Low Carbon Business School

Accelerating the global transition to low carbon business.

Build your climate literacy

Low Carbon Business School is being built by a team of designers, material practitioners and entrepreneurs who believe that we can re-frame, re-purpose and renew the businesses of today to be fit for the low carbon future we need.

and put it to work!

The next decade of each and every industry will be defined by the individuals who accelerate this transition. At Low Carbon Business School you will find others on this journey, doing what they can, to both learn from and be inspired by.

We'll help you...

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Boost Your Climate Literacy
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Make Informed Decisions In Your Work
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Learn From Experts and Other Employees

Upcoming Courses: 

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Introduction to Low Carbon Business
The five step foundation course:
What is a Low Carbon Business?

What influence can your business have on a low carbon economy?
What role does low carbon manufacturing play?

We take a systems approach to climate action - what it can mean, what it can cause, and how you can trigger it. Starting with understanding how business can influence a low carbon economy, and how you can influence your business, we take a look at decarbonisation and the approach we need to get there.

Want an example? We show you the businesses adopting a systems lens to their impact.

The Role of Businesses

How did we get here, and where can we go?
What can a new business model look like, and why should we take an exponential view of business efficiency?


In this lesson, we re-evaluate what we assume to be true of a successful business. We start with what 'business as usual' has meant so far, and look at how better businesses can be designed.

Want an example? We dig into a case study, relevant to your industry.

The Role of Products

Why should we consider the full lifecycle of products?
What is the potential of more circular supply chains?


We believe products, and how they're designed, has untapped potential. Acknowledging the role of consumption in the climate crisis, we challenge you to view products as both themselves a system, and as part of a global network of impact.

Want an example? Through a case study relevant to your industry, we evaluate the power of products.

The Role of Individuals

Ever viewed yourself as a lever of change?
Want to see how the smallest actions can act as a trigger?


Businesses, and products, are co-designed by you. Soon, every job will be a climate job. How can you future-proof your perspective? What are the first steps in converting climate anxiety to action?

Want an example? We highlight individuals relevant to your industry, and how they have taken their first steps.

From Understanding to Action

What next?
Where now?


Finally, we provide a mental methodology to how you can view your actions. In your own time, we encourage you to ask questions, call for systems change, and trigger better business and product design. For when you're ready, we equip you with the resources you need.

Want an example? We'll invite you to participate your experience, and learn from others, via our online community. You'll also have the chance to meet your cohort virtually, via our one-off group session.

Find a start date that suits you:

Introduction to Low Carbon Business

World class contributors.
Case studies relevant to your industry.
Activities, readings and resources to get you started, on your own journey.

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    Level: All
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    Days: 5
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    Duration: 10 minutes / day
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    8 case studies
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    Fully remote, via Email
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    Limited number of spaces
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    1x 'Path to Action' workshop

Introduction to Low Carbon Business

World class contributors.
Case studies relevant to your industry.
Activities, readings and resources to get you started, on your own journey.

Join this cohort
about THIS course
  • A small image of three bars, increasing in size from left to right. The first bar is dark blue, the next is light blue, and the final bar is orange.
    Level: All
  • A small image of a calendar, with a red top and light blue dates.
    Days: 5
  • A small image of an orange circle, with two yellow lines representing the hands of a clock.
    Duration: 10 minutes / day
  • A red triangle pointing downwards, overlapping with a light blue rectangle below.
    8 case studies
  • An orange triangle pointing downwards, which has been cut into three segments.
    Fully remote, via Email
  • A dark blue 'i' representing a person
    Limited number of spaces
  • A blue triangle overlayed by a yellow triangle, with an orange circle behind and two black lines in front.
    Invitation to Community Hub
  • A small image of a blue square, with an orange border, and a dark blue 'i' in front representing a person
    1x 'Path to Action' workshop

Introduction to Low Carbon Business

World class contributors.
Case studies relevant to your industry.
Activities, readings and resources to get you started, on your own journey.

Join this cohort
about THIS course
  • A small image of three bars, increasing in size from left to right. The first bar is dark blue, the next is light blue, and the final bar is orange.
    Level: All
  • A small image of a calendar, with a red top and light blue dates.
    Days: 5
  • A small image of an orange circle, with two yellow lines representing the hands of a clock.
    Duration: 10 minutes / day
  • A red triangle pointing downwards, overlapping with a light blue rectangle below.
    8 case studies
  • An orange triangle pointing downwards, which has been cut into three segments.
    Fully remote, via Email
  • A dark blue 'i' representing a person
    Limited number of spaces
  • A blue triangle overlayed by a yellow triangle, with an orange circle behind and two black lines in front.
    Invitation to Community Hub
  • A small image of a blue square, with an orange border, and a dark blue 'i' in front representing a person
    1x 'Path to Action' workshop

Introduction to Low Carbon Business

World class contributors.
Case studies relevant to your industry.
Activities, readings and resources to get you started, on your own journey.

Join this cohort
about THIS course
  • A small image of three bars, increasing in size from left to right. The first bar is dark blue, the next is light blue, and the final bar is orange.
    Level: All
  • A small image of a calendar, with a red top and light blue dates.
    Days: 5
  • A small image of an orange circle, with two yellow lines representing the hands of a clock.
    Duration: 10 minutes / day
  • A red triangle pointing downwards, overlapping with a light blue rectangle below.
    8 case studies
  • An orange triangle pointing downwards, which has been cut into three segments.
    Fully remote, via Email
  • A dark blue 'i' representing a person
    Limited number of spaces
  • A blue triangle overlayed by a yellow triangle, with an orange circle behind and two black lines in front.
    Invitation to Community Hub
  • A small image of a blue square, with an orange border, and a dark blue 'i' in front representing a person
    1x 'Path to Action' workshop

Low Carbon Field Notes

Low Carbon Field Notes is a bi-weekly dispatch from me, Dom Potter, on how the future of low carbon business is unfolding. I’ll be picking out the low carbon signals in the noise, highlighting emerging innovations and documenting the journey of what it is like to be building a low carbon startup.

I’m the founder of MadeFrom. Before MadeFrom I was Global Entrepreneur in Residence at IKEA, Professor of Practice in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The University of Nottingham Business School and an entrepreneur. After five years living in the forest of Sweden I now live on the North West coast of the UK.

Benefits
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    Industry Insight
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    Free Access
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Our Mission

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We're Focused On Change

We don't document how the world currently exists.
We design the world we need and want, for everyone.

We Believe In Products

How we design products has never been more important.
It's time we saw impact as something we can design for.

We're Designing A New Kind of School

We believe climate literacy is part of the foundation of better businesses and better products.
We believe climate action needs to be collective, intersectional and community-led.

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