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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.

Download the Climate Change and Nature Chapter from the BS4CL toolkit

Our areas of expertise

Climate and the economy

Understanding the financial impact of climate change and the value of climate change research.

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Energy, efficiency and supply

Influencing and assessing critical policies, regulations and external influences on consumer behaviour.

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Poverty and equality

Protecting the most vulnerable from climate-related actions.

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Sustainability in business

Analysing methodologies for sustainable investment and business practices.

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Technology and innovation

Applying entrepreneurial thinking to climate-related technologies and processes

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Thought leadership on sustainability

Stepping up for the climate

Business schools must do more to address climate change, says Harvard Business Review article by representatives of eight European business schools including…

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Climate bottleneck

Nature-based solutions and new international institutions could help solve current roadblocks to fighting climate change, a Cambridge Judge webinar is told. Professor…

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Climate-saving invention

A doubling of 'green' patent filings will lead to a 4.8 percentage point boost in real GDP growth, says study for KPMG…

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Green football trophy win

Cambridge United win the CUP26 trophy for green activity awarded by Planet Super League, which was co-founded by Cambridge MBA alumnus Tom…

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Electric attitudes

New study led by University of Cambridge researchers, based on 36,000 Facebook posts, finds that social justice and health issues impact electric…

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The name

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.

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Business and sustainability

Leading European Business Schools including Cambridge Judge Business School unite to accelerate business response to climate crisis.

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COP26 blog posts

David Reiner, Associate Professor in Technology Policy, blogs about COP26:

Final COP26 reflections

David Reiner, Associate Professor in Technology Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, says future climate-change investment rather than words will be the…

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Has there been progress in Week 1 at COP26?

David Reiner, Associate Professor in Technology Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, looks back at the first week of COP26. "Water, water,…

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Glasgow thoughts

Why is COP26 a big deal but not much may happen? A blogpost by David Reiner, Associate Professor in Technology Policy at…

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Fire, water and earth.

COP26 experts

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.

Hear opinion from our COP26 experts

Media coverage

Financial Times: European business schools join forces to offer free climate training

Cambridge Judge Business School joined seven other Europe’s leading business schools to create an alliance on training and research to tackle climate…

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The Economist: Collaborating for climate leadership

Cambridge Judge Business School is among a group of eight European business schools that have joined Business Schools for Climate Leadership (BS4CL)…

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Poets & Quants: In sweeping report, Europe’s top b-schools urge business to act on climate

“Climate change isn’t a problem for political leaders to solve alone. Business has a responsibility to help, and to lead, as well,”…

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Forbes: How can business schools help to save the planet?

Eight European business schools including Cambridge Judge have joined an alliance Business Schools for Climate Leadership to tackle climate change and address…

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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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