Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies

Mixed Level

Mixed Level

certification

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Start Date : 09 April 2024
Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies

Offered by

University of Cambridge

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The overexploitation of natural resources required to achieve economic growth and development has negatively impacted the environment and adversely affected their availability and cost. So, it is easy to see why the idea of a circular economy, which offers new ways to create a more sustainable economic growth model, is taking hold across the globe. This programme is designed to help you understand the growing business case for sustainable solutions and learn how to manage and grow a sustainable business by incorporating circular economy principles into your strategies.

Module 1: Introduction to Sustainability and Natural Capital

Define sustainability and its link to overconsumption and overproduction from a business and economic standpoint. Describe multiple metrics for measuring sustainability, including the triple bottom line (TBL); environmental, social and governance (ESG) and the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Module 2: The Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Models

Define the fundamentals of a circular economy and the characteristics of a circular business model. Describe the business benefits of transitioning to a circular business model.

Module 3: Building a Sustainable Organisation

Learn how to build a sustainable culture in organisations, including how to incorporate other business strategies into the process. Recognise and make plans to avoid the potential pitfalls that arise when changing organisational culture.

Module 4: Enablers of Sustainability

Analyse how circularity enables sustainability, describe the various other enablers of sustainability and learn how to design waste out of your business processes.

Module 5: Driving Innovation through Impactful Solutions

Learn how sustainability can drive innovation and describe innovations that have improved sustainability. Use the ReSOLVE framework as a springboard for creating sustainable innovations.

Module 6: Impact Investment: Fundamentals and Characteristics

Describe the characteristics of sustainable finance and learn how the impact of investments are measured.

Offered by
University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is a collegiate research university in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Founded in 1209 and granted a royal charter by Henry III in 1231, Cambridge is the world's third-oldest surviving university.