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Oxford Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme

University of Oxford

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Corporations are under increasing scrutiny for their contributions to society and the environment. Against this backdrop, a business strategy that considers its environmental impact is vital. There is increased demand for corporate leaders with the ability to drive sustainability and shift the traditional methods of value creation towards the concept of the triple bottom line.

The Oxford Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme takes an executive-level perspective on business sustainability, looking beyond traditional views of measuring and reporting on performance, to integrate environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) factors into your business practice. With a focus on corporate sustainability leadership, this programme aims to equip leaders with the essential skills to address this critical business need.

Examine your corporation’s impact on the environment from multiple perspectives, including a view of climate change that accounts for risk, carbon emissions and natural resource management. With expert guidance, you’ll develop the ability to drive effective carbon management strategies, while formulating key performance indicators (KPIs) for measuring your corporation’s sustainability efforts, and dependency on natural, social, and human capital.

Over the course of six weeks, you’ll gain access to expert insights and leading research from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Create a personal plan for developing, implementing, and leading strategies for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) in your organisation, as you strive to affect positive change and reduce your organisation’s impact on the environment.

Is this programme for you?

The Oxford Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme is relevant to a broad range of roles across industries. This programme is designed for professionals interested in actively leading and accounting for low carbon, circular and climate positive business transitions.

Whether you’re a current or aspiring business leader, or a senior professional with an interest in pursuing sustainable business, you’ll benefit from the insights provided by this programme on communicating and implementing business strategies that enable you to drive positive sustainable change. If you occupy a finance or operations function, or work in the banking, investment, IT, or manufacturing sectors, an understanding of new metrics of performance and integrated ESG accounting methods will help you facilitate the measurement of your corporation’s environmental impact.

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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