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Executive Program Overview
Unique Features of the Program
A new way of learning
From Teaching to Learning
Learning for a sustainable world and a future worth living
The program combines knowledge transfer with interactive, action-oriented learning and a focus on personal development.
The program is built on 3 learning perspectives and 3 learning dimensions.
Rather than looking at sustainability from the business perspective alone, the program approaches sustainability from three different perspectives:
Global challenges – understanding the sustainability challenges we, as a global community are facing today and in the coming decades
Strategic implications – evaluating how business can contribute to resolve them through innovative strategies
Business impact – translating sustainability strategies across business functions
Subject competence – Exposure to the best current knowledge in the global and business sustainability fields provides the foundation for understanding and managing the sustainability challenges.
Leading change skills – Implementation and change management skills are critical to bring sustainability to business. To ensure this, the “Leading Change” dimension forms an integral part of the program.
Project experience – Sustainability projects are conducted in a collaborative work space and form the backbone of the program. These projects are conducted in collaboration with companies, communities or NGOs. Learning across the program is applied to these projects step-by-step. They qualify participants as professionals in sustainable business.
1 The Big Picture of Sustainability Challenges
2 Leading Change I: Introduction and Framing
3 Best Practices in Sustainability Strategies
4 The Business Case: Sustainability Tools
5 Leading Change II: Developing & Deepening
6 Responsible Leadership & Global Stakeholders
7 Sustainability Marketing & Communications
8 Making Supply Chains Sustainable
9 Measuring Sustainability Performance
10 Leading Change III: Understanding & Applying
11 Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing
12 Social Entrepreneur- and Intrapreneurship
13 Leading Change IV & Final Project Presentations