Discover how sustainable real estate can connect communities, create industry opportunities, and deliver meaningful business value.
Buildings produce a third of all greenhouse gas emissions and are one of the main consumers of energy in the world.1 The real estate sector plays an undeniable role in the climate emergency and needs to be reimagined if we want a sustainable future.
On the Sustainable Real Estate: Creating a Better Built Environment online short course, you’ll learn how to find opportunities within sustainability challenges in the built environment. Designed by expert faculty from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), the course addresses and analyses the ecological, social, and governance aspects of real estate. With this overview of industry trends and risks, you’ll examine how sustainable real estate can contribute to a more resilient and inclusive society, and positively impact communities. Towards the end of this eight-week course, you’ll develop a personal action plan to deliver a sustainable outcome in your own built environment context. This strategy will help you realise the role you and your organisation can play in improving your own supply chains, as well as the vast real estate network.
1 World Economic Forum (January 2020).
About the certificate
Study sustainable real estate and earn an official certificate of completion from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the course handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the course.
Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements.
You’ll walk away with: A holistic view of the ecological, social, and governance challenges and opportunities of sustainability within real estate. The systems thinking skills and knowledge to deliver resilient real estate solutions that create social and business value. A personal action plan to contribute to a sustainable future for real estate and the larger built environment. Access to the CISL International Alumni Network, which consists of over 12,000 global leaders and industry professionals who represent business, the public sector, and civil society.
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