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Executive Education

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Training for a Better World, through Better Business

NYU Stern Executive Education is proud to partner with NYU Stern's Center for Sustainable Business to provide programs that help business leaders engage in proactive and innovative mainstreaming of sustainability, resulting in competitive advantage and resilience for their companies, and a positive impact for society.

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Executive Certificate Programs
Our two-day, in-person open enrollment courses Sustainability Training for Business Leaders and Sustainable Finance and ESG Investing prepare executives to address demanding environmental and social challenges, and build companies that meet the needs of society while delivering economic returns.

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Online Executive Certificate Program
Through the 14-week course Corporate Sustainability, participants will learn how they can help their business to be a force for change through ESG (environment, social, and governance) investing, sustainable supply chain management, employee and consumer engagement, and more.

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Programs for Organizations
Custom tailor a program for your organization that equips business leaders with sophisticated sustainability-based management skills needed to deal with growing environmental and social volatility and higher expectations for positive societal impact.

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Gaining Competitive Advantage through Sustainability

NYU Stern CSB and Executive Education programs help business leaders embed sustainability in their organizations' core business strategies. In doing so, companies decrease costs and improve financial performance by driving innovation, supporting employee engagement and retention, reducing risks, improving operational efficiencies and increasing consumer and supplier loyalty.

To date, NYU Stern CSB has worked with companies such as Nespresso USA, Domtar, and financial services companies to offer bespoke sustainability education to their employees.
CSB program participants on a coffee farm in Costa Rica

Learning Methods and Content

Combining lectures, group ideation sessions and, in select programs, field work in Costa Rica, NYU Stern CSB and Executive Education programs explore topics such as environmental, social, economic and consumer trends related to sustainability; stakeholder expectations and purpose-driven leadership in business; and a deep dive into your company's sustainability approach.
Participants working in a group during a breakout session

Faculty Leadership

The Center is directed by Tensie Whelan, who previously ran Rainforest Alliance for 15 years. During this time, she and her team recruited 5,000 companies to manage their supply chains more sustainably and engage consumers around brands with purpose. She has trained hundreds of business leaders on how to embed sustainability in their organizations and make it a winning financial proposition.

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Tensie Whelan at a speaking engagement

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Contact NYU Stern Executive Education and the Center for Sustainable Business for more information on how to get started with sustainability training.