We run a variety of leadership and sustainability programmes throughout the year, including The Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Programme (typically, April in the UK and November in continental Europe, Australia and South Africa, with a new seminar in Brazil in September); the Climate Innovation Programme; the Sustainability Leadership Programme for the Health Care Sector (March and October, in the UK); the CFO Leadership Seminar with the inaugural seminar in July in the UK; the Social Performance Leadership Programme for the Extractives Sector, with an inaugural seminar in November 2013 and the Sustainability Practitioner Programme (in March and August, in South Africa).
Our business and sustainability programmes are delivered in a variety of international locations. Many happen in Cambridge, UK, which is our home base; here we are surrounded by the historic centre of town and by the excellent conferencing centres which form part of the University of Cambridge's infrastructure. Other programmes are run in Cape Town (South Africa), Brussels (Belgium) or Sydney (Australia). The location is determined by many factors, including the market need (for example where there is a significant gap for sustainability training and/or business sustainability courses), our identification of opportunities to bring University of Cambridge learning methods to a particular geographical location, and strategic relevance and convenience of the location as a business hub for key regions. We also work with local partners to develop open programmes for key sectors and regions.
You can claim CPD points on CPSL’s Executive Programmes as long as they are relevant to your professional development. Please contact our team to discuss this further.
Our corporate sustainability courses typically range from 1.5 to 3.5 days, but will occasionally be longer or shorter depending upon audience need. Customised programmes can be much longer or shorter and include various cohorts. After each programme, delegates join our sustainability network.
They cost from £900 to £3,950 per person. Customised programmes’ costs vary depending on the clients’ needs.
Many, but not all of our programmes, have a particular focus on sustainability and business. However, companies increasingly recognise that they need to engage constructively with colleagues from civil society and government to work towards system-level change. We therefore encourage the participation of key leaders and decision-makers in non-private sector organisations, whose work nevertheless relates to private sector engagement and collaboration, and who would benefit from participation in a forum alongside business executives and sustainability practitioners. By attending one of our seminars, they can gain greater insight into the way in which businesses are leading and responding to sustainability, and explore collaborative responses.
In addition, because of the focus on embedding sustainability within organisations and on achieving system-level change, our executive programmes have significant direct relevance to senior leaders in major civil society and government organisations.
You can apply online. All applications are vetted by a selection panel who will be looking at all applicants’ needs for executive education and sustainability courses based on their role and seniority, fluency in the English language and ability to pay or to identify a sponsoring institution.
CPSL brings the latest thinking from expert practitioners and academics to enrich all its work with business leaders and policymakers.
Our resources outline the scale and nature of the sustainability challenge, highlight the thought leadership of experts from the CPSL network and showcase the powerful calls for policy change from leaders in business and civil society convened by CPSL.
Our own applied research draws on our experience of working with leaders to distil key lessons and insights through publications and online learning materials.
Our team is always delighted to discuss the needs of individuals and organisations interested in learning more about sustainable business.
CPSL runs a variety of learning interventions in the form of executive programmes and courses focusing on strategy and leadership in sustainability and on sustainable development more generally. We also run customised programmes, tailored to suit the specific needs of organisations and/or of the national context in which they operate. Likewise, if you are interested in sustainability studies, our University of Cambridge accredited courses (Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership and the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business) may be of interest.
CPSL’s involvement on business sustainability goes beyond executive education programmes and seminars. Through our business platforms we focus on issues where business can have a significant impact on policy and business practice and where collective action is needed.
Read recent testimonials from delegates on our executive programmes (pdf).
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