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Executive Education

Sustainability Essentials

Sustainability Essentials



The multiple economic, geopolitical, environmental, and social challenges that we are currently facing means that companies need to rethink their relationship with society, their purpose, their strategy, and their business model. This program aims to help managers play an active role in the transition towards a low-carbon, biodiversity-friendly, circular and inclusive economy, which respects the limits of our planet and people. This is not only an imperative. It is an opportunity for organizations to re-invent new business models and to develop strong competitive drivers in the short, medium, and long term.

Des gens d'affaires polyvalents qui travaillent sur un projet d'innovation durable - Concept d'énergie renouvelable verte

Executive Certificate Sustainability Essentials

Format: In class (Paris/Stockholm) and Online
Duration: 12 days
Language: English
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Cost: 16900 €*
Place: France

The program is aimed at:

Managers and executives in charge of transformation projects, who have or will have to integrate major environmental and social challenges, manage change, and reinvent ways to collaborate for an economy compatible with the limitations of our planet and with fundamental social needs.


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* Net price, HEC Paris is not subject to VAT. Prices, dates, faculty, and program content are subject to change. 



Acquire a more in-depth understanding of environmental and social challenges (climate change, resource depletion, pollution, inequalities, poverty, etc.)

Analyze the changing external framework of companies (regulation, finance, millennials, consumers) in terms of risks and opportunities

Understand the barriers and levers of social and environmental transition

Get inspiration from changemakers who are making a positive impact



This certificate program is composed of 3 modules (including a study trip to Sweden, run in partnership with the Stockholm School of Economics).

Key stakes of sustainability (courses and trip to Sweden

Sustainable business models: low-carbon, biodiversity-friendly, circular and inclusive

Implications of Sustainability on companies functions: strategy, finance, marketing and supply chain

Face-to-face in Sweden : company visits; low-carbon strategies and transformation management (3 days).

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A hybrid format, which alternates face-to-face courses (run in France and an exceptional study trip to Sweden) and online courses

An action-based learning approach, which combines theoretical and methodological input with concrete case studies, workshops, company visits and sharing experience

A project focusing on Sustainability enables the participants to formalize and contextualize what they have learned

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This program is accessible for people with disabilities. Please contact us if you have any specific requirements or to obtain the Public Accessibility Register.


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