Programme details

Are you ready to dive into the world of sustainability?

Join our summer school on Green & Sustainable Ecosystems and learn about the most pressing sustainability challenges of our time.

Through lectures, workshops, and discussions, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the historical evolution of CSR into ESG, and the integration of SDGs into Sustainability Advisory. You’ll explore high-impact solutions and learn whether we need to legislate to drive change, discuss the role of finance in the transition to sustainability, and examine the circularity and sustainable business models that will define the future of business.

With a team project, strategic workshops and reflection report, you’ll have the chance to apply your knowledge in a real-world scenario and gain hands-on experience in designing new strategies and business models for sustainability. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with business professionals, including guest lectures from industry experts, and participate in a book discussion. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to make a difference and build a sustainable future for all!

By taking part in this course you will be able to:

  1. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how they can be integrated into sustainability advisory.

  2. Gain insights into the historical evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and how these concepts are relevant to sustainability.

  3. Evaluate the impact of high-impact solutions, such as legislation and circularity, in driving sustainable business models.

  4. Analyze the role of finance in the transition to sustainability and understand the principles of sustainable finance.

  5. Apply critical thinking skills to identify and address issues such as greenwashing and corporate accountability, and gain a deeper understanding of how numbers can provide insights into sustainability.

Our vision for this course is to go beyond just imparting knowledge to students, but to empower them with a comprehensive understanding of sustainability issues, analytical tools, and critical thinking skills needed to become responsible sustainability leaders. Our hands-on approach through workshops, discussions, and team projects will give students real-world experience in designing sustainable business models, and the reflective practice they develop will be invaluable in navigating the complexities of sustainability issues. Our ultimate goal is to inspire and prepare the next generation of sustainability leaders who can make a meaningful impact on our planet and society by addressing the most pressing sustainability challenges of our time. We believe that this can be achieved through a deep understanding of sustainability issues while avoiding the simplification and greenwashing of the matter.

What is the content of this course?

  1. Introduction / Course structure
  2. UN Sustainable Development Goals
  3. Historical Evolvement of CSR into ESG
  4. SDGs and their integration into Sustainability Advisory
  5. High impact solutions – do we have to legislate?
  6. ESG – buzzword or value creator?
  7. Corporate Monitoring – if we don’t keep them accountable, who will?
  8. Everyone is greenwashing
  9. What role does finance play in the transition to sustainability?
  10. Circularity & Sustainable Business Models, why does the business future lie in this field?
  11. Numbers don’t lie, let’s put it all into perspective

Study Plan