It is clear. We are in a time of Climate Emergency. The scale and pace of climate change threatens the business status quo.
This programme is for senior executives who recognise the need for change within their business and are looking for guidance on how to best activate it.
It uniquely combines the academic expertise and research of two leading University of Oxford institutions:
- Saïd Business School
- Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
This programme will equip you with the tools to develop a Climate Emergency action plan for your business.
- How to declare a climate emergency
- Action plan for your business
- Balancing fiduciary duty to shareholders with climate risks
- Legal requirements
- Frameworks, case studies and strategies
- Latest science
- Peer learning across sectors and regions
Who should attend?
Senior leaders who can activate strategic change.
The programme is ideal for teams of two-to-three senior executives and could potentially include:
- A senior executive eg CEO, CFO
- Chief Sustainability Officer
- Board member
We are also keen to receive individual applications from senior executives who can influence the strategy of the organisation or business unit.
Participants will complete certain sessions in small groups. For these sessions each group will be paired with a 'youth voice' from our MBA community to help provide the next generation’s perspective.
"Companies that have taken action on climate have higher returns. I think that most CEOs now know that the only way to stay profitable is to change." Paul Polman, Former Unilever CEO and Chair of the Saïd Business School Board
Welcome and goal setting
Dinner at a college with keynote speaker (Cameron Hepburn)
Quintessential Oxford experience with a globally recognised keynote speaker.
Exploring the future of the corporation (Colin Mayer)
What is the role of business in society and how is it changing?
Problem landscape (Friederike Otto)
Guided deep time exercise (Gillian Benjamin)
Solution landscape (Gordon Clark, Aoife Haney, Radhika Khosla and Charmian Love)
What are leading businesses doing:
Accelerating change (Charmian Love, Aoife Haney)
What do we need to see change across entire industries? Identifying new ways to engage as part of your action plan.
Presentations and group commitment process
Closing brunch followed by guided walk through Oxford and surrounding green spaces.
Two virtual classroom sessions where we will present updated case studies and you can share your progress with your peers from the programme.
How to apply
To find out more please contact
Steve Brewster, Associate Director, Executive Education
T: 44 (0)7545 507606
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Richard Hunt, Head of Engagement and Development
T: +44 (0)7795 617288
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford