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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Use cutting-edge business model innovation tools designed by the University of Cambridge to discover how to transform your business to deliver uncaptured and sustainable value throughout the lifecycle.

Dates

10-11 March 2022, options to attend in person at Madingley Hall, Cambridge or online

Duration, format and location

Two-day professional development residential seminar; Cambridge, UK

Fee

The course fee is £700 to £2,250, including accommodation and meals (see fees table). Lower fees are available for multiple delegates or Labs, not-for-profits, developing countries, self-funded individuals or those attending online.

How to apply

Submit your application or find out more about the selection criteria.

Find out more

Email  if you have any questions regarding our two-day Labs.

 

 

The challenge/opportunity


The challenge facing organisations is how to envisage and design the right future business model that helps to make the transition to circularity. This will support companies to remain competitive and operate sustainably in an increasingly interconnected world. 

 

Business model innovation for a circular economy


Use cutting-edge business model innovation tools designed by the University of Cambridge to discover how to transform your business to deliver uncaptured and sustainable value throughout the lifecycle, and design value propositions for the stakeholders in your business networks.

Is your business getting the full benefit of the value you are creating for customers and other stakeholders? Could your current business model be actively destroying value and ultimately affecting the organisation's ability to capture value in the long run? How do you identify resource synergies that will enable circular business models?

Answers to these questions will be explored during the two-day short course, through the business model innovation tools, industry case studies and insights from leading research on the circular economy.

Read a blog about the Lab from Simon Davis, Agriculture and Sustainability Development Manager, NSF International.

 

Who should attend?


Those working in strategy, sustainability, innovation, R&D, sustainable design, new product development, business development, service innovation, start-up entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, change managers and stakeholder engagement would benefit from attending the Lab.

 

"A great two-day course that surpassed my expectations, using practical tools to challenge the way we think about our own business and challenge how bold we are being in our approach and role in tackling the sustainability issues in our own supply chains."
Simon Davis, Agriculture and Sustainability Development Manager, NSF International
 

 

Benefits of attending 


This workshop will stretch your thinking through discussion with leading academics and practitioners, as well as active participation with case studies. Through participation, you will:

  • develop a new lens for business model innovation 
  • analyse and deliver sustainable value across a product lifecycle
  • gain new perspectives on value creation and capture
  • identify opportunities for implementing circular economy solutions
  • gain access to the CISL international network of sustainability leaders
  • share and learn from others about being a change agent.

 

Learn from industry experts and thought leaders


The deep dive into the business model innovation tools will be led by the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at the University of Cambridge.

Speakers

Previous speakers for this Lab include: 

  • Ian Bamford, Commercial Director, Centre for Industrial Sustainability, University of Cambridge

  • Nick Brown, formally Head of Sustainability, Coca-Cola European Partners

  • Dr Mélanie Despeisse, Assistant Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

  • Professor Steve Evans, Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability, Institute for Manufacturing and Director of the Centre for Industrial Sustainability at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

  • Dorus Galama, Co-founder, Gerrard Street

  • Vigga Svensson, Co-founder, CONTINUED

  • Dr Alicia Valero Delgado, Head of the industrial ecology group at Instituto CIRCE, Universidad de Zaragoza

  • Ken Webster, Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter Centre for the Circular Economy

  • Dr Miying Yang, Lecturer in Engineering Management, University of Exeter

 

Participant-led case studies 


Prior to the Lab you will be invited to submit a short case study based on your own organisation to be the focus of one of exercises undertaken during the Lab. A small number of these cases will be chosen, based on their learning value to the wider group.

 

Sustainability Leadership Labs


University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) Labs bring together professionals to test and challenge cutting-edge responses to global problems. Open to all our alumni and senior industry practitioners, these two-day sustainability workshops are an opportunity for professional development, co-creation and networking – all with real application to your company or organisational situation.

Read more about the Sustainability Leadership Labs, and details about fees and applications. 
 

 

CISL is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and responding accordingly to UK Government and University advice. Candidates joining Labs in 2022 will have the option to join in person or fully online.


 

 

 

 

"A great two-day course that surpassed my expectations, using practical tools to challenge the way we think about our own business and challenge how bold we are being in our approach and role in tackling the sustainability issues in our own supply chains."

Simon Davis, Agriculture and Sustainability Development Manager, NSF International 

Contact Emma Fromberg, Programme Manager