UNIVERSITIESSAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Oxford Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme

Course starts 27 January 2021

Course information

Registration Closes:
19 January 2021
Course Starts:
27 January 2021
Length:
6 weeks, excluding orientation
Effort:
7–10 hours per week, entirely online
Price:
GBP £1,900
Payment Options
University:
Said Business School, University of Oxford
Language:
English

Introduction

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.

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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.

Course curriculum

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.

 

Richard Barker

Richard Barker

Professor of Accounting, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford


Guest Experts

 
Alan Morrison

Alan Morrison

Professor of Law and Finance, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Aoife Haney

Aoife Haney

Research Lecturer in Innovation and Enterprise, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Anette Mikes

Anette Mikes

Associate Professor of Accounting, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

 
Bettina Wittneben

Bettina Wittneben

Associate Scholar, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Cameron Hepburn

Cameron Hepburn

Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford

Charmian Love

Charmian Love

Entrepreneur in Residence, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

 
Colin Mayer

Colin Mayer

Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Dieter Helm

Dieter Helm

Professor of Economic Policy, University of Oxford; Chair, Natural Capital Committee, University of Oxford

Dominic Emery

Dominic Emery

Chief of Staff, BP

 
Fiona Reynolds

Fiona Reynolds

CEO, UN PRI

Katherine Willis

Katherine Willis

Principal, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford

Liz Fisher

Liz Fisher

Professor of Environmental Law, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford

 
Matthew Amengual

Matthew Amengual

Associate Professor in International Business, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Mary Johnstone-Louis

Mary Johnstone-Louis

Senior Research Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Marc Thompson

Marc Thompson

Senior Fellow in Strategy and Organisation, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

 
Malcolm McCulloch

Malcolm McCulloch

Associate Professor in Engineering Science, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Marc Ventresca

Marc Ventresca

Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Martin Rich

Martin Rich

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Future-Fit Foundation

 
Marya Besharov

Marya Besharov

Professor of Organisations and Impact, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Moya Greene

Moya Greene

Corporate Director

Myles Allen

Myles Allen

Professor of Geosystem Science, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

 
Paul Polman

Paul Polman

Co-Founder, IMAGINE

Rafael Ramirez

Rafael Ramirez

Professor of Practice, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Rodney Irwin

Rodney Irwin

Managing Director, Redefining Value and Education, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

 
Rupert Younger

Rupert Younger

Director, Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Russell Picot

Russell Picot

Chair of the Trustee Board, HSBC Bank UK

Robert Eccles

Robert Eccles

Visiting Professor of Management Practice, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

 
Veronica Poole

Veronica Poole

Partner, Deloitte LLP

Earn a certificate from Oxford Saïd

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.

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Our next available short course starts 27 January 2021.

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    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?

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  • 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.