Turn your sustainability ambitions into concrete actions!

Upgrade your skills & your company's sustainability efforts.

Do you want to drive sustainable change within your organisation, for your clients or in your career?

Do you want to learn how to link sustainability with business development and change management? 

More than 200+ companies and professionals have already benefitted from our practical certificate Sustainable Business Change Manager programme, which is endorsed by one of the world's leading business schools.

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!

Next cohort is starting on the 8th of October. Make a non-binding reservation for the cohort here.

Head of Procurement Sustainability, Risk & Compliance, LeoPharma

Rikke Gade Christensen

Head of Procurement Sustainability, Risk & Compliance, LeoPharma

"I regularly use the toolbox and many resources from the course in my daily work. I apply the change management aspect within my organization, so colleagues also benefit from my learnings."
Business Developer, EnergySolution

Esben A. Theibel

Business Developer, EnergySolution

"I've gained a much broader insight into the field of sustainable business across industries and business disciplines. The concrete tools are invaluable for our work moving forward."
Head of CSR, Sourcing-House

Silke Sønderstrup-Granquist

Head of CSR, Sourcing-House

"I have gained a lot of new knowledge, tools and best practice examples. I even got promoted to Head of CSR in my company after developing the sustainable action plan as part of the course."
CEO, Impact Hub

Thandi Dyani

CEO, Impact Hub

"The certificate programme has given me a much better understanding of business-strategic CSR and useful tools for applying shared value partnerships. It has paved the way to a new chapter in my work life."
Head of CSR, Nilfisk

Ann-Katrine S. Friis

Head of CSR, Nilfisk

"The SBCM programme gave me a “business vocabulary” that proved very useful during job interviews. It actually led to my sustainable career move to Nilfisk, where I am still working today."

What you will be able to do

The Sustainable Business Change Manager online certificate programme gives you a 360 perspective on sustainability in business. Here you get the newest ESG and sustainability-related knowledge and tools, so you can:

  • 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.


Join one of our 1-hour Info and Q&A webinar. Here you can hear much more about the programme and get answers to all the questions you may have.

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Build a sustainable business action plan

During the course you will get access to hands-on methods, step-by-step guides and tools that will help you analyze, plan and implement an integrated sustainable business effort. The action plan will ensure alignment of your:

  • 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).

Global QA Manager, Roblon

Benny Møller Meyer

Global QA Manager, Roblon

"When I now re-read the sustainable business plan that I created as part of the programme, I get rather proud to see that it has actually been turned into real-life actions in Roblon."
Senior Consultant, VTuxen

Vibeke Tuxen

Senior Consultant, VTuxen

“The course has laid the ground for me to start as an independent sustainable business consultant. What I liked the most about the course was it’s holistic approach to sustainability - from CSR analyses and strategies, to partnerships and communication. This way I am able to adjust my consulting approach individually to each client.”
Senior EHS Manager, AGC Biologics

Shahida Hamid

Senior EHS Manager, AGC Biologics

"I have gained a lot of new knowledge and learned a new language to be used when talking about sustainability while learning how sustainability is linked to business. The great toolbox will help me align our sustainability and business efforts in a more strategic way."
Project Manager, Sustainable public procurement, Region H

Marziyeh Elahi

Project Manager, Sustainable public procurement, Region H

"The programme has given me a 360 degree Why-What-How overview of what it means to work with sustainability as an integrated business discipline. The practical toolbox provides useful guidance on how to move from A-Z."

The course modules

A structured, systematic and strategic 360 approach to putting sustainability into the heart of business.

Dates Online Cohort 2024

Next cohort will start on the 8th of October 2024

Deadline for signing up is 01.10.2024

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Learn more

Download the infokit to learn more about our practical online certificate programme.

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Programme format

The certificate programme is based on a combination of:

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Who can attend the programme?

Join the programme if you're a manager, specialist, advisor or career mover seeking to drive sustainable change.

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.

Learn more about who can benefit from the course in our infokit.

Join the waiting list

We offer new cohorts on an ongoing basis. Sign up to the waiting list and let us know your preferred start date.

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Your benefits

What’s in it for you and your company – and what is required of you?

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From learning to action

Get inspired from other practitioners

See how some of our SBCM graduates apply their program tools and insights to drive internal change and create value-adding business actions.
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Your investment

Our differentiated price list

Do you have the motivation, but lack the budget to pay the full price?  Apply to our Give & Grow scholarship here:  www.bit.ly/SBCM_GG

Join the online certificate programme

Become a certified Sustainable Business Change Manager and turn your sustainability ambitions into value-adding actions.

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Programme contributors

Learn from recognized international and Scandinavian sustainable business leaders, subject matter experts and experienced practitioners.

Programme leader

Expert training & facilitation

Main trainer and programme facilitator is the Danish-British award-winning author and recognized CSR & sustainable business expert, Tania Ellis. She holds an Executive MBA and 30 years of business management experience. This includes 18 years as founder and CEO of The Social Business Company, where she serves as trusted advisor and facilitator for a wide range of Scandinavia's most respected companies and organisations. Tania Ellis is also author of the internationally acclaimed book "The New Pioneers - Sustainable Business Success Through Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship" (Wiley) with endorsements from leaders like World Economic Forum's founder Klaus Schwab and more.

Expert contributions

Learn from experienced practitioners

Programme modules also include training provided by subject matter experts, as well as real-life cases presented by experienced business practitioners from a variety of industries, sectors and company sizes - from innovative startups to SMEs or multinationals. Our guest contributors operationalize theories and methodologies with their in-depth expertise, real-life insights and hands-on experience with, for example, procurement, supply chain management, communications, reporting, sales, people management and business development. Guest contributors may vary from class to class.

Who's behind the programme?

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.


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FAQs about enrollment

  • How do I enroll in the course?

    You can begin by making a reservation, which is non-binding, for a preliminary seat in a cohort of your preference. You will then receive a confirmation email and a form to sign up for a guaranteed seat.

  • Is a reservation binding?

    No. When you submit your reservation for a seat, this is non-binding. It is simply a preliminary seat that allows for eventual placement into a cohort that suits your preference.

  • Is a sign-up binding?

    If you have submitted a 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.

FAQs about the programme

  • How often do you run the certificate programme?

    Make sure to sign up to our waiting list to receive information and dates for upcoming cohorts on the Sustainable Business Change Manager Online programme. Join the waiting list by filling in this form: www.bit.ly/SBCMwaitinglist

  • Will you also be offering a fast-track version?

    The current 6-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 join the waiting list by filling in this form: www.bit.ly/SBCMwaitinglist

  • 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 20 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.

  • 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 in-person 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 in-person teaching sessions in Copenhagen. 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 50 € / 350 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.

  • Do you offer scholarship options?

    We have allocated a limited number of Give & Grow seats for participants with insufficient budget to pay the full programme fee (e.g social entrepreneurs, small NGOs, job seekers, students). If you have the motivation to attend the programme, but lack the budget to pay the full price, you can apply for a Give & Grow scholarship at: www.bit.ly/SBCM_GG

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