Included in the Program
Four required courses:
- Risk & Reward: Connecting Climate to the Balance Sheet
- How Climate Connects to the Board’s Fiduciary Duty
- Structuring Oversight of Climate Risk
- Climate Reporting, Disclosure & Investor Engagement
Two electives (select from the following):
- Greenhouse Gas Accounting, Climate Commitments & How to Measure Them Effectively
- Aligning Incentives & Climate Commitments
- Climate Litigation
- Carbon Markets
One required live/hybrid Climate Leadership Briefing:
- Being held in New York, Austin and London, and broadcast for remote attendance
- Briefing by industry experts
- Networking reception and awarding of certificates
- Each program participant may invite one guest to attend
- Online discussion forum
- Course exercises that connect you with peers
Leo Strine, Jr.
Climate Leadership Certificate Program – Course Descriptions
Required Course Details
Risk & Reward: Connecting Climate to the Balance Sheet (DCL-R01)
This course provides a high-level overview of the opportunities and risks posed to business by climate change and explains why climate has become a central focus for corporate leaders in terms of strategy and risk oversight.
Understand the history of climate-related fiduciary duty litigation, examine the duties of loyalty and care under Delaware law and discuss recent landmark cases on director liability. Leverage learnings to identify strategies for informed decision-making.
Explore the role of the board and senior management in overseeing climate risk. Course includes: an overview of the TCFD framework, climate governance and strategy, risk management, metrics and targets, and a brief overview of climate risk modeling.
Elective Course Details (Select 2)
Incentivizing Climate Action (DCL-E02)
Review different strategies for incentivizing climate action, including aligning executive compensation to climate commitments, connecting climate incentives to the broader corporate strategy and financial performance. Review and understand the risks and benefits in each strategy.
Climate Litigation (DCL-E03)
Dive deeper into the key types of current climate litigation claims, the ways they come about and related trends. Discuss the strategies to mitigate the risk of each type of claim and execute a response to a sample climate litigation scenario.
Carbon Markets (DCL-E04)
Learn about key carbon markets and explore differences between voluntary and mandatory carbon markets. Discover the risks inherent in the voluntary markets, key objectives of the Task Force on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets (TFSVCM) and how the social cost of carbon impacts business.
Program Eligibility & Cost
- Board-level and C-level executives only
- eLearning courses will open periodically for new cohorts
- Complete the program in as little as 4 weeks or take up to 12 months
- Cost: $3,500 USD per person