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Executive Education

Sustainable Business Strategy

Overview

Leaders must move beyond the pursuit of short-term profitability toward long-term sustainability, as an organisation’s long-term success hinges on the integration of sustainability into its strategic planning and decision making process. Therefore, the SCHSBM Executive Education’s Sustainable Business Strategy programme will enable business leaders to engage in proactive and innovative mainstreaming of sustainability within their organisations by helping them to build and embed sustainable business strategies in their organisation’s core business strategies. This programme will examine business strategy frameworks and best practices attuned to the global business world and that are extensible enough to respond to change while still maintaining a long-term vision. Moreover, delegates will learn how to identify measurable benefits as well as long-term risks and opportunities to ensure that their business strategies are resilient and create real value for the organisation. Additionally, Sustainable Business Strategy will explore case study insights on how leading organisations are devising sustainable business strategies that harness new business opportunities and deliver substantial business impacts. Practically, delegates will receive experiential training in the design, execution and measurement of real-world sustainability strategies within their own organisations.

Programme Goals

The goals of the programme are to:
  • Foster a thinking beyond ‘business as usual’.
  • Facilitate delegates’ exploration of the growing business case for sustainable solutions.
  • Empower leaders to use strategic frameworks and sustainable business strategies to embed sustainability in their organisation.
  • Help delegates build a strong vision for economic success and competitive advantage through sustainability.

Learning Objectives

On successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to:
 
  • Evaluate the role of sustainability in corporate strategy, organisational culture and operations.
  • Discuss insights on sustainable business analysis and strategy formulation.
  • Identify opportunities for integrating sustainability in their organisation’s core business strategies.
  • Assess the frameworks, models and tools needed to make informed decisions on how to incorporate sustainability in their organisation’s business strategy.
  • Develop an action plan to incorporate sustainability business strategies into their organisation’s corporate strategy.
  • Discuss the importance of systems thinking in the sustainability of a business.
  • Examine sustainability best practices used to drive organisational change in organisations.

Programme Schedule

Day one: The sustainability mindset:
  • The business imperative for sustainability
  • Developing a sustainable strategy:
    • Sustainable business strategy leadership skills
    • Integrating sustainability in business strategy
    • Navigating challenges in executing sustainable business models
    • Stakeholder engagement for value creation
    • Sustainability as part of competitive positioning
  • Day Two: Building a sustainable organisation
    • Operational functions for sustainability
    • Building a sustainable organisational culture
    • Building organisational capacity and incentives systems for sustainability
    • Ensuring sustainability: Governance, risk and reporting
  • Day Three: Sustainability as a driver for operational efficiency and innovation
    • The role of innovation addressing sustainability challenges
    • The role of technology in a sustainable business
    • Sustainable design
    • Driving innovation through impactful solutions
  • Day Four: Sustainability in action
    • Leaders as change agents for sustainability
    • Frameworks and tools in implementing sustainable programmes in organisations

Who Should Attend

 
  • Senior executives and decision-makers (CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Vice Presidents and Heads of Department) who want to implement new strategies across their organisations
  • Executives and managers in the private sector facing sustainability and innovation challenges
  • Professionals that work on sustainability issues including analysts, consultants, advisors or board members
  • Chief sustainability officers
  • Managers who are responsible for working in high-level executive positions with the development of sustainability strategies
  • Public sector policy-makers and regulators
  • Decision makers from the public sector, international agencies, and civil society

 

At a Glance

Registration
Open

Programme Duration
25th - 28th October 2022
(4 Days)
 
Modality 
In-person

Location
Atlantis,
Paradise Island,
Bahamas

Programme Fee

  • Early Bird: USD $3,375 (until 30th September 2022)
  • Regular: USD $3,750
  • Contact us for corporate and group rates
Fees inclusive of course material, break and lunch

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Certificate Awarded
Certificate of Completion
 

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