Empowering Business and Policy Leaders

In today's rapidly evolving world, the intersection of business and policy plays a crucial role in addressing the challenges posed by climate change. The Climate Smart Business Program offers a comprehensive suite of courses and labs designed to empower both business and policy leaders with the knowledge, skills, and practical insights needed to navigate the complex landscape of climate-smart business practices.

Program Overview:

The Climate Smart Business Program is structured to accommodate the diverse needs of business executives, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and industry professionals. It encompasses a series of courses and labs that cover a wide range of topics related to climate change, sustainability, and business resilience. Participants will engage in interactive learning experiences, hands-on workshops, and collaborative projects to deepen their understanding and develop actionable strategies for addressing climate challenges.

Core Courses:

  • Trade & Climate Change: Understanding the Challenge
  • Managing Trade and Supply Chain Risks: A Climate Perspective
  • Formulating, Implementing & Supporting Climate-Friendly Trade Strategy

Climate Smart Business Labs:

  • Renewable Energy Integration Lab
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management Lab
  • Climate Risk Assessment and Adaptation Planning Lab
  • Green Finance and Investment Lab
  • Carbon Footprint Measurement and Reduction Lab
  • Climate Change Policy and Advocacy Lab
  • Circular Economy Innovation and Design Thinking Lab

Field Trips:

Embark on an immersive journey of discovery and innovation with our Climate Smart Business Field Trips. Designed for forward-thinking professionals seeking to navigate the complexities of sustainability and drive positive change, our field trips offer an unparalleled opportunity to explore cutting-edge solutions and strategies in a collaborative and engaging environment.

A couple of examples of the activity:

  • Dive into Green Finance: Participate in a hands-on workshop where you'll develop green investment strategies and explore innovative financing mechanisms for sustainability projects. Visit a sustainable business to witness firsthand how green finance is driving positive change in the industry.
  • Measure and Reduce Carbon Footprints: Learn methodologies for measuring and assessing carbon footprints in business operations. Explore innovative strategies and technologies for reducing carbon emissions through interactive workshops and site visits to carbon offset projects.
  • Advocate for Climate Change Policy: Collaborate with peers to develop advocacy strategies for promoting climate-friendly policies and regulations. Engage in discussions with policymakers and advocacy experts to understand the policy landscape and identify opportunities for driving meaningful change.
  • Innovate with Circular Economy Design Thinking: Apply design thinking methodologies to ideate innovative solutions for circular business models. Work in groups to develop circular economy business models for specific industries or products and present your ideas to a panel of experts for feedback and evaluation.
  • Network with Industry Experts and Peers: Connect with industry leaders, policymakers, and like-minded professionals during networking receptions, informal discussions, and interactive sessions. Forge valuable connections and collaborations that will drive your sustainability journey forward.

Who Should Participate:

The Climate Smart Business Program is tailored for a diverse audience, including:

  • Business Executives and Managers
  • Entrepreneurs and Start-up Founders
  • Policy Analysts and Government Officials
  • Sustainability Practitioners and Environmentalists
  • Supply Chain Managers and Procurement Professionals
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Leaders
  • Industry Associations and Trade Representatives

Program Benefits:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of climate change challenges and opportunities for businesses.
  • Acquire practical skills to integrate climate-smart practices into business operations and supply chains.
  • Explore innovative solutions and technologies for renewable energy, sustainable supply chain management, and circular economy initiatives.
  • Network with industry experts, policymakers, and fellow participants to exchange ideas and best practices.
  • Develop actionable strategies and policies to promote climate resilience, sustainability, and business growth.

Program Delivery:

The Climate Smart Business Program offers flexible delivery options, including in-person workshops, online webinars, and blended learning formats. Participants can choose the mode of learning that best suits their schedule and preferences, ensuring maximum accessibility and engagement.

Join Us in Building a Climate-Resilient Future!

Whether you are a business leader striving for sustainability or a policymaker seeking to drive meaningful change, the Climate Smart Business Program provides the knowledge, resources, and networks to catalyse action and create a positive impact on the planet. Request further information and become a champion of climate-smart business practices!