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In the heart of India, a new chapter unfolds in the pursuit of sustainable education as three prestigious Indus International Schools – Pune, Bangalore, and Hyderabad – take a bold step towards a brighter future.

With a visionary leap into the realm of sustainable business, these institutions have joined hands with the Sustainability Management School Switzerland (SUMAS) to offer their students a transformative opportunity: the ‘Business and Sustainability’ program.

At the core of this groundbreaking initiative lies a commitment to fostering a generation of conscientious leaders equipped to navigate the complexities of the modern world.

As the global landscape continues to evolve, the need for sustainable practices has never been more pressing. Recognizing this urgency, Indus Schools have seized the opportunity to empower their students with business and sustainability knowledge and skills to drive positive change.

Empowering the Next Generation with Business and Sustainability Knowledge

The Business and Sustainability program offered by SUMAS transcends traditional boundaries, providing high school students from IB Schools with a unique platform to explore the intersection of business and environmental stewardship.

Through a blend of rigorous academic curriculum and experiential learning, participants are primed to become leaders for sustainable innovation.

With a focus on real-world application, the program immerses students in a dynamic learning environment facilitated by virtual classrooms.

Here, geographical barriers dissolve as students from diverse backgrounds converge to engage in meaningful discourse and collaboration.

This global perspective not only enriches their educational experience but also cultivates invaluable cross-cultural competencies essential for success in an interconnected world.


A Gateway to Opportunity

In just a month since its inception, the program has witnessed remarkable traction, with 32 students from Indus Schools enrolling to embark on this transformative journey.

Beyond the immediate benefits of knowledge acquisition, participants are afforded a fast track to SUMAS’ Bachelor program, opening doors to further exploration and specialization in sustainable business practices.


Want to know more about our Business and Sustainability program? Here’s the quick overview for you:

Program Overview

SUMAS Career-related Studies® “Business & Sustainability” are designed for self-confident students, who have a clear idea about their career path. Students will pursue career-related education during the last two years of their high-school. This study program is relevant for all students who are interested in responsible management applicable in different fields.

The SUMAS CrS® aims to provide students with the foundational knowledge on managing sustainability and helps them develop their competencies in becoming responsible leaders.


SUMAS CrS® Course Content


Central to the Business and Sustainability program are two distinct components:

  1. Fundamental Courses: Consisting of 240 guided learning hours, these courses delve deep into the foundational principles of sustainable business, offering students a comprehensive understanding of key concepts and methodologies.
  2. Applied Component: Comprising 150 hours of immersive learning experiences, this component bridges theory with practice through initiatives such as:
    • Sustainability Leadership Experience.
    • Integrative Project Work in one of the pathways.


By actively engaging with real-world challenges, students develop critical thinking skills and emerge as adept problem solvers poised to effect meaningful change.


Empowering Education for a Sustainable Future

The decision to integrate Business and Sustainability programs into school curricula reflects a broader recognition of the pivotal role education plays in shaping future leaders.

By instilling a holistic understanding of sustainability from an early age, schools not only equip students with the knowledge and skills to address pressing global issues but also nurture a sense of responsibility towards the planet and its inhabitants.

Moreover, sustainability education transcends the confines of the classroom, permeating every facet of students’ lives and future endeavors. Armed with a nuanced understanding of environmental, social, and economic dynamics, graduates emerge as conscientious leaders capable of driving innovation, fostering collaboration, and creating value that transcends profit margins.

Pioneering a Path Towards Sustainable Excellence

As Indus Schools forge ahead in their partnership with SUMAS, they not only set a precedent for educational excellence but also embody a steadfast commitment to sustainable development.

By empowering students with the tools and knowledge needed to navigate an increasingly complex world, they sow the seeds of change that will reverberate far beyond the confines of their campuses.

Together, they embark on a journey towards a future where sustainability is a way of life—a testament to the transformative power of education in shaping a brighter tomorrow.

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