Descriptions, Dates and Fees
One Planet Leaders is a talent development initiative targeted at leaders committed to discovering new ways for increasing their performance and delivering exceptional results.
Integrate sustainability across your business to drive value creation and benefit the planet:
- Develop a clear understanding of which sustainability issues are relevant and a priority for your business
- Establish and implement more sustainable business models
- Improve your ability to successfully lead change
- Acquire sustainability concepts and methodologies to create and measure sustainable performance
CHF 9,500 for the first participant
CHF 8,000 for each additional participant from the same organization, for IMD and One Planet Leaders (OPL) alumni, for WWF partner companies and for CSL member companies
One Planet Leaders is a talent development initiative targeted at leaders committed to discovering new ways for increasing their performance and delivering exceptional results. These leaders include business executives who have strategic responsibilities in their organizations; senior executives and leaders from the public sector and non profit organizations with the influence and ambition to make a sustainable and lasting contribution to their organizations and society.
The program is also appropriate for investors seeking a deeper and more relevant understanding of how companies are incorporating sustainability into their strategies and operations and using integrated reporting to track their performance.
The following companies have put their trust in OPL in the past by sending participants to the program:
- Chief Economist, IATA
- Chief Executive, IKEA foundation
- Consumer Trait & Sustainability Manager, Monsanto
- Corporate Affairs Executive, SAP Africa
- Director of Sales, The Boeing Company
- Director R&D, Procter & Gamble
- Directorate, BERR UK Government
- Executive Director, UBP
- General Manager, Sony
- Global Deputy Head Design & Development, Shell International
- Group SVP Marketing Officer, Sodexo
- European Director CSR & Product Safety, Canon
- Head of CSR & Sustainability, Etihad Airways
- Operations Director, Brenntag
- Senior Vice President Communications, Neste Oil Corporation
- Vice President EMEA & Head of Client Service, Hill & Knowlton
- Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, Metso
"An extremely valuable course, both for the sustainability professional and also for any business manager. Talks in the language of business."
Julian Walker-Palin, Head of Corporate Policy for Sustainability and Ethics
Asda Stores (Walmart), UK
"Embedding sustainability into organizations is complicated. OPL provides real thought leadership in this fast moving arena."
Paul Turner, Group Community & Sustainable Business Director
Lloyds Banking Group, UK
"Pushing the boundaries of traditional business model thinking."
Helen Wright, Head of Environmental Affairs
"One Planet Leaders is the perfect combination of theory, practice and inspiration. This is the best course I've taken in years. It really changed who I am and how I can lead positive changes for my business and the world we live in. You finish the program energized and ready for action."
Raphael Hitzke, Senior Product Marketing Engineer
Intel Corporation, USA
"One Planet Leaders brings sustainability minded leaders from various industries together to reflect on where we want to go and how to get there - simply inspirational!"
Bruno Fux, Manager Global Projects
When you transform the way business works, you begin to transform the world around you. Short-term economic success is no longer the main criteria to lead an organization. Today we need to be mindful of the impact of our choices and actions on the natural and social environment and learn how to confront sustainability dilemmas. Frequently, improving performance in one dimension means decreasing performance in the other, and trade-offs are more common than not. Business success in today's marketplace is measured by a leader's capability to produce economic results and positively respond to social and environmental demands from all business stakeholders.
One Planet Leaders (OPL) addresses the critical issues of business sustainability and will empower you and your organization to integrate sustainability at the heart of your business strategy - to drive value creation and benefit the planet.
On the program, we will explore the following dimensions of sustainability and selected topics such as:
Business strategy and sustainability
- Sustainability as a trigger for business innovation
- Making sustainability a key element of a company's business strategy and identifying where to focus your efforts
- Leverage sustainability as driver of innovation and competitive advantage
- Lead the way towards a sustainable future
The social dimension of sustainability
- Poverty alleviation
- Engaging business and sustainability stakeholders
- The ethics of sustainability: the real meaning of the firm's and the leader's social responsibility
Personal leadership and sustainability
- Becoming the agent of change in your organization
- Embedding a culture of sustainability throughout the organization
- Addressing sustainability business dilemmas
The ecological dimension
- The ecosystems approach to sustainability
- The role of biodiversity in productivity
- Resource scarcity
Finance and sustainability
- Sustainability and financial performance
- Providing value for shareholders over the long-term
- The role of investment and capital markets
Thought leadership - You will learn through cutting-edge and practical research material from IMD Faculty and the IMD Global Center for Sustainability Leadership, from experts at WWF and leading businesses - and from your peers, a diverse and experienced group of executives representing a wide range of nationalities, functional backgrounds and industry experience.
Relevant to your business - The program is structured to help you place sustainability efforts in the context of your business objectives, formulate and execute sustainable strategies, and carry out successful integrated reporting efforts.
Our Faculty members are recognized world authorities in their fields. Dividing their time between teaching, research and working with international companies, they remain on top of the latest management trends.
You can expect timely, innovative learning activities, materials and content in all IMD programs.
|OPL Program Co-Directors|
Head of Business Education, WWF International
MSc Lund University
Fees and Conditions
In this section, you will find important information on the program fee, application, invoicing, cancellation and transfer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our program advisors.
The program fee (which can be found on the overview page) includes tuition, teaching materials, and lunch on weekdays. Travel or living expenses are not covered. You must settle your own hotel bills, both when in Lausanne and on off-campus assignments, as well as all dinners and lunches on weekends when applicable. IMD reserves the right to modify the program fee at any time.
To make a non-binding reservation, send us a completed tentative reservation form. This carries no obligation and is not a substitute for the formal application form.
Application & invoicing
Your application is forwarded to the Program Director who will evaluate it to ensure that the program corresponds to your objectives and profile. This can take approximately 1 week.
The Information & Registration office will notify you of the outcome of your application. If you are accepted, they will send your acceptance letter and invoice fee together by priority mail. From this point, your enrollment will be considered firm by both you and IMD.
Please pay the program fee within 30 days of the invoice date and no later than the commencement of the program. If you register within 1 month of the start of the program, you must settle the invoice immediately without exception.
Payment can be made by bank transfer or credit card.
Up to six weeks before the program start date, a program coordinator will contact you with information on hotels and pre-program preparation. Please note that IMD reserves enough rooms for each participant on the program.
If accepted, you understand that you must be completely free of professional duties while attending this program and that you must attend all scheduled sessions and activities.
|Cancellation & Transfer Policy|
|IMD must be notified in writing of all cancellations and transfers. If you are admitted to a program, but find that you are unable to attend, you have the following cancellation and transfer options:|
Up to six weeks before program start:
Note: IMD programs tend to be fully booked well in advance. Space may not be available in a later session.
From six weeks to up to 11 days before program start:
Within 10 days before program start:
A participant can be substituted on the same program session without incurring any fees. The substitute needs to apply and be admitted.
Note: Once you have paid the program tuition fee, if you do not attend another program within 24 months, the program fee will be forfeited.
|Cancellation and transfer policy|