Yale School of Management

Corporate Sustainability Management: Risk, Profit, and Purpose

Gain a competitive edge with a practical guide to creating a sustainability strategy.

Corporate Sustainability Management: Risk, Profit, and Purpose

PROGRAM DATES

Registration closes: March 16, 2021
Program starts with orientation: March 24, 2021

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PROGRAM DETAILS

Duration: 6 weeks (excluding orientation), online
Commitment: 8 - 10 hours per week
Program Fee: $2,800
Outcome: Discover how your business can benefit from sustainable solutions.

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Environmental and social well-being concerns have gained progressively larger stakes in mainstream business practices around the world. The evolving needs of consumers, investors, regulators, and society means that prioritizing sustainability is no longer an option for organizations — it’s a business imperative.

The Corporate Sustainability Management: Risk, Profit, and Purpose online program equips leaders with the skills and knowledge to implement a sustainability strategy that not only addresses modern challenges but also benefits the bottom line. Join a network of like-minded professionals online as you discover practical tools and frameworks for driving and implementing a sustainability action plan in your organization.

The program draws on the expertise of Dr. Todd Cort as it explores the most important elements of building a purpose-driven corporate strategy, as well as the risks and opportunities sustainability presents for your business. Over six weeks, you’ll investigate real-world case studies and gain valuable insights from industry experts as you create a road map for integrating sustainability into your business’s future.

  • What to Expect
    • Illustrate the business imperative of sustainability
    • Construct a multi-stakeholder materiality assessment and matrix
    • Explore the utility and limitations of using accounting protocols to value sustainability risks and opportunities
    • Develop a strategic business initiative to address the financial impact of sustainability risks and opportunities
    • Decide which of the available sustainability frameworks, standards, and guidelines are most relevant and beneficial to your business
    • Formulate implementation steps for a sustainability program, guided by experts
  • Who Should Attend
    • Senior managers and executives responsible for providing strategic direction and building a competitive advantage in their business
    • Sustainability, social, and environmental professionals responsible for related projects
    • Risk management and business continuity specialists
    • Business consultants and consultancy firms looking to better advise clients
    • Public sector policymakers and regulators
  • Agenda

    Modules are released on a weekly basis, and can be completed in your own time and at your own pace.

    • Orientation module
    • Module 1: The business imperative for sustainability
    • Module 2: Multi-stakeholder risk assessment
    • Module 3: Valuing sustainability risks and opportunities
    • Module 4: Integrating sustainability into business strategy
    • Module 5: Building your sustainability tool kit
    • Module 6: Implementing a sustainability program
  • Faculty
    Corporate Sustainability Management: Risk, Profit, and Purpose Program Faculty
    Program Convener

    Todd CortTodd Cort

    Lecturer in Sustainability, Yale School of Management

    Dr. Todd Cort works at the intersection of corporate responsibility and sustainable finance. His objective is to reduce the barriers to moving capital (either corporate or investor) to more sustainable investments. In this space, Dr. Cort is working on: 1) Metrics and standards for measuring the environmental impacts of fixed income investment products such as green bonds 2) Metrics and the underlying data for environmental, social and governance (ESG) that demonstrably drive corporate growth and improvement in equity value 3) Metrics for underwriting more sustainable insurance products – particularly around the means to measure effective climate adaptation. In addition to these specific research areas, Dr. Cort educates and collaborates with investors and fund managers to effectively integrate sustainability into investment strategies. These integrated investment strategies range from fixed income focused funds to venture capital strategies.

  • Registration
    PROGRAM DATES

    Registration closes: March 16, 2021
    Program starts with orientation: March 24, 2021

    Register Now »

    Admissions and queries are managed by GetSmarter.

    Request a Call »

    There are no prerequisites for this program. Register to get started. Our online program collaborator, GetSmarter, will welcome you and guide you through the steps to secure your place in the program.

  • Program Collaborator

    This program is presented entirely online in collaboration with leaders in digital education, GetSmarter, a 2U, Inc. brand. Technology meets academic rigor in GetSmarter’s people-mediated model, which enables lifelong learners across the globe to obtain industry-relevant skills that are certified by the world’s most reputable academic institutions. This interactive, supportive teaching model is designed for busy professionals and results in unprecedented certification rates for online programs.

    View the Corporate Sustainability Management: Risk, Profit, and Purpose online program on the GetSmarter website.