Cranfield University of Management

By | 17th May 2017

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Cranfield University of Management

Cranfield University of Management, The Cranfield Management and Corporate Sustainability MSc is a highly practical course featuring a distinctive blend of theory and application. You will gain the knowledge and skills required for a career focused on corporate social responsibility, and working with some of our partner organisations you will put this learning into action by working on sustainability projects, finding real business solutions to complex sustainability issues. You will understand, and be able to respond to, complicated social, environmental and economic issues in the context of both national and international business.

You will gain valuable insight into sustainability in practice through a series of master classes and presentations from specialists in the field. Previous master class topics have included sustainability marketing and environmental management systems. Students have also had the opportunity to attend master classes with:

  • Marks & Spencer at their London Head Office
  • Diageo at The Innovation Forum on Sustainable Drinks Industry conference at their Head Office
  • Solitaire Townsend, co-founder of Futerra

Guest speakers have included:

  • ​Peter Lacy, Global Managing Director of Accenture for Sustainability and author of the best-selling book on the Circular Economy, Waste to Wealth
  • Nick Robins, co-director of Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System at UNEP (UN Environment Programme)
  • John Elkington, pioneer of the triple-bottom-line concept, founder of Volans and SustainAbility, author of over 20 books, thought-leader, business strategist, entrepreneur and environmentalist
  • Loughlin Hickey, senior adviser to A Blueprint for Better Business and trustee of the Blueprint Trust
  • Darren Stibbe, CEO of The Partnering Initiative

You will also have the opportunity to attend corporate social responsibility events and conferences with our faculty including ‘Doing Good Doing Well’ in Barcelona, a two-day conference, which includes prominent keynote speakers, workshops and competitions.

Throughout the programme you will also benefit from the extensive expertise and networks available within our internationally recognised Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility. The Centre works to empower current and future managers with the knowledge, skills and desire to lead responsible, sustainably managed organisations, and includes prominent members including its director Professor David Grayson who teaches on this programme. David is a social entrepreneur and campaigner for responsible business, diversity and small business development. He speaks, writes and advises regularly on business, society, entrepreneurialism, and future trends for businesses, media and business schools around the world and has worked with many, leading global businesses including BP, Shell, Microsoft and Diageo.  He has also worked with international institutions such as the OECD, the European Union, and the World Bank.

Cranfield School of Management is known for being close to business.  For 50 years, we have been working with leading companies across the globe, pursuing our mission to improve the practice of management. Cranfield is one of the early signatories to the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRIME), and focuses on teaching and enhancing long-term social, environmental and sustainable business practices.