RELEASE: Competent Boards™ Launches Subscription Learning Service

- Competent Boards™ Launches Subscription Learning Service to Keep Boards and Executives in Compliance.

RELEASE: Competent Boards™ Launches Subscription Learning Service

- Competent Boards™ Launches Subscription Learning Service to Keep Boards and Executives in Compliance

An innovative SAAS learning platform for organizations focused on driving business value through ESG, climate and biodiversity competition.

TORONTO, Aug. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Competent Boards, the pioneer and leading provider of corporate sustainability, ESG, climate and biodiversity training programs, has launched an innovative subscription service aimed at helping boardrooms comply with new regulatory disclosure requirements and adapt to a changing business landscape.

The service provides access to 18 skill enhancement programs on vital and current leadership topics with quarterly training status reports to keep boards competent, focused on value and fit for purpose. The service is scalable and flexible so boards and business leaders can tailor their education to their needs, enhancing their credibility and reputation.

With the publication in 2023 of IFRS S1 (General Disclosures) and S2 (Climate Disclosures), board members and executives face a new challenge to obtain and report competencies related to sustainability and climate. Regulators such as the European Commission have published similar standards, and the US SEC is expected to follow suit soon. This has accelerated the need for clear and pragmatic education for directors and executives that is up to date and provides transparent and tangible value to all facets of the business.

"Management must now reveal the board's abilities to oversee sustainability and climate risks and opportunities, or face consequences that affect its reputation and viability," said Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO of Competent Boards. "Boards must ensure that they and management have the competence, skill and ability to create long-term value in the face of disruption and uncertainty. We have trained directors in more than 50 countries to be prepared not only for the challenges, but also for opportunities," he added.

The new subscription service, available on a SAAS platform, rapidly upskills senior leaders to be compliant and have the right perspective to provide oversight and forecasting on topics ranging from climate to human rights, AI , cybersecurity and more.

Directors and management of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Moody's Analytics, General Electric, Export Development Canada, Azure Power and others have worked with relevant boards to ensure they are prepared to meet sustainability competency requirements.

About Competent Boards

Competent Boards™ is the original provider of online environmental, social, governance (ESG) and climate education programs for board directors, senior business leaders and investors around the world. More than 180 of the world's top board members, C-suite executives, investors and other experts make up the faculty who deliver the programs. Competent Boards was founded by Helle Bank Jorgensen, who has 30 years of experience in turning ESG risks into innovative and profitable business opportunities. She is the author of the Amazon bestseller, Stewards of the Future: A Guide for Competent Boards, and is a member of the Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence Council on Sustainability and ESG Insights. Visit

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