Climate & Biodiversity Designation

Learn about the risks and opportunities business will face, and find out how you and your company can become future-fit. 

Next cohort begins:

October 4, 2023

Become a competent and confident boardroom leader

Gain the knowledge you need to turn climate change and biodiversity challenges into business solutions. 

What You Will Earn
From This Program

Earn a CCB.D designation and Credly™ digital credential.


What you'll get from this program

Program Details

6 Sessions

1.5 hours per session



USD $2,750

9:30am – 11:AM (ET)

  • Please be aware that your start time will vary according to your own local time zone

Who should take this course

This program is ideal for board directors, investors, senior business leaders and their advisors of public, family-owned, and other organizations who are looking to improve their Climate competency.

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Our contributing experts include:

Our contributing experts include:

Session Topics

1. Understanding Climate Change and Biodiversity Risks and Opportunities
  • The latest science: Understanding planetary and societal boundaries and going beyond carbon management 
  • Why preventing further biodiversity loss is essential to tackling climate change  
  • The projected physical impacts of climate change on companies, their supply chains, employees, and the customers and society they serve
  • How transitional risks will determine future market competitiveness in a low-carbon economy
  • Changes in stakeholder expectations and demands for climate and nature-conscious innovation
  • Seizing opportunities associated with climate-change adaptation, mitigation and the global transition to net zero and regenerative business models
  • Regulatory trends and the global transition from voluntary to mandatory climate change and nature-related disclosures 
  • Navigating and preparing for growing national and intergovernmental carbon pricing initiatives (e.g. the EU Carbon Border Tax)
  • Understanding the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and scope (1, 2, 3, and 4) categorization to provide oversight of climate reporting
  • Navigating international and national disclosure standards and frameworks while managing the risk of regulatory fragmentation (e.g. TCFD, TNFD)
  • Incorporating climate change and nature-related factors into audit methodologies among changing climate expectations 
3. Responding to Stakeholder Expectations for Responsible Investment and Insurance
  • An overview of climate change and biodiversity litigation and its impact on the insurance industry
  • Proxy voting trends: How you should best prepare, engage, and respond
  • How to navigate growing investor-driven initiatives and expectations
  • Engaging with heavy-emitters versus excluding them from your portfolio
  • Understanding what net zero and nature positive means for an investor or portfolio
  • The new financial instruments, valuations, plus lending and listing criteria
4. Responsible Climate & Biodiversity Governance: Ensuring Accountability at the Board Level
  • Net zero and nature commitments: How the board can ensure their relevance and robustness
  • How to ensure board oversight of climate and nature-related financial reporting and scenario analysis
  • Best practices in strategic planning and the role of committees in stress-testing and risk assessments 
  • Understand how your company’s climate and biodiversity targets impact capital allocation decisions
  • Avoiding lawsuits and unintended consequences
  • Incorporating short-, medium- and long-term net zero transition strategy KPIs into remuneration policies
  • How to effectively structure the board, its committees, and advisory groups
  • Diversity of thought, board evaluations, training, and succession planning
5. Strategic Implementation Guide to Achieve Net Zero
  • Formulating meaningful net zero and nature positive goals
  • Nature-based solutions and carbon offsetting in focus: How to get it right?
  • Successfully partnering with competitors, suppliers, and external organizations 
  • Common business dilemmas and trade-offs associated with climate action and environmental stewardship 
  • Creating climate and nature-competent boardrooms and stakeholders
6. Learning from the Pioneers of Climate Change and Nature Action in Business
  • Learning from leaders: Overcoming challenges and channelling opportunities
  • Understanding the shifting stakeholder mindsets around climate and nature action
  • How to set the cultural tone of the organisation at the top
  • Uncover new skills and explore the next frontier and future challenges

Please see program brochure for detailed session information.

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Welcome, which course are you interested in:

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 stream.

Discuss the topics through a wide range of business perspectives (including the board) and comprise senior executives, investors, and board advisors.

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