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Environment, Social, Governance (ESG)

Climate Leadership Certification

Corporate leaders are pressured to meet the challenges and opportunities of climate change. The Diligent Climate Leadership Certificate Program prepares you to oversee climate risk and create sustainable growth strategies for your company.

Environment, Social, Governance (ESG)

ESG Leadership Certificate Program

With increased pressure from stakeholders, modern leaders are seeking education on ESG issues. The Diligent ESG Leadership Certificate Program in partnership with Competent Boards prepares you with the necessary skills and knowledge to address ESG challenges and opportunities.

Cyber Risk

Cyber Risk & Strategy Certificate

The modern board's oversight of cybersecurity risk is mission critical. Get certified with the essential knowledge and expertise today.

Year in Review

2022: A Year in Review

Diligent Institute educates, connects and informs leaders to champion modern governance.

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Boards & Governance

What Directors Think 2023

Still Taking Care of Business

For the 20th anniversary of the What Directors Think survey, we take a look into what’s top of mind for America’s corporate directors as we enter 2023—and how directors’ focus and the role of boards have changed in the past 20 years.

Director Confidence Index

Economic Outlook and Board Meeting Agendas

January 2023

Board members predict a short-term recession in 2023 fueled mainly by uncertainty. Most expect recovery by the end of 2023, if not sooner, and look forward to more stability both domestically and globally.

Year in Review

2022: A Year in Review

Diligent Institute educates, connects and informs leaders to champion modern governance.

Environment, Social, Governance (ESG)

Diligent Institute and IoD Ireland report reveals gaps in ESG expertise and strategy implementation.

The Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland and the Diligent Institute were delighted to partner once again on this key piece of research. In recent years, the world has witnessed a momentum shift towards interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Stakeholders such as investors, employees, customers and regulators have heightened the pressure on corporations

Director Confidence Index

Economic Outlook and Midterm Elections

October 2022

October polling of public company directors finds 86 percent now saying recession in the U.S. is no longer avoidable.

Director Confidence Index

Economic Outlook and Inflation Concerns

September 2022

Latest poll shows boardroom optimism sliding as directors brace for a recession, but the expected trough may be less severe than previously anticipated.

Commentary

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Environment, Social, Governance (ESG)

The Role of Director Education in Climate Risk Oversight and Strategy

Climate change is one of the most significant risks facing businesses today, and it is essential that directors understand how to effectively oversee and manage this risk. Training on climate…

European Companies are Adopting ESG into Pay Plans with Surprising Efficiency, Driven by Sustained Investor Pressure

This post appeared as part of our contribution to Insightia’s inaugural compensation report. Please read the full report here: Pressure on companies to implement ESG Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)…

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Investors Grapple with Changing Demands – Boardroom Diversity and Composition

This post is the fifth in a series of guest-authored commentary pieces spotlighting data and insights from the Board Diversity Gaps report, produced in partnership between Diligent Institute…

Diligent Institute Is Growing

In 2018 we decided to launch Diligent Institute, Diligent’s corporate governance research arm and think tank, to give back to our global network of more than 700,000 board directors…

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Female Tech Experience Enters the Boardroom

This article was originally published as part of the Women Business Collaborative (WBC) report titled Women Corporate Tech Executives in America. Read the full report here.  In the last two years…

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Female Board Leadership in Africa – A Focus on Modern Governance in Nigeria

This post is the fourth in a series of guest-authored commentary pieces spotlighting data and insights from the Board Diversity Gaps report, produced in partnership between Diligent Institute,…

News & Events

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[Company digest] “PRIORITISE BOARD DIVERSITY TO ENHANCE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT”

January 23, 2023

Most leaders now acknowledge how diversity enhances business performance, fosters team innovation, improves the bottom line, and increases talent recruitment and retention. Research shows that diverse teams perform…

[Sustainable Future] ESG is now a full board issue – but why are executives less confident about handling it?

January 17, 2023

As 2023 begins, there is good and bad news. The bad news: there is a long way to go before we see game-changing progress in the field of…

[FORTUNE] “The threat of a recession, talent shortages, and geopolitical tension are among the many challenges corporate boards must navigate in 2023”

December 16, 2022

As the year comes to a close, it’s only human to hope for a less volatile 2023. Alas, for corporate directors, the forecast calls for complexity and heaps of uncertainty.

[FORTUNE Analytics] What’s keeping business leaders up at night?

December 15, 2022

For this month’s issue, Fortune Analytics partnered with Diligent Institute, the research arm of Diligent, a global leader in modern governance providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance, audit and ESG. Diligent…

[Fintech.ca] “Off the Blockchain: Canada’s Crypto Craze Continues”

December 12, 2022

For years after Bitcoin’s initial release into the world, it remained a highly niche project. After a decade of roller-coaster growth, however, Bitcoin’s cult-following has turned into a global mass…

[Corporate Secretary Magazine] “Director education and training: Ensuring the board has what it needs”

November 3, 2022

Corporate Secretary’s ‘Director education and training: Ensuring the board has what it needs’ provides findings from a survey that offers useful insight into, among other things, who on the board…

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Diligent Institute educates, connects and informs leaders to champion modern governance.
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