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The Sustainability Opportunity is an intensive online certificate seminar that combines the power of the consistently top ranked W. P. Carey School of Business with the pioneering first-in-the-nation School of Sustainability.
This dynamic online program is designed for mid-career professionals who want to build a sustainability network and create a decided advantage in the marketplace by reorienting their professional and organizational abilities toward sustainability and resiliency, with a focus on leveraging the opportunities presented by both. The program will focus on how to effectively communicate about sustainability initiatives, build a strong business case, be more strategic, and understand how the broader global context translates to organizational practice.
Most people today are experiencing the concept of sustainability in a doom-and-gloom context of seemingly insurmountable global challenges like plastic pollution in the ocean, and climate change. This seminar will focus on the business and organizational opportunities that accompany our global challenges. Today, sustainability strategies are smart business. They reduce cost through efficiency, increase revenue, and help organizations come out on top in the talent war.
Sessions will enable participants to leave with tangible, applied tools that can be used in their workplace and personal lives.
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Who should attend?
This seminar is designed for mid-career professionals representing a diversity of roles, ranks, company sizes and industries. This includes managers, directors, senior directors, vice presidents and senior vice presidents — all those with strategic oversight of sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR) or the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG), as well as operational managers who aspire to such a role. Although many of the examples used in the course will feature the private sector, professionals from the government, nonprofit and education sectors will be able to apply virtually all of the lessons from the course.