Sustainability Strategies and Green Economy Programme

Embedding Sustainability into Strategic Business Decisions.

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Course Dates

STARTS ON

27 June 2024

Course Duration

DURATION

14 Weeks, Online
4-6 hours per week, 7 faculty live sessions

Course Fee

PROGRAMME FEE

US$2,300 and get US$230 off with a referral

Course Information Flexible payment available
Course Information Special group enrolment pricing

Application close on 26 June 2024

Apply before 26 June 2024 and avail early bird tuition assistance of USD50. Use code APAC50ALL9153 while applying.

What This Programme Will Do For You?

  • Articulate the importance of sustainable production, consumption, and operations
  • Explore the potential of technology and innovation to enable business sustainability and support sustainable development
  • Examine the models, frameworks and strategies that drive organisational decision-making in the face of global issues such as climate change
  • Determine sustainability risks and opportunities from a strategic perspective and evaluate their impact on multiple stakeholders
  • Assess the existing national and international regulations, reporting measures and standards surrounding environmental best practices and apply them at an organisational level
  • Investigate the sustainability leadership skills and competencies needed to implement climate risk practices and create long-term value for internal and external stakeholders

Programme Highlights

Career Acceleration with one of Asia's Top Universities

Certicate from Singapore Management University – a leading champion of sustainability movements in Singapore.

Growth-focused Curriculum

Growth-focused Curriculum
Understand the strategic overview of sustainability strategies for implementation in your function/organisation.

Quality Faculty

Quality Faculty

Learn from renowned faculty from SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business.

Live and Interactive Sessions*

Live and Interactive Sessions*
a. 7 Live Sessions with Faculty
b. Industry speakers for content clarification and industry insights

Networking Opportunities

Networking Opportunities

Connect with high-achieving global peers from diverse sectors through SMU’s highly interactive, collaborative, and project-based approach to learning.

100+ Video Lectures

Pre-Recorded Video Lectures*
from SMU faculty with for self-paced learning interspersed with live lectures from renowned SMU faculty and industry practitioners

8 Assignments

7 Discussion Boards

7 Practice Quizzes

Modules for in-depth and comprehensive understanding of strategies for profit and sustainability.

Case studies and application-based examples for practical insight and long-term value.

The programme highlights mentioned above are subject to change based on faculty availability and the desired outcomes of the programme.
*This programme is primarily self-paced online with some live sessions conducted by programme faculty. The availability of post-session video recordings is at the discretion of the faculty members, and Emeritus or the institute cannot guarantee their availability. We have a curated panel of distinguished industry practitioners who will conduct weekly live doubt-clearing sessions.
**Assignments will be graded by industry practitioners who are available to support participants in their learning journey, and/or by the Emeritus grading team. The final number of quizzes, assignments, and discussions will be confirmed closer to the start of the programme.

Programme Modules

    • Explain the importance of sustainable consumption
    • Examine the factors that contribute to overconsumption
    • Develop ways to encourage consumers to make sustainable choices
    • Analyse the sustainability initiatives employed by companies across the world
    • Examine the holistic impact that the triple bottom line can have on an organisation's stakeholders and decision-making process(es)
    • Explore the viability of carbon capture as an effective means of business sustainability
    • Analyse the efficacy of industrial symbiosis and a circular economy in relation to an organisation’s production process(es)
    • Outline a collective impact framework that creates shared value for multiple stakeholders in a chosen organisational environment
    • Evaluate an organisation’s practices according to the four actions delineated in the sustainable hierarchy framework
    • Examine the effectiveness of the strategies within the sense-response framework in relation to an organisation’s sourcing practices
    • Discuss how to operationalise Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation
    • Critically assess how to measure sustainability within an organisation
    • Analyse the carbon footprint(s) of an organisation to measure its environmental impact
    • Critique the sustainability strategies/policies/frameworks that a local government has implemented
    • Evaluate the role of leadership in implementing a business sustainability strategy
    • Conduct a purpose and stakeholder analysis for an organisation in relation to sustainability as a business objective
    • Determine the risks and opportunities associated with collaborative/steward leadership
    • Learn the perspectives of sustainability that can drive innovation
    • Describe innovations that have improved sustainability
    • Use the ReSOLVE and Regenerate, Rewire, Inspire frameworks to create sustainable innovations
    • Utilise the three-factor behavioural model to analyse consumer behaviours related to green products
    • Understand the impact of green products’ marketing on the environment throughout the entire life cycle of a product
    • Examine segmentation, targeting and positioning in the context of marketing green products
    • Outline the marketing approach for a green product, including packaging design, pricing, and promotion and distribution initiatives
    • Relate sustainable finance to changing business models, operations, and global trends
    • Analyse the viability of various reporting measures
    • Examine the practices of sustainable investing and lending
    • Understand the role of green financial instruments and the need for climate risk management
    • Analyse the environmental impact of an organisation’s products/services by conducting a life cycle assessment
    • Explore the environmental performance of an organisation through carbon footprint calculations and the EIO-LCA approach
    • Determine the benefits and challenges of renewable energy sourcing options for organisations

    • Leading Sustainability initiatives in an Organisation
    • Managing Conflicts, Grievances and Disputes on Sustainability
    • Embedding Sustainability in the DNA of an Organisation
    • Leading Organisations in Changing Environments
    • Risk Management and Emergent Trends
    • Emerging Technologies trends in Sustainability

*This programme is primarily self-paced online with some live sessions conducted by programme faculty. The availability of post-session video recordings is at the discretion of the faculty members, and Emeritus or the institute cannot guarantee their availability. We have a curated panel of distinguished industry practitioners who will conduct weekly live doubt-clearing sessions.
**Assignments will be graded by industry practitioners who are available to support participants in their learning journey, and/or by the Emeritus grading team. The final number of quizzes, assignments, and discussions will be confirmed closer to the start of the programme.

Programme Goals

  • Enabling a deeper understanding on sustainable development with the help of circular business model.
  • Highlighting the importance of sustainable consumption and ways to align customer for sustainable choice/demand.
  • Enhancing competency to devise marketing plan for green products and creating a green finance strategy for an organisation via sustainable investment, green instruments, etc.
  • Focusing on the Triple Bottom Line Framework – People, Planet, Profit for participants to explore and learn how each of the parameters and their related variables aid in the measurement of sustainability goals.

Live Session

Circular Economy

Driving Innovations through Impactful Solutions

Carbon Footprint and Green Finance

Leading Sustainability Initiatives

Why Enrol in This Programme?

Sustainability has become a strategic business imperative due to changing global perspectives. Sustainable strategies have been proven to increase efficiency by reducing costs and maximising operating profits, in addition to accelerating competitive advantage.

Consumers are increasingly concerned about the future and expect organisations to be more sustainable and engaged. They recognise that their financial choices can become a catalyst for change.

The United Nation’s Business for 2030 initiative is re-framing sustainable development and corporate sustainability aligned to the Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), paving the way for businesses to demonstrate the central role they can play in both sustainable development and human prosperity. This means that businesses need to act beyond economic profits to implement sustainable business strategies to invest in innovation and long-term growth, while also considering their impact on people and the planet. Leaders should possess the right knowledge to evaluate and implement sustainable strategies for a value-driven approach in this circular economy.

In the online Sustainability Strategies and Green Economy Programme offered by Singapore Management University Lee Kong Chian School of Business, you will build capacity to integrate sustainable business strategies to transform your corporate values and build consumer loyalty that transcends traditional marketing approaches, while sustaining the planet and the needs of future generations. You will focus on the Circular Economy and learn sustainable solutions that will enable you to understand how reducing, reusing, and regenerating materials can lead to economic growth and a better society.

Emerge as a professional who understands the importance of sustainable operations and pioneer sustainable strategies in your organisation to improve business performance and mitigate carbon footprint.

85%

of global consumers have shifted their purchase behaviour towards being more sustainable.

Source: Global Sustainability Study by Simon-Kucher & Partners, 2021

70%

of consumers will pay an additional 5% for a green product, across multiple industries.

Source: McKinsey Sustainability, 2020

60%

Sustainable business strategies can help organisations increase efficiency by reducing costs and managing operating profits by about 60%.

Source: McKinsey Sustainability, 2020

*The schedule of live sessions and profile of Industry experts is subject to change and confirmation will be provided post programme start.

Programme Faculty

Faculty Member DR SHANTANU BHATTACHARYA

DR SHANTANU BHATTACHARYA

Professor of Operations Management Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Dr Shantanu Bhattacharya is a Professor of Operations Management with the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University (SMU).
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Faculty Member DR MICHELLE P. LEE

DR MICHELLE P. LEE

Associate Professor of Marketing (Education) Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Dr Michelle P. Lee is an Associate Professor of Marketing (Education) with the Lee Kong Chian School of Business,
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Faculty Member DR ZHOU YANGFANG, HELEN

DR ZHOU YANGFANG, HELEN

Associate Professor of Operations Management Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Dr Zhou Yangfang, Helen is an Associate Professor of Operations Management with the Lee Kong Chian School of
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Faculty Member DR ARNOUD DE MEYER

DR ARNOUD DE MEYER

Former SMU President, Professor Emeritus of Operations Management

Dr Arnoud De Meyer is a Professor Emeritus of Operations Management with the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University (SMU).
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Faculty Member DR SESHAN RAMASWAMI

DR SESHAN RAMASWAMI

Associate Professor of Marketing (Education), Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Dr Seshan Ramaswami is an Associate Professor of Marketing (Education) with the Lee Kong Chian School of Business
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Faculty Member DR DAVE FERNANDEZ

DR DAVE FERNANDEZ

Professor of Finance (Practice) Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Dr Dave Fernandez is Professor of Finance (Practice) with the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University (SMU), and the
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Faculty Member DR SIMON SCHILLEBEECKX

DR SIMON SCHILLEBEECKX

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management Course Coordinator, Capstone Development Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Dr Simon Schillebeeckx is Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and
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Faculty Member FLOCY JOSEPH, PhD

FLOCY JOSEPH, PhD

Full-Time Faculty, SMU Programme Director, Executive Development

She has been associated with the Singapore Management University since 2012. She currently serves as Head Commercial leading the team of Client... More info

Note - Programme Faculty for the live sessions might change due to unavoidable circumstances, and revised details will be shared closer to the programme start date.

Who Is This Programme For?

The programme is designed for Senior Business Professionals and Leaders who want to:

  • Build capacity to operationalise sustainability strategies to drive business innovation and long-term growth
  • Pioneer organisational decision-making keeping climate change in mind
  • Accelerate your organisation’s sustainability journey to drive new business value with sustainability and resilience at the core
The programme is applicable across leadership, managerial, and consultancy functions; in major industries such as Technology, Banking & Finance, Oil and Gas, Healthcare, IT, Marketing, International Trade and Development, Customer Goods, and Manufacturing.

Testimonials

The course content is comprehensive and well-structured. The inclusion of practical case studies, webinars, and office hours sheds further light on sustainability topics, some of which were new to me. This made it easier to apply the concepts, especially when attempting the assignments. I am confident that this course will help enhance my thought process in crafting more robust reports in the field of sustainability.

— Shamini Ramajillu, Legal & Sustainability Consultant

The Sustainability Strategies and Green Economy course content covered a wide range of sustainability requirements and demonstrated why a sustainable environment is important, as well as how we can achieve it and what reporting methodology and standards are available to measure success and take proactive action to achieve sustainable goals for an organization. It also demonstrates leadership involvement and commitment to an organization's CSR and ESG requirements. I strongly recommend this course for those who are passionate about sustainability and the green economy.

— Sundaramoorthy Kubendhiran, Senior Director - Engineering Services

The recorded videos are clear and well-paced. The course also covers a wide range of topics on sustainability. This helped me better understand the different aspects of sustainability and will enable me to make a more informed decision on which area I would like to specialize in.

— Zahirah Zulkiflee, Assistant Manager

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Certificate

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the Programme, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by Singapore Management University, Executive Development.

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*Emeritus or the institute does not guarantee availability of any live faculty session recordings

Emeritus Career Services

Stepping into a business leadership career requires a variety of job-ready skills. Below given services are provided by Emeritus, our learning collaborator for this program. The primary goal is to give you the skills needed to succeed in your career; however, job placement is not guaranteed.

Emeritus provides the following career preparation services:

●   Resume building videos

●   Interview preparation videos

●   Linkedln profile building videos

●   Glossary of resume templates

Please note:

SMU or Emeritus do not promise or guarantee a job or progression in your current job. Career Services is only offered as a service that empowers you to manage your career proactively. The Career Services mentioned here are offered by Emeritus. SMU is not involved in any way and makes no commitments regarding the Career Services mentioned here

The Learning Experience

What is it like to learn with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?

More than 300,000 professionals globally, across 200 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded. All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes, the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner during the course period the cost of which is already included in the overall Course fee of the course.

A dedicated program support team is available 7 days a week to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.
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