Build your smart roadmap for a sustainable business future.
Leading Sustainable Business Transformation
Build your smart roadmap for a sustainable business future.
Length 3 days liVe virtual, 5 weeks online, 3 days on campus
Fee CHF 9,900
Next program starts 10 May 2023
How to build your sustainability roadmap
Sustainability is now a business imperative. But how do you effectively evolve from knowing to doing, empowering you to capitalize on new opportunities?
Leading Sustainable Business Transformation addresses this ‘knowing-doing’ dilemma, providing you with a complete business transformation journey through the lens of sustainability. The program takes you from the why to the how of sustainability, enabling you to build smart, sustainable business models that will future-proof your organization and benefit society.
You will work on your own sustainability challenge and leave with a clear roadmap for sustainable business transformation combined with a rich community of committed peers to support you, a renewed sense of purpose, and deep know-how.
Deep dive into the sustainability landscape, learn from top-ranked global sustainability companies, identify risks and opportunities.
Understand ESG and sustainability best practices and how to apply these to drive organizational change.
Work on your own sustainability challenge and apply learnings throughout the program.
Future-proof your organization, transitioning to sustainable and scalable business models that build competitive advantage and deliver superior financial results.
Leave with your own roadmap for sustainable business transformation ready to action in your organization.
You are seeking to influence and embed sustainability at the center of your organizational purpose. You need sustainability tools, frameworks, language, and capabilities to drive this change. Ideally you are a leader with P&L responsibilities or lead a function such as marketing, finance, supply chain, strategy, sustainability etc…
Typical profiles include: VP, Global Sustainability, Executive Director of Strategy, Head of Quality, Head of Marketing, Comms & Thought Leadership, VP Corporate Affairs, CEO & Chairman of Board.
Avg. years of experience
UPPER MIDDLE/SENIOR MANAGER
The case studies are inspiring. You learn how other companies are embracing sustainability transformation so you can incorporate what’s relevant into your own strategy. And the program structure gives big value. You get time to reflect and to share ideas back in your company and work together on your learnings.
The blend of liVe, online and face-to-face training is fantastic. There is a supportive community of participants who are experiencing similar challenges to you. And different industry players help you understand how to address your own sustainability transformation challenges.
Your sustainability journey
You will learn from cutting-edge research, real-world examples, discovery visits, themed masterclasses with expert practitioners, class discussions, case studies, frameworks, and the sustainability signals™ toolkit on opportunities to drive your own sustainable business transformation. You will receive business and leadership coaching to support your journey and deepen the impact of your learnings.
See inside top sustainability companies via discovery expeditions.
Apply learnings to your context for an accelerated transformation.
Benefit from individual and group coaching end-to-end.
Build your sustainability ecosystem with a rich community of peers.
- Identify individual sustainability challenge
Duration: 3 days – liVe virtual
- Gain deep insight from top ranked sustainability companies
- Get inspired by online discovery expeditions to global sustainability champions
- Harness key sustainability and ESG trends
- Embed sustainability into strategy
- Identify sustainable business models & social benefits
Duration: 5 weeks (self-paced online, 4-6 hrs per week). 1hr weekly check-in virtual
- Build leadership capabilities to effectively communicate your vision
- Embed leadership concepts into courageous dialogues
- Transform mindsets at CXO, top management and functional team levels
Duration: 3 days on Lausanne campus
- Connect dots to make change happen
- Develop organizational design: measurement, rewards, processes & capabilities
- Build alliances, partnerships & ecosystems
- Change tactics
Assess your professional profile
Want to know if this is the right program for you? Have your profile analyzed by a Program Advisor, who will provide you with personalized guidance for your career.
Our faculty members are recognized world authorities in their fields. Dividing their time between teaching, research and working with international companies, they remain on top of the latest management trends. You can expect timely, innovative learning activities, materials, and content in all IMD programs.
Knut Haanaes’ research and teaching focus on strategy, sustainability, strategic renewal and business models. He says these different pillars enable him to help companies think about their path for the future and take account of new trends like demands for greater sustainability.
James Henderson is an expert on strategic agility, or the development and implementation of strategy under uncertainty. His research focuses on competitive strategy, corporate strategy, digital transformation, ecosystems, sustainability, and strategy execution.
Political economy expert David Bach brings to IMD a proven track record of creating impactful learning journeys in a dual role as both Professor and Dean. Through his award-winning teaching and writing, Bach helps managers and senior executives develop a strategic lens for the nexus of business and politics.
Binder specializes in the intersection between sustainability and innovation. Her research and teaching explore the processes, strategies, and mechanisms that allow entrepreneurs and managers to combine economic, social, and environmental impact in their businesses.
Dalsace is a Professor of Marketing and Strategy at IMD. He has more than 10 years experience in the business world, both with industrial companies including Michelin and CarnaudMetalbox, and as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Farber is an economist and political scientist specializing on social innovation, entrepreneurship, and corporate social responsibility and has twenty years teaching, researching, and consultancy experience.
Susan Goldsworthy OLY is Affiliate Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at IMD with more than 20 years of corporate experience in large multinationals, (Japanese, American and European), where she held senior executive positions.
Natalia Olynec is Head of Sustainability at IMD, where her work focuses on research, program development, strategy, governance, reporting, and advisory. She has worked in sustainability management, consulting, and education for more than 15 years.
Schmedders is Professor of Finance at IMD. His research focuses on quantitative methods in finance. He applies numerical solution techniques to complex economic and financial models, shedding light on relevant market issues and industry problems.
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company.
The company was ranked the world’s most sustainable company in 2021 by Corporate Knights Global 100 Index.
Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper.
Brigitta brings a wealth of experience from large cap pharmaceutical companies, such as Roche and Novartis as well as biotech.
To prepare for the green revolution, companies need to rethink their approach to skills development – starting in the boardroom.
It seems everyone is talking the talk on sustainability these days, but are they walking the walk? Some companies actually spend more resources on looking green than their actual environmental footprint.
Why Paul Polman believes that companies whose leaders bring humanity back into business will help us all achieve net zero.
Length: 3 days liVe virtual, 5 weeks online, and 3 days on campus.