Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership
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|Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership|
The Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL), formerly the Cambridge Programme for Industry, is part of the School of Technology within the University of Cambridge. It delivers executive education programmes, including international seminars on sustainability leadership, learning and change, and policy and strategy groups (such as the P8 Group pension fund initiative and the ClimateWise group of insurance companies).
CPSL's Corporate Leaders Group recently presented the Cancún Communiqué at the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change. This was signed by over 350 companies calling for a comprehensive international framework to tackle climate change and urging governments to redouble their efforts to achieve this.
CPSL's Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales and it is one of The Prince's Charities.
- 1 Accredited Programmes
- 2 Executive Programmes
- 2.1 The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme (BSP)
- 2.2 Climate Leadership Programme (CLP)
- 2.3 Sustainability Leadership in the Built Environment Programme
- 2.4 Sustainability Leadership Programme for the Health Care Sector
- 2.5 Sustainability East Leadership Programme
- 2.6 Cambridge Sustainability Practitioner Programme (South Africa)
- 3 Leaders Groups
- 4 Collaboratories
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Postgraduate Certificate In Sustainable Business
The Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business (PCSB) is a Masters-level programme from the University of Cambridge. It is designed to help senior and mid-career managers to develop corporate strategies to embed the principles of sustainability into their organisations and to identify new opportunities for sustainable business practice. The Programme spans a 8-month period (part-time) and is built around:
- Three short workshops held in Cambridge
- Individual work-based assignments
- A group research project around an area of mutual relevance
Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership
The Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership is an accredited University of Cambridge postgraduate degree. It is delivered on a part-time basis over 2 years; hence participants can continue in full-time employment and do not need to be UK-based. This interdisciplinary Masters is offered in association with the Departments of Architecture, Engineering, Geography, Land Economy and the Judge Business School. These Departments all deliver full-time sustainability-related postgraduate degrees.
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The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme (BSP)
The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme (BSP) was established in 1994 by The Prince of Wales and the University of Cambridge. It provides a strategic forum for senior decision makers and key executives to explore leading-edge, innovative, high-impact yet pragmatic approaches to reconciling profitability and sustainability.
Climate Leadership Programme (CLP)
The Climate Leadership Programme (CLP) is designed for senior sustainability professionals and leaders from business and the public sector who have responsibility relating to climate, energy, natural resources and procurement. CLP runs for 3.5 days and contains a mixture of practical case-studies and facilitated peer-learning; expert-led syndicate groups and hands-on workshops, including a visit to the British Antarctic Survey to discuss with leading experts the role of science in the wider policy debate.
Sustainability Leadership in the Built Environment Programme
The Sustainability Leadership in the Built Environment Programme was launched in March 2011 with participants from all parts of the built environment sector including investors, designers, builders, product manufacturers and occupiers. The programme is a partnership between the UK Green Building Council (UK GBC) and CPSL, and with the support of WSP as the initiative’s industrial partner.
Sustainability Leadership Programme for the Health Care Sector
CPSL and the National Health Service Sustainable Development Unit for England (NHS SDU) have developed a Sustainability Leadership Programme for the Health Care Sector. It is designed to provide high-level workshops, master classes and networks for health sector leaders internationally. The core element of the programme will be an intensive two-day workshop, with cohorts of 36 senior participants.
Sustainability East Leadership Programme
Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), Sustainability East and Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) have developed an exclusive Sustainability East Leadership Programme, designed specifically for local government in the East of England. Through a combination of high-profile speakers, practical sessions and working groups, the programme is intended to inspire senior local government professionals to embed sustainability into the management and service delivery of the organisation, and provide practical tools and skills to support this.
Cambridge Sustainability Practitioner Programme (South Africa)
The Cambridge Sustainability Practitioner Programme has been run from CPSL's Cape Town office in South Africa since 2004, and aims to enable managers in the private or public sector to influence and guide their organisation in the direction of an integrated approach to sustainability across all functions.
Leaders groups are business-led initiatives, focusing on the development of messages for policy makers, condensing knowledge into tools and operating frameworks, supporting the creation of investment vehicles, drawing lessons from case examples, and developing valuation methods. The current leaders groups are managed under three themes: Climate, Ecosystems and Finance.
The collaboratories are time-bound problem-solving groups which focus on particular sustainability challenges (for example food security, water scarcity, energy demand) or business issues (for example valuation, risk, standards, sourcing) with a view to finding solutions to problems at scale. Working models range from practice-focused workshops to high-level roundtables, summits and fully fledged ‘collaboratories' (collaborative laboratories) lasting between six months and two years.
- University of Cambridge Department Directory, retrieved 05-11-11