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Carbon Capture Lab

About

Our fully working Carbon Capture Pilot Plant is a vital resource in the fight against climate change, demonstrating best practice in capturing and storing harmful Carbon Dioxide (CO2) before it can be released into the atmosphere.

Executive Education use the Carbon Capture Lab to engage executives in high impact, experiential learning in unfamiliar environments. We work with chemical engineers and programme faculty to design different scenarios based on the specific learning objectives of the Executive Education programme.

From Leadership to Finance, the scenarios are bespoke and are played out in an environment triggering decision taking in uncertainty, it alone, exposes executives to new learnings which they had not anticipated.

Examples

The Carbon Capture Lab was integrated onto a Global Leadership Programme developed for a Multinational Electronics Company. The group of senior executives was split into two groups: one on a North Sea oil rig and the other back at the plant on dry land. An alarm goes off – a disaster happens off shore – teams could only communicate via email. With the clock ticking and the pressure mounting, were delegates able to find a solution? How did they lead and communicate under pressure?

A Complete Course in Risk Management challenges executives to manage the live Carbon Capture Plant. They are first asked to identify, plan and measure potential risks. But what happens when crisis strikes and the threat becomes real? How does intellectual analysis before an event help framing human behaviour and decision making under stress? This scenario demonstrates the importance of simulating disasters to stress test procedures and behaviours. Learning by analogy participants are able to link existing procedures in operational risk to financial risk management protocols.

What people are saying

Simply fantastic. I wished more risk management professionals were given the opportunity to sharpen their senses and develop out of the box thinking the way Imperial does it. It's a truly unique adventure that will resonate with participants long after they have returned back to their desks.

Markus KrebszFormer CRO and current member of UNECE GRM