Do you want to drive sustainable change in your career, within your organisation, or for your clients? And do you want to learn how to link sustainability and corporate responsibility with business development and change management?
After having certified more than 100 professionals in Scandinavia over the past 6 years, we are now ready to launch an international online version of our recognized certificate programme Sustainable Business Change Manager.
Join our practical training programme to get the knowledge and tools that will give you the language, confidence and skills to turn your sustainability plans and ambitions into value-adding actions!
Rikke Gade Christensen
Esben A. Theibel
Ann-Katrine S. Friis
Create a strong and relevant link between business goals and sustainability efforts.
Work with sustainability as an integrated discipline across an organisation and its business functions.
Apply change management skills for putting sustainability into the heart of business strategy and organisational culture.
Build a concrete action plan for your own company so that you can work with sustainability in a structured, systematic and business strategic way.
Company’s business development goals and sustainable development goals (Clear Purpose).
Internal organisation and employee engagement schemes (Corporate Engagement).
Value chain activities from procurement to sales as well as shared value alliances with suppliers, customers and other relevant stakeholders (Collaborative Co-Creation).
Communication and reporting on CSR and sustainability as well as authentic branding strategies (Clear Communication).
Benny Møller Meyer
Our participants have different backgrounds and levels of experience with linking business with sustainability and responsibility.
Some already work with CSR and sustainability, but may have started their career within e.g. HR, communications, Health & Safety, finance or sales. Others have just embarked on the sustainable business journey.
So no matter whether you are ... :
- A new or an experienced business professional seeking to integrate sustainability into your company
- A specialized professional who wants a broader understanding of sustainable business
- A consultant wishing to kickstart or revitalize your business
- A professional working in an NGO seeking to build strong shared value alliances
- A career mover looking for your next sustainability job
...the certificate programme will help you fulfill your sustainability ambitions.
The Sustainable Business Change Manager certificate programme is provided by TANIA ELLIS - The Social Business Company®, a leading Scandinavian-based speaking, consulting and training company, which over the past 18 years has inspired and helped companies put sustainability into the heart of their business.
The Social Business Company is B Corp certified, and has been internationally recognized with Corporate Vision’s Small Business Award in the category ‘Most Innovative Business Speaking & Consultancy Firm, Scandinavia’.
The programme is supported by our respected alliance partners, B Corp Movement in the Nordics and Henley Business School Denmark, who share our ambition to inspire and help accelerate the international movement of companies and professionals who want to take sustainable action. For the benefit of society and the bottom line.
How do I enroll in the course?
You enroll by filling in a brief application (no special documentation is required). This is to ensure an adequate match between our participants’ motivation, expectations, experience and the scope of the programme. After submitting your application you will receive an email confirmation from us. We will get back to you as soon as we have reviewed your application to let you know if you have a seat on the programme.
When is the deadline for sign up?
We accept sign ups latest 1 week before programme start. For the Autumn 2022 cohort, deadline for sign up is 15 August.
How are applicants selected?
Applicants are selected based on their desire to work with sustainability as part of their current or future work efforts, their commitment to dedicate their time and effort in completing all course material til the final exam, attend online live sessions and engage with fellow participants throughout the programme.
Is a an application/reservation binding?
No. When you send in your application/reservation for a seat, this is non-binding. After we've reviewed your application/reservation, we will let you know if you have a seat on the programme and will send you a binding sign-up form.
Is a sign-up binding?
If you have sent in an application / reservation, we will let you know if you have a seat on the programme and will send you a binding sign-up form. A binding sign-up entails the collection of a course fee, unless we receive a cancellation no later than 30 days before the start of the course. If you are prevented from attending, your course participation can be transferred to a colleague. The payment is not refundable upon cancellation after the course has started.
How often do you run the certificate programme?
In 2022, we are running 2 cohorts. The Spring cohort will run from January to June. The Autumn cohort from August to December. Make sure to sign up to our Academy newsletter to receive information and dates for upcoming cohorts on the Sustainable Business Change Manager Online programme (go to sign-up form at the bottom of the page)
Will you also be offering a fast-track version?
The current 5-month certificate programme takes into account that attendees also need time to attend their regular work duties while learning and developing a practical action plan. However, for those who have the capacity to work more or less full time on the certificate programme, we are considering a 6-week fast track version. If you're interested in a 6-week fast track programme, please send us an email at email@example.com.
How many people are admitted to the programme?
To ensure high level engagement and peer-to-peer exchanges throughout the programme, we admit a maximum of 36 participants in total per cohort. A study group includes a maximum of 6 participants.
How much time and effort do I need to dedicate to complete the programme?
The programme requires a minimum of 3 days per month for self-study, exercises and social learning engagement (15 days in total over a 5-month period). The time estimate includes curriculum readings, recorded teaching videos and exercises, live Q&A sessions, and exam paper. Your own study time depends on your personal learning pace and ambition level.
How many hours of actual teaching are included in the programme?
The programme amounts to a total of 50 teaching hours, including 30 hours of recorded teaching videos, 2 full-day live online sessions (lasting 6 hour each) and 4 live Q&A sessions (that last 2 hours). The exact timings of the sessions are decided based on the location and time zones represented in a cohort. Find the detailed programme dates and duration here: https://bit.ly/SBCMOnlineAutDates
What if I don't have a case company for my sustainable action plan?
You don't need to be employed in a company to build your sustainable action plan. If you are a consultant, you could possibly choose a (potential) client as your case. If you are a career mover, you could choose any company, as long as you can find enough publicly available information about the company (so look for large companies).
What is the difference between the physical programme in Danish and this online programme in English?
The content of the online programme is adapted to an international audience (e.g. tools, cases and guest speakers in English). The Danish programme also includes Danish references (e.g. Danish legal frameworks, tools, cases and guest speakers). Apart from that, the quality and content of both programmes are identical. Both programmes are completed with a written and oral exam and require the same amount of time. For the Danish programme, you need to take time off from work to attend the physical teaching sessions. Whereas the online programme includes a self-study feature that gives you more flexibility. The Danish programme allows for more facilitated interaction with the lead trainer and fellow students.
Can I pay in instalments?
The programme fee can be paid in 2, 4 or 6 instalments with a 27 € / 30 USD / 200 DKK administration fee per instalment. When you sign up to the programme, you will be able to select how many instalments you would like to pay.