On campus program
Driving Sustainability from the Boardroom

Chart your company’s ESG path to long-term success.

On campus program

Driving Sustainability from the Boardroom

Chart your company’s ESG path to long-term success.

Location
Lausanne
Length
2 days
Fee
CHF 7,500
Next program starts
08 October 2024
Eligible for
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.

IMD’s 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.

ESG Literacy

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

ESG Upsides

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

ESG Stewardship

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

ESG Crisis Management

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

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You and your class

You are a current or aspiring board member, chairperson or board secretary. You understand that sustainability and ESG are boardroom imperatives and want to efficiently elevate your stewardship role for your company’s future.

Your class is carefully selected to ensure a truly diverse group of global peers. Your class will become a trusted resource, encourage your learning journey and surprise you in many unanticipated beneficial ways both during and beyond your classroom experience. Read more about admission criteria.

Experience the program
Driving Sustainability from the Boardroom: inside the program
“I loved the interactive way of doing things.” – Hear more about past participants’ experiences.
“There is a disconnect between risk management practice and sustainability ambition.” – Rodney Irwin, guest speaker from the WBCSD.
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A valuable board community

On completion of this program, you will be part of IMD’s board community. This network of board program alumni meets regularly – face-to-face and virtually – to exchange board experiences from different contexts and discuss the latest developments and trends in governance. You will be able to count on this valuable community of peers for advice and support far into the future.

Next start & fee

Length: 10-day countdown + 2 days on campus

Dates
8 Oct – 9 Oct 2024
Location
Lausanne
Length
2 days
Price
CHF 7,500
Dates
10 Mar – 11 Mar 2025
Location
Lausanne
Length
2 days
Price
CHF 7,500
Dates
2 Jun – 3 Jun 2025
Location
Lausanne
Length
2 days
Price
CHF 7,500
Dates
13 Oct – 14 Oct 2025
Location
Lausanne
Length
2 days
Price
CHF 7,500

Special fee for WBCSD member organizations: CHF 5,500

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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.

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Knut Haanaes Program Co-Director
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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.

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Salvatore Cantale Program Co-Director
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Program has been shortlisted for QS Reimagine Education Awards

IMD’s Driving Sustainability from the Boardroom has been selected as a finalist for the QS Reimagine Education Awards, in the Sustainability Education category.

This year, the Reimagine Education Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of Education – marks its tenth anniversary of recognizing innovative approaches that improve student learning outcomes and career prospects.

IMD’s entry stood out among 1.200+ submissions across 17 awards. This prestigious achievement reflects our passion and dedication to push the boundaries of education and our unwavering commitment to excellence.

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Two pathways to board excellence

Make your mark in the boardroom with IMD’s board diplomas, for aspiring or seasoned board members.

IMD board diplomas

Two pathways to board excellence

Make your mark in the boardroom with IMD’s board diplomas, for aspiring or seasoned board members.