Essentials for Business: Put theory into practice


Customers increasingly demand that companies act responsibly to care for our society and the planet. Still, being sustainable and profitable can sound like an impossible goal in many organizations. In this course, you will learn how sustainable choices can lead to successful business strategies so that you can have a real impact on your team.

This course will show you first-hand accounts of how companies like Google and Ripple Foods used sustainability to contribute to their organization’s financial well-being while helping to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. You also will:

  • Discover practical tools to increase your impact
  • Lead your team in the right direction with confidence
  • Master decision-making frameworks
  • Drive progress and sustainability in your company
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Who Should Enroll?

Professionals, executives, facilitators, and public servants whose goal is to:

  • Develop sustainable processes, businesses, and supply chains
  • Improve their effectiveness in driving change and innovation
  • Create policies that encourage sustainability in public and private organizations
  • Communicate the financial and environmental value of sustainable choices

Academic Directors

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Julia Novy-Hildesley

Professor of the Practice and Co-director in the Change Leadership for Sustainability Program


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Pamela Matson

Professor of Environmental Studies at Stanford University, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute, and Co-director in the Change Leadership for Sustainability Program