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If you're looking to make a difference in the world, online courses can help you get there. Many social impact jobs require specific skills and knowledge, which you can gain by taking online courses. Plus, online courses offer flexibility and convenience that can be helpful when you're juggling a full-time job or other commitments.
So if you're looking to make a difference in the world, online courses can be a great way to get started. Check out some of our favorite online courses below, and get started on your path to a social impact job today!
Move your business toward net-zero emissions. Develop the skills to conduct a climate change risk assessment for your business.Register with GetSmarter
Learn how to manage the risks and opportunities of climate change, lead the shift to net zero emissions, and restructure your business model for long-term value and resilience.Register with GetSmarter
The Online Certificate in Carbon Reduction and Net Zero Strategies is designed for Sustainability and Climate professionals who want to acquire the necessary practical skills to apply a carbon reduction strategy. The course provides practical information, case studies and best practices, along with information on International standards relating to Carbon Reduction, Net Zero Strategies and Reporting, such as WRI GHG Protocol, Scope 1,2,3 CDP, Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), GRI. The course is accredited by CPD.Register with Sustainability Academy
Climate Fit is a free online training course to help SMEs reduce their carbon emissions and join the collective race to net zero.Sign up to SME Climate Hub
Responding to the pressing need for a common understanding of “net zero” in a corporate context, the Net-Zero Standard offers the world's first framework for corporate net-zero target setting in line with climate science. In this 20-minute, interactive e-learning course delivered by the UN Global Compact Academy and the Science Based Targets initiative, you will: discover how the Net-Zero Standard provides a common, robust, and science-based understanding of net-zero; receive guidance on how to set science-based net-zero targets consistent with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C; align your company's near- and long-term targets with climate science.Register with the UN Global Compact Academy
It is no longer acceptable for organisations to focus entirely on financial success if they are to be competitive on the global stage. As corporate scandals continue to make headlines, you will expand your strategic thinking beyond your organisation’s competitive financial environment to consider its broader impact on society. You will grapple with the conflicting outcomes of maximising financial return and societal impact as you develop the skills to create a balance that is sustainable.Try for free on Coursera
Welcome to the People Technology & Future of Mobility course! This course provides a lay-person’s introduction to some of the major technological innovations currently underway in the mobility space and asks learners to apply a variety of social science concepts to understand the likely social impacts of these technologies. The course is appropriate for learners from all backgrounds and does not require prior training in engineering or social science.Try for free on Coursera
This course introduces the academic approach of Sustainability and explores how today’s human societies can endure in the face of global change, ecosystem degradation and resource limitations. The course focuses on key knowledge areas of sustainability theory and practice, including population, ecosystems, global change, energy, agriculture, water, environmental economics and policy, ethics, and cultural history.Try for Free on Coursera
If you’re in the social innovation space, this 6-week online entrepreneurship course will inspire you, help you understand the challenges of the start-up process, and offer the space, structure, and support for you to flush out your idea. It’s perfect for impact-oriented entrepreneurs, from social enterprise to the non-profit space or even an intrapreneurship venture within an existing organization.Register with University of Peace
There is always a need to monitor the progress of the services your organization offers and to measure the outcomes and impact of your program. Are you serving the public you intended to serve? Are you reaching all the people you are targeting? Are you offering services in the quantity and quality you had anticipated? These are some of the questions you will learn to ask in this course and find ways to answer at your own work place.Register with University of Peace
You know social media is important. What is your strategy? How are you going to build community? How are you going to format your message to create social good? The rules of communication are constantly changing. Our world rushes by in images, characters and statements via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok. What do these new rules of communication mean for you personally and professionally?Register with University of Peace
Want to make a difference for the environment, but not sure how? You have the power to make small changes in your life—and a whole bunch of people making small changes adds up to a massive impact!Watch for Free with 30 Day Skillshare Trial
In this highly practical lesson, you will learn how to attract Millennial donors through the strategic use of media marketing.Watch for Free with 30 Day Skillshare Trial
Is your nonprofit or school always short on funds? Do you keep hearing, “There’s so much grant money out there! Why don’t you apply!” Do other organizations seem to make it look so easy to get grants, but you feel like you’re fighting for every dime? Stop spinning your wheels and start searching for grants like a ninja.Watch for Free with 30 Day Skillshare Trial
This class is for anyone who has an interest in starting any type of nonprofit organization. You need not have any prior experience in business, but some knowledge of the way nonprofits work can be a bonus.Watch for Free with 30 Day Skillshare Trial
Want to make a difference in the world, but not sure how? You have the power to take actions to drive social change on the issues you care about, from poverty and inequality, to climate change and sustainability—the only thing stopping you from being an effective changemaker is an understanding of social change and your role within it.Watch for Free with 30 Day Skillshare Trial
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