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10 October 2021

Oxford University and Pearson launch online programmes in sustainable business and law

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The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford has partnered with publishing group Pearson to launch two online programmes in January 2022.

The programmes will allow a global audience to access the Smith School's world leading sustainability research and teaching.

The two programmes are:

They will, respectively, tackle topics such as sustainable finance, net zero targets and leadership for the future; and the intersection of law and sustainability, legal strategies for sustainability and science and the law.

They are both eight-week long programmes and will be offered on an open enrolment basis, running multiple times a year.

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The programmes add to a growing list of online courses offered by Oxford University, with both Saïd Business School and the Blavatnik School of Government enhancing their online offerings this year.

"Our mission as a school is to equip organisations with the skills and knowledge necessary for tackling climate change. We are delighted to work with Pearson on these online programmes, which will broaden the reach of our world-leading teaching and research in this pivotal year for the planet," said Dr Caitlin McElroy, Programme Director at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

Pearson brings to the partnership 25 years of global education provision experience. It works with more than 40 universities around the world partnering on online degree programmes, recently announcing partnerships with both Wake Forest and Hawaii Pacific Universities, USA.

Pearson already works with the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, delivering short courses on Values and Data Driven Decision Making in policy development and implementation, as well as online degree programmes with other UK partners such as Ulster University and King's College London.

Scott Anderberg, Vice President, Pearson Online Learning Services, International, Pearson said: "Supporting businesses to develop sustainability strategies, as they strive to respond to climate change, is amongst the most important global challenges facing us today.

"We are extremely excited to be doing so through the delivery of these short online programmes in partnership with the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment aimed at business leaders and law professionals alike, with an interest in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility."