What is Accelerating a Sustainability Transition?
"Accelerating Sustainability" is designed to inspire and enable participants to collaborate and lead effective change towards sustainability. The course supports sustainability innovators and broadens their understanding of global risks, international standards, and regulations. By studying value chains and ecosystems, we explore how to align with the 1.5-degree target and overall Agenda 2030 goals.
The course is created to empower and prepare anyone who is willing to coach their organization or another organization into accelerating their sustainability transition. Participants are invited to explore their own resilience and role by unfolding the Inner Development Goals and exploring their personal values and impact.
This journey is supported by regular dialogues, coaching, and mentoring sessions to help participants reflect, engage, and work on their identified goals.
Connection to Research and Practice
This course introduces the global context for sustainability, the SDGs, and the IDGs to facilitate sustainable innovation. It also addresses the social dynamics of transformation, innovation within the organization and infrastructure/environment to create a roadmap for sustainability transformation based on science-based targets (SBTI). The course is based on global calls for decarbonization and the creation of a regenerative economy.
Type of instruction
This course will be delivered online with a mix of recorded short lectures, seminars and workshops.
To be eligible for this course, the applicant must fulfil one of the following criteria, and the English requirement:
- Bachelor’s degree in business administration or economics (i.e., the equivalent of 180 ECTS at
an accredited university) and at least 1 year of work experience,
- Bachelor’s degree in a different discipline and at least 1 year of relevant work experience (i.e., in
the field of management/entrepreneurship/leadership/project management/public
- Applicants without a bachelor’s degree but with at least 2 years of relevant work experience (i.e.,
in the field of management/entrepreneurship/leadership/project management in the
public/private and/or not-for profit sector(s)).
- English proficiency is required (level 6/B or equivalent).
The course was enlightening and helped me hugely to take further steps in my company’s sustainability journey. The course gave me epiphanic moments that truly changed my worldview and priorities. I can highly recommend the course to anyone who is about to take off on a sustainability journey, professionally or privately.
Göran Eriksson, CEO at Port of Gothenburg
The course was very educational and inspiring and updated my mindset and traditional business education. I was immediately able to put my new skills into practice professionally and am now looking forward to finding solutions for how to produce, sell and consume food in a sustainable way.
Jenny Norlander, Strategy manager Co2e footprint at ICA Gruppen