Sustainability Masterclass

Sustainability Masterclass

155 Water St Dumbo

From Thursday, March 5 2020 at 04:00 pm until Friday, March 6 2020 at 11:00 pm


  • The Sustainability Masterclass™ trains present and future professionals and decision-makers to:
  • Understand the different aspects of Sustainability with the aim to make it practical in different strategic and operational environments in emerging markets, especially the BRIC countries
  • Master Sustainability best practice, sustainable development decision-making tools and analytical instruments used or likely to be used by institutions across the world
  • Promote Sustainability skills of individuals therefore make the concept even more widespread than it is today
  • Make the concept of Sustainability applicable in private and public institutions



Professionals in private companies, public sectors, NGOs, international organizations and governments who are or would like to be involved in CSR.



Day One: 10am – 4:00pm

  • Integrating Social and Organizational Values
  • Making the business case for social responsibility by calculating costs and benefits
  • Recognizing the links between the welfare of society and the success of the organization
  • Examining opportunities designed to benefit the organization as well as the community
  • Integrating Sustainability best practices into key business areas
  • Identifying and managing the positive and negative impacts of business activities on society

Lunch 12:30-­‐1:30pm

Day One Continued:

  • Driving Sustainability & Social Responsibility Throughout the Organization
  • Aligning strategies and goals with organizational objectives
  • Embedding Sustainability within the business culture to sustain the strategy over the long term
  • Building Sustainability expertise through hiring and partnerships
  • Integrating sustainability & social responsibility metrics into general performance management systems
  • Disseminating information on Sustainability policies throughout the organization
  • Demonstrating how Sustainability practices continue to affect individuals and departments
  • Communicating the impact of sustainability & social responsibility to capital markets, shareholders, and other stakeholders


Day Two: 10am-­‐4:00pm

  • Managing Risk and Decision Making
  • Evaluating complex environments and potential impacts before investing capital or making business decisions
  • Interacting successfully with governments, NGOs, and stakeholders
  • Decentralizing Sustainability to allow for local differences and optimizations across the organization
  • Identifying current vulnerabilities and predicting future pitfalls related to business practices
  • Developing preparation and prevention processes for handling crisis scenarios
  • Integrating Sustainability initiatives in vendor and supplier agreements