Stanford Center for Professional Development
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.
Who should attend
This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn to make sustainability an important part of their organization’s operations – no prior background or experience in sustainability needed.
About the course
(This is the online course in the Strategies for Sustainability program.)
In this course, you’ll learn how a commitment to sustainability can contribute to your organization’s financial well-being while helping to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, including the depletion of natural resources, social injustice, and climate change. You’ll become versed in the language of sustainability and learn practical tools and strategies to increase the impact and performance of your organization.
You Will Learn
- How to tackle both the challenges and opportunities facing organizations in today’s complex world
- How employees, customers, and communities are increasingly influencing business strategy and outcomes
- What decision-making frameworks and tools are most effective in furthering social, financial and environmental sustainability
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A score of 85% must be achieved to successfully pass the exam. A digital record of completion from Stanford University will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.
It is required that participants complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam to receive their digital record of completion.
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor in Environmental Studies and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute PAMELA MATSON is an interdisciplinary sustainability scientist, academic leader, and organizational strategist. She served as dean of Stanford University’s School of Earth, Energy and Environment...
Julia Novy-Hildesley is Professor of the Practice and Executive Director of Stanford's Leadership for Sustainability Program, which includes the Sustainability Science and Practice Interdisciplinary Master’s degree. Her research and teaching focus on business strategies, leadership approaches and...