Our sustainability short courses

Our eight-week online sustainability courses are designed with busy professionals in mind. Each course is underpinned by the most up-to-date and relevant sustainability training practices and theory from around the globe. No matter where you are based, the content can be applied to your current role, ensuring you are empowered to take action and help drive real-world change. 

Explore our current course options below.

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The Future of Sustainable Business:
Enterprise and the Environment

This course builds your knowledge of our greatest sustainability challenges for reaching net zero and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

You will: 

  • see the diversity of impacts from climate change and unsustainable development framed from different global perspectives; 
  • be introduced to the latest thinking about economic systems, technologies, finance, and policies to accelerate a sustainable transition; and 
  • gain insights into navigating the multiple often conflicting objectives that sustainable business demands.
Our sustainability short courses

Sustainable Finance:
ESG and the Future of Finance

Delivered by academics from the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group, this programme explores how sustainable finance strategies can be used to create solutions to environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges.

You’ll develop the skills and knowledge to:

  • understand the purpose of finance and the structure of the financial system;
  • analyse the risks, challenges and opportunities associated with sustainable finance; and
  • assess the role of public policy, regulation and supervisory expectations in driving sustainable investments in different jurisdictions.
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Law and Sustainability:
Tackling Global Environmental Challenges

This course surveys the most pressing sustainability issues and the existing and emerging legal frameworks from across a range of jurisdictions. 

On this course, you will receive the sustainability training you need to: 

  • examine key sustainability challenges; 
  • develop an understanding of environmental legal principles and frameworks; 
  • study the key international treaties developed to address sustainability issues including climate change and the biodiversity loss; and 
  • explore the relationships between science and the law.
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Sustainable Cooling: Building Resilience to Extreme Heat

With billions of people at risk of heat stress, this programme explores how sustainable cooling solutions can help people, cities and societies build their resilience and better adapt to the impact of increasing global temperatures, now and for the coming decades.

You’ll gain the insight and tools required to:  

  • interpret the macro trends, tensions and trade-offs involved in building resilience to extreme heat;
  • confidently communicate the urgency for implementing sustainable cooling solutions at individual, urban and societal levels; and
  • distinguish between the socio-technical levers for change, including technology, infrastructure design, governance, business models and social interactions.

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