Climate Innovation: Accelerating to Net Zero Emissions will introduce you to the foundations of climate science and its applications for combating climate change. This six week online programme draws on expertise from the Grantham Institute and the Centre for Climate Change Innovation, industry experts and case studies. You will explore recent climate innovation case studies, and will develop new frameworks and strategies for leading impact-driven initiatives that drive business value, and create a carbon-neutral world.
You will experience live online teaching sessions, video lectures, interactive activities and assignments, along with AI coaching to improve your and your team's collaboration.
You will finish the programme prepared to implement your learnings, and with a verified Digital Certificate from Imperial College Business School Executive Education.
Who should attend?
This international programme is designed for:
- Executives in large organisations interested in developing creative approaches to sustainability
- Strategic project leads interested in understanding climate innovations to better meet the challenges presented by the climate crisis
- Policy makers interested in understanding how innovation works and the role it can play in tackling climate change
- Entrepreneurs seeking deeper familiarity with climate innovations in order to launch their business or improve their existing ventures
- Technologists, designers, and data specialists aiming to enhance their knowledge of climate innovation
- Lawyers and consultants aiming to enhance their understanding of climate change and the innovative solutions available for combating it, in order to serve their clients
- Investigate the impact of climate change on society, the global economy, and business and the related strategic opportunities for innovation
- Illustrate the role of innovation in addressing climate change challenges, and how this can create economic, social, and environmental benefits
- Explore innovation strategies to contextualise the impact of climate change in your sector, industry, and organisation
- Formulate actionable ideas for climate change innovation through business model innovation
- Evaluate the viability of a business model innovation in relation to market fit and customers' needs and pivot your ideas accordingly
- Develop an action plan for becoming a climate innovator
What you will learn
Module 1: Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities
Module 2: The Role of Innovation in Climate Change Action
Module 3: Strategies for Effective Climate Change Action
Module 4: Business Model Innovation
Module 5: Testing a Business Model Hypothesis to Find Market Fit
Module 6: Leading and Shaping Climate Innovation: A Plan for Action
Director of Policy and Translation, Grantham Institute
Alyssa is the Director of Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London where she secures real-world impact with evidence by connecting relevant research across the university with policy-makers and businesses. Alyssa is the interim Director of a centre for Climate Change Innovation, an initiative of the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London and the Royal Institution to catalyse innovation of all forms that address the causes and effects of climate change. She is also a member of NERC’s Advisory network and on the advisory board of the all party parliamentary group on climate change (APPCCG). Prior to joining the university, she worked as a specialist energy and climate consultant across a range of topics and countries. Alyssa has also worked at the Greater London Authority (GLA) and as a journalist on environmental policy in Brussels.
Director of Innovation, Grantham Institute; August van Hofmann Professor of Chemistry
Professor Richard Templer is the Director of Innovation at the Grantham Institute and is the August von Hofmann Professor of Chemistry. Professor Templer is an expert in the phase behaviour of lyotropic liquid crystals. However, over the past 14 years, his focus has been on support for climate innovators. He was a co-founder of the Climate-KIC, Europe’s largest public-private seeking to address the causes and effects of climate change through innovation. During his time in the Climate-KIC he oversaw the foundation of the accelerator programme at Imperial in late 2011. This has operated continuously since that time (although now supported by other donors), helping early-stage start-ups raise well over $1/2bn. In late 2015 he returned to Imperial College London to advise the Mayor of London on the creation of a climate innovation cluster, work that continues to this day.
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