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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Business and Social Justice: A Force for Social Change

Course start dates

  • 08 March 2023
  • 14 June 2023

Who should attend?

Individuals who want to improve the way an organisation perceives and deals with social injustice. Business owners and functional professionals and leaders pursuing initiatives beyond the operational framework of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). People from marginalised groups, including women and people of colour looking to navigate the complex world of social justice.

Language

English

Format

Online, tutor-assisted

Length 

8 weeks online, 6 – 10 hours per week

Price

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CISL's courses are delivered in collaboration with digital education provider GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc. This link will take you to the GetSmarter Website.

 

About the course


The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) Business and Social Justice: A Force for Social Change online course is a response to the growing recognition of the critical role of business in addressing the social dimension of sustainability issues.

Over eight weeks, you will traverse a journey that deepens your understanding of the structural roots of social injustice including those that permeate business thinking and action. You will hear from a panel of global experts from business, academia and beyond who will challenge your assumptions, enhance your understanding, and inspire you to lead this transformation to a more just and equitable society by leveraging the power of business. You will walk away with the tools and knowledge that go beyond a cursory reading of diversity and inclusion. You will be equipped to transform your ambition and vision into strategic, meaningful and impactful action that places social justice at the heart of business operations.

 

Gain valuable and relevant skills, and walk away with


  • A deep understanding of why social justice must be at the heart of business in a changing world.
  • Ability to assess the role that just distribution and capability play in achieving social justice and positive impact.
  • Analytical skills to critique the intergenerational and geopolitical dimensions of social justice.
  • Faculty to assess the role that leadership, through communication and networking can play towards advancing social justice.
  • Competence to propose new business approaches to social justice and intentional social impact interventions.

 

CPD certified


CPD logoThis course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. CISL and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points.

Learn to lead in a changing world.

Join over 4,000 students globally who have already benefited from the opportunity to:

  • Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from a top-tier university, entirely online and in your own time.
  • Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience that consistently achieves over 90 per cent course certification rate.
  • Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones.

 

Explore effective strategies as you work through the weekly modules of this online short course


Module 1: Why social justice is critical for business.

Module 2: Recognition and inclusive decision-making.

Module 3: Just distribution of costs and benefits.

Module 4: Social justice across time and space.

Module 5: New business approaches to social justice.

Module 6: Networking and leadership for positive social impact.

Module 7: A Personal Action Plan for transformational social change.

Module 8: Optimising your influence and impact.

 

Delivered in Collaboration with GetSmarter


The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is collaborating with digital education provider GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc., to provide an interactive and supported online learning experience.


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CISL’s online courses are delivered in collaboration with digital education provider GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc. These links will take you to the Get Smarter website.