Develop your sustainability plan for lasting change

Are you looking at transforming your organization towards a more sustainable business model? How do you develop a clear business case for your approach to sustainability? Winning Sustainability Strategies is designed to help you integrate sustainability in your strategy so you can maintain your competitive edge.

The program equips you with a practical framework for identifying and evaluating the relative performance of sustainability programs. You will learn to use “vectoring” as a key strategic tool to develop your own sustainability plan, embed the UN Sustainable Development Goals into your company’s core strategy, and assess the impact of sustainability programs on competitiveness.

At the end of the program, you will not only have your fully developed sustainability plan for lasting change, but will also be equipped with applicable tools and insights on driving performance and innovation through a coherent sustainability strategy.

Embed SDGs into your business strategy

Enhance your understanding of how to embed the SDGs into your business strategy

Learn about the vectoring model

Learn about the vectoring model and its application as a key strategic tool

Get familiar with the concept of materiality

Get familiar with the concept of materiality and its implications for your business

Business opportunities arising from the circular economy

Explore business opportunities arising from the circular economy

Action plan for your sustainability strategy

Create a high-level action plan to implement your sustainability strategy

You and your class

You are a business executive (including C-suite), strategy practitioner or sustainability professional, interested in the business case for sustainability and its strategic implications. Your work involves strategy development, driving sustainability innovation, or embedding the UN SDGs into the company’s core strategy. You are eager to acquire new skills, competencies and tools to develop or further enhance your capabilities for designing and executing successful sustainability programs.

Your class is individually put together through a selection process to ensure that you experience the most impactful learning with 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.

Next session
Duration: 5 weeks of study (4-6 hours per week)

CHF 1,950


CHF 1,950


CHF 1,950


CHF 1,750 for IMD alumni


Application deadline:

Application deadline closes 2 weeks before the session starts.


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