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Circular Economy & Sustainability – Live Online

Impact on Business Models, Finance & Investments

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The Circular Economy model is one that requires organisations across the value chain to explore adopting disruptive technologies based on improving asset life; adopting mechanisms for reusing, repairing and remanufacturing in the production process. The aim of circularity is to put back into the system everything relating to production, distribution and consumption, in order to extract as much value as possible from the resources and materials we utilise. The Circular Economy can be considered as an enabler to achieving overall sustainability in our economy.

This programme will look at the importance of sustainability with respect to development goals and business models, and will examine its financial implications for an organisation. You will learn how to design end-user value propositions which will lead to increased cost efficiency, production effectiveness and business performance. 

The Live Online format of this programme offers the unique opportunity to network with a diverse group of peers, from different regions, industries and sectors.

The Circular Economy Centre (CEC)

Located within CJBS, the Circular Economy Centre is one of the 19 research centres based at the School combining academic vigour alongside practitioner engagement. The Centre’s research focuses on Circular Economy concepts and business models, as well as the policy and business contexts in which they operate. The CEC aims to achieve impact via deep engagement with organisations and their management challenges.

Learn more about the Circular Economy Centre

Our Live Online programmes offer the same quality and academic rigour associated with all Cambridge education:

  • Delivered by Cambridge Judge Business School’s world-class faculty – Cambridge Judge is a strong research-oriented business school with 19 research centres. All programmes are designed and led by an Academic Programme Director who is a member of Cambridge Judge faculty.
  • Drawing upon the strengths and resources of the wider University of Cambridge and the Cambridge ecosystem, including accessing global alumni and specialists as guest speakers
  • Small class sizes (maximum 30) and high levels of interaction with world-class faculty.
  • Emphasis on quality outcomes – we seek to monitor our delivery against the individual needs of participants. It is no accident that a little over half of our open programme participants come back to Cambridge Judge at least once, often multiple times.
Thank you for a fantastic delivery of the Circular Economy programme. It was very informative and it certainly met my objectives and gave additional insight into impact investing and the financial case for a circular economy.
Óonagh McArdle, Global Sustainability Implementation Leader, Dow


  • An introduction to Circular Economy and sustainability issues
  • An introduction to Circular Economy and sustainability business models
  • Impact investing models
  • Sustainability finance instruments and models
  • Circular Economy and cost management and control
  • Impact on cost and revenue and your balance sheet
  • Impact on financial ratios.
The format and design of the live online programme made the experience very interactive and engaging. There were a lot of opportunities to interact with the professors, guest speakers and other participants. Since the programme was divided into four daily sessions, it has given me more time to digest and reflect on the contents.
Irene Chu, Partner, Head of New Economy and Life Sciences Hong Kong, KPMG


  • Learn and assess the difference between a traditional economic model and Circular Economic model in order to achieve sustainability goals of business and society
  • Establish the business and financial case for adopting a Circular Economy model
  • Explore the concept of a circularity-by-design approach and understand how to incorporate those principles into your organisation
  • Understand the application of process innovation and supply chain management in a Circular Economy.
Icon: Executive Education Certificates of Achievement.

This programme counts towards the Cambridge Judge Business School General Management Certificate of Achievement and the Cambridge Judge Business School Innovation Management Certificate of Achievement.

Who should attend

This programme is aimed at function heads and C-suite, as well as mid to senior level executives considering the longer-term strategy of the business.

In particular, this will suit those working within sustainability and/or innovation, as well as those looking to effect change or dealing with risk within the organisation.

Academic Programme Director

Khaled Soufani

Faculty (Professor level) in Management Practice

PhD (University of Nottingham)

Other faculty & speakers

Christoph H Loch

Professor of Management Studies

PhD (Stanford Graduate School of Business)

Othman Cole

Senior Faculty in Management Practice (Finance)

PhD (University of Cambridge)

Dates & fees



Fees *

8-11 March 2022

4 half-day sessions (mornings, Uk time)

£1,875 + VAT

13-16 September 2022

4 half-day sessions (mornings, UK time)

£1,875 + VAT

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

Terms & Conditions for Self-funded Applicants (pdf, 277KB) (updated 25 August 2021)
Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (pdf, 295KB) (updated 25 August 2021)

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

Participants are expected to attend the full programme.

Please ensure that you have read our Frequently Asked Questions, which provide important additional information about our face-to-face and Live Online programmes, in particular during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Jasmin Abdel-Moneim

Sales & Business Development Manager
Open Programmes
Tel: +44 (0)7850 949628

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4 half-day sessions
(mornings, UK time)


8-11 March 2022
13-16 September 2022

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