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Corporate Training
Sustainability Management: Foundational knowledge and application

The starting knowledge and skillset for individuals and teams to become active players in sustainability

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An in-depth introduction to the main aspects of sustainability, exploring the individual, company and societal perspectives of sustainability for a business. Energy efficiency, water use and waste management are covered in more detail to raise awareness for sustainable day-to-day practices.


3 days (1, 3 or 6 sessions)

Gland – Milan – Online – In Company
English, Italian, German, French

Program Training Modules

Module 1: What do we mean by Sustainability Management?

  • Main sustainability dimensions, aspects and principles
  • Key differences between Business as usual vs Sustainable business

Module 2: Sustainability at different levels: individual, company and society

Module 3: Principal sustainability concepts and drivers: ecological footprint, ecosystem services, planetary boundaries, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), systems and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Module 4: Energy efficiency: fossil fuels, renewables, energy efficiency, making the transition

Module 5: Water use: problems and solutions

Module 6: Waste management

Module 7: Sustainability measurement and reporting

Module 8: Sustainable management practices: examples

Module 9: How to become a sustainability champion?

Who should attend?

Individuals who wish to demonstrate responsible management and positively contribute to their work environment. This training is beneficial for employees at all levels in a company who wish to gain a deeper understanding of sustainability.

Learning outcomes

  • Become a competent advocate for sustainability
  • Define and explain principal concepts and drivers in sustainability
  • Understand the impact of personal and managerial decisions on energy and water use
  • Use waste management to save resources and create value
  • Consider and intelligently discuss main sustainability issues from multiple perspectives
  • Proudly develop your responsible attitudes toward sustainable development.

Training Program Fees

Gland (Switzerland)
Single employeeCHF 3,450
Dedicated Programprice upon request
Milan (Italy)
Single employeeEUR 3,000
Dedicated Programprice upon request
Single employeeEUR 3,000
Dedicated Programprice upon request

If you are interested in a dedicated program for your company, please contact us to get a detailed quote.

Training Program Locations

All corporate training programs in Sustainability Management can be delivered at one of our two campuses in Switzerland and Italy, online or in your company (program fees upon request).

Gland, Switzerland

Your training will be conducted at our Lake Geneva Campus, located across from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and IUCN Conservation Center in Gland. Attendees will have access to our fully equipped, modern SUMAS Learning Center or the conference rooms at the IUCN. Upon request, a green tour of the building can be offered to participants.

Location facilities: elevator, tea and coffee making facilities, free wifi, canteen, outdoor parking, public transport (train station – 15 minutes’ walk, local buses), communal spaces, public garden.

Swiss sustainability corporate training programs

Milan, Italy

Your training takes place at SUMAS’ brand-new Milan Campus, the site of the former Ansaldo Steelworks. Now the site of cultural and innovation hub, BASE Milano, the campus’ central location makes it both accessible and exciting for program participants. Our connections with MUDEC offer the opportunity for guided tours and more informal activities during your training.

Location facilities: underground parking, multiple bars and cafes at BASE Milano and in surrounding areas, free wifi, public transport (metro and buses), communal spaces.

Corporate Training Programs Milan

Online, Remote

Online training is delivered by live video conference with SUMAS instructors. It can be attended by an employee from any location.

In Company, Multi-location

SUMAS instructors come to your company to deliver the training. We work with you to ensure the correct spaces are organized to meet the requirements of a successful program delivery.

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