Sustainability certificate: Leading Sustainable Business Transformation

Mixed Level

Mixed Level



Start Date : 25 August 2024
Sustainability certificate: Leading Sustainable Business Transformation

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IMD Business School


Sustainability certificate: Leading Sustainable Business Transformation

How to build your sustainability roadmap

Sustainability is now a business imperative. But how do you effectively evolve from knowing to doing, empowering you to capitalize on new opportunities?

Leading Sustainable Business Transformation addresses this ‘knowing-doing’ dilemma, providing you with a complete business transformation journey through the lens of sustainability. The program takes you from the why to the how of sustainability, enabling you to build smart, sustainable business models that will future-proof your organization and benefit society.

You will work on your own sustainability challenge and leave with a clear roadmap for sustainable business transformation combined with a rich community of committed peers to support you, a renewed sense of purpose, and deep know-how.

You and your class

You are seeking to influence and embed sustainability at the center of your organizational purpose. You need sustainability tools, frameworks, language, and capabilities to drive this change. Ideally you are a leader with P&L responsibilities or lead a function such as marketing, finance, supply chain, strategy, sustainability etc… Typical profiles include: VP, Global Sustainability, Executive Director of Strategy, Head of Quality, Head of Marketing, Comms & Thought Leadership, VP Corporate Affairs, CEO & Chairman of Board.

Your sustainability journey

You will learn from cutting-edge research, real-world examples, discovery visits, themed masterclasses with expert practitioners, class discussions, case studies, frameworks, and the sustainability signals™ toolkit on opportunities to drive your own sustainable business transformation. You will receive business and leadership coaching to support your journey and deepen the impact of your learnings.


Pre-work; Self-paced

  • Survey

  • Identify individual sustainability challenge

Module 1 – Create a sustainability visionDuration: 3 days – liVe virtual

  • Gain deep insight from top ranked sustainability companies

  • Get inspired by online discovery expeditions to global sustainability champions

  • Harness key sustainability and ESG trends

  • Embed sustainability into strategy

  • Identify sustainable business models & social benefits

Module 2 – Enable courageous dialogueDuration: 5 weeks (self-paced online, 4-6 hrs per week). 1hr weekly check-in virtual

  • Build leadership capabilities to effectively communicate your vision

  • Embed leadership concepts into courageous dialogues

  • Transform mindsets at CXO, top management and functional team levels

Module 3 – Drive organizational changeDuration: 3 days on Lausanne campus

  • Connect dots to make change happen

  • Develop organizational design: measurement, rewards, processes & capabilities

  • Build alliances, partnerships & ecosystems

  • Change tactics

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