Shifting global systems to a sustainable future

Each of our executive education courses addresses a core element of our aim to shift the global economic and financial system to a sustainable future. Our themes include: sustainability, net zero, the circular economy, environmental economics, systems thinking and meaningfully achieving positive ESG outcomes.

Through leadership development programmes, workshops with boards, or briefings on current research, we can support your organisation to achieve your ESG goals. We are able to provide blended or online executive seminar series in Oxford, an international location to suit your team, or online

Public and Third Sector Academy for Sustainable Finance

The following masterclasses and the Introduction to sustainable finance course are available at the Public and Third Sector Academy:

Past programmes

UK Green Finance Programme

With the aim of up-skilling the diplomatic network of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, we developed a bespoke course on green finance which was delivered in North America, Southeast Asia, Australasia and Latin America. The course provided a fundamental knowledge of green finance, and explored how to engage with senior overseas government and private sector representatives on the benefits of the concept. 

Financing Sustainable Energy Futures

Our four-day programme explored the financial, social and political contexts of developing a sustainable energy future, and featured direct engagement with energy experts, UK policymakers, corporations, and energy finance and strategy focused NGOs. 

Leadership Programme in Environment and the Law

We partnered with environmental law NGO ClientEarth to design and deliver a leadership development programme for environmental judges selected by the Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China. The course was designed to equip the judges with knowledge and case studies on European and UK environmental adjudication practices, as well as an understanding of the science and theory which underpins environmental litigation. 

Oxford Adaptation Academy

In partnership with the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP), we designed and delivered a three week course for climate adaptation professionals. Participants represented leading institutions such as the UNFCCC, Asian Development Bank and ICLEI.

Creating Sustainable Solutions: Transformations in Governance

Working with These Executive Minds (TEXEM), this programme explored how integrating financial, environmental, and social goals can enhance the performance of an organisation. Our programme was specifically tailored for African executives, and provided an opportunity to explore the contextual realities facing their own organisations.

Enterprise and the Environment Doctoral Training Programme

Together with practitioners and industry professionals, our academics and researchers contributed to a five-day programme for PhD students. The course focused on understanding the significance of making research relevant and accessible to business, and demonstrate the transferability of 'hard sciences' to corporate contexts.