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Climate and Biodiversity Action

Start 24th April

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8-10 hours per week
3-months to complete
Remote-first with campus meet-ups


The world is becoming increasingly complex. To tackle the wicked problems, risks and opportunities many organisations face today, we need to be able understand the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines. At LIS we specialise in tackling real-world complex problems. As well as learning from experts in leadership, you’ll get the perspectives from a range of leading experts in a range of fields that will provide you the lenses required to be successful in today’s world.

"You know when someone asks you if you could have any superpower, what would it be? Well, LIS really feels like that superpower." - Dhiresh, current student

You'll learn how to:


Understand the big picture


Use mindshifts to design new solutions


Identify opportunities and measure impact


Make change happen

Understand the interconnected crises in climate, biodiversity and pollution. Identify the opportunities and solutions for your organisation to make an impact.

Join a supportive cohort of mission-led professionals and an interdisciplinary faculty of experts.

Who’s this course for?

This course has been designed for individuals wishing to advance careers in or start a new careers in the green economy or green-adjacent fields.You might be working in Climate Tech and green startups, Head of Sustainability and ESG, or in a public sector role - as long as you're looking for new approaches to complex problems in sustainability. You'll be highly motivated to tackle these problems and excited by the opportunity to connect and collaborate with a likeminded community.

Our alumni include senior leaders at FTSE 100 companies; serial entrepreneurs and venture capitalists; chief executives of SMEs and charities; and leaders of ‘people’ functions in global corporations.

Above all else, they share a deep interest in this topic, an actively open mind and an appreciation that this is a demanding subject that requires an interdisciplinary method.

Course components

The course will bring together lenses, concepts, experience and techniques from a range of academic and professional disciplines.

Understand the big picture


Understand the ecological and planetary crises – climate, biodiversity, waste and pollution – within wider socio-ecological systems. Use concepts from complexity theories and systems thinking to ‘zoom in and out’ from the planetary to local view.

Use mindshifts to design new solutions


Complex problems ‘cannot be solved with the thinking that created’ them. Develop five  mindshifts that form the basis of regenerative approaches to complex ecological problems. Learn how to navigate conversations around ‘possible, probable and preferable’ futures.

Identify opportunities and measure impact


Learn how to identify opportunities by understanding key threshold concepts in energy, built environment, food, mobility, and culture-building. Use values-centred evaluation, alongside established frameworks and accreditation schemes, to identify new ways of monitoring progress and measuring impact.

Make change happen


Understand how different communities respond to the climate emergency. Become an expert in how to communicate complex green issues, the psychology of behaviour change and tactics on how to incentivise individuals and organisations to transform.

Testimonials - Navigating Happiness

The content and delivery by expert faculty during Navigating Happiness were both excellent. If you’re looking for something to open your mind and occasionally make it ache, then this gets a high recommendation from me!
Senior leadership at FTSE 100 company
LIS’ interdisciplinary approach is unique, exploratory and challenging. I’ve already applied key learnings to my life and business and now consciously take daily action to enhance my happiness neurotransmitters! I’d recommend to anyone looking for a fresh and practical learning experience.
Chief Exec of digital marketing business
An intensely engaging, thought-provoking course. I came away with practical insights on how to allay organisational anxiety, how to meaningfully assess staff happiness, and how to actively improve the mood of my team.
Former McKinsey consultant, now start-up leader


James Carney
Expert in cognitive science and linguistics. Formerly a fellow in experimental psychology at Oxford.
Carl Gombrich
Mathematician, philosopher and physicist. LIS’ Academic Director and previously a Professor at UCL.
Bronwyn Tarr
Human behavioural scientist with expertise in the evolution of social behaviours. DPhil/PhD, Oxford.
Amelia Peterson
Social scientist with a background in policy and consulting. PhD, Harvard.
Ash Brockwell
Writer, and consultant with specialisms in wellbeing and sustainability. PhD, Wageningen.
Maria Madero
Artist and curator who has exhibited in cities all over the world.

Course Details

4 months
8-10 hours per week
Learning environment
Remote-first with optional campus meet-ups

Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more about our professional programmes please email our team.