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Environmental, Social and Governance Leadership: A Pathway to Business Sustainability

4 days (Face-to-face)

£4,400 + VAT (Face-to-face)

22-25 May 2023 (Face-to-face)

Get the most out of your Environmental, Social, and Governance initiatives now and in the future

As a leader, you will be aware of the need to implement effective Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies within your organisation. The Cambridge Judge Business School has launched the Environmental, Social, and Governance Leadership Programme: a Pathway to Business Sustainability. A four-day exploration of consumer, stakeholder and competitor issues surrounding ESG.


Your learning journey

Topics explored through this programme include:

Foundational/motivating issues
• The changing role of business in society
• Climate crisis
• Biodiversity crisis
• Nature of systems problems.

What can organisations do?
• Understanding stakeholder v. shareholder orientations
• Defining and establishing organisational purpose
• Going net zero
• Circularity and supply chains
• ESG reporting: shifts and limits
• Embedding ESG into governance structure and business models
• Leading change towards sustainability.

External environment / pressures / stakeholders
• Socially responsible investing and sustainable finance
• Sustainable consumerism and nudges
• Policy and regulation.

• Discovering Cambridge’s world-leading research: Cambridge is the leading UK university covering all the major disciplines.


  • Use your resources and influence to ensure a better future for all
  • Implement a sustainable strategy for Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
  • Build an ESG strategy to transform business
  • Lead change towards sustainability
  • Make sustainability a central part of your operations
  • Socially and responsibly invest
  • Achieve net zero emissions.
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This programme counts towards the Cambridge Judge Business School General Management Certificate of Achievement. On completing the GMCA you will be eligible to become an associate member of Cambridge Judge Business School’s global network of graduates and business-focused University of Cambridge alumni, faculty and staff.

Faculty & speakers

Learn from our world-class faculty who bring fresh insights from their leading-edge research into all of our Executive Education programmes.

The Academic Programme Directors (APDs) for the Environmental, Social and Governance Leadership programme are Professor Jennifer Howard-Grenville and Professor Christopher Marquis.

Access profiles of the programme’s APD and faculty:

Programme format

Dt Benn Lawson teaches on a face-to-face programme.


Face-to-face is a traditional, intense classroom learning experience and is all about hands-on interaction. You will be a part of exercises, debates and conversations, engaging directly with our faculty and your peers. Conversations spill over into breaktimes and meals, forming lasting connections. Share your ideas, develop your network and grow professionally, whilst enjoying the historic city of Cambridge.

Who should attend?

  • Senior leaders seeking an understanding of how ESG issues shape their business, competition, and operating environment
  • NGO and public policy leaders engaging with the private sector on ESG issues
  • Incoming or incumbent Board Members requiring an understanding of key ESG issues.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

Why Cambridge Judge Business School?

Cambridge Judge faculty

All of our programmes are designed and led by an Academic Programme Director, who is a member of Cambridge Judge Business School faculty. They will also deliver substantial portions of that programme.

Leading-edge research

The research conducted by Cambridge Judge Business School’s 20 research centres, across a diverse range of disciplines, flows directly into all of our programmes, bringing new insights to our programme content.

Small group learning

With small class sizes, we continue the Cambridge way of learning that emphasises high levels of interaction with both our world-class faculty and peers.

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Environmental, Social and Governance Leadership: A Pathway to Business Sustainability belongs to our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-topic executive education programmes. Here are a selection of related programmes:

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£4,400 + VAT (Face-to-face)

VAT is charged at the prevailing rate, which is currently 20%; e.g. £4,900 + 20% = £5,880.

Fees include instruction, materials, lunch and breaks. Preferential rates may be available for groups, University of Cambridge alumni and members of the School’s Alumni Association. Please note prices pre-registration are subject to change.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to discuss how this programme could benefit you or your organisation, please get in touch with the programme advisor:

Jasmin Abdel-Moneim

Business Development Director
Open Programmes
Tel: +44 (0)7850 949628

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Jasmin Abdel-Moneim

Additional information

Registration closes at midday two working days before the programme start date.

Participants are expected to attend the full programme.

For information regarding payment terms, cancellation rights, transfer policies and fees, please see our terms & conditions documents:

Terms & Conditions for Self-funded Applicants (updated January 2023)

Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (updated January 2023)

Version 1.2 (15 February 2023)