New Sustainability in Business

New Sustainability in Business is a hands-on, comprehensive course that explains how businesses can create sustainable value – not only for the economy, but also for the environment and society. We live in a rapidly changing world. In the 2020s, it is more essential than ever for companies to take sustainability seriously. This course has been designed especially for business practitioners and university students who want to learn the latest on themes like corporate social responsibility.
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Aalto University




2 By Aalto University (ECTS)


€ 90.00

Course description

Please note that this course is a self-directed open online course.

The course includes four distinct modules. See the course curriculum below for a detailed course outline. How long the course takes is up to you – you can work at your own pace. To access the content, the only thing you have to do is to sign up for the course. After that, all the course materials will be available for you.

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how companies impact the environment and society
  • Name several different examples of sustainable business models
  • Apply concrete tools for generating sustainable business innovations
  • Identify how sustainability can be integrated into different business operations: strategy, supply chain management, accounting as well as marketing and communication
  • Reflect on your change management skills and feel motivated and capable of taking action on sustainability challenges


For Aalto University degree students: In order to receive 2 ECTS and a free Certificate, first enrol on the course New Sustainable Business MNGT-C1007 on Sisu and then register your account here. If you don't want to have 2 ECTS, don't enrol on Sisu.

For non-Aalto University degree students: Register here to create an account. You can choose to either audit the course for free or pay the course fee during or after completion of the course. In the free version of the course, some of the “Must Read” materials might have limited access. Once you have paid the course fee, you will gain access to all course materials. The price of the course fee is 90 € (incl. VAT 24%) and it includes a Certificate with a unique verification code and 2 ECTS from Aalto University.

Upon completing the course and paying the course fee, your electronic Certificate and instructions for applying for 2 ECTS from Aalto University will be emailed to you. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for Free.

You can share your course certificates in the Certifications section of your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents.

Course content

Module 1 Introduction to sustainable business

Lesson 1.1 How businesses shape the world
Lesson 1.2 From overconsumption to sustainability - change in the role of business
Lesson 1.3 More impactful corporate responsibility

Module 2 Business models for sustainability

Lesson 2.1 Types of sustainable business models
Lesson 2.2 Value creation in sustainable businesses
Lesson 2.3 Innovation strategies and tools for sustainability

Module 3 Business functions and related sustainability tools

Lesson 3.1 Strategy
Lesson 3.2 Supply chains
Lesson 3.3 Accounting
Lesson 3.4 Marketing and communications

Module 4 Transformation toward sustainability

Lesson 4.1 Sustainability leadership
Lesson 4.2 Future trends
Lesson 4.3 Summary of the course

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