Leading the Sustainability Transformation (Leadership)

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business

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  • 10 weeks
  • online

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business


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Leaders should have at least 3 years of professional experience. Leading the Sustainability Transformation is a challenging 10-week program requiring 8-10 hours per week of study and engagement. Participants will be evaluated by facilitators and peers throughout the program; successful participants will receive a digital certificate of achievement.

About the course

Profit or Planet? In critical business decisions, how do you choose? With the right skills and experience, you won’t have to.

Leading the sustainability transformation is the only virtual certificate program where you learn sustainable leadership by practicing it. You will be provided an experience where you will develop the competence, confidence, and credibility needed to drive the required innovation for truly sustainable — and profitable — business decisions.

LEARN Core Sustainability Concepts:

Feature articles, blog posts, podcasts, short exercises, and virtual group discussions introduce and explore the key concepts you will use daily throughout this course and the rest of your career. Self-led and self-paced.

PRACTICE transforming a business in a realistic Team Simulation:

We believe that leading businesses toward sustainable decision-making is one of the highest-stakes professions of our time. So, we’ve used the same simulation-based training techniques used by pilots, military, and police to create the Rio Negro Bioproducts simulation—where multi-stakeholder teams work together to transform a conventional business into a sustainable enterprise over a 20-year period.

*APPLY your insights in an Innovation Project for your organization: *

Peer review ensures strong projects. It also means that participants are exposed to a range of projects across a range of industries, which they critically evaluate and strengthen.


Stuart Hart

Biography Stuart L. Hart is one of the world''s top authorities on the implications of environment and poverty for business strategy. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, he is "one of the founding fathers of the ''base of the pyramid'' economic theory." He is the S.C. Johnson Chair Emeritus in S...

Matt Mayberry

I recently developed an online professional certificate program for the University of Vermont's Grossman School of Business: Leading Sustainable Innovation. For more information: http://bit.ly/GSB-LSI. This unique simulation-based program gives participants a realistic virtual team experience as ...

Laura Asiala

Laura is the Senior Director of Business Engagement for the Council of the Great Lakes, former Vice President of PYXERA Global and former Director of Corporate Communications and Citizenship at the Dow Corning Corporation. Passionate about the power of business to help solve the world’s most intr...

Neil Hawkins

Neil is the President of the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the former Chief Sustainability Officer of Dow. A recognized thought leader, he is the architect of several groundbreaking collaborations, including the Dow-Nature Conservancy Collaboration on valuing nature in business...

David Stangis

Experienced, versatile C-suite Public Affairs/ESG executive with global scope and credibility in multiple sectors (CPG/FMCG, Technology, Energy). Retired from Campbell after leading two Fortune 500 companies from a standing start in CSR, Sustainability & ESG to clear and consistent world-clas...

Deirdre White

Deirdre White is a globally recognized leader in building multi-sector partnerships to address the world’s most pressing challenges. Since joining PYXERA Global in 2002, the organization has transformed into the leading organization for convening and maximizing social impact through strong and st...

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