Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Leading the Sustainability Transformation

Empowering Leaders for Sustainable Impact

Unlock Your Potential to Lead a Regenerative Future

In an era where sustainability is no longer an option but a necessity, professionals have a unique opportunity to drive meaningful change within their organizations and beyond. Leading the Sustainability Transformation is a groundbreaking executive education programme designed to empower you with the skills, tools, and forward-thinking mindset to prioritize and implement sustainability effectively from your role.

Why This Programme Matters for Professionals and Organizations:

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword; it’s a strategic imperative for businesses across industries, and organizations across sectors. Our programme is specifically tailored for impact-driven professionals who are determined to make a real difference in their organizations’ sustainability efforts. By participating in this programme, you will:

  • Gain Invaluable Skills and Knowledge: Delve into the latest sustainability trends, frameworks, and best practices. Develop a profound understanding of sustainability's strategic importance and discover practical approaches to tackle environmental challenges, social responsibility, and economic viability.
  • Build a Dynamic Network: Connect and collaborate with like-minded professionals, industry experts, and influential leaders who share your passion for sustainability. Expand your network and forge relationships that will support you throughout your sustainability journey.
  • Harness Self-Leadership: Acquire the self-leadership abilities needed to drive the sustainability transformation within your organization. Develop the confidence to influence key stakeholders, inspire your colleagues, and champion sustainability initiatives from any position or department.

The Programme

The primary objectives of Leading the Sustainability Transformation are to:

  • Equip you with a comprehensive understanding of sustainability's strategic value and its integration into business practices.
  • Provide you with a practical toolkit of skills, tools, and frameworks to implement sustainability practices effectively within your organization.
  • Cultivate a forward-thinking mindset that enables you to anticipate emerging trends, navigate complex challenges, and lead the way towards a more sustainable future.
  • Create a dynamic and supportive learning environment where you can collaborate with experts, exchange ideas, and gain insights from diverse perspectives.
  • Empower you to become a change agent and sustainability leader within your organization, driving meaningful impact and building a culture of sustainability.

This multifaceted programme encompasses everything from today's latest trends to tomorrow's circular solutions, along the way inspiring your own trajectory as an agent for sustainability transformation - a journey of personal and organizational growth for lasting impact.

Sustainable Foundations to Manage the Now
Module 1

Build the knowledge you need to excel in your role in today’s turbulent sustainability environment. Seminars and casework provide essential frameworks, metrics, and strategies for sustainability governance and strategy development, supply chain management, sustainable finance, and more.

Circular Solutions to Shape the Future
Modules 2 and 3

Become a catalyst for transformative change by adopting a circular and systemic mindset. Leverage strategic foresight to develop robust strategies for success and sustainability within and beyond your organization, and unlock the potential of circular business models, frameworks, and practical tools for driving impact.

Leading Sustainability Transformation
Module 4

How is leading sustainability different? Take action and become a change agent by honing and applying the personal and organizational leadership skills unique to tackling complex sustainability challenges. Activate your ecosystem and leverage collaboration to amplify your impact.

Programme Information

Duration 17 days Degree Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)

15. - 19.04.2024

27. - 30.05.2024

16. - 19.09.2024

21. - 24.10.2024

Language English
Price CHF 16'750.- ECTS Points 10

Participants must meet both of the below criteria to be admitted for the programme:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited provider of higher education
  • At least 3 years of professional experience

Are you interested in participating? If so, please contact Dr. Rachel Brooks (rachel.brooks@unisg.ch). We look forward to hearing from you.

CAS Leading the Sustainability Transformation

The brochure about the programme.

Interested? Get in touch!

Rachel Brooks


Head of Executive Education

Competence Center for Social Innovation
Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 8

9000 St Gallen