“I think we are now at a stage where most business leaders realize that how they do business can be good for business and society if you do it in the right way.” – Jim Hagemann Snabe, Chair, A.P. Moller – Maersk; Chair, Siemens; Vice-Chair, Allianz
“A board member who can’t articulate the most material environmental, social, and governance factors for their own company is in breach, frankly, of fiduciary duty.” – Erika Karp, Founder and CEO, Cornerstone Capital Inc.
“There can be few areas more important than the risk associated with climate change. A climate competent board will be one that not only understands the challenges that climate change presents but also the opportunities to make a transition to a lower carbon economy.” – Paul Polman, CEO Unilever; Chair, International Chamber of Commerce;
Chair, The B-Team; Vice Chair, United Nations Global Compact
View teaser video on CompetentBoards.com for views from other global leaders.
This week New York is buzzing with commitments to the SDGs, climate resiliency and sustainability measures. It is the week where Heads of States, CEOs, Board Members, Institutional Investors, and many experts are meeting in New York for the yearly UN General Assembly (UNGA73).
At the same time, New York is hosting Climate Week as well as SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)-week. However, if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and ensure climate security and a world where both companies and people can thrive, we need Boards and Investors all over the world to ‘get on board’ and be Climate, Sustainability, and SDG Competent.
And that is now possible. Leaders all over the world can now learn from the comfort of their offices and reduce their CO2 while getting insight from the world’s most respected business leaders. Insight that can help their company be more resilient and respected players in the global marketplace.
“Competent Boards is an online platform for boards of directors, for investors, for CEOs, and other executives to learn from each other. What questions are investors asking? How can you as a board member prepare for meetings with investors? How can you prepare for your next board meeting? We are bringing the best of the best in knowledge and wisdom from the most experienced business leaders around the world.” – Helle Bank Jorgensen, Founder, Competent Boards, and a veteran in helping global business leaders turn sustainability into strong financial results.
The first leaders to share their experience and insights in four online videos, webinars and training sessions are:
More global leaders will be added to the platform to share their insights shortly.
Competent Boards is a tradename of B.Accountability.
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Helle Bank Jorgensen, Founder, Competent Boards, Phone: +1 647 823 5843, Email: HBJ@CompetentBoards.com OR Amy Geisberger, Senior Manager, Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, Competent Boards, Phone: +1 416 873 3152, Email: AG@CompetentBoards.com
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