Corporate Sustainability Leadership

6-week deep dive on sustainability strategies, implementation frameworks, organizational reporting and impact assessment. Learn how to design and implement strategic sustainability initiatives.

Next cohort deadline

February 7, 2022

Closing in 75 Days

  • 100% online
  • Weekly guest lecturers
  • Global community of leaders and experts
  • 6 weeks / 5 hours per week
  • Practical applications and methods
  • Market-specific takeaways

Understand and implement high-impact corporate sustainability strategies

  • 1

    Articulate the business case for sustainability

    Learn to articulate the business case for sustainability, and get buy-in for sustainable initiatives through examining risks/opportunities, influencing and authentic storytelling. Build coalitions of internal and external stakeholders to champion your sustainability strategies.

  • 2

    Design & execute sustainability roadmap

    Build a world-class corporate sustainability strategy, and develop a roadmap to deliver on it. Understand proven corporate sustainability strategies, reporting standards and learn about implementation tactics.

  • 3

    Tap into global network of sustainability experts

    Leverage Terra’s network of business leaders, CSR professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, investors, and general climate experts. Be part of a global network that will be open to you forever and will keep growing with future cohorts.

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This was a fantastic program. Highly recommend! It really helped me to learn and think what I/we can do to tackle the climate crisis...

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Teruhide Sato

Founder and CEO,

BEENEXT

Singapore

World-class instructors and guest speakers

Vance Merolla

Worldwide Director of Global Sustainability, Colgate-Palmolive Company

Course Creator

As Worldwide Director of Global Sustainability for Colgate-Palmolive Company, a consumer products company based in New York City, Vance is responsible for leading Colgate’s worldwide sustainability strategy and programs around climate, energy efficiency, water stewardship, waste reduction, and sustainable buildings. Prior to his current 20+ years with Colgate, he was an environmental consulting group manager for the URS Corporation. Vance is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in the states of New York, New Jersey and Washington, a U.S. Green Building Council LEED-Accredited Professional, and a Member of the USGBC NJ Chapter Board of Directors. Vance is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University in NYC, where he teaches a graduate course in Sustainable Operations.

Our guest speakers (coming soon!)

Exceptional alumni

Our alumni have accomplished careers in industry, policy, and more, and have all made a commitment to focusing their career on sustainability and decarbonization. Expect a similarly accomplished peer set of business and sustainability leaders from across industries and geographies...

The program breakdown

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Personalized and relevant instruction

Our world-class faculty are renewables and energy industry experts that are trained in online teaching and facilitation techniques. Think of them as your personal coaches as you navigate your own career transition into clean energy.

  • 01

    Live Discussion Groups

    Once a week, you will meet with your instructor in live, small-group sessions to:

    • Analyze sustainability case studies
    • Discuss and debate how to integrate sustainable practices across the value chain
    • Learn how to manage the delivery of a sustainability strategy
  • 02

    Hands-on projects

    Through group and individual projects, you will:

    • Refine ability to communicate the business case for sustainability
    • Strategize how to prioritize sustainability efforts while creating business opportunity
    • Get feedback from peers and experts
  • 03

    Expert Guest Talks

    Once a week, you will meet experts in interactive small-group sessions to:

    • Get insights and learn best practices
    • Build a network or fellow sustainability professionals and aspiring change agents
    • Learn practical and applicable tools and frameworks

Pricing and expected commitment

Price

Corporate Sustainability Leadership

/ 6 Weeks Merit/need-based financial aid

  • 6 week duration, with 5 hours of time commitment per week
  • Each class has fellows split into groups of 20-25 with extensive skills, background, and passion
  • 100% online, with instructors available via Zoom, Slack, and email
  • Guest lectures from experts, also available for later viewing

Who is this program for?

Climate Change presents tremendous risks and opportunities for every business. This program is designed for purpose driven business professionals who want to increase their influence and reputation as a sustainability leader within their team or organization, and for existing sustainability professionals who want to effectively manage the delivery of a sustainability strategy.

  • You are a purpose driven business professional who wants to 
be a sustainability change agent within your organization
  • You are an existing sustainability professional looking to deliver on your team’s sustainability strategy and hit your sustainability goals
  • You have sufficient time (5 hours/week) to dedicate to the program
  • You want to learn from an industry leader who has a twenty year track record of successfully implementing sustainability initiatives
  • You don’t consider yourself a business professional
  • You don’t have the time to commit to a deep dive right now (you can always apply for later cohorts)
Price

Corporate Sustainability Leadership

/ 6 Weeks Merit/need-based financial aid

  • 6 week duration, with 5 hours of time commitment per week
  • Each class has fellows split into groups of 20-25 with extensive skills, background, and passion
  • 100% online, with instructors available via Zoom, Slack, and email
  • Guest lectures from experts, also available for later viewing

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