Become a leader for sustainable value creation in your organisation
6 weeks, excluding
7–10 hours per week,
In-demand sustainability leadership skills and strategies for managing climate risk, facilitating ESG integration, and creating long-term value for shareholders and society.
A practical action plan for supporting your organisation in implementing, governing and managing the change required for ongoing sustainability integration.
The skills needed to formulate effective KPIs to measure the impact and dependence of your organisation on natural, human, and social capital.
Access to new insights from industry experts and leading research from Oxford Saïd to help you drive positive change in your organisation.
Professor of Accounting, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
An expert in financial reporting, Richard teaches on the MBA programme at Oxford Saïd, and is a tutor in management at Christ Church, University of Oxford. The recipient of university teaching prizes at both Oxford and Cambridge, he has served as MBA director at both institutions.
Richard’s research focuses on corporate reporting, with an emphasis on non-financial reporting, concerning long-term business sustainability and accountability. His paper on the future of corporate reporting standards was the subject of a key debate at the Oxford Union.
Richard has lent his expertise to many institutions, including the Corporate Reporting Council (setting UK accounting standards), the Financial Reporting Advisory Board (advising HM Treasury on government financial reporting), and the Expert Panel of Accounting for Sustainability. He was a judge for the Finance for the Future Awards, highlighting the essential role that the finance function plays in organisational decision-making for building sustainable business models.
Module 1 Corporate purpose and value creation
Discover how corporations view the value they create within a capitalist system, and how that view affects their impact on stakeholders, and ultimately, their sustainability.
Module 2 Responding to climate change
Explore why climate change and carbon emissions matter to corporations.
Module 3 Natural capital and resource management
Explore how a corporation engages with natural resources, in terms of what resources it depends upon, and what resources it impacts.
Module 4 Social sustainability
Explore how a corporation views its dependence and impact on both human and social capital.
Module 5 Ensuring sustainability: governance, risk, and reporting
Recommend ways in which a corporation’s governance can embed sustainability.
Module 6 Levers of change
Plan how you can enact sustainable change in your corporation.
This Oxford Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme is delivered in collaboration with leaders in digital education GetSmarter. Join a global community of professionals who have already had the opportunity to:
Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you learn around your schedule
Enjoy a personalised and supported online learning experience
Earn a certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
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