The School of Geography and the Environment offers a growing number of courses to inspire professionals as they approach global challenges and work towards building sustainable futures.
Our professional development programmes are designed for both early-mid career and senior leaders and attract participants from a diverse range of organisations and nationalities.
Global Challenges in Transport: Leadership Programme
This programme run by the Transport Studies Unit (TSU) provides decision-makers from a range of sectors with the necessary skills and expertise to address the complex challenges of sustainable transport futures. The courses attract both early-career and senior professionals, as well as academic researchers and focus on four core challenges. Visit the TSU programme website
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How can transport policy and planning support the technological, behavioural and institutional transformation necessary to adapt and tackle climate change? Find out more
What is the role and potential of transport infrastructure in supporting a transition to more sustainable transport futures? Find out more
Health and Wellbeing
What are the current and potential impacts of transport on health, wellbeing and social equity? Find out more
Programmes run by the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
Sustainable Finance Foundation Course
The course has been designed and developed by the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme as an introduction to sustainable finance for current and future leaders working in a range of sectors.
These include staff at environmental NGOs who would like to help the global financial system create better environmental outcomes; civil servants and regulators working to develop policies to foster the development of sustainable finance; executives working in financial institutions who need an introduction to sustainability, the environment and climate change as they relate to finance and investment; philanthropic funders looking to navigate sustainable finance topics so as to support the most impactful activities; and trustees or company directors who want to understand how sustainable finance relates to their fiduciary duties.
Oxford Climate Emergency Programme (Online)
This online programme is for senior leaders who recognise the need for change within their business and are looking for guidance on how to best activate it. Held over 6 weeks, the programme uniquely combines the academic expertise and research of the University of Oxford's Smith School and Saïïd Business School.
Climate-related Financial Risk Course
The course has been designed and developed by the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme to support individuals working in a range of areas, including: risk officers in financial institutions; analysts and portfolio managers; corporate risk managers and strategists; financial regulators supervising or considering how to supervise firms in relation to climate-related risk; government officials integrating climate-related risk into government decision-making and policy; and those in NGOs working on climate-related financial risks.
Our bespoke courses are designed and delivered for global organisations. We understand that all companies are unique and therefore we shape interventions that are individually tailored to each client and made relevant for their current and future ecosystem. Each engagement will be rooted in the architecture of learning at Oxford and underpinned by expert faculty, as well as benefiting from our ability to utilise networks across the University of Oxford.