Banco Santander and Cambridge Judge Business School announced that they are offering 1,000 scholarships for an online programme aimed at people who would like to play an active role in green initiatives in their working environment or who wish to reorient their professional career toward sustainability.
The scholarships known as The Santander Sustainability Scholarships | Skills for the Green Transition – Cambridge Judge Business School are available to residents of 13 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United States, UK and Uruguay.
The six-week international programme, which is fully online, will provide a global view of the environmental problems and challenges we face, such as biodiversity loss, deforestation, renewable energies, the circular economy, and the leadership skills required for the energy transition through examples and success stories of companies with strong track records in the application of ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) criteria.
It will also provide the necessary tools to participate in sustainable initiatives developed in professional environments, analyse their impact and understand how companies are reacting to address climate change.
Applications are free of charge and applicants do not need a university degree or to be a customer of the bank. Participants will receive a “Certificate of Completion” awarded by Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education.
Applications can be submitted until 9 June 2022.
Blanca Sagastume, Group Executive Vice President Santander Universities, said: “The green transition is the greatest and most pressing challenge that we face as a society. It is a challenge that requires awareness, education and tools if it is to be addressed at both the individual and institutional levels”.
“This is the purpose of this programme which, in partnership with a partner as prestigious as the Cambridge Judge Business School, will offer great added value to its participants.”
Professor Mauro Guillén, Dean of Cambridge Judge Business School, said: “Achieving sustainable growth is easily the greatest challenge we face today. As such I am proud to say that the University of Cambridge and Cambridge Judge Business School are at the vanguard of efforts to understand the complexities of this challenge and how we might address them”.
“We are well past the point of seeing this as a future problem and must actively engage in initiatives that address this urgent problem. I was therefore delighted and honoured to be invited to collaborate with Banco Santander in this important effort to spread the knowledge and capability we already possess to make a difference. I’m sure that this will be an important contribution to both of our efforts, and I look forward to building further initiatives together in the future.”