Monday, September 27, 2010

WWF's One Planet Leaders Program

The One Planet Leaders (OPL) program teaches sustainable business development. It was first launched by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2007, and since that time 200 business leaders have completed the course.

OPL originates from a series of workshops on sustainable business development run with WWF corporate partners. Today it includes an accredited Masters level Executive Education programme – available in Europe and Asia Pacific; three Modular Workshops – accessible as customized training in companies and in regions; a stand-alone Sustainability Master class; an active global Alumni Community; and a One Planet MBA under development.

The goal of OPL is to teach leaders how to manage the planet's limited resources as they build the global economy. Climate, security, food, health, justice and economic growth - these are big issues and the way we manage our environment is vital to all of them.

The private sector has a key role to play in reversing the trends of environmental degradation and social inequality, and is uniquely positioned to lead global solutions through new business models and innovation.

OPL is helping companies meet these challenges. It develops dynamic leaders who can integrate sustainability into all aspects of decision making and build a better more equitable society.

Next: IMD and WWF's Sustainable Business Program

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