Certificate in Business Sustainability (CAS)

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Certificate in Business Sustainability (CAS)

Define your personal positive impact

A part-time program for
engaged changemakers in business & beyond

This Sustainability Leadership Program is offered by the Institute for Business Sustainability and is endorsed by our partners:

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FIVE MODULES TO CLARIFY YOUR POSITIVE IMPACT

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The Positive Impact Mindset: from Risk to Opportunity

Prof. Dr. Katrin Muff and Prof. Dr. Thomas Dyllick (Program Directors, the IBS)

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ESG Measurement and Reporting: the Necessary Basics

Dr. Barbara Dubach (CEO, engeability)

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Emerging Regulations: Source for Impact Innovation

Thomas Dyllick (Director, the IBS) and Stefan Gara (Member of the Vienna State Parliament and Municipal Council)
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Social Entrepreneurship: Empowering your Purpose

Christoph Inauen (Co-Founder of Choba Choba chocolate)

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SDG Innovation: from Net Zero to Net Positive

Prof. Dr. Katrin Muff (Director, the IBS) and Dr. Barbara Dubach (CEO, engageability)

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Optional: Personal Career Coaching

Claudia Kranefuss (Co-founder, the How Company), Mathias Morgenthaler (Autor, Coach und Gastgeber bei beruf-berufung.ch), Omid Aschari (Founder, ASG Strategy Group)

Clarify the big picture and embrace your purpose

Sustainability Leadership in 5 Modules

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The Positive Impact Mindset: from Risk to Opportunity

  • Prioritize environmental, social and economic challenges in this decade
  • Discover the success factors of positive impact organizations
  • Understand how to see sustainability as a risk and an opportunity
  • Explore business opportunities that arise from global challenges
  • Unpack the transformation from a traditional to a positive impact mindset
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Prof. Dr. Katrin Muff (Program Director, the IBS)

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Thomas Dyllick (Director, the IBS)
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ESG MEASUREMENT AND REPORTING: THE NECESSARY BASICS

  • Understand sustainability reporting tools, standards and ratings
  • Learn how to measure and assure a consistent sustainability performance
  • Assess and account for sustainability performance and impact
  • Benchmark and evaluate harmonization approaches among reporting tools
  • Review sustainability reporting for a consistent communication strategy
Barbara-Dubach

Dr. Barbara Dubach (CEO, engeability)

I learned to live my values, to dare and explore my strengths and „tame“ my weaknesses. 

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Emerging Regulations: source for Impact Innovation

  • Understand the impact of regulations, from a national and EU perspective
  • Assess consequences of regulations for business strategy
  • Explore case studies of truly sustainable product innovation
  • Review implementation challenges of business model innovation
  • Discuss the challenges that business faces when integrating sustainability
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Thomas Dyllick (Director, the IBS)
Stefan-Gara
Stefan Gara (Member of the Vienna State Parliament and Municipal Council)
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SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: EMPOWERING YOUR PURPOSE

  • Experience social entrepreneurship and (social) intrapreneurship
  • Work on an applied project to think and act as an entrepreneur
  • Differentiate between organizational implementation approaches
  • Identify pitfalls and successes for driving positive change in business
  • Experience personal pathfinding and craft future projects
Christoph-Inauen

Christoph Inauen (Co-Founder of Choba Choba chocolate)

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SDG INNOVATION: FROM NET ZERO TO NET POSITIVE

  • Identify strategic drivers for sustainability within a company
  • Understand key frameworks and tools to implement sustainability
  • Experience stakeholder dynamics and learn to manage these
  • Understand when to use which innovation tools for sustainability
  • Use best practice SDG strategy assessment & reporting tools
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Simone Alabor (Co-Founder, Who Is Nik)

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Dr. Barbara Dubach (CEO, engageability)

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OPTIONAL: PERSONAL CAREER COACHING

  • Define your own values, purpose and future ambition
  • Clarify and overcome obstacles that may prevent success
  • Translate your experience and strengths into an attractive CV
  • Benefit from a partner holding a transformative space for you
Claudia-Kranefuss

Claudia Kranefuss (Leadership Coach and Co-founder, the How Company)

Mathias Morgenthaler (Autor, Coach und Gastgeber bei beruf-berufung.ch)

Omid Aschari (Founder, ASG Strategy Group)

The exceptional faculty, the diversity and energy of the
participants and the amazing support of the program
team made the real difference.

Karla Beer-Espinosa

Program Overview

NEWLY DESIGNED FOR
THE DECADE OF ACTION

The program is design for the era we live in. We built on what was most valued so far and added what is most needed until 2030. The new program is short and rich, safeguarding your work-life balance. It is based on 5 essential modules resulting in a 10 ECTS CAS.

The Program Fee is Fr. 9’000 and includes course material, lunch and refreshments.
It is possible to book single modules at Fr. 2’000, potentially adding them up to a CAS.

Optionally, you can sign up to personal career coaching (price on request).

Alumni Diploma Advanced Sustainability

New challenges require different leaders

Our program enables participants to frame global challenges not just as a business risk but also as a source for new business models.

THE WORLD IS AT A TURNING POINT

We are falling from one crisis to the next: first COVID-19, now the war in the Ukraine.

Welcome to the “Decade of Action” to achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)!

We are in a global recession and an energy crisis. Democracies are shaky; supply chains interrupted; financial markets a mess. Climate change and the biodiversity collapse are a threat for many.

Where is business in all of this?

But how to act strategic and operational at the same time? How to shift from sustainability being a risk and a cost, to seeing the great business opportunities?

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Amazing content: a perfect 360° view of a Chief Sustainability Officer with a change mindset.

SHAPE YOUR ROLE FOR THE COMING DECADE!

Here is what we found out in the past decade of running the sustainability
leadership program: we all start from a different base and have different needs. And yet, it is the wealth of our perspectives that enriches the learning. 

 

This program is designed for participants who:

If you look for a network of like-minded professionals, this program is for you!

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Is the time right for you?

We understand that any choice for a sustainability education comes with many questions. That’s why we are happy to be there for you at any time. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question about our CAS Certificate of Advanced Studies. We look forward to hearing from you.








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    This Makes our Program Unique

    Future-relevant knowhow and expertise to add strategic sustainability competencies into your professional portfolio.

    Emerging national and EU regulations create pressure and confusion for any organization. This program brings strategic clarity and focus.

    Our alumni join the class on a monthly basis to discuss relevant sustainability topics  providing you access to their network.

    According to a recent survey, 91% of Swiss CEOs admit that they don’t know
    how to define or implement a Net Zero strategy.*

    The program is endorsed by three relevant sustainability organizations, the WBCSD,
    the UNGC Switzerland, and WWF Switzerland.
    The reputation of Thomas Dyllick and Katrin Muff as international sustainability
    experts stands for an unparalleled educational quality.

    * PwC CEO-Survey 2022

    How to Join the Program

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    • University degree in any subject area or equivalent (for example: a Swiss
      commercial apprenticeship plus 8 years of relevant working experience)
    • A minimum of 5 years of professional working experience
    • English proficiency (mother tongue, study or working language)

    REVIEW THE ADMISSION CRITERIA

    Carefully review the admissions criteria to check your eligibility. Feel free to schedule a call: katrin@theibs.net

    COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS

    -> www.theibs.net/apply and have ready:

    • Up-to-date CV
    • Copy of your passport or identity card
    • Headshot

    NOTIFICATION OF YOUR APPLICATION STATUS

    We will update you on the eligibility of your profile and the status of your application within a week of receipt.

    INTERVIEW

    When you are selected as a candidate, you will be invited for an online interview with one of the Program Directors. We will discuss your professional experience and motivation and assess your fit with the program.

    ADMISSIONS DECISION

    The Program Directors decide based on the information provided in the application and the interview. Admissions results are typically available within a week following the interview.

    FULL ACCEPTANCE

    Upon receiving your payment, we will confirm the Full Acceptance
    confirming your seat in the program.

    More information: www.theibs.net

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