The program examines a range of tools and approaches from climate scenario analysis and disclosure expectations to adaptation, mitigation, and transition strategies.

The Climate Competent Boards Certificate Program provides Board Directors, Business Leaders and Practitioners an in-depth understanding of the current challenges and opportunities that climate change and transitioning to net-positive present.

What is deemed green now is unlikely to be the same in 2, 5, or 10 years time.
Is your business and board adequately prepared, and are you asking the right questions to ensure your current goals, targets and business model are future fit?

Program Streams

Though the content in both programs is identical, occasionally speakers may change.

The program is divided into two cohorts: one for Board Members, and one for Senior Business Professionals.

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 Professionals/Investors - discuss the topics through a wide range of business perspectives and comprise mid-to-senior-level executives, investors, and board advisors.

Alumni from both groups earn their Climate Competent Boards Certificate of Completion

Can’t determine which group you should join? Competent Boards will help you make the most appropriate choice.

Session 1

Understanding Climate Risks and Opportunities: Operating within Planetary and Societal Boundaries and Transitioning to Net Zero

September 14 (Business Professionals)
September 15 (Board Members)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT / 5:30 - 7:00 pm CEST
Are you adequately prepared and responding to changes in the regulatory landscape and the growing expectations and demands of all your stakeholders, from climate activists to climate migrants? How will climate change impact your businesses, supply chains, customers, employees, and the societies you operate in?

This session will give an overview of the growing regulatory and societal demands, as well as science underpinning our current trajectory. It will also examine the pivotal role that the board, executives and finance providers must play to future-proof business models and mitigate risk, in line with planetary and societal boundaries.

Session 2

Reporting Trends and Regulatory Trends: Getting Ahead of the Curve

September 21 (Business Professionals)
September 22 (Board Members)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT / 5:30 - 7:00 pm CEST
This session will focus on the fast-evolving regulatory landscape in the lead up to COP26 and G20 meetings. What climate policies should you anticipate in the future as many regulations and guidelines move from voluntary to mandatory climate disclosures? What impacts will it have on your business?


Session 3

Climate Responsible Investment and Insurance

September 28 (Business Professionals)
September 29 (Board Members)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT / 5:30 - 7:00 pm CEST
This session will focus on the implications of increasing investor pressures, financial and technological innovations, and their implications on your business and the planet (cost of capital, insurance premiums, etc.). How should you best prepare, engage, and respond to investors and insurers? What are the latest proxy voting trends and how are these becoming a material issue for investors?

Session 4

Responsible Climate Governance: Ensuring Accountability at the Board Level

October 5 (Business Professionals)
October 6 (Board Members)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT / 5:30 - 7:00 pm CEST
Where do you start as a board member? What are the questions you would ask management on their approach towards climate exposure and net zero commitments? How do you ensure board oversight around TCFD + reporting and scenario analysis? How will the role of the board evolve in the next 1 – 5 – 10 years?

Session 5

A Guide to Strategic Implementation: How to Put it all into Practice

October 12 (Business Professionals)
October 13 (Board Members)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT / 5:30 - 7:00 pm CEST
This session will feature detailed examples, common pitfalls to avoid and examine trade-offs that are often overlooked when implementing effective climate transition strategies. What are the most effective and credible mitigation, adaptation and draw-down approaches? How do you ensure all employees and suppliers are climate competent? How can you formulate meaningful net zero goals, targets, and strategies?

Session 6

Learning from the Trailblazers: Practical Advice

October 19 (Business Professionals)
October 20 (Board Members)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT / 5:30 - 7:00 pm CEST
This module will feature experiences and lessons learned across a range of different industries and business functions. How to optimize resources and scale your innovation capabilities? How to collaborate / partner with competitors, suppliers and other external organisations?

Join Our Alumni

Upon completion, alumni can continue to network with other alumni in our Competent Boards Alumni LinkedIn groups. Alumni can also choose to join our Alumni Membership Program.