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Stanford Center for Professional Development

Essentials for Business: put Theory Into Practice

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USD 295


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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

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.

Trust the experts

Pamela Matson

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

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...


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