General Management & Strategy

Agile Sustainability Management for Business

Embedding sustainability into your corporate DNA is no longer a nice-to-have, it is a must.


Programme Description

As we come closer to reaching our planetary boundaries, leaders are recognizing that business-as-usual is no longer an option. Companies face increasing pressure to address urgent environmental challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution and waste, and social challenges such as gender equality, human rights, and local community development. To remain viable and thrive in the future, businesses must actively change, engaging in circular and sustainable strategic models.

Such integral transformation is no simple task. Leaders must build their knowledge and skills in sustainability, while nimbly adapting to a rapidly changing, complex, and uncertain world. By building key sustainability knowledge while leveraging an agile mindset, skills and tools, this Programme provides leaders and managers with a powerful foundation from which to develop and implement practical and impact-focused sustainability strategies.

Agile Sustainability Management for Business prepares you to take charge of your company’s future. You will leave with a deep understanding of the issues, trends, challenges and opportunities driving corporate sustainability management today; the skills and tools to enact agile leadership and management in your role; a prototype and roadmap to support you in realizing, implementing and managing sustainability in your business; a community of like-minded peers; and, a network of experts and practitioners prepared to contribute hands-on support as you lead, manage and innovate for sustainability.

Target Audience

Business leaders and managers who need to quickly understand key issues and trends driving sustainability management; drive a profitable business while dealing with high levels of uncertainty and complexity; begin to develop a meaningful sustainability strategy for their business; implement an existing strategy within their business.

This program is particularly impactful for leaders and managers who are new to the field of sustainability, including SMEs, and sustainability professionals looking for tools, skills and support in connecting sustainability with the core activities of the business.


Start Dates
3 months
Number of ECTS Credits
Level of Experience
Senior Manager
Functional Manager
Programme Type
CHF 6'900.-
St. Gallen
Individual Modules Bookable
Flexible Entry
Programme Language


To provide leaders and managers with the knowledge, tools and support to lead, manage and innovate for sustainability and embed it in their organization and/or business activities.

Programme Benefits

Participants leave with key knowledge in the field of corporate sustainability management, including driving trends, challenges and opportunities, climate solutions, biodiversity regeneration, social impact creation, circular economy business models and sustainability governance. They are able to use agile frameworks and tools to lead and manage a useful and meaningful sustainability strategy in an environment of complexity, including foresight thinking and prototyping.

Course Structure

Live and virtual (6 days live, 2 half-day workshops virtually, peer coaching and mentoring virtually), individual prototyping work within your business

Content & Faculty

Further information

Why HSG?

Executive education at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), one of Europe's leading business universities, provides you with an optimal preparation for the future. The University of St.Gallen is more than just an educational institution; it is a place of inspiration that stimulates you to think. You will acquire up-to-date knowledge that is of great practical relvance, and gain valuable insights. This will enable you to make an important contribution to social and economic progress and to your own personal development. "From insight to impact" is not just our message; it is a promise against which we can be measured. 

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