ESG Leadership Academy
Developing leaders to creatively align value with values to shape a sustainable and inclusive future: a new mindset for an ESG world.
Duke CE has developed the ESG Leadership Academy to address the key knowledge, skills and mindsets required at all company levels throughout the learning and development journey. The learning journey encompasses a variety of delivery methods, guiding leaders through immersive experiences to effectively bridge the know-do gaps that many organizations experience.
ESG encompasses a wide variety of topics with the potential to align positive societal impact and business value creation.
- How are our operations improving the lives of our stakeholders?
- How can our business have a positive impact on our environment?
- How do we organize to minimize company and societal risks?
ESG is becoming an increasingly important topic for business leaders
It’s real: 90% of S&P companies now publish ESG reports
It’s growing: 14x growth in money invested in Sustainable Funds between 2018 and 2021
It’s inevitable: $50trn expected ESG assets by 2025, according to Bloomberg
The six Duke CE core beliefs on ESG capability building
Start at the top
Inspire Board & CXOs to embed ESG into strategy, organizational structure, incentives
Get to the bottom
Scale-up the program to reach the critical employee mass to really transform
To lead the change across the organization, equip them with influencing techniques
Learn from other players and partner to achieve common goals
Address the underlying mindsets
Required to enable consistent and sustainable ESG aligned behaviors at all company levels
Let impact be your north star
Embrace a pragmatic bias to action to get beyond the know-do gap
Duke CE’s ESG Leadership Academy learning journey encompasses a variety of delivery methods, guiding leaders through immersive experiences to effectively bridge the know-do gaps that many organizations experience.
Learn: Facilitated workshops Digital, self-paced courses Curated material to read
Experience: ESG immersive case studies Simulation games Augmented reality
Act: Write action plans Set ESG KPIs Launch ESG Ambassadors
Duke CE’s ESG Leadership Academy addresses the learning and development needs for the different company audiences. The delivery format will be customized to the audience (Board and CXOs, Senior Managers, Front-line employees), addressing the key knowledge, skills and mindsets required to succeed – at all company levels.
ESG Leadership Academy escalates in your organization through four major approaches
1. Train the trainers to scale ESG bootcamp: Company trainers progressively take over delivery
2. ESG ambassadors land to local context: ESG ambassadors are trained to take ESG learnings
3. Digital learning: Online asynchronous ESG fundamentals course
4. Multi-client ESG collaborative platform: Access to Duke CE’s virtual ESG platform
Our current ESG offerings
ESG Board Certificate
Synchronous journey to develop non-executives, executives, directors, and business leaders to grasp the changing business environment, oversight, and their role
ESG for HR Certificate
Synchronous journey to develop HR Executives to lead the talent transformation that businesses need to succeed in an ESG era
ESG Strategy – Duke Fuqua
On-campus journey to enable participants to embed ESG in their operations and lead the change
Climate Leaders Fellowship
Synchronous journey to develop mid- and senior-level managers to become accelerators for the climate mission within their organization and society
ESG Board Masterclass
4-hour masterclass on ESG to ensure efficacy from the top, with a global expert specializing in ESG and the role of Boards
ESG Supply Chain Masterclass
4-hour masterclass to help participants to embed social and environmental sustainability for more innovative and resilient supply chains
ESG Wicked Dilemmas
3-hour workshop to foster discussion among senior executives about the tough decisions centered around ethical dilemmas involving one or several ESG topics
3-hour collaborative workshop to teach you the fundamental science behind climate change and empower you to act
On-demand Sustainability Learning
70+ ~1h pathways covering the most critical ESG and sustainability topics, ready to be scaled-up in your organization
ESG for All
3-hour digital journey to help participants with the knowledge and mindset shifts necessary to thrive in an ESG world
Leading in an ESG era
Online learning on how to lead differently in an ESG-driven world
Custom designed pathways on key ESG and sustainability topics based on needs