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Our MSc in Sustainability and Responsibility builds on Ashridge's strengths in research, consulting and teaching in the areas of sustainability and responsibility.

Ashridge Business School

MSc in Sustainability and Responsibility

MSc in Sustainability and Responsibility

This MSc is a unique, innovative and exciting two-year, part-time programme for people who seek to address more deeply the question of how they or their organisation can operate in a genuinely sustainable and responsible way. Consultants, activists, public sector managers and professionals working within businesses and corporations can all benefit from this programme and engage in growing debate around sustainability and responsible business practice.

Our MSc in Sustainability and Responsibility builds on Ashridge's strengths in research, consulting and teaching in the areas of sustainability and responsibility.

This highly practical programme provides a range of perspectives on business and organisations, all of which challenge traditional ideas about where ‘responsibility' begins and ends. You will understand the realities of the challenges facing us in the coming decades and learn about the practices and management approaches to address sustainability, organisational and corporate responsibility.

It will help you to address these challenges in your own context and will encourage you to play an active part in helping organisations, individuals and communities understand more about the issues concerned.

By participating in the MSc you will:

· Explore sustainability, business and organisational responsibility from multiple perspectives

· Engage with learning-edge practitioners and organisations featuring values-based business, leadership and organisational practices

· Develop skills and apply disciplined action research and action-learning

· Develop and apply your capacities as an informed and self-aware individual consciously contributing to organisational and social change

· Inform and take part in the growing world-wide debate on the purposes and responsibilities of business

· Benefit from strong peer support, shared learning and a conducive learning environment.

This course draws on a highly participative approach to learning and requires systematic engagement and collaboration at personal and professional levels. Using an action research approach, participants are encouraged to reflect and explore ideas via practical, action-based experiments. Action research incorporates a wide range of practices and ideas with a strong pedigree in the fields of organisational change and community development.

Programme start date: 01 November 2010

Programme fee: £14,500 excluding VAT & accommodation fees

Interested? Learn more at an open event

Meet MSc faculty and find out more about the Ashridge Msc in Sustainability and Responsibility. The dates are as follows:

· Thursday, 27 April 2010

· Wednesday, 19 May 2010

· Wednesday, 09 June 2010

· Tuesday, 13 July 2010

· Thursday, 30 September 2010

· Thursday, 14 October 2010

For further information or to reserve a place at an open day, please contact: Gabriele Silver on: +44 (0)1442 841142

or email:

About Ashridge

Ashridge is a place where tradition meets innovation - in one of the most beautiful locations in England.

Consistently ranked as a world leader in executive education, Ashridge is accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA and combines the best of a business school with an innovative organisation consultancy. We work with thousands of executives across the globe every year. Our faculty comprise business professionals, consultants and researchers, who bring in-depth industry knowledge and experience to the learning environment.

Ashridge and Sustainability

United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education

In 2007, Ashridge became one of the first business schools globally to adopt the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education, having participated in the global taskforce convened to develop these. The principles recognise the role of business schools in shaping and influencing managers' attitudes, values and behaviour and call on business schools to integrate into their teaching, research and thought leadership a consideration of questions of personal ethics and values, corporate responsibility and sustainable development.

European Academy of Business in Society

Ashridge is a founding partner in the European Academy of Business in Society, a unique alliance of companies, business schools and academic institutions, with the support of the European Commission, committed to integrating business in society issues into the heart of business theory and practice in Europe. EABIS was established in 2002 after CEOs and Deans across Europe agreed on the urgent need for more and better knowledge and skills on business in society issues. Ashridge's CEO Kai Peters sits on the supervisory board

Ashridge Sustainable Innovation Award

Since 1999, Ashridge has been challenging MBA candidates from across Europe and further afield to consider questions of corporate responsibility and sustainable development as part of the learning experience that prepares them for organisational leadership.

Ashridge recently announced the launch of the Ashridge Sustainable Innovation Award, in association with EABIS and supported by HP and WWF. The theme of last year's award was sustainable innovation: creating value from the shift to a low carbon economy.

Contributing to the COP15 Copenhagen Climate Negotiations

Two weeks before the beginning of the COP15 climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December 2009, Ashridge was invited to participate in a United Nations forum convened at Copenhagen Business School on climate change and the implications for management education, as a feed-in event to the COP15 negotiations.


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