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Climate Leadership: Be the Change

As the organizational risks related to climate change worsen, and the public increasingly demands a shift from words to action, companies need to transition to environmentally friendly business models.

This program will help you understand the issues around climate change and learn how to actively contribute to your organization’s socio-ecological transformation. By the end of the program, you will know how to identify opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and implement processes to improve environmental performance.


$ 995 + taxes


One day - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Course given in French

On-site, Downtown
Hélène-Desmarais Building

March 14, 2024
June 6, 2024

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  • Understand planetary boundaries and what these mean for organizations.
  • Learn the general principles of carbon neutrality as well as how to calculate GHG emissions (Scope 1, 2 and 3).
  • Become familiar with regulatory frameworks, disclosure/reporting obligations, and voluntary certifications and programs (e.g., ISO standards, PAS 2060, science-based targets).
  • Understand how to read a carbon assessment report and identify potential areas of intervention.
  • Learn strategies for offsetting GHG emissions (e.g., mandatory and voluntary carbon markets, project selection criteria, decision-making processes).
  • Learn tools and strategic approaches to engage your team in the organizational transition to carbon neutrality (e.g., retrospective analysis techniques, future-proofing).

Is this for you?

Anyone who wants to be an agent of environmental change within their organization, regardless of role or level.

Note: No previous training required.

Special features

  • Play a key role in your organization’s socio-ecological transformation.
  • Learn ways to engage your colleagues on climate issues.


Yves Plourde
Yves Plourde
PhD (Management)
Associate professor, HEC Montréal

Climate change and planetary boundaries

  • Definition and background
  • Carbon emissions and their impact on the environment
  • The relationship between climate change and other planetary boundaries
  • Where we are with decarbonization

Impact on and responsibilities of organizations

  • Organizations’ responsibilities
  • Environmental risks and the risks of transition
  • Organizational challenges

Carbon neutrality

  • Definition and background
  • General principles of carbon neutrality
  • Calculating Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions
  • Regulatory framework, disclosure/reporting obligations and certifications (e.g., ISO standards, PAS 2060)
  • Reduction targets and voluntary initiatives (e.g., science-based targets)

Strategic approaches to engagement

  • Intra-organizational engagement
  • Extra-organizational engagement

  • Simulations
  • Expert input
  • Mini-case study (small group discussions)
  • Discussion-based workshops

Participants in all of our seminars will receive a certificate of completion from Executive Education HEC Montréal.

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