Leading Sustainability

Leading Sustainability is a transformative leadership program designed to elevate senior leaders’ ability to drive sustainability-related growth across their organizations. Developed through a unique partnership between the Institute on the Environment and the Carlson School of Management, along with 17 regional firms that are on the forefront of sustainability, this innovative program connects the environmental, social, and business aspects of sustainability with leadership acumen.

“Minnesota is, and always has been, a hub for socially-responsible business. The success of the local business community, comprised of leading global companies, is proof that doing good is good business.”

Emilio Tenuta

Vice President, Corporate Sustainability ECOLAB
“Our companies, our economy, and our society need forward-looking, systems-thinking leaders to build a more sustainable future. This collaborative program between a leading sustainability think tank and a business school helps build just that kind of person.”

Jessica Hellmann

Director, Institute on the Environment University of Minnesota
Embedding sustainability in an organization is key to future success. That strategy should be based on materiality and stakeholder perspectives, along with the trends that will shift/shape your business model. Leading Sustainability course content will expand your knowledge base and provide a robust toolset.

Pete Swenson

Director, Sustainable Enterprise Tennant