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Certificate in Sustainability Management

Certificate in Sustainability Management

Why Attend

This highly interactive course is designed to equip participants with the language, knowledge and tools to design and implement sustainable business practices, with a focus on environmental impact and a nature positive approach.

After an overview of how the global landscape is changing, it will offer practical examples, conceptual frameworks and interactive discussions. Each participant will be able to assess the most relevant dimensions for their industry and business, and shape their vision for how sustainability can benefit their organization and our planet.

Participants will build the confidence and skills needed to define a sustainability agenda, manage change, and measure and communicate results.

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Course Methodology

This course includes a blend of conceptual frameworks, real life practices and group discussions.

For each topic, there will be an introduction to the bigger picture, supported by practical examples, and the opportunity to experiment individually then role-play, compare and share ideas.

At the end of the course, participants will be invited to define their own approach and priorities, and be given the tools to further develop those into practice.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize economic, environmental and social perspectives of sustainability
  • Recognize principles of a circular economy and identify sources of innovation and competitive advantage
  • List the opportunities and challenges of organizational transformation and execution
  • Identify international frameworks and use relevant tools to track progress against sustainability targets
  • Take the lead in shaping their organization’s approach to sustainability, and engage stakeholders
Target Audience

This course will benefit government agency leaders, business unit & functional leads as well as those involved in operations, strategy, and transformation initiatives.

Target Competencies
  • Planning and designing sustainability strategies
  • Assessing the opportunities and risks related to environmental sustainability
  • Understanding of the sustainability language and international reporting frameworks
  • Defining sustainable procurement policies
  • Engaging stakeholders around sustainability
  • Measuring an organization’s sustainability impact
Course Outline
  • Sustainability overview
    • The business case for sustainability
    • 3 Ps: People, planet and profit
    • Sustainability international frameworks and definitions
    • Sustainability : success stories
    • Material factors for the modern organization
  • Sustainability strategies & competitive advantage
    • The need for sustainability as a competitive advantage
    • Crafting competitive advantage
    • Competitive advantages of tomorrow
    • Circular economy practices
    • The carbon economy
    • Evolution of value chains
  • Executing sustainability strategies
    • Sustainable finance & financing the transformation
    • Organizational design & innovation
    • Change management tools
    • Setting priorities
    • Execution risks
  • Measuring sustainability impact
    • The regulatory landscape
    • What matters to you as leaders
    • Measuring social impact
    • Measuring environmental impact
    • Measuring economic impact
    • Tools for sustainability reporting
  • Organizational transformation & stakeholder collaboration
    • Communicating what matters: shaping your vision
    • Identifying the stakeholder landscape
    • Gauging stakeholder power and interest
    • Engaging & influencing stakeholders
    • Final round table and takeaways
MPC Certifications
Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training & Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for full attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.

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