Elevating Sustainability Leadership: Empowering Your Journey to Success

Sustainability in business is integral to organizational innovation, risk management, and long-term growth viability. It is now a fundamental aspect of business competence for successful companies. To support sustainable growth within your organization, strategic sustainability choices and alignment of business with stakeholder goals are imperative.

Understanding the areas promoting sustainability in your work is essential. Our program offers a comprehensive exploration of corporate sustainability, covering essential concepts and models. Each module critically examines business from unique perspectives, providing holistic insights. Throughout, you will identify relevant choices and stakeholders in sustainable business, understanding their impact. The goal is to grasp sustainability's complexity and assess your organization's position on the sustainability roadmap. Practical assignments enable you to implement learnings and develop tailored sustainability plans.

Our Leadership modules enhance strategic skills in managing diverse functions, especially in multinational settings. It offers insights into key business areas for career advancement.

The program benefits those seeking compact management training or considering future Executive MBA studies. The Graduate Diploma in Leading Sustainability aligns with Executive MBA structures, often serving as a pathway to advanced studies, notably the Aalto Executive MBA in Sustainability program.

Up to six Leading Sustainability modules (27 ECTS credits) can be transferred from the Graduate Diploma program to the Aalto Executive MBA in Sustainability program.

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World-class facilitated learning sessions designed to accelerate change in the individual, and in the organisation.

Learn from leading countries and companies in their sustainability plan and understand how you can align your sustainability target with business goals.

Participants will engage in deep discussions exercises to open new ways of thinking.


In the program, you will deepen your knowledge of sustainable business and find new perspectives on it. You will gain the essential concepts, models, and practices of sustainability. With the help of the assignments in the different study modules, you will be able to think about sustainability analytically from the organization's point of view. During the program, you will work on assignments aimed at developing your own organization and deepening your knowledge of the chosen topic.

Take advantage of project work as an accelerator of your own organization's sustainability work

The project work done during the program can be utilized, for example, to promote a sustainable business development project for your own organization. The project thus benefits both you and your organization: you can apply the contents learned during the training sessions to the activities of your organization in the assignments while reflecting on the issues of sustainable business. The project work is supervised by faculty and experts in sustainability within Aalto EE’s network.


The training is suitable for those working in organizational development and management positions who are responsible for sustainability and quality issues.

The sustainability programs are also suitable for those working in human resources and communications units who develop business sustainability and promote stakeholder cooperation.

Participants from previous years recommend the program to professionals who are open-minded about the possibilities of sustainability as a starting point for the renewal of the organization and their own skills.

Participants in the program have come from a variety of industries and have included development managers, experts, quality managers, consultants, project managers, designers, product managers, environmental experts, environmental managers, procurement managers, and communications managers.

Contents and Schedule 

Each module has a six-week learning cycle consisting of a kick-off session*, three days of live sessions, and pre- and post-assignments. Each program module is worth 4.5 ECTS study credits.

*Only applicable to sustainability modules

The program is geared towards practical hands-on learning by using case studies and real-world exercises to complement theories. The instruction methods enable the integration of theory and practice. A typical learning module consists of pre- and post-assignments, lectures, discussions, case studies, and group work.



Program Structure

Kick-off live online session*

Orientation and understand the learning objectives (*Only applicable to sustainability modules)

Pre-assignment period of 3 weeks

Individual preparation

Three-day Module

Intensive contact learning session with instructor and peers

Post-module period

Take-home assignment


Program Fee and Registration

Program Fee

The fee for Graduate Diploma in Leading Sustainability program (six study modules) is SGD 15,900 (+ prevailing GST if applicable).

The fee is invoiced in two instalments.

If you wish to take the standalone module, the fee is SGD 2,780 (prevailing GST if applicable). The Early Bird fee per program is SGD 2,500 (prevailing GST if applicable).

Please contact us for a special fee if two or more people from the same organization are registering for the program.

Aalto Executive MBA Alumni, please contact us for your alumni rate.


Register for the whole program at least four weeks before your first module starts.

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Leading Sustainability Stand-Alone Modules

You can choose to take the Graduate Diploma in Leading Sustainability program including all four sustainability modules and two leadership modules or register for individual stand-alone sustainability modules.