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Executive Education

Sustainability Essentials

Sustainability Essentials


Language : English

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The multiple economic, environmental, and social challenges that we are currently facing means that companies need to rethink their strategy, their business model, and their relationship with society. This aim of this program is to help managers play an active role in the transition towards a sustainable and responsible approach to running company. This is not only an imperative. It is an opportunity for organizations to invent new business models - low-carbon, circular and inclusive - which are both the prerequisites and drivers of competitiveness 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 wishing to play an active role in the transformation of their company and meet environmental and social challenges, in both the traditional professions of the company, or in functions that focus more specifically on these subjects.


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



Take a step back to reflect on the challenges of transition, for both society and companies

Develop a systemic understanding of the major challenges and the growing pressures on companies

Master the drivers of this transition and understand the implications for the key areas of management: strategy, finance, supply chain, marketing

Study innovative business models: low-carbon, circular and inclusive economies and how they impact key areas of management

Rethink your role and your current practices thanks to new tools and methods that you can apply immediately



Composed of 3 modules and study trip in Sweden.

Digital format : introduction to the major environmental and social challenges (equivalent of 2 days).

Face-to-face in France : visit to a company committed to sustainable development, geopolitical perspective, and presentation of participants' projects (2 days)

Digital format : the key areas of management in the age of sustainable development (equivalent of 5 days)

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

Direction Académique

Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot - HEC Paris
Executive Director of the Inclusive Economy Center, HEC Paris



A hybrid format, which alternates digital modules (introduced by live sessions and which enable the participants to learn at their own pace) and face-to-face modules, run in France and in the form of an exceptional study trip to Sweden.

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 sustainable development challenges serves a common thread throughout the program and enables the participants to formalize and contextualize everything 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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