Certified Member of the Corporate Sustainability Committee of the Board of Directors (CMCSCBD), distance learning and online certification program


This course has been designed to provide with the knowledge and skills needed to support an organization as a member of the Corporate Sustainability Committee of the Board of Directors.

The course provides with the skills needed to pass the Certified Member of the Corporate Sustainability Committee of the Board of Directors (CMCSCBD) exam. We have updated the program the 18th of January, 2019.

Target Audience

This course is intended for Potential, New and Sitting Members of the Corporate Sustainability Committee of the Board of Directors.

Course Synopsis

  • What is sustainable development?
    Harmonizing three core elements:
    1. Economic growth,
    2. Social inclusion, and
    3. Environmental protection.

  • Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG).
    1. Environmental - pollution, carbon emissions, resource efficiency, climate change, biodiversity.
    2. Social - labor standards and practices, respect to human rights, health & safety, diversity, community relations, development of human capital.
    3. Corporate Governance – transparency, corruption, litigation, sustainable development policies and practices.
    The Brundtland Report.
    Socially Responsible Investing (SRI).
    Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.

  • The Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).
    17 Goals to Transform Our World.
    17 Sustainable Development Goals with 169 associated targets.
    Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015.

  • Integrated Governance, a new model of governance.
    The role of governance.
    The value creation process.
    Positive and negative externalities.
    Case study.
    Effectively implementing a sustainable strategy.
    Board committees and their link to sustainability.

  • The Corporate Sustainability Committee.
    The Corporate Sustainability Committee Charter.
    Several case studies.
    Integrating environmental and social issues into a company’s corporate strategy.
    Closing remarks.

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    We will send the program up to 24 hours after the payment.

    The all-inclusive cost is $297. There is no additional cost, now or in the future, for this program.

    What is included in the program:

    A. The official presentations we use in our instructor-led classes (463 slides)

    B. Up to 3 Online Exams

    You have to pass one exam. If you fail, you must study the official presentations and try again, but you do not need to spend money. Up to 3 exams are included in the price. To learn more you may visit:



    C. Your certificate

    Processing and posting to your office or home (via registered mail).

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How comprehensive are the presentations? Are they just bullet points?

    Answer: The presentations are not bullet points, you can read them, understand, and learn. These are the official presentations we use in our instructor-led classes.

    2. Do I need to buy books to pass the exam?

    Answer: No. If you study the presentations, you can pass the exam. All the exam questions are clearly answered in the presentations.

    If you fail the first time, you must study more. Print the presentations and use Post-it to attach notes, like "Charter", "Audit committee" etc., to know where to find the answer of a question.

    3. Is it an open book exam? Why?

    Answer: Yes, it is an open book exam. Risk and compliance management is not something you have to memorize, it is something you must understand and learn.

    4. Do I have to sit for the exam soon after receiving the presentations?

    Answer: No. You can sit for the exam from your office or home, any time in the future. Your account never expires and there is no restriction of any kind.

    5. Do I have to spend more money in the future to remain certified?

    Answer: No. Your certificate never expires. It will be valid, without the need to spend money or to sit for another exam in the future.

    6. Ok, the certificate never expires, but things change.

    Answer: Recertification would be a great recurring revenue stream for the association, but it would also be a recurring expense for our members. We resisted the temptation to "introduce multiple recurring revenue streams to keep business flowing", as we were consulted. No recertification is needed for our programs.

    Things change, and this is the reason you need to become (at no cost) a member of the association. You will receive our newsletter every month, with updates, alerts and opportunities, to stay current.

    7. How many hours do I need to study to pass the exam?

    Answer: It depends on your knowledge and experience. You must study the presentations at least twice, to ensure you have learned the details. The average time needed is about 17 hours, but there are important differences.

    8. I want to learn more about the online exam.

    Answer: You will be given 90 minutes to complete a 35-question multiple-choice exam. You must score 70% or higher.

    We do not send sample questions. If you study the presentations carefully, you can score 100%.

    9. Why should I get certified?

    Answer: After the failures of so many organizations during the recent crisis, firms and organizations hire "fit and proper" board members who can provide evidence that they are qualified.

    10. Why should I choose your certification program?

    Answer: It is always good to investigate first. We strongly believe that we offer very good value for money:

    a. The CMCSCBD is a unique program. You can check the course synopsis above.

    b. The all-inclusive cost of the program ($297) is very low. There is no additional cost for this program, now or in the future, for any reason.

    c. There are 3 exams that are included in the cost of the program, so you do not have to spend money again if you fail.

    d. No recertification is required. Your certificate never expires.