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Leadership for Sustainability

Monday, September 11, 2017 to Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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Program Overview

Leadership, Strategy and Tools for 21st Century Challenges

Today’s leaders face one certainty: they are operating in an environment of uncertainty. Consumption is increasing. Resources are dwindling. Delivering stakeholder value is an imperative, but so is factoring in the global challenges we collectively face. Every decision has the potential to enhance – or compromise – the well-being and security of future generations.

That’s a lot of responsibility.

And it’s why Stanford recognizes sustainability as an essential component of effective leadership in the 21st century. Stanford’s new curriculum, Leadership for Sustainability, unpacks the core mindsets, knowledge and skills leaders need to promote sustainability and resilience in today’s complex environment.


Enroll in Stanford’s 2.5 day program on Leadership for Sustainability and learn the critical skills you’ll need to lead change that can deliver long-term results.

You’ll learn to:

  • Navigate Complexity: Understand and learn strategies for identifying both risks and opportunities in today’s global environment.
  • Shift Perspective: Evolve decision-making processes to include environmental, social and economic considerations.
  • Initiate Positive Change: Learn how transformation happens through incremental creative partnerships and large-scale initiatives.
  • Return to your organization ready to:
  • Set realistic sustainability business objectives
  • Implement concrete strategies to drive change within your organization
  • Align teams around sustainability goals
  • Shift organizational culture to encompass a longer-view mindset
  • Employ systems thinking to identify broader, more effective solutions
  • Measure impact across a variety of dimensions that go beyond financial performance

Fee applies.

Who Should Enroll

Decision makers in any industry who understand that today’s global challenges require new skills and ways of thinking.
Executives who understand that sustainability is becoming a universal business language. Already fluent? Ready to start learning? The only prerequisite is the desire to lead change.
Leaders who recognize the business and moral imperative to make sustainability an intrinsic part of their organization.

Program tuition: $5,500

Tuition includes all course materials, three breakfasts, two lunches and receptions with participants and faculty.

Individual enrollments

$4,500 per person, if registered by July 15, 2017
$5,500 per person
Registration opens April 15th. Early bird registration ends July 15th.

Group enrollments (teams of 3 or more)

Additional discounts may be available for groups, contact us for more information.
Program to be held on September 11-13th on Stanford campus.


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