Mena Impact Academy

Managing Corporate Sustainability

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This course equips you with the skills necessary to lead companies in their transformation towards sustainability. It is divided into 10 lessons that cover all aspects of sustainability in business. You will learn how to build a company strategy that aligns with sustainability goals, create an operational roadmap from climate to social issues, regulatory requirements to sustainable offerings, and more. Designed for all professionals looking to take on roles in sustainability, this online course enables you to master the fundamentals of a sustainable business strategy beyond the traditional CSR approach.


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30  Hrs


100% Digital


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Course Objectives

  • Explore the relevant structures, legislations, and resources related to sustainable business practices
  • Master the skills, knowledge, and fundamentals of corporate sustainability to lead the implementation of a sustainability strategy;
  • Develop the mindset needed to work on creating a sustainable business model and inspire others to become ambassadors for sustainable transformation.


of CEOs now unequivocally feel it is their role to make their business more sustainable

Source: Accenture


of survey respondents have made a carbon-neutral commitment or are working towards one
Source: PwC Middle East 2023

Our satisfied customers speak for themselves

I gained a deep understanding of sustainability principles but also practical insights that directly contributed to shift to this exciting and impactful field.


Program Coordinator

The online courses have profoundly enhanced my comprehension of climate issues and the essential trajectory for companies to achieve sustainability.


Global Talent and D&I Manager

Thanks to the course, I help organizations to source responsible service providers through my own Impact Assessment tool.
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What You Will Gain

  • Sustainability and corporate strategy:
  • International frameworks, including planetary boundaries, the doughnut economics, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Corporate externalities
  • Defining and implementing a sustainable business model
  • Building a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy
  • Sustainability standards, regulations, and certifications
  • Environmental challenges and drivers:
  • Biodiversity and other environmental impacts
  • Decarbonization strategies
  • Social impacts and improvements:
  • Human rights
  • Health, safety, and well-being at work
  • Gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace
  • Integrating sustainability into the supply chain
  • Circular economy and eco-design
  • Responsible marketing and communication
  • Managing financial and non-financial stakeholders:
  • Non-financial/integrated reporting and accounting
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Transformation for the future
  • Change management and sustainability
  • Debates on economic growth and new horizons for sustainability

What You Will Learn

  • Sustainability and corporate strategy: ISO 26000, materiality mapping and prioritizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for a company.
  • Environmental challenges and drivers
  • Carbon footprint
  • Setting science-based targets
  • Social impacts and improvements: Measuring social impact
  • Integrating sustainability into the supply chain
  • Mapping risks related to sustainable sourcing
  • Audits and supply chain controls
  • Aligning with the law and due diligence
  • Managing financial and non-financial stakeholders:
  • ESG reporting and frameworks
  • Stakeholder management and addressing their expectations
  • Implementing Climate Report (TCFD) recommendations
  • Transformation for the future:
  • Organizing a portfolio of offerings toward sustainability
  • Changes in governance and management

Who Is This Programme For?

Chief Sustainability Officers & CSR Managers

Sustainability Consultants & Freelancers

Experts from any profession seeking to expand their skills

What you will learn

Let’s start with why we are here and answer some basic questions. What is Sustainability? Why does it matter for business?

Module 1 – One Planet for the Economy and Living Beings
Module 2 – Growth and Globalization in Question

Module 3 – Legal and Normative Frameworks of CSR
Module 4 – ISO 26000: A Philosophy for Action

Module 5 – Mapping the stakeholders Exercise

In this ever changing world, we must rethink the place of companies in society and challenge business-as-usual in systemic ways.

Module 1 – Rethinking the Place of Companies in Society
Module 2 – Fundamentals of CSR Strategies and Action Plans

Module 3 – Implementing Transformation Toward Sustainability
Module 4 – The CSO: Transformative Ambition at the Top 

Module 5 – Carrying Out Your Materiality Mapping

The relationship between the environment and our economy is quite interesting and essential to understand and tackle in order to ensure the planet remains a place on which we can work and live.

Module 1 – Overview of Environmental Issues 

Module 2 – The Relationship Between Economy and Biosphere 

Module 3 – Quantifying Your Environmental Footprint 

Module 4 – Can We Maintain and Regenerate the Earth System?

Module 5 – Conducting a Life Cycle Assessment

It’s not just enough to manage risks. To keep up with the fast-moving world of sustainability, companies might find success in implementing processes, tools and relationships that help to improve performance beyond risk management.

Module 1 – Our Changing Climate 

Module 2 – An International Mobilization for Climate Action 

Module 3 – Building the Climate Strategy 

Module 4 – The Levers of Decarbonization 

Module 5 – Calculating a Corporate Carbon Footprint 

As we define sustainability, human development, health and happiness is just as important as a happy and healthy Earth system. Companies have a huge role to play in this for employees, workers through the supply chain, customers and local community members.

Module 1 – Human Rights in the Workplace 

Module 2 – Health, Safety, & Quality of Life at Work: A Basis for Commitment 

Module 3 – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion For the Company 

Module 4 – From the Fight Against Discrimination to Inclusion 

Module 5 – Checking our Biases, Application 


Big supply chains means carrying big responsibilities for companies. What are the legal requirements and frameworks around global supply chains and how do we measure and act on supply chain risks and opportunities?

Module 1 – Big Supply Chain Means Big Responsibility 

Module 2 –The World of Legal Requirements & International Frameworks 

Module 3 – Managing Sustainability Risks in the Supply Chain 

Module 4 – The New Role of Procurement : Improving Products and Services 

Module 5 – Application Case: Identifying Risks and Applying Controls

Transforming your company and its business model will require a deep thought into what that means for the products and services of a company. There are important considerations to make regarding the offer itself, branding, and marketing practices.

Module 1 – Consumption vs. Sustainability: A Brief History of Sustainable  Marketing 

Module 2 – Moving Towards a Sustainable Offer

Module 3 – An Engaged and Engaging Brand 

Module 4 – What does Sustainability Change in the Rules of Marketing?

Module 5 – Responsible Marketing Application Case 

External stakeholders are demanding more transparency regarding the company’s non-financial impacts. How do we clearly report on its approach while meeting the various demands of investors and market players who need to measure the sustainability of the model?

Module 1 – What are Non-financial Matters and how do we report on them? 

Module 2 – Standardizing Non-financial Reporting

Module 3 – Understanding Integrated Reporting 

Module 4 – Sustainable Finance and Socially Responsible Investing

Module 5 – Application Case: Analyzing Extra Financial Reports

Just as with any transformation within a company, change management remains a significant need. In the context of sustainability, shifting mindsets towards value sharing, humans as a purpose, and stakeholder emphasis is key.

Module 1 – The Strategic Role of Stakeholder Relations 

Module 2 – Towards New Ways of Sharing in the Company 

Module 3 – Employee Engagement as an End Goal 

Module 4 – The Company’s Role in a Society 

Module 5 – SDG Impact Application Case

Where are we going? It’s important to explore the unknowns and uncertainties of this future we are heading towards as well as what’s on the cutting edge horizon of the sustainability trajectory for companies.

Module 1 – Sustainability Strategy, SMEs, and Labeling 

Module 2 – What Vision(s) for 2050? 

Module 3 – New Horizons for Corporate Sustainability 

Module 4 – Embodying Change 

Module 5 – Final Business Case

What You Earn

Provided in Partnership with EcoLearn.


We offer a maximum of 6 months’ access to the course on our platform to provide you with ample time for completion. We recommend planning dedicated weekly time to efficiently complete the course.

If you’re not sure whether this course is right for you or not, feel free to schedule a 1-on-1 call with an advisor for personalized guidance. We will help you assess whether the course aligns with your goals and provide more information about its content.

30 hours over 4 months, but keep in mind that this is just an estimate, and your actual time commitment may depend on your prior knowledge, learning pace, and engagement with the material. It’s essential to plan your study schedule accordingly to ensure successful completion.

We offer supplementary learning materials, allowing you the flexibility to concentrate solely on the content of each module. Links to videos, articles, and book recommendations can be explored after completing the course.

This course is designed to provide you with a set of practical skills that will enable you to anticipate and implement sustainable transformation within an organization. You will have the opportunity to complete numerous exercises and practical cases that will allow you to project yourself into real-world professional situations. 

Yes! Our online courses are primarily done asynchronously, and the content is organized into 20-minute modules, allowing you to absorb essential information in a limited amount of time. 

No! Autonomy doesn’t mean solitude, and there are plenty of opportunities for interaction during your learning journey: directly with our support team, among fellow learners in the training through the ‘comments’ section, or through a coaching session with our founder. 

We provide additional resources at the end of each module to help you delve deeper into the subject matter, including links to supplementary materials such as scientific articles, expert videos, reports, and more. We also offer a glossary to help you navigate through various acronyms and concepts. 

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