Programs for Current Leaders

Business of Sustainability Summit

Annual program convening diverse cohort of CEOs, chief sustainability officers, and business unit heads along with a small group of our faculty representing all seven schools at Stanford to engage, collaborate and discuss insights, strategies and solutions for global sustainability challenges and opportunities.

Economic Tools for Conservation

This comprehensive two-week training session teaches NGO leaders from around the world how to use economics more strategically and successfully in their conservation work.

Western Conservation Finance Bootcamp

This week-long training program equips land trust professionals with the most effective, cutting-edge tools to succeed in any political, policy or economic environment.

Fisheries Leadership and Sustainability Forum

This partnership among four academic and policy organizations provides professional development, continuing education and informative networking opportunities to regional fishery management council members.

Leopold Leadership Program

This fellowship program provides outstanding academic researchers throughout North America with the skills, approaches and theoretical frameworks for transferring their knowledge into action and for catalyzing change to address the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges.


Programs for Emerging Leaders

First Nations' Futures Institute

This fellowship program for young indigenous leaders focuses on building First Nations’ capacity by developing values-based leadership and integrated asset / resource management solutions.

Rising Environmental Leaders Program

This program helps graduate students and postdoctoral scholars hone their leadership and communications skills to maximize the impact of their research. Professional development opportunities include introductions to global leaders from government, NGOs, think tanks and businesses.

YES (Young Environmental Scholars) Seminar Series

This seminar series brings together graduate students, professional school students and postdoctoral students across Stanford for innovative dialogue, productive collaboration and real world problem-solving on pressing environmental topics.