Courses

Future of sustainable business

In brief

Time commitment 8 weeks
Location Online
Fees £1,500 including VAT
Future course dates February, May and July 2023

Overview

This course builds your knowledge of our greatest sustainability challenges for reaching net zero and meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It introduces you to the expectations and opportunities for sustainable businesses of the future, helping you explore the emerging tools to facilitate leadership in the creation of a positive sustainable future. 

Throughout this course you will understand the scale and potential severity of the challenges we face, but also be empowered to adopt a mindset of seeing these challenges as opportunities for change and leadership.

  • You will see the diversity of impacts from climate change and unsustainable development framed from different organisations and global perspectives.
  • You will be introduced to the latest thinking about economic systems, technologies, finance, and policies to accelerate a sustainable transition.
  • You will gain insights into navigating the multiple often conflicting objectives sustainable business demands.
  • The course prepares you to understand, participate in, and create a future in which the businesses that contribute to sustainability thrive.

Course details

Five themes underpin our approach to this course:

  • Intellectual curiosity: keeping an open mind, appreciating diverse worldviews, perspectives and possible solutions to the net-zero and sustainable development (NZSD) challenge
  • Application in practice: being able to understand concepts and apply them practically, with confidence
  • Integration and application of interdisciplinary knowledge:understanding and accounting for the way in which NZSD challenge – and possible solutions – intersect across multiple disciplines
  • Personal connection and purpose: finding your unique connection to NZSDG – both personally as well as within your domain of professional practice
  • Leadership for complex challenges and impactful solutions: leading impactful change within enterprise – and beyond – to tame wicked problems

An introduction to the future of sustainable business

Video transcript

I think it's a fantastic course, I think every business leader needs to understand sustainability. In this course we're going to give you a solid grounding in the essential things you need to know, so that you and your organisation can not just successfully navigate the future, but play a proactive role in the transition to net-zero sustainable development. I think people should absolutely take the chance of attending this course if they really want to gain a better understanding of the current research on sustainability, but also gain an eclectic view on what sustainability is and how we should actually transition to net-zero. We're going to equip you with core principles, core understanding of the issues so you can go and apply this learning to any other sustainability problem you encounter. It is a way of getting us a really sort of condensed insight based on from people with different experiences from different industries, in different countries. So I think the main reason for any future leaders to take a course like this is to think expansively.

Modules

In brief

Time commitment 8 weeks
Location Online
Fees £1,500 including VAT
Future course dates February, May and July 2023