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Whether you’re just starting out, or an experienced practitioner, EY can help you build your capacity.

We offer the following courses:


The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme

The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme is the leading international forum for corporate leaders who need to understand the strategic implications of key social and environmental trends which are increasingly posing both risks and opportunities for sustainable growth and organisational resilience – trends such as resource scarcity, changing demographics, increasing inequality, growing consumption demands, evolving societal expectations of business.

The programme exposes delegates to the latest data, emerging industry, policy and civil society perspectives, and to key debates and dilemmas, providing a strong basis to underpin corporate strategy development and decision-making.

EY Australia is proud to deliver the Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) here in Australia.

  • About the seminar

    Each seminar involves a senior delegation drawn from a range of functions and sectors, with all delegates selected on the basis of their seniority and sphere of influence and responsibility for decision-making, thereby ensuring a strong peer network. 

    The learning approach is based on a journey from challenge to opportunity, facilitated by the knowledge provided by our expert faculty of practitioners and academics. In Australia, the faculty is led by Paul Gilding, a CISL Fellow who is a highly respected independent writer, adviser and advocate in sustainability.

  • Who should attend?

    The programme is most appropriate for senior staff including divisional or functional leaders, C-suite and directors. A few places are reserved for senior leaders from the public sector, and from influential NGOs. It is not primarily designed for those directly in sustainability roles, unless new to the field. Cambridge carefully selects delegates to ensure appropriate seniority and diversity, to deliver a stimulating learning environment in which senior executives can share their knowledge and their questions.

Next course: 4-8 March, 2018, The Mansion Hotel at Werribee Park, Melbourne

For more information visit the Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme website or download the brochure


Sustainability Practitioner Programme

This intensive programme equips sustainability practitioners to lead transformative change in their organisations. The residential programme brings together sustainability practitioners from a broad range of industries with a faculty of leading international and Australian experts from the corporate, academic and not-for-profit sectors. Participants are exposed to the latest data on the global challenges facing us and bold business responses from around the world. They explore the strategic implications for their own business, and effective approaches to engage all levels of the organisation and take sustainability into the heart of business strategy.

This programme draws on over 25 years’ experience from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and is presented in Australia in collaboration with EY.

  • About the programme

    The interactive learning model combines presentations, group discussions and individual reflection. It is designed to encourage participants to share their experiences and challenges and co-create solutions with peers, while making the most of the experts in the room. Delegates will hear from leading thinkers from business, academia and non-government organisations.

    The presentations and discussions are consolidated by faculty-led syndicate group sessions, in which delegates are able to explore the data and arguments presented, and translate it to their own organisations and their individual leadership journey.

  • Who should attend?

    The programme is designed for middle to senior managers in organisations from the private or public sector, to equip them with a deep understanding of sustainability. This may include those in sustainability, corporate social responsibility, environmental management or community investment.

    A few places are also reserved for delegates from influential NGOs. CISL carefully selects delegates for appropriate seniority and diversity and to deliver a stimulating learning environment in which practitioners can share their knowledge and their questions

Next course: 5–7 March 2018, The Mansion Hotel at Werribee Park, Melbourne

For more information visit CISL website or download the brochure


Non-Executive Director Programme

  • About the programme

    The Non-Executive Director Programme is designed and delivered in collaboration with Earth on Board.

    The scope of directors’ fiduciary duties is changing rapidly in a context of global social and environmental risks, changing expectations of business, and new disclosure requirements. This programme explores effective board leadership, providing tools, expertise and structure for Non-Executive Directors to effectively carry out their responsibilities in relation to sustainability trends, and to challenge and advise their executive teams.

  • Who should attend?

    The programme is most appropriate for Non-Executive Directors from major commercial organisations.

Next course: 4–5 March 2018, The Mansion Hotel at Werribee Park, Melbourne

For more information visit CISL website


Outcomes Measurement & Valuation Training (SROI standard)

The rules by which organisations are held accountable for their impact are changing. It is no longer sufficient for something to sound good, look good, feel good or simply have good bottom line returns.

To communicate the role that your work is playing, it is now critical to prove to investors and wider stakeholders that you are delivering social, environmental and economic outcomes for everyone affected.

EY helps businesses, charities and public services get to grips with measuring and reporting on long-term value.

We know there are a bewildering array of tools, standards and indices out there. This course is packed with those we consider most credible. More importantly, the course will help you navigate these options and build an outcomes measurement system with the right depth and standardisation to suit your work.

  • About the programme

    Over two days we cover each step in the journey towards a full Social Return on Investment (SROI) model of value.  SROI is a principles-based social impact approach which covers all the techniques and considerations you need to develop a robust evaluation framework, reflecting what matters to your stakeholders.

    Private and public sector fee: $1,295 (ex GST)

    Not for profit sector fee: $995 (ex GST).

  • Who should attend?

    This course has wide appeal to anyone looking to understand or apply outcomes measurement and social valuation techniques. Previous course participants have included CSR executives, C-suite social enterprise and charitable organisations, change managers, programme managers and project officers.

  • Training calender

    Sydney: 29th and 30th November 2017.

  • Topics covered and learning outcomes

    Topics covered:

    • The big picture: what is an outcome and why measure them?
    • Identifying impact: understanding outcomes
    • Involving stakeholders and conducting robust qualitative research
    • Using Theory of Change and logic models
    • How to measure outcomes (wellbeing focus)
    • Accounting for impact: deadweight, attribution and displacement
    • Valuation and the use of financial proxies
    • The genealogy of different methods and standards: LCA to Shared Value
    • Action planning and peer-coaching to embed outcome measurement into EY projects
    • Best practice case-studies, culture change and communicating impact.


    By the end of the course participants will be able to:

    • Explain the business case and social imperative for measuring outcomes
    • Scope an outcomes measurement system
    • Create a tailored Theory of Change for a project
    • Select the most practical, but rigorous sources of data
    • Justify sample sizes and assess the value of closely involving stakeholders
    • Demonstrate the use of attribution, deadweight and drop-off
    • Discuss the use of social valuation and explain different methodologies
    • Complete a social return on investment excel model.

Register now

To register please download and complete the registration form,please include the city and date of the event you wish to attend, then scan and forward to eytraining@au.ey.com.


Tailored and In-House training

  • Tailored sustainability training

    EY develops and delivers tailored training courses that can be designed to meet the specific needs of your team.

    These could focus on a specific topic, such as sustainable procurement, or be as general as ‘sustainability 101’.

    These sessions can also be focussed to the right audience. Whether it be for your sustainability team, or Executive and Board member briefings we can help.

    Benefits of a tailored training course:

    • Content can be tailored to your needs, using examples from your own work as the basis practical exercises and case studies.
    • Training can be conducted at your own site for the convenience of your team.
    • The training can be more cost effective per head than open-to-public training for larger numbers of participants.

  • Tailored Social Impact training

    EY also develops and delivers tailored training courses that can be designed to meet the specific needs of your team.

    Tailored training courses could include:

    • An introduction to social impact measurement
    • Stakeholder engagement for social impact measurement
    • A Theory of Change masterclass
    • Measuring and designing for wellbeing
    • SROI masterclasses on topics such as indicators, modelling and valuing outcomes
    • Commissioning public services for Outcomes and Co-Production
    • Executive and Board member briefings.

    The benefits of a tailored training course include:

    • Content can be tailored to your needs, using examples from your own work as the basis for the practical exercises and case studies
    • Training can be conducted at your own site for the convenience of your team
    • Can be more cost effective per head than open-to-public training for larger numbers of participants.