Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Environment, Social, and Governance Risks

The Institute's leading experts on corporate governance and the environment offer customized group trainings for organizations, companies, and government agencies.

Corporate Governance and the Board of Directors

Board members face continual pressure when responding to governance and compliance challenges. Directors must address environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors and traditional financial metrics when assessing risks and opportunities confronting their organizations.

This customizable course provides directors with the tools to develop a corporate governance policy to fulfill their duties. By exploring the role of the board and best practice in integrated risk management, directors will be able to tackle new challenges arising from the emerging focus on extra-financial risks.

The extensive range of possible topics provides the tools to help you fulfill your corporate governance duties as either a new or continuing director with confidence in a rapidly shifting business context.

Instructors' significant expertise combined with participants' experience and knowledge provide you with a dynamic workshop informed by different industry perspectives.

Climate Risk and Business

Corporate boards and senior executives are faced with the challenge of responding to environmental risks. This customizable course offers a broad exploration of the legal, financial and regulatory issues that demand strategic responses to climate change. Themes include corporate governance, the implications of the Kyoto Protocol, investment, and physical risks. Current climate change research allows participants to develop a powerful understanding of the relationship between competitive development and climate change.

Delivered by academics and practitioners, this course encourages the exploration of diverse corporate contexts and challenges to ensure that all participants can formulate strategies for their own context.

Topics include

  • What is climate change?
  • Regulatory framework
  • Capital markets & climate change
  • Measuring and managing climate change: opportunities & risks
  • Addressing climate change at the company level
  • Mitigating greenhouse gas exposure: The role of carbon markets
  • Corporate governance and climate change 

Request More Information

For more information on a training for your group, please complete an online information request form. Programs include all materials, two coffee breaks, lunch, and one reception per two-day course.

Tax Deduction

Education expenses (including enrollment fees, course materials, and travel costs) may be deductible if they improve or maintain professional skills. Treas. Reg. Sec. I 162-5.

Location and Times

All programs will be conducted at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA 93940. Classes will be held between 9:00 am. and 5:00 pm.

Please contact Carolyn Taylor Meyer at (831) 647-6417 or email professional.dev@miis.edu for more information.


Professor of International Finance, MBA in Global Impact Management
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Corporate Governance; International Finance; Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Risk Management.