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IMD sustainability program recognized with award

IMD’s Winning Sustainability Strategies program has won gold at the 2022 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology awards
December 2022

IMD Professor Benoît Leleux and Executive in Residence Jan van der Kaiij have received a Gold award for their work on an online program that equips general managers and executives with the tools to analyze their firms’ sustainability strategies. 

The coveted award was bestowed for their online program Winning Sustainability Strategies in the Best Advance for Education Delivered Through Technology category. 

“Jan and I are delighted by this Gold medal,” said Benoît Leleux, Stephan Schmidheiny Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance. “It pays tribute to the numerous individuals at IMD who helped us put it together, as a true team effort. We clearly would have never been able to pull it through without them. They challenged and inspired us at every corner, struggling through the lockdowns of the first COVID wave but persevered to see the program launch in September 2020.” 

Winning Sustainability Strategies is a five-week online program that is designed to help companies embed sustainability into the core of their business. The course equips managers and executives with a practical framework for identifying and evaluating the relative performance of sustainability programs. 

The 2022 Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management Excellence in Technology Awards were given for work in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Sales Enablement, and Future of Work. 

“Winners of our Excellence in Technology awards are the pace setters in ensuring employers have the leading-edge tools they need to evolve and prosper in the challenging environment we all work in,” said Group Chief Operating Officer Brandon Hall and awards program head Rachel Cooke. 

Earlier this year, IMD was recognized with two other 2022 Brandon Hall Group awards for custom leadership programs, while last year its Organizational Learning in Action (OLA) program was recognized with a Bronze award for the best advance in education delivered through technology. 

Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest-running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm, they conduct studies in areas from learning and development and talent management to equity and inclusion and HR/workforce management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. 

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