Pioneer ESG leadership in hospitality

The Energy & Environment Alliance (EEA) and the King’s College London Executive Education Programme has been designed by world leading academics, researchers, global industry leaders and hospitality investors. The launch of the programme coincides with a shift in international financial regulation to make ESG reporting mandatory. The impact has been compared to the introduction of global financial reporting standards after the Wall Street Crash in 1929.

The Programme has been designed to equip the hospitality industry’s C-suite, boards, non-executive and executive directors, with actionable insights and knowledge to drive change in a commercially sustainable and scientifically robust way.

Programme participants will be able to:

  • Pilot their business through the complex and rapidly changing landscape of ESG regulation
  • Design and deploy effective ESG strategies
  • Energise and inspire senior executives to lead ESG transformation across the business
  • Mitigate risk and unlock ESG opportunities to drive greater value in the short and long term
  • Future-proof investments
  • Better access green finance
  • Gain state of the art knowledge on climate risk, climate finance and non-financial accounting
  • Understand the science driving the climate change agenda

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Course essentials

Designed for extremely busy professionals, the course is delivered part-time through live online webinars and self-paced online learning. Online sessions will be highly interactive, led by leading faculty at King's Business School with contributions from high profile speakers. Networking across the industry will be supported by a final in-person session at King's central London executive education site the EEA annual summit and regional activities.

Graduates of the programme will have the opportunity to continue learning through online refresher sessions that will continue to run after the official course closes, keeping you up to date with the latest changes and innovations in the rapidly evolving sphere of ESG. All graduates of the programme will receive a certificate from King's College London and will become part of the King's Business School Executive Education alumni community with access to thought leadership, events and future learning discounts. Certificates will be awarded at a graduation ceremony during the end of the programme.

The course will cover:

ESG 2.0 - an overview of the science and what we mean by ESG. How ESG has evolved and is evolving, and what this means for your business. Explore the industry and personal barriers to embracing shifts in this area and how you can develop yourself and others to succeed.

The Spirit of Regulation and The Role of Law – understand the latest regulations and reporting requirements. Explore the role of law and look into the future of policy and expected developments.

Green Finance – a crucial module looking at physical and transition risk, green finance and greeniums. Fully immerse yourself in the new concepts of value and learn how to avoid stranded assets. Understand best practice and, crucially, avoid the potential pitfalls lurking in non-financial accounting and integrated reporting.

Marketing Sustainability – explore the corporate and consumer views of sustainability and differences between luxury and budget segments in approaches and perceptions. Interrogate new models of consumption relevant to hospitality and delve into the warnings around greenwashing. Explore how sophisticated methods communication can drive behavioural change in consumers and stakeholders.

Leading Sustainable Transformation – deploy theories of change and cross-functional decision making to roadmap how you can lead and transform your organisation through a sustainable transition.

Individual project – as part of the course you will be supported to work on your own change initiative for your business using tools, support and insights gathered from the course, giving you a tangible takeaway to implement in your own organisation and a process on which you can model future plans.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed explicitly for the leadership of the sector and you will join a selective cohort of peers driving business impact and change.

To find out more about the group and to discuss whether the course is right for you please free to contact the team for an informal discussion:

Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the Energy and Environment Alliance at


Lucky Singh, Client Relationship Manager at King’s Business School at

Bespoke for the industry

Responsible for 7.6% of global GDP* and employing 295 million people** the travel and tourism sector has a powerful opportunity to leave a legacy of change and leadership across sustainable business. Join your peers to shape the future of the industry and our world.

Developed for the hospitality sector this course draws on the Energy and Environment Alliance's deep and detailed understanding of the sector and King's Business School's track record in sustainability research and high-quality executive education.

This course is unique in offering the only senior executive ESG programme designed explicitly for senior leaders in the hospitality sector, bringing together investors, operators and owners. Co-created with input from workshops conducted with your peers across the world, the programme covers the breadth and depth of topics most pertinent for senior executives grappling with sustainability challenges.


This course is developed and delivered in partnership with the Energy and Environment Alliance  (EEA).

The EEA  is a coalition of investors, developers, owners, operators, and asset managers of the global lodging industry, including hotels, apart hotels and serviced apartments.

It works to help transition the lodging industry to net zero carbon (NZC) and environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance/leadership in a timely, scientifically robust, and commercially sustainable way.

Working with renowned experts, the EEA provides guidance and tools to enable its members to mitigate risk and maximise ESG related opportunities.

Representing the industry to global policy-makers and institutions, the EEA advocates intelligent regulation that will facilitate the sustainable development of the  lodging sector globally.

By contacting us you agree to sharing the personal data you provide with King’s College London and the Energy and Environment Alliance and to be contacted with future information on the course and relevant KCL and EEA activities. You can stop communications at any time by contacting the same email address.

Faculty King's Business School

Dr Marc Lepere leads the course and King’s Business School’s ESG and Sustainability executive education. Marc has published in leading publications including Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Financial Times. He is also Founder and Chief Science Officer of Omnevue and has served as Chief Marketing Officer at Havas Worldwide, Executive VP for McCann Erickson WorldGroup and Deputy Chairman of Dentsu EMEA. In 2023 Marc hosted the EEA Annual Summit.

Expert module leaders and speakers on the course will include:

Professor David Aikman is Professor of Finance Practice and Director of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance. David has previously worked with the Bank of England, the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC and the Bank of Japan.

Dr Megan Bowman is Associate Professor in Law and Director of the Centre for Climate Law and Governance in the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London. Her expertise focuses on financial and corporate law in the context of climate change and planetary sustainability.

Professor Giana Eckhardt is Professor in Marketing and Vice Dean of Engagement and Executive Education at King’s Business School. She is a leading expert in the field of consumer behaviour, branding, consumer social responsibility, consumer culture and the sharing economy.

Professor Dana Minbaeva is Professor of Human Resource Management at King’s Business School. Her research on strategic international human resource management has appeared in top journals and she has led executive courses and teaching internationally. She is also founder and research partner of Nordic Human Capital Advisory ApS.