Business and Climate: The Journey to Net Zero

Date(s)
April 23–26, 2024
Cost
$9,550
CIBE Credits
4
Format
In-Person
Location
Manhattanville Campus, NYC

Date(s)
November 19–22, 2024
Cost
$9,950
CIBE Credits
4
Format
In-Person
Location
Manhattanville Campus, NYC
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Business and Climate: The Journey to Net Zero


Date(s)
April 23–26, 2024
Cost
$9,550
CIBE Credits
4
Format
In-Person
Location
Manhattanville Campus, NYC

Date(s)
November 19–22, 2024
Cost
$9,950
CIBE Credits
4
Format
In-Person
Location
Manhattanville Campus, NYC

The Journey to Net Zero

Program Structure

Business & Climate – The Current Policy Picture

Get an in-depth look at the current environmental business picture. Understand the science of climate change and the impact it has on economics and organizations. Examine where the international community is today as well as current legal frameworks and climate change policy.

[1] Number of organizations worldwide already affected by climate-related events. 
1 in 4
[2] Number of investments by 2030 in companies and governments that will be tied to net-zero emissions targets.
>75%
[3] Weather- and climate-related economic losses in 2022 alone.
$313 billion
Geoffrey M. Heal

Who Should Attend?

Program Director

Geoffrey M. Heal | Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise | Columbia Business School Executive Education

Geoffrey M. Heal

Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise

Faculty Director

Teaching Faculty

Caroline Flammer

Caroline Flammer

Professor of International and Public Affairs and of Climate

Michael Gerrard

Michael Gerrard

Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of Law

Eric J. Johnson

Eric J. Johnson

Norman Eig Professor of Business

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Stephan Meier

James P. Gorman Professor of Business, Columbia Business School

Bruce Usher | Co-Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise | Columbia Business School Executive Education

Bruce Usher

Co-Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise; Elizabeth B. Strickler '86 and Mark T. Gallogly '86 Faculty Director; Professor of Professional Practice

Gernot Wagner

Gernot Wagner

Senior Lecturer in Discipline of Economics in the Faculty of Business

Gernot Wagner

FAQs

Certification

I’m interested in the Certificate in Business Excellence (CIBE), how do I get started?
At Columbia Business School Executive Education, you’ll be able to customize a unique learning experience by selecting programs that best interest you and are most suited for your needs. Any completed program, regardless of format (live online, in-person, or online), will count towards the Certificate in Business Excellence. 

Which programs qualify for the CIBE? 
Any completed executive education program, regardless of format (live-online, in-person, or online), will count towards the Certificate in Business Excellence. Partner programs will also count towards the certificate.

What programs are considered partner programs? 
Executive education programs developed and administered with our educational partners, bring the best of our combined knowledge, thought leadership, resources, and expertise. Kindly find a list of our partners here on our partnership page.

What are the costs of the certificate? 
There’s no set cost associated with the certificate path since you’re able to customize your learning journey with in-person and online programs (price will vary depending on the program type and length).

Are there any tuition assistance or scholarships? 
At Columbia Business School Executive Education, we offer non-degree and non-credit-based professional development programs to the global business community. As our programs are non-degree and non-credit, they do not qualify for financial aid.

How are CIBE credits determined? 
Credits for a program are determined by the program duration and total learning hours. 

Where do I find information on the credit value for a program?
You will find this information on each program page. Credits range from 0.5 credits – 26 credits per program. 

How do I get enrolled in the CIBE? 
Your certificate journey will start with your first program, and you have 4 years to complete your CIBE. You may register for any of our executive education programs on each program page. You may enroll using the “Enroll Now” button, and the application process should take 5-10 minutes. 

How do I receive credits? 
You are required to fully attend a program and complete all necessary coursework in order to receive CIBE credits. Credits are only awarded after you complete a program. 

How do I check the status of my Certificate completion? 
Kindly reach out to a Learning Solutions representative for any questions on the status of your CIBE credit count. 

Do CIBE credits expire? 
Credits are only valid for four years (Please note: While we are not able to offer in-person programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the duration to complete the programming has been extended to five years.). If you have not completed your CIBE within four years, we will only count non-expired credits towards your CIBE credit total.

Does the Certificate in Business Excellence expire? 
Your Certificate in Business Excellence does not expire. Once you become a certificate recipient, you will join the greater alumni community at Columbia Business School. 

I’ve reached 18 CIBE credits, what’s next? 
Congratulations! You should receive a digital copy of your certificate at the end of your program. If you do not receive a copy from your program manager, kindly contact your Learning Solutions representative or your program manager for next steps. 

Will I receive a physical certificate? 
Upon completion, you will receive a secure, digital certificate through Accredible. Within the platform you will have the option to print your credential, post it to your LinkedIn feed, or display it on your profile as a certification. Please contact your program manager for the status of your digital certificate. 

How do I get access to my alumni benefits? 
Once you complete your CIBE, we kindly ask for your patience as we process your alumni credentials. The processing time can take anywhere from 8 to 10 weeks long. 

Can I add the Certificate in Business Excellence to LinkedIn? 
Yes! We will provide you with instructions on how to add your certificate to your LinkedIn profile after you become a Certificate recipient. 
 

Preferred Pricing and Tuition Benefits for Alumni

Are there preferred pricing options available for live online programs?
Yes, preferred pricing is available for groups of two or more. To inquire, email execed@gsb.columbia.edu.

As a Columbia Business School alumni am I eligible for tuition benefit?

When you earn a Certificate in Business Excellence you will receive a 25 percent tuition benefit for full-price Executive Education in-person programs lasting three and four days and all full-price online programs. Exclusions apply**

Which programs do not qualify for a 25 percent tuition benefit?

  • Advanced Management Program
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Deal Camp
  • Developing Black Leaders in Financial Services
  • Digital Business Leadership Program
  • Emerging Leader Development Program
  • Executive Development Program
  • Executive Program in Management
  • Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive
  • Global Banking Program: Fintech, Digital, and Analytics
  • High Impact Leadership
  • Leadership Essential
  • Leading Strategic Growth and Change
  • Strategic Wealth Manager
  • Venture Capital Private Equity

Assignments

Will there be any homework or assignments?
For select programs, there will be some assignments to complete after the end of select program sessions. Assignments will typically consist of readings, self-reflections, and brief assessments. This approach is designed to help you practice your learnings.

How long will assignments take?
We do not expect that homework assignments will take up a large amount of time to complete. 

Will there be any examinations or grades?
There will be no examinations or grades for our live online programs.

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