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Oxford Climate Emergency Programme

University of Oxford

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At the end of 2019, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the “point of no-return” on climate change was fast approaching – in fact, the next ten years will shape the climate risk outlook for the next century. It’s no longer sufficient for businesses to simply address the effects of climate change, they now need to play a critical role in confronting (and mitigating) the causes of the crisis.

The Oxford Climate Emergency Programme will empower you to take the required action. Over the course of six weeks, you’ll discover how to navigate risks and capture opportunities through catalysing change and reconceptualising the way you do business. Said Business School and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, two leading institutions at the University of Oxford, have brought together extensive research and critical insights to create this six-week programme, in which you’ll explore the climate emergency from a systemic, organisational, and individual perspective. As you explore the need for radical transformation, you’ll engage with economic system change, business model innovation, future-focused policymaking and more. You’ll be encouraged to reflect on opportunities for collaboration, as well as the importance of prioritising your own personal resilience and leadership when facing the climate emergency. This practical programme uses interactive peer engagements, case studies, and accessible tools, with a 100-day plan for driving urgent and meaningful change, helping you build a sustainable future vital for business growth

Is this programme for you?

This programme is designed for senior managers and leaders, as well as consultants, who want to understand the impact of climate change on business, and vice versa. It will provide them with the tools and frameworks to innovate the way they do business, while still balancing environmental sustainability with profitability. Those within the sustainability, social, and environmental sector will be able to improve the way they collaborate and create action in addressing the climate emergency. Public sector professionals, policymakers, and regulators will discover what it takes to build a circular and regenerative economy and gain a new systemic perspective to combat the crisis.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 95 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points

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