General Management & Strategy

Sustainability Management for Business Excellence

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


Programme Description

As we come closer to exceeding planetary boundaries, conducting business as usual is no longer an option. Companies face increasing pressure to adopt net zero strategies, embed ESG, and address urgent sustainability challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution and waste, inequality, human rights, diversity and inclusion and local community development. To remain viable and thrive in the future, businesses must actively change, engaging in circular and sustainable strategic models.

To do this successfully, business leaders and managers must build literacy, knowledge and skills in sustainability, while constantly adapting to a complex and uncertain world.

We are planning an info session on this programme on June 30 at 12:30 - 13:00 pm (CEST, online). Please feel free to register with Rachel Brooks ( or directly via Linkedin if you are interested.

Target Audience

This Programme provides a powerful foundation from which to develop and implement practical and impact-focused sustainability strategies.

This Programme is for you, if

  • you need a comprehensive overview of key issues and trends driving sustainability management and build a deep understanding of sustainability management

  • you want to understand the business case for sustainability, including an ESG focus

  • you are in a leadership position or management role and need support in connecting sustainability to the core activities of your business

  • you need to build up frameworks, tools and skills for tackling sustainability challenges in your business.


Start Dates
4 days
Application Deadline
Number of ECTS Credits
Level of Experience
Senior Manager
Functional Manager
Programme Type
CHF 4'900.-
Wildparkhaus Peter & Paul and Startfeld, St. Gallen
Individual Modules Bookable
Flexible Entry
Programme Language


This Programme brings you up-to-date on the field of sustainability management, providing a powerful foundation from which to develop and implement practical and impact-focused sustainability strategies.

Programme Benefits

You will leave with

  • the confidence to develop and implement robust sustainability management approaches in your business

  • comprehensive understanding of the business case for sustainability, including ESG, and how it applies to you

  • frameworks, methods and tools that will enable you to manage sustainability effectively and efficiently in your role

  • a certificate of participation in Sustainability Management for Business Excellence from the University of St.Gallen

Course Structure

This Programme consists of four in-person days at the University of St. Gallen, divided into four modules. These include an introduction to sustainability, the business case for sustainability, managing sustainability and ESG, and leading sustainability. A key element of this Programme is peer exchange.



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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