Weathering the Climate Crisis

Future-proofing your business while reducing your environmental impact


Course overview

  • The climate crisis requires companies to reduce their resource dependency and impact on the climate. How can this be achieved whilst remaining profitable and high performing?
  • In addition, new disruptive business initiatives are impacting current strategies and value creation. How can companies respond to these challenges and remain competitive?
  • This two-day course brings together the latest thinking in capturing value and delivering compelling business benefits to help you ‘weather the storm’ of climate change and ‘future-proof’ your organisation.
  • The course incorporates the practical use of tools and techniques developed in Cambridge that have been tried and tested with over 350 companies worldwide


This course will enable you to:

  • Gain insights into the latest research on industrial sustainability
  • Apply the Cambridge Value Mapping tool to identify hidden value and expose where your business / products / services are under-performing from the perspective of different stakeholders
  • Develop initial plans to utilise the newly discovered value
  • Capture ideas that will deliver compelling business benefits for your stakeholders using the Sustainable Value Proposition Builder
  • Integrate the Cambridge Method for Value Generation into your business development strategy


Who should attend?

  • Divisional Heads
  • SME Directors
  • Sustainability Managers
  • CSR Directors
  • Innovation Managers/Directors
  • Sustainability/Climate Change/Impact Consultants
  • Change Managers
  • Marketing Directors


Course tutors


Dr Doroteya Vladimirova translates academic research into business practice. She has developed an evidence-based method to help startups and large established companies identify a series of strategic shifts that lead to the creation of new business models. Her latest tool - the Sustainable Value Proposition Builder - was developed to support the design and communication of value propositions to multiple stakeholders participating in the design of sustainable business models. Doroteya is the Director of the Regenerative Business Models Programme and a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Industrial Sustainability. She is a Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).


Ian Bamford works with Business Modelling and Innovation researchers at the IfM and the Centre helping and advising in the development of new models and tools. He has considerable experience in delivering business model, innovation and value analysis workshops to industry and other sectors. Prior to joining Cambridge, Ian had 35 years of industry experience, working at senior levels in multinational companies such as Dell, Philips and Groupe Bull, as well as setting up and running small and mid-sized technology and consulting businesses in the USA and the UK.



More information




The Cambridge Value Mapping Tool


The Sustainable Value Proposition Builder



Key details

Duration: Two days


Cost: £1900 plus VAT - the fee will include all daytime refreshments and course materials


Earlybird rate: £1710 plus VAT - available until one month prior to the course date


Location: Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), Cambridge (view map and directions)


IfM members and alumni are entitled to a 10% discount off the course fees. For details of our membership scheme see click here.


Booking confirmation and cancellation policy.


No dates currently available.

For further information please contact:

Kat Robertson

T: 01223 766141