NACD ESG Continuous Learning Cohort

NACD ESG Continuous Learning Cohort

It's not too late! The ESG Continuous Learning Cohort has already begun, but NACD Members can still purchase the full six-part content series for $2,595 until June 15. Any programs that have already occurred will be available to view on-demand, with the opportunity to attend the remaining programs live. For details or to register, please contact

Nearly half of directors surveyed in a recent NACD poll said they plan to increase their focus on ESG and sustainability. To help boards gain a firm grasp of this broad terrain, NACD has created the ESG Continuous Learning Cohort, focused on governing social and environmental risks.

Program Overview

The continuous learning cohort is a deep-dive learning path that includes an interactive, virtual, two-day foundational program; three virtual briefings from expert directors; a case study application; and a self-paced summary course.

Foundational Program | March 24–25, 2021, 12:00–5:00 pm EDT daily, Online

Expert Director Briefing 1 - Climate Governance | May 11, 2021, 1:00–2:00 pm EDT, Online

Investors increasingly view environmental sustainability as a major factor in a company's operational resiliency while the new presidential administration has taken steps toward reengaging the United States in the Paris Climate Agreement. What does climate governance mean for your organization or company? Invest an hour to gain a better understanding of not only how to set climate governance priorities but also why these priorities matter for your organization.

ESG Workshop (faculty-led workshop featuring peer-to-peer discussion.) June 16, 2021, 1:00–3:00 pm EDT, Online

Cohort members will work in interactive groups while being guided through best practices by respected directors and ESG experts. Additional information to come.

Expert Director Briefing 2 - Human Capital Oversight | August 10, 2021, 1:00–2:00 pm EDT, Online

Significant social movements have shone a spotlight on businesses and the talent that keeps them running. How are companies treating their employees? How are corporate leaders responding to social change? Is diversity, equity, and inclusion truly a priority, or is it simply getting lip service? It's imperative that directors understand human capital oversight issues; join us to dig deeper into the social matters under the ESG umbrella.

Expert Director Briefing 3 - ESG Metrics and Investor Disclosures | November 9, 2021, 1:00–2:00 pm EST, Online

What doesn't get measured doesn't change. What can your board do to ensure that your company's ESG goals are measured, assessed, and met and that success is rewarded? This session will take a closer look at how to choose and set metrics and why it's critical to disclose the whole story—start to finish, year after year.

Self-Paced Summary Course (recap key teachings through a virtual, self-paced course)


NACD Cancellation and Transfer Policies: Event registrations are not guaranteed until payment is received. Upon cancellation of registration, members can obtain a transfer credit or request a refund. Refunds will be assessed a cancellation fee ($100 for registration fees under $1000, $250 for registration fees over $1000). Cancellations must be received in writing no fewer than 30 calendar days before the event start date in order to qualify for a partial refund. If written notice is given within 29 calendar days of the event start date, registrants will forfeit the entire program fee unless it is transferred to another NACD program pursuant to the following transfer policy.

Application for transfer credit must be received within 30 calendar days of the date on which NACD receives written notice of cancellation. Transferred credit will apply only to eligible NACD programs that occur within 12 months of a cancellation. Please submit all cancellations and transfer requests via e-mail to or via fax to 866-536-9044.