Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Responsibility

London Business School

London Business School


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Who should attend

The programme is designed for mid to senior level managers; tasked with or seeking to develop or implement sustainable business practices within their organisation, or aiming to update their management capabilities with new frameworks and perspectives.

5+ years of management experience required

About the course

Secure sustainable success. Build the strategy to transition to responsible business, and transform your competitive advantage.

Transition into sustainability

Reconceptualise critical global challenges as sustainable growth opportunities for your business, and achieve positive social impact.

Good for you

  • Build the fundamental knowledge of sustainability, corporate responsibility and ESG needed to address your organisation’s goals and challenges
  • Explore the success of responsible organisations, and how to develop these innovative business models
  • Understand the trade-offs from integrating sustainability into business practice, and how to generate profit through creative resolutions
  • Develop practical frameworks to identify material stakeholders, and create strategy and disclosure practices to meet their conflicting, ever increasing demands
  • Examine the challenges of transitioning to a sustainable business model, and learn how to overcome them through identifying the key organisational levers that facilitate change
  • Reflect on your role as leader and your ability to affect change, through growing social and environmental challenges
  • Gain the confidence to influence other senior executives, and contribute to boardroom discussions on embedding sustainability in your corporate strategy

Good for your organisation

  • Invest in your greatest talent and develop the next generation of leaders
  • Future-proof your organisation and gain long-term competitive advantage
  • Transition to a more responsible and sustainable business model which creates positive social impact and superior financial results
  • Reconceptualise the critical global challenges facing your business, and transform them to profitable and scalable growth opportunities

Right for you

  • We help you to understand sustainability in a strategic, enterprise-wide fashion, to futureproof your organisation whilst maximising your stakeholder engagement and influencing skills. Attendees include:
  • Individuals seeking to develop their knowledge within sustainability, to provide a competitive advantage for their organisation and to accelerate their careers
  • Managers with minimal experience in sustainability, who aim to take on responsibilities in this area to impact their organisation’s future
  • Senior board members aiming to quickly develop a solid foundation on the sustainability issues that are entering board-level discussions
  • General, project and risk managers, alongside directors, vice presidents and investors from a variety of industries, with broad range of business experience and managerial responsibility.

What you learn

Week 1: Current trends in sustainability leadership and corporate responsibility - Discover the biggest environmental and social challenges that businesses face in your industry, and dig deeper into the sustainability initiatives of your own organisation.

Week 2: Sustainability strategy: translating responsibility into profits - Learn the metrics used to monitor and manage the integration of ESG into your strategy. Examine your current strategy: how it’s targeted, what it addresses and the impact it creates.

Week 3: Establishing value creating mechanisms – Part one - Build an understanding of relevant value creation mechanisms in the sustainability space. Decipher to what extent your organisation has the necessary capabilities and core competencies to adopt and implement them.

Week 4: Establishing value creating mechanisms – Part two - Identify how to align your organisation’s innovation and sustainability strategies. Learn to develop a sustainability strategy by leveraging the creative capabilities of your organisation.

Week 5: Building a responsible organisation - Understand the four pillars needed to build a responsible organisation, and the extent to which your business is currently embedding them. Evaluate your learnings and discover the next steps needed to solidify your organisation as a leader in sustainability. Use the tools, frameworks and insights you’ve developed to out-think challenges and achieve your goals.

How you learn

  • Learn online, from anywhere in the world, through a blend of engaging digital content, including a collaborative webinar to share key learnings. You work through five modules at your own pace in the space of five weeks
  • Work alongside our expert faculty on collaborative activities and experience their engaging delivery in a digital classroom
  • Track your progress and reach your objectives through dedicated learning coaches
  • Gain access to industry-leading research insights from Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship Ioannis Ioannou
  • Benefit from applied implications and practitioner frameworks and insights
  • Contribute to peer to peer online discussions with a diverse cohort of powerfully charged business minds


Ioannis Ioannou

Dr Ioannou is a strategy scholar whose research focuses on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). More specifically, he seeks to understand whether, how, and the extent to which the modern business organization contributes towards building a sustainable future. His academic wor...

Marta Federici

Marta has over a decade’s experience in designing live and digital content platforms to enable knowledge exchange. After completing post-graduate degrees in economics and public policy, she started her career with Trucost, an ESG information provider now part of S&P Global. In this role, she...

Miroslav Vala

Miro is an accredited executive coach and mentor specialising in personal and organisational sustainability. His consultancy, Better Sage, helps clients across the world reach the next level of sustainability through personal and organisational development. His 20 years of hands-on and leadershi...

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