Oxford Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme

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Lead positive change and drive sustainability in your organisation.
Start date:
  • 6 weeks
Time commitment:
  • Short programme
  • Online


  • £1,900

About the programme

Examine your corporation’s impact on the environment from multiple perspectives.

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.

This 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, equip yourself with the essential skills to address this new business need.

Delivered in partnership with online learning provider, GetSmarter, you will become part of a community, learning together through a dedicated Online Campus.


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

  • Guidance from leading industry experts and research from University of Oxford faculty, and access to the official Oxford Executive Education Alumni group on LinkedIn


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

The thinking behind the programme

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. 

This programme is a practical way to access active research, and uses evidence-based insights, case studies, and real-world application to help you understand how you can actively lead sustainability practises in your organisation.

Research from Oxford Saïd faculty forms a platform to the programme's teaching, combined with cutting edge thought leadership from across the University of Oxford. 

Meet the faculty

The programme is led by Professor Richard Barker, who brings together faculty from Oxford Saïd and the wider University of Oxford to share their research and insights throughout the modules. They will be joined by guest industry experts, who are at the forefront of leading sustainable change across organisations.  

Oxford research for a changing world


As we respond to a changing climate, how humanity will cope and thrive in this uncertain future has never been more important. 

Researchers at Oxford are working closely with partners across industry, government, the third sector and at other universities to explore solutions to the challenges we are facing.

Join the #TruePlanet conversation and discover Oxford’s global research on climate, energy, food, water, waste and biodiversity.



Options for organisations

If you are looking to integrate Oxford online programmes with your organisation’s L&D strategy, we have tailored solutions to help deliver an innovative learning experience across teams.