Required Course Details
Risk & Reward: Connecting Climate to the Balance Sheet (C DCL-01R)
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.
How Climate Connects to a Director’s or Officer’s Fiduciary Duty (C DCL-02R)
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.
Structuring Oversight of Climate Risk (C DCL-03R)
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.
Climate Reporting, Disclosure & Investor Engagement (C DCL-04R)
Identify the key current, pending and proposed climate disclosure regulations in the US, UK and EU, highlighting key moments in climate regulation history. Explore the voluntary reporting initiatives, how they relate to each other and the priorities of investor coalitions and climate campaigns.
Elective Course Details
Greenhouse Gas Accounting & Climate Commitments (C DCL-05E)
This course provides a grounding in the basics of greenhouse gas accounting, including standards, associated terminology, and third-party validation, as well as regulatory/enforcement and other considerations for making climate commitments.
Aligning Incentives & Climate Commitments (C DCL-06E)
Review different strategies for incentivizing climate action, including aligning executive compensation to climate commitments, connecting climate incentives to broader corporate strategy and financial performance. Review and understand the risks and benefits in each strategy.
Climate Litigation (C DCL-07E)
Dive deeper into the key types of current climate litigation claims, the ways they come about and related trends. Discuss risk mitigation strategies for each type of claim and execute a response to a sample climate litigation scenario.
Carbon Markets (C DCL-08E)
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.
Green Building, ESG & Sustainable Finance (C DCL-09E)
This course, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council, provides an overview of the goals of green building, ESG, and sustainable finance as market transformation. At the conclusion of the course you will be able to identify considerations for green building practice, identify opportunities for green building to contribute to high performance and review current and emerging issues including decarbonization, electrification, health promotion, and equity.