ESG Lite

Get equipped to take part in discussions around the evolving ESG landscape.

Next cohort begins:

October 27, 2022

Program Details

4 Sessions

60-90 minute Live sessions



USD $1,595

online learning

The need for ESG-competent business leaders has never been higher

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) knowledge is now considered a critical competency for business leaders. ESG directly affects a company’s financial performance, its relationship with its key stakeholders, its resilience, and ultimately its long-term viability. This ESG Lite program will prepare you by providing the most pertinent fundamentals for decision-making and long-term business success – so you can get up to speed quickly.

Program starts on October 27, 2022

Gain a strategic ESG mindset

This fantastic program will guide you through the issues that truly matter – from climate change, supply chain, and the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion – to governance, human rights, and managing stakeholder demands. Discover where and how you can begin this journey and help your company and peers to succeed.

With a tsunami of regulations and disclosure standards on the horizon, ESG Lite will provide you with the mindset to enable a strategic approach to embedding ESG considerations in your decision-making.

Upon completion you’ll receive a certificate to indicate you’ve completed the basic building blocks of ESG competence and a certified Credly™ badge for LinkedIn.


Why ESG Lite might be right for you

Sold Out! September – March

6:30AM PDT (UTC-7) | 9:30AM EDT (UTC-4) | 15:30H CEST (UTC+2) | 19:00H IST (UTC+5:30) | 20:30H ICT (UTC+7)

Sold Out! October – March

6:30AM PDT (UTC-7) | 9:30AM EDT (UTC-4) | 15:30H CEST (UTC+2) | 19:00H IST (UTC+5:30) | 20:30H ICT (UTC+7)

Session Topics

  • Uncover how environmental and societal changes are changing stakeholders’ expectations of businesses.

  • Learn how to anticipate and lead during major disruptions to ensure resilience and business continuity.

  • Create short- and long-term sustainable value by understanding what is material to your business, then leading with purpose.
  • Gain an overview of the impact of business on the environment and the environment’s impact on business.

  • Learn climate change basics, such as the latest science, how to transition to net zero and the importance of carbon pricing mechanisms.

  • Get tips on resource management and efficiency in the circular economy.

  • Stay on top of regulatory and reporting trends.

  • Grasp what environmental disclosures and actions are investors expecting from their portfolio companies.
  • Understand the positive impacts of diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and wellbeing in the boardroom and beyond.

  • Learn what a social licence to operate (SLO) means for businesses and how to gain and maintain it.

  • Discuss whether business has a role in politics.

  • Stay on top of reporting and regulatory trends.

  • Discover which social disclosures and actions investors are expecting from their portfolio companies.
  • Set the tone from the top through trust, good judgement, courage and integrity.

  • Learn how to avoid greenwashing through oversight and accountability by board directors and senior leaders.

  • Understand best practices in data governance and cybersecurity.

  • Use ESG considerations in the short, medium and long term to incentivize leadership compensation.

Schedules & Speakers

Program Facilitator


ESG risks, opportunities, and expectations in a fast changing and unpredictable world

October 27, 2022

10am – 11am (ET)


Environmental oversight and foresight: How the environment and climate change will impact business

November 3, 2022

10am – 11am (ET)


Societal oversight and foresight: How human capital and society will impact business

November 10, 2022

10am – 11am (ET)


Good corporate governance and becoming a steward of the future

November 17, 2022

10am – 11:30am (ET)

Upcoming Program cohort

Still have questions?

Our contributing experts include:

“I highly recommend the program as a deep dive into how we can level up stakeholder perspectives and long-term thinking in the boardroom.”
Erin Baudo Felter
Erin Baudo Felter
Vice-President, Social Impact & Sustainability, Okta Inc
“This is an extremely valuable course for directors around the world, exposing us to emerging issues of key importance to all organizations.”
Sheila Murray
Sheila Murray
Chair, Teck Resources Limited

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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