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SBI Launches Advanced Sustainability Programme (ASP) for Sustainability Professionals
December 6, 2017
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The programme will run over three days in May 2018 and offers professionals information on cutting-edge research and practical insights concerning sustainability.

Sustainability is a very dynamic and fast-paced field. This is further complicated by the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) global challenges shaping and informing sustainability practices in different contexts. A recent fundamental change to the sustainability landscape is the global emphasis on meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Professionals in this space are required to make sense of these developments, and strategically reconcile the demands of sustainability with the quest for enhanced organisational performance.

Overview

The Advanced Sustainability Programme is underpinned by latest academic studies and industry practices in the field. The aim of this programme is to keep professionals in this area and those interested in sustainability abreast with cutting-edge research findings and practical insights, from leading organisations and practitioners, to enhance organisational performance.

It will help participants understand and drive organisational change and development along the lines of sustainability both within their organisations and in the markets in which their organisations operate. It is recognised, supported and endorsed as best practice by leading professional bodies.

Confirmed speakers include Professor Kenneth Amaeshi, Chair in Business and Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh Business School (UEBS), as well as Professors John Amis (Chair in Strategic Management and Organisation, UEBS), Jens Hagendorff (Chair in Finance, UEBS) and Caroline Marchant (Lecturer in Marketing, UEBS).