The roadmap to sustainability in your organisation
This programme provides a roadmap on why and how to include environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors in your organisational strategy. Integrating sustainable opportunities will drive organisational engagement, innovation and change, and bring purpose. In just 8 weeks, you will learn how to develop and implement a strategy for sustainability with which to increase the impact and performance of your organisation. More information? Read our FAQ or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What to expect
01 Online learning programme
Take our 8-week online learning journey: highly interactive and easy to fit into your busy business schedule.
02 Interactive live and online events
Take part in a range of engaging live and online events with Vlerick experts and top-notch speakers.
03 Peer learning
Learn from the many different experiences of your peers from different sectors, disciplines and cultures.
Build an impressive personal network of business professionals with a strong interest in sustainability which will support you throughout your career.
01 Online learning programme
In the 8-week online learning programme, you will progress through the roadmap for including sustainability in your business operations. You will learn how to set up a strategy that embeds sustainability and reaps its rewards. This knowledge will be practiced in individual and group assignments. Responsible for the online content, Vlerick Business School professors and a dedicated facilitator will interact with you throughout the learning journey. For more detailed information on the programme curriculum, please visit our FAQ.
Profit and purpose
Learn how profit and sustainability are not mutually exclusive and how you can create both profit and social value.
From shareholder value to stakeholder value
Find your way in the sustainability jargon and learn to set sustainability priorities.
Design a strategy for sustainability
Develop the cornerstones of a strategy for sustainability and create a shared understanding of the role, importance and purpose of this strategy.
The consumer’s perspective on sustainability
Appraise your company’s corporate reputation and identify and address reputational risks in your supply chain.
The path to net-zero emissions
Understand the fundamental features and the feasibility of the Green Deal and how it can be implemented.
The social side of sustainability
Apply the concepts of privilege, equity and inclusion to analyse the structural fabric of society/organisations and intergroup relations.
Sustainability reporting and performance
Judge the most suitable reporting framework for sustainability for your organisation and discover E(nvironment)S(ocial)G(overnance) performance indicators.
Define and explain how ESG factors can be incorporated into investment decisions and evaluate how sustainability is priced and incorporated in the valuation of assets.
02 Interactive events
During the programme, you will have the opportunity to attend 1 physical event and 3 very interactive online events in which you will be asked to actively participate in live Q&A sessions, case studies, panel discussions and assignments. You will also have the opportunity to interact and network with experts and peers.
The programme starts off with an online kick-off event. Draw inspiration from our keynote speaker, enjoy a thought-provoking panel discussion and network with your peers through breakout rooms.
In this session, we will jointly discuss a company case to understand the role and importance of a (digital) strategy in sustainability.
Gain a deeper understanding of the learning content of modules 5 & 6 by interacting with your peers and Vlerick experts.
A panel of business leaders and Vlerick experts will go deeper into the financial aspect of sustainability and seek to answer your burning questions.
We conclude the programme with a festive graduation event in Maison de la Poste at Tour & Taxis. Let our top-notch keynote speakers tickle your brain, and raise a glass with your peers.
03 Peer learning
Become part of the committed Take the Lead Sustainability Management learning community. Learn with – and from – your peers in lively discussions and group activities.
Designed for businesspeople at all levels in all industries. Participation gives you the opportunity to connect with other future game changers in sustainability from a wide range of business functions and sectors. You will be able to pitch your ideas and start building a life-long business network or expand and upgrade your existing network.
Reasons why you should participate
To acquire the skills to include environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors in your company’s organisational strategy.
To build a personal network of professionals enthusiastic about sustainability.
To learn from the Vlerick Business School’s international faculty and business & sustainability experts.
To experience learning in a highly flexible programme, giving you the space to develop your skills and take them back to your business.
To obtain Vlerick Business School’s official ‘Sustainability Management’ certificate.