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 11 March 2024
How to build your sustainability roadmap
Sustainability is now a business imperative. But many leaders still adopt a fragmented approach, struggling with the complex challenge of how to evolve from knowing to doing and unable to capitalize on new opportunity.
IMD’s 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.
Combining cutting-edge research from expert faculty, case studies, and insights from industry leaders, you will witness “sustainability on the ground” to inspire and enable your own journey.
You will work on your own sustainability challenge and leave the program 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.
Explore technology, business model, and organizational implications of committing to sustainability. Discover tools and strategic frameworks to embed sustainability throughout your organization.
Deep dive into the sustainability landscape, understand ESG and sustainability best practices and how to apply these to drive organizational change. Learn from top-ranked global sustainability companies, identify risks and opportunities.
Work on your own sustainability challenge and apply learnings throughout the program in a supportive environment.
Learn to effectively communicate your vision for change, inspiring new mindsets, and influencing across functions. Leave with your own roadmap for sustainable business transformation, ready to action back 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 change. Ideally you are a leader with P&L responsibilities or lead a function such as marketing, finance, supply chain, strategy, sustainability etc.
Join a diverse group of like-minded peers from different industries, cultures, and nationalities and who face the same sustainability-related challenges.
Recent participant profiles include: Lead sustainable finance. VP global sustainability, Executive director of strategy, Head of quality, Head of marketing, VP Corporate Affairs, Supply Chain Director.
Participants join from industries such as: Finance, Insurance, Manufacturing, Consumer Goods, Services, Healthcare, Construction, and Engineering.
2022 class profile (average data)
years of experience
senior & c-level
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.
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.
- Complete a survey.
- Identify your individual sustainability challenge
LiVe virtual, 3 days
- 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 and social benefits.
Online, 5 weeks, 4-6 hours per week
Live virtual, 1 hour weekly check-in
- Build leadership capabilities to effectively communicate your vision.
- Embed leadership concepts into courageous dialogues.
- Transform mindsets at CXO, top management, and functional team levels.
On campus, 3 days
- Connect dots to make change happen.
- Develop organizational design: measurement, rewards, processes, and capabilities
- Build alliances, partnerships, and ecosystems.
- Change tactics.
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.
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Length: 3 days liVe virtual, 5 weeks online, and 3 days on campus.
Successful completion of this program takes you one step closer to joining IMD’s powerful alumni network.