Are you ready to act now on ESG?

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors have become a global imperative, placing companies under increasing scrutiny. This heightened stakeholder focus means boards are confronted with new expectations. Yet few directors are equipped to govern ESG issues.

Driving Sustainability from the Boardroom is a highly experiential program that immerses you in the complex and multifaceted realities of ESG. Part of IMD’s collaboration with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), it will enable you to fulfill your role of influencing and steering the integration of sustainability into your company's strategy.

lead conversations

Be ready to lead conversations and ask the right questions in and out of the boardroom by acquiring full ESG literacy.


Identify and leverage ESG opportunities for your company’s long-term success and reputation. 


Understand how ESG expands your fiduciary and accountability duties in your role as steward of your company's long-term success.


Gain experience of handling difficult ESG conversations and responding to ESG crises through immersive in-class simulations.

It is becoming increasingly clear that good governance drives environmental and social responsibility, not the other way round. To be future-fit, boards must understand how their companies can deliver on their ESG commitments through a robust strategy.

Professor Knut Haanaes

Program Co-Director

ESG affects the bottom line of an organization. It is ambitious in scale and scope, yet ambiguously defined. Boards today should understand its complex realities and the options and solutions that can be leveraged for long-term success.

Professor Salvatore Cantale

Program Co-Director

Next start & fee
Program duration: 10-day countdown + 2 days on campus


CHF 7,500

Special launch fee for IMD Alumni and WBCSD member organizations: CHF 5,500

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