Center for Sustainable and Inclusive Business

Envisioning and implementing sustainable business transformation

Center for Sustainable and Inclusive Business

Envisioning and implementing sustainable business transformation

Sustainability is an essential element of business strategy, driving the transformation of business models and the roles of senior executives. IMD partners with sustainability leaders to research and share innovative best practices that harness opportunities and mitigate risk.

Featured research and insights

Our award-winning research and in-depth thought leadership content provides you with the insights needed for a complete business transformation journey through the lens of sustainability.

Moving the Needle on Sustainability

by Goutam Challagalla and Frédéric Dalsace, Harvard Business Review (Nov-Dec 2022)  

Let’s be clear: ESG is not ‘woke’ and it’s different from sustainability

by Julia Binder, I by IMD (Feb 2023)

New rules of the game or game changer? Three things to consider as you prepare for (mandatory) sustainability reporting

by Florian Hoos and Mahwesh Khan, European Business Review (May 2023)

Sustainability trends

13 sustainability trends driving business in 2023

For 2023, IMD experts identified a series of sustainability trends that will drive further business transformation to create value, manage risks, and reconfigure industries and entire systems to ensure we respect our planetary boundaries and create a more inclusive and resilient economy.

Explore the Center for Sustainable and Inclusive Business

IMD’s faculty and research teams regularly publish important research on sustainability and inclusive business.


Discover our thought leadership articles on a wide range of sustainability-related topics.

Sustainability Toolkits

Sustainability toolkits is a resource that helps navigate global indicators and trends that will impact your business.


IMD partners with academic institutions, organizations, and not-for-profits to advance sustainable transformation.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Through our research, thought leadership, programs, and practice-based know-how, we help current and future leaders work toward a more diverse, inclusive, and fair future.


The Center for Sustainable and Inclusive Business helps organizations navigate a more sustainable future.