Winning Sustainability Strategies

Embed sustainability into the core of your business
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Starts on
27 September 2021
Duration
5 weeks
(4-6 hours per week)
Program fee
1,950 CHF
Delivery mode
Online
The IMD online difference

Develop essential skills and hone your business acumen with IMD's online programs:

  • Get immediately applicable insights and tools for real impact at work
  • Learn directly from IMD's world-class faculty in a flexible online format
  • Maximize your learning via weekly interactions with your dedicated executive coach 
  • Receive IMD certification upon program completion
Business executives, including C-suite, involved in strategy development and sustainability innovation
Strategy practitioners exploring the strategic implications of sustainability and impact on competitive positioning
Sustainability professionals engaged in implementing the SDGs within a company strategy
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01:53IMD Online - Introduction to Winning Sustainability Strategies
Embed sustainability into the core of your business
Transform your organization towards a more sustainable business model that builds competitive advantage and drives superior performance.

Winning Sustainability Strategies is a 5-week online program that involves 4-6 hours of study per week.

Each week covers a specific unit and features a mixture of asynchronous videos, reading materials individual assignments, group discussions and interaction with your dedicated executive coach.

You can complete the coursework in your own time while meeting weekly deadlines. You will receive IMD certification upon completion of the program.

Weekly one-on-one interaction with your coach ensures that you consolidate your learning, receive feedback on individual assignments and take the time to reflect on your learning journey.

Your coach interacts with you via video, in writing, and on the phone. Over the five weeks of study, you have calls at intervals that enable you to consolidate your learning.

Unit 1: Business in a changing world
      • Find out about the UN SDGs and key global sustainability trends
      • Learn about the vectoring model
      • Complete the sustainability scoresheet for your organization
Unit 2: Developing purpose-driven organizations
      • Understand the importance of focus on specific sustainability issues
      • Learn the concept of materiality and apply it to your organization
      • Reformulate your company purpose
Unit 3: Reporting on targets and progress
      • Learn how to design a robust sustainability reporting framework for your company
      • Understand how to embed the SDGs into your business strategy
      • Find out how to successfully position sustainability within a modern business context
Unit 4: Transformation toward a circular economy
      • Understand how to address opportunities and threats arising from the circular economy
      • Apply tools such as the waste hierarchy and stakeholder partnerships
      • Examine circular strategies for solution development
Unit 5: Implementing sustainability
      • Create a high-level action plan to implement sustainability strategy in our organization
      • Examine the potential of innovation platforms and collaborative networks
      • Anticipate resistance and obtain superior engagement from teams
Benoit Leleux
Prof Benoit Leleux
Stephan Schmidheiny Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at IMD

Dr Leleux is the Stephan Schmidheiny Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at IMD, where he serves as Program Director of Winning Sustainability Strategies and Foundations for Business Leadership. He was…

Jan van der Kaaij
 Jan van der Kaaij
Co-Founder at Finch & Beak Sustainability Consulting

Jan is Co-founder of Finch & Beak, a European consultancy specialized in accelerating sustainability. He teaches at IMD and Moscow School of Management, and is co-author of "Winning Sustainability Strategies: finding…

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Find purpose, drive innovation and execute change with the Winning Sustainability Strategies program. Download the program information to learn more about:

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