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The COP 21 Paris Climate Conference took place in December 2015, where unprecedented actions to combat climate change were seen through the introduction of the Paris Agreement. Coming into effect in 2020, the Agreement is the first ever legally-binding global climate deal, which aims to limit global warming to less than 2°C. The Agreement presents an opportunity for businesses around the world to introduce innovative solutions for reducing their carbon outputs.

Imperial College Business School’s MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance is our new one year programme based on the increasing range of issues faced by business leaders in the areas of climate change and sustainability. To deliver the programme, the Business School has partnered with the Grantham Institute, whose mission is to translate climate change and environment-related research into real-world impact.

Challenges of climate change can be turned into opportunity by leveraging off different areas of expertise and integrating academic rigour into business innovation

Programme Director Dr Mirabelle Muûls says by understanding how to best work with carbon markets, businesses can help policy makers implement frameworks for their countries to put into effect.

“Businesses are central within this debate as they must deliver the innovations and also develop new energy solutions to lead us to a zero-carbon world,” she says.

The MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance brings together world-leading expertise in business with research in climate change and sustainability, allowing students to:

  • Learn about the challenges and opportunities change presents to companies across strategic planning, operations, marketing, and accounting and finance
  • Discover how innovation is essential in organisations in dealing with climate change and;
  • Develop an in-depth appreciation of the science, policies and technologies linked to climate change, including the scientific basis underpinning international agreements on carbon reduction targets.

“Innovation and cooperation across different industries and sectors of society are very much needed to turn great ideas into real change,” says Dr Enrico Biffis Associate Professor of MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance.

“Challenges of climate change can be turned into opportunity by leveraging off different areas of expertise and integrating academic rigour into business innovation.”

At Imperial College Business School, we realise the understanding of the science behind climate change and sustainability needs to be combined with business skills to equip the leaders of tomorrow with the right skills and attitudes to thrive in their careers.

Climate change in business is a very moving sphere where things are going to change year after year, and the science behind climate change is also going to evolve and bring new insights

MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance students will learn from experts about finance, economics and business, in addition to the complex issues relating to climate change, such as the scientific rational, governance and energy systems. This unique and integrated approach is made possible through the Business School’s partnership with the Grantham Institute.

Through case study methodology and class-based discussions, students will be able to strengthen their conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills. The Business School’s strong links with industry and policy makers means the programme will constantly undergo changes in order to stay up-to-date and relevant.  

“Climate change in business is a very moving sphere where things are going to change year after year, and the science behind climate change is also going to evolve and bring new insights,” explains Mirabelle.

“We have advisory board members from each different sector so that when things evolve in one sector or another then we make sure our course is going to meet the needs of that sector and is going to be reflective of these evolutions.”

Our industry partners are demanding graduates with both practical business skills, such as finance and economics, as well as knowledge of the challenges of sustainability and climate change. If you would like to know more about the MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance, you can request a brochure here.

MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance students will learn from experts about finance, economics and business, in addition to the complex issues relating to climate change, such as the scientific rational, governance and energy systems. This unique and integrated approach is made possible through the Business School’s partnership with the Grantham Institute.

Through case study methodology and class-based discussions, students will be able to strengthen their conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills. The Business School’s strong links with industry and policy makers means the programme will constantly undergo changes in order to stay up-to-date and relevant.  

“Climate change in business is a very moving sphere where things are going to change year after year, and the science behind climate change is also going to evolve and bring new insights,” explains Mirabelle.

“We have advisory board members from each different sector so that when things evolve in one sector or another then we make sure our course is going to meet the needs of that sector and is going to be reflective of these evolutions.”

Our industry partners are demanding graduates with both practical business skills, such as finance and economics, as well as knowledge of the challenges of sustainability and climate change.

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