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The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme

Upcoming seminars

Cambridge: 7-10 April 2019, 10-13 November 2019

Cape Town: 58 May 2019

Melbourne: 3–6 March 2019

Zapallar, Chile: 2019 dates to be confirmed

Duration and format

Three-day residential seminar


  • The Cambridge fee is £4,500 inclusive of course fees, accommodation, activities and meals.
  • Company agreements are available for organisations sending multiple delegates.
  • Please refer to the international seminar pages for overseas costs.

Selection criteria

  • Appropriate seniority of position
  • Typically more than 15 years' experience
  • A high level of proficiency in the English language is required for maximum value, participation and enjoyment of the programme
  • Ability to pay the fees, or to identify a sponsoring institution

How to apply

Submit your application or get in touch to nominate a colleague who meets the above criteria. 


An international programme for senior executives in leadership roles

Our series of Business & Sustainability Programme seminars, held around the world, have been delivered by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership for over 20 years, and have become a global benchmark for sustainability leadership education.

Each residential seminar takes place across three and a half days, and encourages participation through a combination of lectures, case study presentations, group discussions and individual reflections – giving delegates concrete ideas to take back to the workplace.


Why apply?

Understand key challenges and explore the opportunity of sustainability

The programme is designed to give senior executives the knowledge and techniques to address key sustainability challenges in a practical way.

Participants are encouraged to review their current business models and set a vision for what success looks like in the future, leaving the course with the inspiration, understanding and confidence to define and respond to pressing social, economic and environmental priorities.

Read about our seminars in Cambridge, Cape Town, Melbourne and Zapallar, Chile.

Read testimonials from our delegates.



Who should attend?

Each seminar includes a mix of carefully selected senior executives from a range of geographies and industries, to enhance peer-learning and collaboration.

Leading companies including AstraZeneca, Royal Bank of Scotland, Unilever, Tetra Pak, Anglo American, Nestlé SA, Skanska SA, Google Labs and B&Q plc, as well as government agencies and development banks, use our programme to provide strategic context and support the leadership development of senior staff.

Business leaders operating at a strategic level

Business delegates include company directors and senior unit leaders responsible for areas such as strategy, brand and marketing, operations, finance, external affairs, innovation and resources. A few places are also allocated to senior sustainability leaders. 

Decision-makers from public sector, international agencies and NGOs

The programme is also highly relevant for leaders from the public sector, city authorities and international agencies. Previous attendees have included senior officials from Environment Protection Agencies, Treasury and International departments, directors from the European Investment Bank, the World Bank and UN agencies, and senior leaders from environmental and humanitarian NGOs.

Read a list of previous delegates. 


Who delivers the programme?

World-class contributors from business, policy and academia

Combining academic excellence, industry expertise and influential thinking for over 20 years, the programme is designed and delivered by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Delegates are led by expert faculty and contributors with a proven track record of working with organisations to respond strategically to sustainability challenges. During the seminar, they encourage debate and discussion, guide group work, workshops and syndicate sessions, and help delegates develop their thinking and approach as sustainable business leaders.

Learn more about our exceptional Fellows and Senior Associates.


How to apply

To apply for the seminar please complete the application form.

If you have a colleague who you feel would be suitable and interested in attending The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme, please  or telephone +44 (0) 1223 768850.

All nominations are subjected to a robust vetting procedure to ensure delegates build diverse, international networks and foster ideas that cross traditional boundaries.

Please note that you will need to complete the online application form in one sitting, so please ensure that you have all required information with you.


Fees, bursaries, terms and conditions

The Cambridge programme consists of the course fee of £4,500 (VAT-exempt), which includes tuition, learning materials, a license for our online learning platform, member of our alumni Network, full accommodation, meals and the Gala Dinner. Please read the Cape TownMelbourne and Zapallar, Chile pages for local charges.

A limited number of bursaries are available to support the participation of delegates from civil society and government organisations who would otherwise be unable to participate. To apply for a bursary or for more information regarding group discounts please email us. Please note we require applicants to offer a minimum of match funding (50 per cent) when applying for bursaries.

Company agreements are also available for organisations sending multiple delegates. Please to discuss rates.



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"CISL provides access to a treasure trove of information, perspective and inspiration to energize the progress on sustainability that we critically need. The quality of content and teaching is outstanding."

Martin Riant, Group President, Procter & Gamble

"Journey – context – solutions. Great way to take us through it."

Mary Sharrock, Public Affairs, Nestlé Purina

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