8 November, 2023
HKU Scoop: Sustainability Lea
HKU Scoop: Sustainability Lea

The Skills You Need To Future Proof Your Career

8 November, 2023
HKU Scoop: Sustainability Lea scoop

Sustainability is more than a buzzword, it’s the key to thriving in your career. Don’t get left behind!

It takes an innovative mindset and certain skills to be an inspiring leader, a forward-thinking decision maker and to empower your team to enact real change in the world. The Sustainability Leadership and Governance Programme(SLGP) at The Centre for Civil Society and Governance of The University of Hong Kong is a unique offering in this dynamic landscape. What better place to explore your graduate studies than in an innovative and constantly evolving city like Hong Kong? As the world undergoes a profound shift towards sustainability, the SLGP stands out as a transformative experience for professionals seeking to navigate the complexities of sustainability, all while advancing their careers.

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Stand Out From The Crowd By Studying Sustainability Leadership & Governance

In the current climate of uncertainty, the demand for nature-friendly, socially-inclusive products, services and experiences is skyrocketing. Consumer preferences are shifting towards sustainable choices and this shift underscores the growing importance of sustainability knowledge for professionals in every industry. Whether you’re in finance, healthcare, technology or hospitality, sustainability knowledge is a must, and SLGP is here to help you stay ahead of the curve.

The uniqueness of SLGP lies in its cross-disciplinary and multinational approach. In today’s interconnected world, problems rarely fit neatly into one box. This programme equips you with the tools to think holistically, to see the interplay between decisions and their social and environmental impacts. This, in essence, is what sets SLGP apart.

“We are here to provide a comprehensive experience that gives the learner, no matter the stage in their career development, the ability to see how change needs to take place, recognise when we may need to stop and reflect, and clearly articulate why we need diverse teams.” — Dr. Margaret Burnett, Programme Director, Sustainable Leadership and Governance Programme

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Enhance Your Employability With A Diverse Skill Set

As the world grapples with issues of environmental stewardship, social responsibility and ethical governance, the ability to facilitate organisational sustainability is critical, no matter which industry or role you choose to pursue. SLGP guides you to broaden, deepen, and enhance your understanding of the intricate relationship between decisions and the consequent social and environmental impacts.

One of the most compelling reasons to consider graduate study in sustainability is its direct impact on your employability.

Employers increasingly seek graduates with cross-disciplinary skills, the ability to approach complex problems, and the capacity to make sustainability related decisions.

SLGP hones these skills, making you an attractive prospect for a wide range of employers.

Graduate not only as an expert in sustainability, but rather as a professional who can integrate sustainability into everything you do. In a world where organisations are under mounting pressure to evolve and consider sustainability at the forefront of their operations, individuals who can bridge the gap between business and sustainability are in high demand.

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What Makes The Sustainability Leadership & Governance Programme Unique

SLGP goes beyond churning out sustainability professionals. It focuses on enhancing your knowledge and capabilities so as a professional you can integrate sustainability into your decisions that address society’s most pressing social and environmental challenges and stand the test of time. It empowers you to be the change-maker, to navigate the complex landscape of sustainability, and to be the driving force behind a sustainable future.

“Since our planet’s future depends on a stable climate, sustainable resource use, and an inclusive economy, sustainability is a necessity and not simply about competitive advantage.” — Dr. Margaret Burnett, Programme Director, Sustainable Leadership and Governance Programme

It’s your chance to equip yourself with the skills and knowledge required to make a lasting impact in your chosen industry.

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Are You Ready To Become A Sustainability Champion?

If you’re ready to unlock your potential and become a force for sustainability the time is now. Applications for the 2024 intake of the Sustainability Leadership and Governance Programme open in December 2023.

Sassy Tip: If you’re still undecided, sign up for the programme briefings on either Tuesday, 5 December, 2023 or Wednesday, 7 February, 2024.

Get set to make a difference that will last generations. Your career and the world will thank you!

Centre For Civil Society And Governance at The University of Hong Kong, Room 703, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, [email protected], www.ccsg.hku.hk/slgp

This article in paid partnership with The Centre for Civil Society and Governance at The University of Hong Kong.

Main image courtesy of staticnak1983 via Getty, image 1 courtesy of Victor on Unsplash, image 4 courtesy of Pexels. All other images courtesy of The University of Hong Kong.

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