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 you 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 participants with the essential skills to address this new 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. Develop a practical action 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.Download course prospectus
What will set you apart
On completion of this programme, you’ll walk away with:
The sustainability leadership skills needed to implement climate risk management and facilitate ESG integration in your organisation, creating long-term value for shareholders and society
An understanding of how to formulate effective KPIs to measure the impact and dependence of your organisation on the environment
A practical action plan that you can use to incorporate sustainability strategies into corporate governance structures
Access to new insights and leading research from Oxford Saïd to help you drive positive change
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.
Learn to lead sustainable change in your corporation as you work through the weekly modules of this online programme.
- Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
- Module 1: Corporate purpose and value creation
- Module 2: Responding to climate change
- Module 3: Natural capital and resource management
- Module 4: Social sustainability
- Module 5: Ensuring sustainability: governance, risk, and reporting
- Module 6: Levers of change
Your Programme Director
The design of this online programme is guided by Oxford Saïd faculty, as well as industry experts, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge with you throughout the programme.
Professor of Accounting, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Professor of Law and Finance, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Research Lecturer in Innovation and Enterprise, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Associate Professor of Accounting, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Associate Scholar, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford
Entrepreneur in Residence, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Professor of Economic Policy, University of Oxford; Chair, Natural Capital Committee, University of Oxford
Chief of Staff, BP
CEO, UN PRI
Principal, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford
Professor of Environmental Law, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford
Associate Professor in International Business, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Senior Research Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Senior Fellow in Strategy and Organisation, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Associate Professor in Engineering Science, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Future-Fit Foundation
Professor of Organisations and Impact, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Professor of Geosystem Science, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
Professor of Practice, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Managing Director, Redefining Value and Education, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Director, Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Chair of the Trustee Board, HSBC Bank UK
Visiting Professor of Management Practice, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Partner, Deloitte LLP
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Learn about sustainable value creation in corporations and earn an official certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the programme, as per the stipulated requirements.REGISTER NOW
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WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?
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WILL I HAVE THE TIME?
GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.
At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Advisor who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.
CAN MY EMPLOYER ASSIST WITH PAYMENT?
By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.
Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?
37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.
WHAT IS THE ONLINE CAMPUS?
The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.
On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Advisor, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.