Business education can change our future and help calm the climate crisis by training a new generation of leaders who understand how to balance growth with sustainability. I hope to see that natural limits are respected and that humans understand the true meaning of nature
and prosperity better.
Business education at Cambridge has helped me understand business could be sustainable and yet profitable. Climate change is not only a macro-trend, but a mega-trend because it impacts everybody across the globe threatening certain sectors and industries while providing opportunities for others.
The Cambridge MBA motivated me to dare to tackle complex, massive, wicked problems. The coursework, the projects, the classmates were all fundamental stepping stones and compass that gave me the confidence to start a venture combatting climate change.
In order to understand the sheer scale of the economic and societal change that’s required to get us to net zero in the next 30 years you have to study economics and public policy.
A good business education can shape raw human intelligence into powerful, vocational purpose.
Business education is uniquely placed to help translate the social, economic and environmental risks that we face from the climate and biodiversity crisis into opportunities not just to do less harm, but actually to do more good in the world.
We need to stop talking and start acting. And a major contributor to solving the problem are going to be entrepreneurial, high growth businesses focused on clean tech and reducing CO2.
I want each one of us to think about the habits and the choices we make every single day of our lives and try to bring in small, conscious changes in the way we live, to make this world a more sustainable place for ourselves and for the future.
Insights from Cambridge Judge on developing a sustainable future.
Climate change and nature: what business needs to know
Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies at Cambridge Judge has authored a chapter in a climate leadership toolkit, released at the COP26 climate-change conference in Glasgow, by Business Schools for Climate Leadership.
Our areas of expertise
Thought leadership on sustainability
Business Schools for Climate Leadership (BS4CL) is a collaboration of eight founding leading European business school’s, joining together to help business leaders combat the climate crisis facing the planet.
COP26 blog posts
David Reiner, Associate Professor in Technology Policy, blogs about COP26:
Faculty and other experts at Cambridge Judge Business School can offer expert opinion on various issues that may arise at the COP26 climate-change summit in Glasgow.
Robert W. Wilson Trust Natural Allies Environmental Leadership Program
Developing the collaboration between business, government and ENGOs.
The Natural Allies program centres on the need to hear the voices of members of governments, business and ENGOs to develop insights and strategies into how best to collaborate with one another to deliver solutions to the issues of sustainability.
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