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Climate Change: Risk, Opportunity and Business Resilience

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About this course

This climate change training course will provide an introduction to climate change and the associated risks and opportunities. The aim is to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to effectively identify and plan for the risks and opportunities relevant to their organisation in order to increase business resilience and maximise on the opportunities.

This material is embedded within the full day course: Carbon Footprinting and Management (including introduction to the GHG Protocol). Click here for more info. By attending the full day course, delegates automatically receive a certificate for both courses at no extra charge.

Learn from the Best

The course will be led by Anna-Lisa Mills, Director of True North Sustainability. She is highly committed, experienced, knowledgeable and passionate environmental practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in environmental management, sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). She has experience working in both in-house and consultancy roles.  Anna-Lisa has a proven track record in developing, implementing and leading environmental, sustainability and carbon strategies for a wide range of organisations from SMEs to large multi-nationals.

Anna-Lisa is a Chartered Environmentalist and a fellow Member of IEMA.   She has completed Al Gore’s training programme to become a Climate Reality Leader and is an active member of IEMA’s Climate Change and Energy Steering Group as well as IEMA’s North East Steering Group.

Anna-Lisa also has strong experience in education and training and is an Associate Lecturer at Northumbria University and visiting lecturer to Sunderland University. Anna-Lisa is an approved trainer for a range of IEMA, NEBOSH, BSI, IRCA and NQA approved course.

Learning Environment

The half day course is taught in the University’s new ‘state of the art’ Business Hub training facility.

Course info

Delivery Method Half-day Short Course

Sector Architecture, Built Environment and Construction, Digital, Tech and Creative, Engineering and Manufacturing, Financial and Legal Services, Health, Sport and Social Care, Leadership and Management

Location Northumbria University, City Campus

Start 22nd October 2019 (morning)

Duration Half-Day

Climate change is a complex topic where knowledge and understanding is changing at a rapid pace. Many organisations are placing more focus on the need to identify the risks and opportunities associated with climate change in order to best plan how to address these, for instance by integrating these into business resilience plans or building them into management systems such as ISO 14001.

This course has been designed for all those wishing to learn about climate change and the associated risks and opportunities, and how to manage these within a business. Typical attendees include environmental managers, sustainability managers, owners and directors.

The course is taught using a mixture of presentations and practical class exercises and activities. Topics covered will include:

  • The science of climate change
  • International policy and local legislation relevant to climate change
  • Risks and opportunities for your organisation and supply chain in designing policies to mitigate against climate change.
  • An introduction to the available tools and resources for mitigating against climate change in your organisation.


Taught in the University’s new ‘state of the art’ Business Hub training facility.

No standard entry requirements

On completion of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Confidently discuss the science of climate change
  • Outline the drivers for action on climate risk including international policy and local legislation
  • Identify associated risks and opportunities as relevant to their organisation and supply chain
  • Explain the business case for climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Plan how to act in order to minimise the risks and maximise on the opportunities
  • Access tools and additional resources to support further action if desired.





Climate Change: Risk, Opportunity and Business Resilience
Sandyford Building




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