The challenges of net zero and sustainable development present opportunities and the need for change. Business is increasingly leading the way on meeting sustainability goals so that we all might live and thrive within planetary boundaries.

Our online sustainability short courses will help your organisation develop the resilience required to thrive in the 21st century.

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Become leaders in sustainability

Our portfolio of sustainability courses deliver business-focused learning centred on world-leading research. Provide your employees with the skills needed to make effective business decisions informed by sustainability – from stark environmental challenges to wider social equity – and provide leadership for your sector and clients.

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Meet your business goals

Organisations must equip staff with the critical skills and insight to understand how the world is shifting and the complexity of interrelated sustainability challenges. Our courses provide the conceptual tools needed to develop ideas and solutions in-house, helping your business to flourish and achieve its sustainability goals.

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Keep top talent in place

Investment in your employees’ futures will generate a motivated and satisfied workforce, and show you are a responsible employer that makes sound commercial decisions. It is a virtuous circle that raises your market reputation, elevates your brand equity, and attracts more talent.

Courses overview

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Law and Sustainability: Tackling Global Environmental Challenges

The law is both a driver of the contemporary environmental, natural resource, and sustainability challenges which humanity faces today, and a framework for underscoring their protection. From climate change and biodiversity loss to water scarcity and energy efficiency, the law plays a critical role in balancing conflicting pressures.

This eight-week course seeks to deal with global environmental challenges head on and surveys the use of law as a tool to facilitate the sustainability transition. It surveys the most pressing sustainability issues and the existing and emerging laws that may address them across a range of jurisdictions.

On completion, your team will:

  • have built a solid foundational knowledge of the treaties and frameworks available to address sustainability challenges;
  • be able to put your organisation’s legal work into a clearer international context;
  • better understand the interactions between science, law and public policy; and
  • identify key legal issues, from sustainability challenges in corporate law to the priorities and perspectives of the Global South.

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The Future of Sustainable Business: Enterprise and the Environment

This eight-week course builds an employee’s knowledge of our greatest sustainability challenges and approaches for reaching net zero and meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sustainability in business affords a range of opportunities and is a disruptive driver for organisations. This course will help employees, at all levels, to explore emerging themes and successful business models through real-life case studies – from the circular economy to sustainable finance to technologies and policies.  A central theme and the culmination of the course is to facilitate leadership in the creation of a positive sustainable future.

On completion, your team will be able to:

  • better prepare for creating nuanced initiatives and responses for operating within environmental constraints and a wider social equity;
  • help your organisation to prepare for and stay on track with the rising expectations for sustainability to be core to business; and
  • develop skills in sustainability leadership, helping you to strengthen your talent pipeline and support your succession planning.

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Sustainable Finance: ESG and the Future of Finance

This eight-week online programme aims to enhance your employee’s knowledge of sustainable finance principles and provide them with the tools needed to accelerate impactful and sustainable change, either within your organisation or a client’s business.  

Our innovative programme is grounded in the world-leading research undertaken by academics from the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group at the University of Oxford. Employees will gain a deeper understanding of how financial systems function and examine how they can become “greener” through the implementation of new strategies and more-informed decision-making. They will also explore how finance can be used to create solutions to environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges the world currently faces and learn how finance can be harnessed positively to influence sustainable development.   

On completion, your participants will:  

  • understand the purpose of finance and the structure of the financial system;   
  • understand the risks, challenges and opportunities associated with sustainable finance;   
  • be able to analyse the role of public policy, regulation and supervisory expectations in driving sustainable investments in different jurisdictions; and 
  • recognise what kind of impact is possible through sustainable finance. 

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