Blended program
Leading Sustainable Business Transformation

Build your smart roadmap for a sustainable business future.

Blended program

Leading Sustainable Business Transformation

Build your smart roadmap for a sustainable business future.

Location Blended

Length 3 days liVe virtual, 5 weeks online, 3 days on campus

Fee CHF 9,900

Next program starts 10 May 2023

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.

Learn from top-ranked global sustainability companies

Deep dive into the sustainability landscape, learn from top-ranked global sustainability companies, identify risks and opportunities.

Understand ESG and sustainability best practices

Understand ESG and sustainability best practices and how to apply these to drive organizational change.

Work on your own sustainability challenge

Work on your own sustainability challenge and apply learnings throughout the program.

Future-proof your organization

Future-proof your organization, transitioning to sustainable and scalable business models that build competitive advantage and deliver superior financial results.

Leave with your roadmap

Leave with your own roadmap for sustainable business transformation ready to action in your organization.

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.




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The case studies are inspiring. You learn how other companies are embracing sustainability transformation so you can incorporate whatā€™s relevant into your own strategy. And the program structure gives big value. You get time to reflect and to share ideas back in your company and work together on your learnings.

Andrea Simon VP Strategy Animal Nutrition Business Line, Evonik Operations, Nutrition & Care, Germany

The blend of liVe, online and face-to-face training is fantastic. There is a supportive community of participants who are experiencing similar challenges to you. And different industry players help you understand how to address your own sustainability transformation challenges.

Manuel Rodriguez Sanchez Corporate Strategy Director, Siemens, Germany
Experience the program
Overview of benefits by program faculty.
Participants share program highlights.
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 signalsā„¢ 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.

Insider access

See inside top sustainability companies via discovery expeditions.

Accelerated transformation

Apply learnings to your context for an accelerated transformation.

Personalized coaching

Benefit from individual and group coaching end-to-end.

Community of peers

Build your sustainability ecosystem with a rich community of peers.



  • Survey
  • Identify individual sustainability challenge
Module 1 – Create a sustainability vision

Duration: 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 dialogue

Duration: 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 change

Duration: 3 days on Lausanne campus

  • Connect dots to make change happen
  • Develop organizational design: measurement, rewards, processes & capabilities
  • Build alliances, partnerships & ecosystems
  • Change tactics
Attitude will help solve climate crisis.
Greenwashing: the biggest threat to sustainability.
Professors Haanaes and Henderson are joined by a core team of sustainability experts including:
Inspiring guest speakers
Rob Cameron
Vice President, Global Head of Public Affairs and ESG Engagement, NestlƩ

NestlĆ© is the worldā€™s largest food and beverage company.

Xavier Denoly
Senior Vice President in charge of Sustainable Development, Schneider Electric

The company was ranked the worldā€™s most sustainable company in 2021 by Corporate Knights Global 100 Index.

Annette Stube
Executive Vice President, Sustainability, Stora Enso

Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper.

Brigitta Voss
Pharma Executive Portfolio & Project Management, Strategy, Operations

Brigitta brings a wealth of experience from large cap pharmaceutical companies, such as Roche and Novartis as well as biotech.

Next start & fee

Length: 3 days liVe virtual, 5 weeks online, and 3 days on campus.

10 May – 22 Jun 2023
3 days liVe virtual, 5 weeks online, 3 days on campus
CHF 9,900
20 Sep – 2 Nov 2023
3 days liVe virtual, 5 weeks online, 3 days on campus
CHF 9,900

Tuition, teaching materials, and lunch are included.
All fees quoted are exclusive of any value-added or other indirect taxes that may be due in any country.
IMD reserves the right to modify the program dates, location, and fee at any time.

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