activists, climate migrants, and advocates for nature conservation and biodiversity.

  • Examine the pivotal role that the board, executives, and finance providers must play to future-proof business models, mitigate risk, and foster sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity.

  • Prepare your company for its transition to net zero while promoting biodiversity preservation.

  • Examine oversight, accountability, and the role of the board committees in implementing climate and biodiversity-friendly strategies.

  • Be equipped to take subsequent Climate and Biodiversity education modules in our programs.

  • Gain a Competent Boards Micro-Credential!

Course content includes:

    1. What to Expect From This Module

    2. The Latest Science: Understanding Planetary and Societal Boundaries and Going Beyond Carbon Management

    3. Why Preventing Further Biodiversity Loss is Essential to Tackling Climate Change

    4. The Projected Physical impacts of Climate Change on Companies, their Supply Chains, Employees, Customers and Society

    5. How Transitional Risks will Determine Future Market Competitiveness in a Low-Carbon Economy

    6. Changes in Stakeholder Expectations and Demands for Climate and Nature-Conscious Innovation

    7. Seizing Opportunities Associated with Climate Adaptation, Mitigation, the Global Net Zero Transition and Regenerative Business Models

    8. Leader Insights: Johan Rockström (Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)

    9. Leader Insights: Nigel Topping (High-Level Champion for Climate Action at COP26)

    10. Leader Insights: Dr. Klaus Kunz (VP, Head of ESG – External Engagement and Performance Reporting, Bayer AG)

    11. Leader Insights: PART ONE Peter Schlosser (Vice President and Vice Provost, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, Arizona State University)

    12. Leader Insights: PART TWO Peter Schlosser (Vice President and Vice Provost, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, Arizona State University)

    13. Leader Insights: Paul Polman (Former CEO, Unilever and co-author, ‘Net Positive’)

    14. Leader Insights: Martin Wolf (Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times)

    15. Leader Insights: Sanjeev Khagram (CEO, Director-General & Dean, Thunderbird School of Global Management)

    1. Knowledge Check

    2. Course Completion Survey

    3. Congratulations on Completing the Module!

About this course

  • $395.00 USD
  • 3.45 hours of course content