Who Is Right for the Program
Innovating for Sustainability is appropriate for senior executives from companies of any size, industry, or country who are responsible in some way for creating, executing, and communicating the company's strategy. Given that sustainability affects many parts of the organization, the program is suitable for both general and functional managers. Representative titles include:
- Chief executive officer
- Chief operating officer
- Managing director
- Chief financial officer
- Chief marketing officer
- Heads of business units or divisions
- Chief sustainability officer (or equivalent role)
- Vice president, corporate communications
- Vice president, strategy and business development
- Vice president, human resources
- Portfolio managers
- Research analysts
The program also is appropriate for investors seeking a deeper and more relevant understanding of how companies are incorporating sustainability into their strategies and operations and using integrated reporting to report on their performance. This will enhance the ability of investors to manage their investment portfolios.
The Admissions Committee makes every effort to assemble a diverse group of participants who bring a wealth of perspectives from around the globe to the classroom. Individuals or teams are welcomed to attend.
Past Participants Represented:
"The training was an intensive learning experience thanks to the innovative real-life cases presented and the international participants present, including many finance experts from asset management firms and the investors' side. With the focus on sustainability and innovation, cases included large companies across a wide range of industries—from oil and gas to B2C to pharma. In just four days, I learned how to develop an innovative and sustainable business in a pragmatic way."
Renate Degrave [Senior Manager, Cleantech and Sustainability Services], Ernst & Young, Belgium