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MSc Sustainability Leadership - Online Information Evening  

Sustainability is a leadership imperative in today’s world, as organisations face increasing pressure to respond to complex global problems such as climate change, labour exploitation, and persistent inequality. This programme will equip students with the leadership skills to address the challenges, risks, and opportunities that environmental sustainability and social responsibility present for contemporary businesses and organisations.

University of Galway has been named the number one university in Ireland for sustainable development for a second year in a row, and we are also ranked 34th in the world by Times Higher Education THE Impact Rankings 2023.

The MSc Sustainability Leadership has a Flexible delivery, online, evenings, and can be studied from anywhere in Europe, with only four in-person block requirements over two years. Participants will also undertake an immersive international study visit to one of our leading international University partners.Join us online as Dr. Orla Lenihan, Programme Director provides an overview of the programme. The session will also include short presentations from Dr Johanna Clancy, Dr Sheila Malone, Professor Christine Domegan, and Conor O' Dowd, CEO, The Port of Galway.

For more information on this exciting new programme visit: MSc Sustainability Leadership

Panelist Bios

Dr Orla Lenihan – Programme Director, MSc Sustainability Leadership

Dr. Orla Lenihan is an Assistant Professor in J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, University of Galway. Orla holds a PhD in Corporate Governance and she is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Orla's research focuses on corporate boards of directors and executive incentives. Her current work examines board oversight of sustainability issues such as climate change. Orla teaches in the areas of corporate governance, sustainability, and corporate finance at postgraduate and executive level. She has led the design of new modules and innovative assessment methods that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Professor Christine Domegan

Professor Christine Domegan, B. Comm, MBS, PhD is a Personal Professor of Social Marketing in the Marketing Discipline at University of Galway. Christine is also an Adjunct Professor of Social Marketing at Griffith University in Australia and Honorary Professor at the Institute of Social Marketing and Health, Stirling University, UK.

Christine's interests, distinctive skills and leadership lie in three aspects of business and society intersection - in research, teaching and management - all focused on critical emerging issues such as sustainability, climate action, systems change and transitions. Christine is the Research Leader for the Applied Systems Thinking unit within the School of Business and Economics, University of Galway, investigating Systems-thinking Social Marketing for Systemic Change and highly participatory Stakeholder Engagement through a multidisciplinary lens with partners in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Christine teaches Sustainable Marketing and Social Marketing at undergraduate and postgraduate, including extensive PhD supervision, as well as topics such as Systems Thinking and Practice, Marketing Research and Marketing Theory and Philosophy.

Dr Johanna Clancy

Dr. Johanna Clancy is a Lecturer in Business Enterprise at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at the University of Galway.

Her research interests include; multinational company (MNC) subsidiary evolution and innovation; MNC parent-subsidiary relations; and regional entrepreneurship. Social enterprise and civic engagement, and the interface between the Region and the University in this regard. More recently her work has focussed on the area of responsible management education. Johanna leads on the School's commitment to the UN Principles for Responsible Management (PRME), a global platform for advancing responsible management education.

Dr. Clancy teaches the module Responsible Management and Leadership on the MSc Sustainability Leadership. Dr Clancy’s module is underpinned by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and analyses the challenges related to ethics, responsibility and sustainability (ERS) facing business leaders. Through a balance of theory and practice our students generate real-life solutions towards resolving these.

Dr Sheila Malone

Dr. Sheila Malone is a Lecturer in Marketing at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at the University of Galway. Dr. Malone is a member of the Academy of Marketing Science, and the Academy of Marketing, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Her research interests include: Consumer Behaviour, Hedonic Consumption, Ethical Consumption, Emotions, Services Marketing Theory, Tourism Marketing esp. Ethical/Responsible & Eco-Tourism practices, Food Consumption, Qualitative Research Methods, Transformative Consumer Research: sustainability and community wellbeing.

Dr. Malone teaches the module Consumption and The Consumerist Society on the MSc Sustainability Leadership. This module provides students with a critical understanding of the intersection between consumption and sustainability in a rapidly changing consumer society with particular reference to sustainable production and consumption (SDG 12).

Conor O'Dowd, Chief Executive Officer of Galway Harbour Company

Conor began his career in KPMG Dublin and worked as an audit director until his relocation to KPMG Galway in late 2007. Conor has served on the Council of Galway Chamber of Commerce for many years and served as its President from May 2016 to May 2017. Conor is a co-founder and non- executive director of the Galway City Innovation District, the operator of the PorterShed, which operates an innovation centre and space for start-ups to foster innovation and attract foreign direct investment to Galway.


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