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.

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Independent Board Director, Sunrise Banks, NA, World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), and Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
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Senior Analyst, Regulatory and Accounting, Carbon Tracker Initiative
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Partner, Independence Point Advisors
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Deputy Head of ESG, Blackstone
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Research Director, FCLT Global

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.

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Visiting Professor of Management Practice, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
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Partner, ESG & Impact Practice, Kirkland & Ellis
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Of Counsel, Corporate Department, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, former Chief Justice of the Delaware State Supreme Court
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Chair Emerita, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

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.

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Partner, ESG & Impact Practice, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Director of ESG, South Jersey Industries (SJI)
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Independent Board Director, Sunrise Banks, NA, World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), and Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Lisa Edwards, Executive Director, Diligent Institute and Board Member, Colgate-Palmolive
Executive Chair, Diligent Institute and Board Member, Colgate-Palmolive
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Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy
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Director, Environmental and Corporate Emergency Preparedness, South Jersey Industries (SJI)

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.

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CEO & Founder, ZMH Advisors
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Founder, ESG Analytics Lab, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
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Consultant, Sustainable Finance, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
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Partner, ESG & Impact Practice, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Director, BlackRock Investment Stewardship

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.

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General Counsel, CBCL Limited
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Director of Capital Markets, CDP
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Managing Consultant, EcoAct UK
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Investors Team Lead, Guidehouse
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Managing Partner, Agendi
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Vice President of Buildings Services and Senior Mechanical Engineer, CBCL Limited

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.

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CEO & Founder, Reward Value
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Managing Director and Global Leader, Executive Compensation and Board Advisory, WTW
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Managing Partner, Pay Governance
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Senior Director, Environmental Social & Governance Research, Glass Lewis
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Managing Director, Semler Brossy

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.

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Partner, ESG & Impact Practice, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Professor & Faculty Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University
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Assistant Professional Research Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & the Environment, London School of Economics & Political Science

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.

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Lead Legal Consultant, Climate Focus
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Former Head of Stewardship (US), Carbon Tracker Initiative
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Independent Director, Air Tractor Holdings
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Partner, ESG & Impact Practice, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Executive Director, Pollination

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.

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