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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


Tailored sustainability training

EY also 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.