Join more than 150 amazing alumni   of the program launched in 2011

Executive Education in Business Sustainability

The Diploma in Advanced Sustainability (DAS) program has been created in 2011 and has been jointly directed by Thomas Dyllick and Katrin Muff ever since. Both are confirmed thought leaders in the space of business sustainability and responsibility and how to develop powerful educational spaces for creating change agents able to create and transform organizations to enhance their positive impact for the world. They have founded the Institute for Business Sustainability

The Diploma in Advanced Sustainability enables participants to comprehend and respond to global challenges from the perspective of business as a force for good.

The 10-months, part-time executive program includes subject knowledge in the field of sustainable business, leading change and project management experience. The program is endorsed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and by the U.N. Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein. Participants who have successfully completed the program are awarded a Diploma (DAS) in Advanced Sustainability by the independent Institute for Business Sustainability, which is endorsed by the Mission Possible Foundation.

Program Vision 

To understand the challenges we as a global community face in the coming decades, to evaluate how business can contribute to resolve them, and how business leaders can shape their strategy and operations sustainably and responsibly.

Program Objectives & Learning Outcomes

To inspire and train change agents with a broad understanding in global sustainability and provide them with practical skills to develop and implement solutions for sustainability issues in organizations.

  • You will discover state-of-the-art concepts and tools for tackling global challenges related to the economic, environmental, and social impact of business. You will turn business on its head and will explore an outside-in perspective which redefines business strategies as being driven by sustainability challenges.

  • You will move beyond academic exploration from day one and will have the chance to make a positive contribution to a real organization within the program. You will apply what you learn straight away by immersing yourself in a 10-month company consulting project with fellow course participants.

  • You will undertake a transformational journey of self-discovery through personal development classes and reflective thinking. You will redefine leadership from the perspective of leading yourself and others towards a better world.

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Participant Profile - Leaders in Sustainability








previous sustainability experience


Do you want to become part of a new generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs intent on maximizing the values that matter?

We'd love to talk with you.

The September 2020 cohort is full. We no longer accept applications. Please submit your application for the 2021 cohort as of October 2020. 

© 2020, the program is provided by the Institute for Business Sustainability located in Luzern, Switzerland and supported by the Mission Possible Foundation, and is endorsed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the U.N. Global Compact Network Switzerland and Liechtenstein, as well as by the PositiveImpact.Space.