Sustainability for Business Leaders with Eleanor Akers, Bus '20(MBA)


Lifelong Learning LogoCourse Title: Sustainability for Business Leaders

Instructor:  Eleanor Akers, Bus '20 (MBA)

Brought to you by Odyssey   

June 11, 2024 - July 2, 2024 (4 Sessions)  

Tuesday,  5:00PM ET - 6:30PM ET  

Virtual via Zoom 



Course Description: From start-ups to the board rooms of Fortune 100 companies, sustainability is at the forefront of strategy discussions. Whether you are an experienced executive or just started in your first managerial role, sustainability represents a rapidly growing set of responsibilities. This course is a comprehensive and practical guide to the most pressing sustainability issues in 2024. This course will equip participants with the knowledge needed to feel secure that they are future proofing their business against a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape and prepared to meet the growing consumer demand for sustainable business practices.

Key learning objectives:

- Introduction to the concept of sustainability
- Sustainability regulations impacting US businesses domestically and overseas
- Policy and regulatory trends likely to impact US businesses in the next 5-10 years
- Introduction to materiality assessments and carbon footprints
- Data driven sustainability communications - how to select the right data


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If a course is canceled or closed, the registrant is notified immediately, and a full refund is processed automatically unless another course is requested. Registrants who wish to withdraw from an active course must complete the online Odyssey Refund Request Form. Attach any documentation to support your request (e.g., medical documentation, family crisis documentation, etc.). 

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50% refund- During the first week of the course. 

No refunds will be given after the first week of each course unless in exceptional cases. 

Please note, refunds apply only to the tuition portion of an Odyssey participant’s charges and are not applicable to any fees or gifts made to the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. Registrants will be notified by email if a refund is approved within (5) business days. 

ABOUT Eleanor Akers

Eleanor is the Director of Innovative Energy Consultants - a UK based Sustainability & Strategy Consultancy. In this role, she supports businesses develop and implement Sustainability Strategies and supports Seed and Series A start-ups to bring new technologies to market in support of the energy transition. 

She is a chartered Chemical Engineer and got her MBA from Johns Hopkins' Carey Business School in 2020. Prior to founding Innovative Energy Consultants, she served in commercial and technical roles at Constellation Energy in Baltimore and Ineos, BP and Exxonmobil in the UK.

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 Event Date
Tuesday, June 11, 2024
5:00pm EDT

Tuesday, July 2, 2024
6:30pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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