Business and Climate Impact (Ivey Business School)

Coming in Fall 2024, this area of specialization equips working professionals in a wide range of sectors with decision-making frameworks and tools to identify, assess and mitigate risks in a business context.

This specialization prepares professionals to explore and shape business opportunities to make a purposeful and strategic contributions to solving one of the most pressing issues facing business and society.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the Graduate Diploma in Climate Risk Assessment and Opportunity specializing in the area of Business and Climate Impact, students will be able to;

  • Explain how climate change fits within the wider set of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors that drive an organization’s risks and opportunities with respect to sustainability.
  • Distinguish between alternative business models and operation structures that enable climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • Describe key climate reporting and climate disclosure frameworks for business investors and external stakeholders.
  • Calculate the broad climate and societal impacts of an organization by leveraging established measurement frameworks.
  • Develop a robust climate transition plan, informed by climate risks, opportunities, and viable operational alternatives that deliver desirable economic and societal outcomes

Recommended Background

  • Undergraduate business degree or have previously taken a pre-Ivey business skills course