Leadership For Strategic Sustainable Futures

This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester. 

Module Co-ordinator

 Dr Charbel Jose Chiappetta Jabbour       





Credit value


Contact hours

20 hours


 100% coursework


The aims and objectives which the module needs to reach are:

  • Be able to understand why sustainability leadership has become paramount for contemporary organisations.
  • Be capable of understanding the main frameworks which can inspire sustainable leaders, especially, the UN sustainability leadership framework and the global compact ten principles and the University of Cambridge’s model.
  • To be familiarised with the skills and body of knowledge that sustainability leaders should have.
  • To reflect about expected outcomes that sustainability leaders should deliver.
  • To be aware about barriers that may emerge during strategic sustainable change management.
  • To understand the relevance of applying scenarios building methodology for dealing with complex organisational subjects.
  • To develop knowledge and skills on scenarios building methodology towards sustainable transitions.
  • To practice scenarios building towards a sustainable future.
  • To elaborate individual essays and group presentations in the sustainability field of knowledge.
  • To elaborate individual essays and group presentations in the sustainability field of knowledge.

Learning outcomes

  • Knowledge on the complex relationship among organisations, society and leaders for sustainability.
  • Knowledge on the latest developments on sustainability leadership, in terms of necessary organisational context.
  • Understanding that organisations are institutional leaders towards a sustainable society.
  • Demonstrating an in-depth knowledge on skills and outcomes expected from sustainability leaders.
  • Knowledge on essential frameworks for understanding sustainability leadership.
  • Knowledge on challenges, and opportunities of leaders as change agents.
  • Understanding the need and the routes for a sustainable future.
  • Having know-how to apply scenarios building methodology.
  • Being experienced in the practice of scenario building for sustainability.
  • Enhanced report-writing and presentation skills.
  • Team-working skills.
  • Personal skills, such as leadership.
  • Critical though through applying scenarios building methodology.
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