Sustainability for Business Innovation Training Course

Training course


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a study in 2010 that identified industrial processes as the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions after the energy and power sectors. This suggests that businesses are significantly contributing to the spread of climate change through unsustainable processes.

Because of the aforementioned reality, and in order to address Africa’s knowledge gap on ESG/Sustainability, we intend to provide course participants with the knowledge and resources they need to become change agents in their organizations, thereby accelerating the transition to a more sustainable direction.


This training course is a professional credential program for people who want to work in the field of sustainability and be change agents in their respective organizations.

To obtain this credential, you will be required to complete a training program that will teach you the fundamentals of sustainability as well as practical tools for leading the transformation across various business models.

Essentially, you will be equipped with the knowledge and resources needed to understand and lead sustainable businesses, develop a business case for your company, or create a convincing implementation roadmap.

Who is this training for?

Aspiring sustainability analysts.

Recent graduates looking to improve their employability and skills.

Employees who work for a company that is interested in incorporating sustainability/ESG

Employees who want to lead change in their organization in order to transition it to an ESG/Sustainable venture.

Organizations seeking to create an enterprise-wide pedigree shift in employees in order to align and deliver on corporate sustainability.

Training Details

This sustainability training course is delivered in four modules.


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Gives a basic overview of the concept of sustainability and its implications for business.

It is discussed in depth in the following sections.

  • Definition – 3 categories of sustainability (focus on ESG)
  • Business case for sustainability
  • Examples & case studies.

Presents global megatrends and sustainability drivers, as well as their connections to business sustainability.

Sections include

  • Global mega trends & drivers
  • Systems approach to sustainability
  • Circular economy
  • Cradle-2-Cradle
  • UN SDGs
  • Materiality
  • Case studies.

Introduces the importance of sustainability to both employees and businesses, and includes case studies.

Sections include

Why sustainability is important to businesses and employees.

How sustainability create opportunity across different business factors.

Business case studies.

Framework for defining a company’s sustainability commitments, introducing tools for use, and providing examples of case studies.


  • Pollution prevention & opportunity,
  • Energy management,
  • Water management,
  • Organizational sustainability deliverables,
  • Sustainability standards,
  • Business case

All modules conclude with a group case study activity based on a real-life project with the objective to;

  • Improve collaboration & team work.
  • Promote systems thinking.
  • Develop practical skills needed for leading organizational sustainability transition.
  • Apply knowledge learned from training modules.                                                                                                          


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Find out more about this course


 No, it is 100% virtual

Yes, the goal is to get as many change agents as possible to collaborate on implementing and transforming organizations to sustainable practices.

Yes, businesses (whether SMEs or startups) must prioritize sustainability because it allows them to differentiate themselves through purpose, impact, and growth.

Yes, this training program is intended to improve your understanding of the African market sustainability opportunities and threats.

Because sustainability is a global concept, this curriculum is adaptable enough to be used in other settings.