Imperial College Business School

Climate Innovation: Accelerating to Net Zero Emissions

Create new value by tackling the climate crisis

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Time Commitment:
6 Weeks, 7 - 10 hours per week

Collaborative Online Learning

February 1, 2023

About the Climate Innovation: Accelerating to Net Zero Emissions programme

With the planet heating up, leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs have an opportunity to create business sustainability initiatives that drive toward net zero emissions and improve our resilience to the changing climate. From impact investing to clean tech, climate innovations are transforming businesses; and Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) assets are on track to exceed $50 trillion by 2025.

In this six-week online programme from Imperial College Business School Executive Education, in collaboration with the Grantham Institution/Centre for Climate Change Innovation, you will learn the foundations of climate science and its applications for combating climate change. By exploring recent climate innovation case studies, you will develop new frameworks and strategies for leading impact-driven initiatives that drive business value and create a carbon-neutral world.

Is This Programme Right For You?

The programme is designed for:

  • Executives in large organisations interested in developing creative approaches to sustainability.
  • Strategic project leaders interested in understanding climate innovations to better meet the challenges presented by the climate crisis.
  • Toolkit Policy makers interested in understanding how innovation works and the role it can play in tackling climate change.
  • Entrepreneurs seeking a deeper familiarity with climate innovations in order to launch their business or improve their existing ventures.
  • Technologists, designers and data specialists aiming to enhance their knowledge of climate innovation in order to move up in their career.
  • Lawyers, consultants, marketers and accountants seeking to enhance their understanding of climate change and the innovative solutions available for combating it to serve their clients.

What You Will Learn

  • Investigate the impact of climate change on society, the global economy, and businesses and the related strategic opportunities for innovation.
  • Illustrate the role of innovation in addressing climate change challenges while creating business and economic value.
  • Explore decarbonisation strategies in order to contextualise the impact of climate change in your sector, industry, and organisation.
  • Use processes of idea creation and business model development to formulate actionable ideas for a climate action project.
  • Investigate the importance of collaborating and partnering with different stakeholders and understanding your customers to effectively implement climate innovation.
  • Develop an action plan for executing an innovative climate challenge idea in your organisation.

The Imperial Learning Experience


We create people-centric learning experiences. From conception through to delivery, we are guided by the principle that learning is a creative, personal and above all, human process. Our high quality, crafted learning environments are highly interactive, community- orientated and actively tutored. Our programmes offer an engaging experience designed to facilitate natural learning behaviours.


No compromises. Our online programmes offer the absolute equivalent of our campus-based programmes. They adopt the same rigorous academic standards, are delivered via our world-leading faculty and offer a comparable high-touch approach to the classroom experience.

About the Centre for Climate Change Innovation (CCCI)

The Centre for Climate Change Innovation brings businesses, entrepreneurs, policy makers, academics and the public together around climate change innovation, creating a focus for London based innovators to implement global change through pioneering, practical solutions. It provides an essential opportunity to harness the ingenuity, energy and support of people who are committed to tackling climate change and transforming the global economy.

The Esme Learning Way

Collaborative AI-enhanced learning

We teach executives as they work - in cross-functional teams. Learners participate in interactive simulations and team projects which reinforce applied learning and enhance collaboration and complex problem solving skills. If you are looking for an individually-paced programme, this programme is not for you.

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