Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership

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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Established 1989
Type Public
Location Trumpington Street
Website www.cisl.cam.ac.uk

The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), formerly the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, is part of the School of Technology within the University of Cambridge.[1] It delivers executive education programmes, including international seminars on sustainability leadership, learning and change, and policy and strategy groups.

CISL's Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales and it is one of The Prince's Charities.

Accredited Programmes[edit]

Postgraduate Certificate In Sustainable Business[edit]

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 an 8-month period (part-time) and is built around:

  1. Three short workshops held in Cambridge
  2. Individual work-based assignments
  3. A group research project around an area of mutual relevance

Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains[edit]

The Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains (PCSVC) is a Master's-level accredited programme from the University of Cambridge. It has been designed to equip senior and mid-career professionals and managers with the skills required to establish resilient and sustainable value chains that are fit for the future.

  1. Two four-day residential workshops
  2. Individual work-based assignments
  3. A group research project around an area of mutual relevance

Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership[edit]

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.

Executive Programmes[edit]

The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme (BSP)[edit]

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.

Sustainability Leadership Programme for the Health Care Sector[edit]

CISL 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.

Cambridge Sustainability Practitioner Programme (South Africa)[edit]

The Cambridge Sustainability Practitioner Programme has been run from CISL'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.

Online Programmes[edit]

The Business & Sustainability Programme Online[edit]

The Business & Sustainability Programme Online (BSP Online)[2] is an interactive programme designed for mid-career, high-potential and senior managers to enable them to understand the fundamentals of sustainability, how sustainability is relevant to their role and its importance to business success. It is also suitable for sustainability professionals who would like to refresh their knowledge.

Leaders Groups[edit]

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.

Collaboratories[edit]

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.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] Observer article on P8
  • [2] Reuters article on the Cancún Communiqué
  • [3] BizCommunity article on the Cancún Communiqué
  • [4] Physorg article on the Cancún Communiqué