CAS Environmental Sustainability in Aviation 2021

Information

Period

September 2021 - March 2022
12 ECTS credits
96 Distance teaching hours

Language

English

Format

Distance learning

Registration

Registration deadline

21 September 2021
Modules can be followed individually

Fees:

  • USD 8900.- (includes all 6 modules)
  • USD 2500.- per module
  • USD 400.- enrollement fee for application

 

Objectives

  • Develop a relevant, comprehensive and dynamic environmental sustainability strategy
  • Describe materiality matrix and how it can be applied to the aviation industry
  • Analyze different measures your company could implement on its way to sustainability
  • Create a roadmap on how to communicate and align internally
  • Identify the best strategies to communicate about sustainability at your company

Audience

Aviation professional interested in sustainability, environmental manager, sustainability manager, marketing and communications professional

Programme

6 modules

  • Design a Sustainability Strategy
  • Environmental Management Systems in Aviation Intensive
  • Responsible Leadership
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Ethics
  • Carbon Markets and Aviation

Director(s)

Professor Marcelo OLARREAGA, Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), University of Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Leticia SAURA LANAU, University of Geneva

Partnership

IATA, Training and Development Institute
This program is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the burning topic of environmental sustainability in aviation. It offers a full range of courses which will help and guide participants in finding their own answers to what ‘leading responsibly’ means at their workplace and how to engage in responsible decision making and avoid ethical blindness.

Date(s)

28 September 2021
29 September 2021
30 September 2021

Description

Businesses need a new approach to creating long-term value by looking at the impact they have from an economic, social and environmental perspective. This course provides a framework for you to identify a set of measures you can implement to achieve short, medium and long-term benefits from a social and environmental perspective while being conscious of financial sustainability. You will get an overview of the most pressing issues aviation is facing in sustainability and receive guidance and tools to map out the landscape and plan a realistic and achievable sustainability strategy. The strategy includes carefully laid out timelines and goals in order to position your business to meet all regulatory and pressing sustainability issues and to meet passenger and corporate expectations in the marketplace. This course will address a wide range of issues including carbon and water footprints, energy, regulatory requirements, environmental trends, alternative fuels, policy and reporting, stakeholder engagement, strategic marketing and communications, environmental management systems, partnerships and more.

Planning

This course provides 3 days (24 hours) of online instruction.

Date(s)

25 October 2021

Description

In this course you will discover the value and benefits for organizations with good environmental management. Become a specialist in designing and implementing Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for airlines, ground handlers, airline caterers and airline Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Organizations (MROs). During the course, you will learn how to design and develop an aviation-specific management system that drives environmental performance and keeps track of compliance obligations in all kinds of aviation organizations and airline business models.

Planning

This course provides 1 day (8 hours) of online instruction.

Date(s)

15 November 2021
16 November 2021

Description

Over 2 days this course will help guide you in finding your own answers to what ‘’Leading responsibly’ means in your workplace. The course will offer you a platform for reflection and learning about the practical challenges that employees and managers face in their professional life. Each session of the course centers around a hands-on case study, involves interactive class discussions and is enriched with key insights from different academic disciplines, like management, psychology and ethics.

Planning

This course provides 2 days (16 hours) of online instruction.

Date(s)

13 December 2021
14 December 2021

Description

This two-day course will show you the implications of adopting each method, its challenges but also benefits. At the end, participants will be able to assess each option against their own company and drive an informed decision towards the best option for their business model. As ICAO Member States begin to implement the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), there is growing importance for airlines to have a carbon strategy in order to ensure their business is not only compliant but also profitable. There are three options to comply with the environmental goals of the industry: eligible carbon offsets; sustainable aviation fuel; and low-carbon aviation fuel that meets the ICAO sustainability criteria. This two-day course will show you the implications of adopting each method, its challenges but also benefits.

Planning

This course provides 2 days (16 hours) of online instruction.

Date(s)

17 January 2022
18 January 2022

Description

In this 2-day course you will learn how managers can address rising stakeholder expectations and how to engage in responsible decision making to avoid ethical blindness. You will discuss corporate social responsibility and explore various responsible management and compliance tools. You will also frame the theoretical and practical debate around CSR with an overview of its development with a particular focus on the aviation sector, its main CSR challenges and existing CSR approaches. You will also discuss the regulatory context that shapes and constrains responsible corporate conduct, discuss organizational ethics and examine the role of ethics and values in management and the unconscious biases that make responsible decision-making challenging.

Planning

This course provides 2 days (16 hours) of online instruction.

Date(s)

21 February 2022
22 February 2022

Description

This course will examine approved SAF standards, track and report for CORSIA compliance and monitor the status of ICAO approvals for SAF. In this 2-day virtual course you will explore the evolution of CORSIA (Carbon Offset and Reductions Scheme for International Aviation) at ICAO and review compliance and voluntary carbon markets, the standards approved by ICAO for CORSIA compliance, and how carbon offsets are created, bought and sold. You will also look at airlines’ and IATA’s experience with establishing standards for Sustainable Aviation Fuel, while highlighting significant airline investments in SAF off-take agreements and production facilities.

Planning

This course provides 2 days (16 hours) of online instruction.

Admission criteria

  • A minimum of 3 years professional experience
  • Fluency in English. Competency in both written and spoken English at an academic level
  • The ideal candidate has a University degree or equivalent

Steering committee

Prof. Marcelo Olarreaga, Dean GSEM, University of Geneva

Ivica Kovacic, Head Global Partnerships & Innovation IATA Training, International Air Transport Association

Number of participants

A limited number of seats available

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