March 28 – 30, 2019
Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University
The Sustainability Opportunity is an intensive 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 course is designed for mid-career professionals in the private sector who want to 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.
Most people today are experiencing the concept of sustainability in a gloom-and-doom 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.
Participants will craft a plan of leverage points for organizational change and professional development to achieve a sustainability advantage, and help increase organizational resilience. Sessions and field study will enable participants to leave with tangible, applied tools that can be used in their workplace and personal lives.
Who Should Attend?
This seminar was designed for mid-career professionals in the private sector, 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.