ethical leadership programme

Critical Leadership Mindset and Skillset for ISO26000 and ESG Champions

An unprecedented global operation with ACI, Edinburgh Business School and Panmure House


Sharpen the mindset and skills for the ESG world and implement with impact for the business and community

3 Modules   |   1-4 hours per week live-online  |   Total 25 hours in 8 weeks

What you will walk away with...

  • An overarching understanding of ISO26000 and ESG framework

  • Develop and articulate a new vision for value creation and facilitate effective implementation in your organisation

  • Wide range of leadership tools

  • Digital badge for your ESG credential 

  • CPD hours and credit-bearing  for a post-graduate qualification


MODULE 0 (1 hour)

Orientation; ISO26000 and ESG framework overview

MODULE 1 (3 x 2-hour sessions | HK$5,800)

Cross-cultural understanding and collaboration

MODULE 2 (3 x 2-hour sessions | HK$5,800)

Crafting a voice for the 4Ps:  Purpose, People, Planet and Principle

MODULE 3 (4 x 3-hour sessions | HK$16,300)

Finding ethical leadership in Adam Smith for the ESG world

How are these sessions conducted?

  • Small group:  6 - 10 pax (excluding facilitators)

  • Wide range of multi-media content including book extracts, movie clips, videos, articles and news to resonate and stimulate ideas

  • Highly interactive; vibrant discussion and peer learning

  • Facilitated by industry and academic leaders from Hong Kong and Edinburgh

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The “Ethical Leadership Programme” is an online executive programme brought to you through the collaboration of GROWDynamics, ACI, Edinburgh Business School and Panmure House, the home of the father of modern economics Adam Smith.  Bespoke, credit-bearing and CPD accredited, this first-of-its-kind programme addresses the keys to integrate ESG into business through alignment of vision and people.  Building on the case of Adam Smith’s “Theory of Moral Sentiments”, this exceptional programme illuminates hearts and inspires  stakeholders to model and communicate ethics with a suite of leadership skills that drive best-in-class practice in its ESG value chain.


This programme is important for organisational ESG champions including management and identified ISO26000 and/or ESG stakeholders.  It goes beyond the ESG reporting framework and addresses key elements to drive effective ESG practice, including vision, teamwork and communication.  In this training, we will equip you with mindset and skills to navigate cultural differences in multi-cultural settings to drive team performances, articulate the 4Ps (purpose, plant, people and principles) in your ESG communication and use Adam Smith case study to develop a suite of leadership tools to integrate your ESG value in business practice.


We welcome corporates and executives to support our youth programme as a community project through sponsorship and speaking engagement.   Find out more



Upon the successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate of completion in digital badge format for credential from GROWDynamics, ACI and Edinburgh Business School.  If you chose to take the exam at the end of the course, on passing you will also receive a Certificate of Achievement issued by Edinburgh Business School and receive 20 credits. 

The course is accredited by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service. You can apply for an official Certificate with 200 CPD hours.   It may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based  professional bodies. 


To receive this certificate you must contact CPD directly through the following link: https://cpduk.co.uk/request-cpd-certificate

More about Panmure House


In 2008 Edinburgh Business School undertook responsibility to rescue and restore Panmure House in Edinburgh, the final remaining home of Adam Smith, philosopher and ‘father of modern economics’. Smith occupied the House between 1778 and 1790, during which time he completed the final editions of his master works: The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations.  Other great luminaries and thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment visited Smith regularly at the House across this period. Today it is once again a meeting place for bright minds – a beautifully restored centre for 21st-century social and economic debate and research.


Key events at Panmure House: 

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Panmure hosted an official visit of DRH the Duke of Forfar to discuss the expansion and beneifts of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme (July 2019)

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Panmure House.  Inspired by the visit, this project became the first thing discussed in her recent Ted talk (May 2019)

The Bank of Japan held an event within Panmure.  In attendance was Mr. Yukata Harada, senior memberof the Policy Board of the Bank (September 2019)