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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\r\nand 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 authored a chapter in the Business Schools for Climate Leadership digital toolkit. The toolkit was released at the COP26 climate-change conference in Glasgow, by Business Schools for Climate Leadership, to help business leaders pose key questions and assess their readiness to act effectively to tackle this planetary emergency.

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

Why COP27 was always going to just be a placeholder

It is unrealistic to expect breakthroughs at every climate summit yet they are still important. by Professor David Reiner, Professor of Technology…

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COP27: how developing countries can lead a ‘just’ climate transition

Andika Aufar Satria, a Cambridge MBA student at Cambridge Judge Business School, leads a non-profit organisation in Indonesia called the Society of…

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Careers with impact: how the Cambridge MBA puts ESG at the forefront

On the eve of COP27, with world leaders gathering in Egypt, we explore how an MBA from Cambridge Judge Business School can…

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Key to fighting climate change is green innovation says Cambridge academic

Green innovation is key to addressing climate change, Kamiar Mohaddes of Cambridge Judge Business School says in latest webinar of Business Schools…

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How a carbon reduction tool won UN award

David Orr, a Visiting Associate at Cambridge Judge, wins the UN Global Compact Sustainable Development Goals Pioneer for Climate Mitigation award.  David…

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A switch from fossil fuel to renewables

Having worked in the energy sector focusing on fossil fuels, Cambridge Judge alumna, Belinda Knox (MBA 2006) had an epiphany moment that…

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Businesses must back up their sustainability promises says new handbook

Businesses need to back up their 'exciting' narratives on sustainability with clear implementation, says a new Handbook on the Business of Sustainability…

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New ways of philanthropic giving: blended finance and the SDGs

by Dr Juvaria Jafri, Research Associate, and Di Kennedy, Centre Manager, at the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy Blended finance is an approach…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Business Schools for Climate Leadership, a group of eight European business schools including Cambridge Judge, launch a second series of webinars to accelerate climate-change action.

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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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Experts on sustainability at Cambridge Judge

Our faculty and leaders at Cambridge Judge Business School can offer expert opinion on developing a sustainable future.

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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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