Sustainability as a Business

Sustainability as a Business

DTU Winter Academy

DTU Winter Academy

Essentials for Leaders of the Future
What is the potential for making sustainability a central element of your business?



Dates: 31 January – 1 February 2019

Price: DKK 9.800 excl. VAT

Intended Audience
Strategic leaders, managers, business developers and CSR managers across all industries

Module Description
In 2015 the United Nations’ member states adopted the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 setting targets for the development of the world over the next decades. The goals will be continuously monitored and countries will be benchmarked on their performance. The goals therefore offer a strong predictor of future developments in the priorities of countries and the development of markets and hence a unique opportunity for businesses to place sustainability centrally on their strategic agenda – to redefine their business with a focus on sustainability. But what is sustainability really? How is it measured and what are the potentials in the sustainability agenda for your business?

In this highly interactive two-day program, you will acquire skills and tools supporting your decision making in how to transform your organization successfully into a more sustainable business.


ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

Here are some of the questions this module will explore:

  • What is sustainability and how do we assess whether something is sustainable?
  • What is a sustainable product?
  • What are United Nations sustainable development goals and how are they measured?
  • What will they mean for your business opportunities in the coming decade?
  • What are the potentials for making sustainability a central element of your business?
  • How do you start, where should you focus and where should you go?

The module will address the stated questions and provide some insights to inspire you to build your own solutions.

FACULTY

Michael HauschildMichael Z. Hauschild Ph.D, is professor and head of the Division for Quantitative Sustainability Assessment at the Department of Management Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen. He has had overall responsibility for the department’s Life Cycle Engineering research activities, teaching, and professional training for over a decade. Michael has chaired various international boards in Life Cycle Engineering and received several international environmental awards.


Alexis LaurentAlexis Laurent, Ph.D, is Associate Professor in the Division for Quantitative Sustainability Assessment at the Department of Management Engineering of the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen. He has been LCA lecturer, practitioners and developer in life cycle assessment (LCA) for the past nine years, and since 2014, he has run the flagship course on LCA given at DTU since 2014, in which students perform real-life full-fledged LCA case studies in collaboration with companies and institutions.


Mikolaj OwsianiakMikolaj Owsianiak Ph.D, is Senior Researcher in the Division for Quantitative Sustainability Assessment at the Department of Management Engineering of the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen. He is an experienced LCA practitioner and method developer and has coordinated several LCA activities within European research, demonstration and innovation projects, including collaborations with small and medium-sized enterprises to assess sustainability of their developed technologies.




Practical Info

Price
Incl. teaching material and lunch 

DKK 9.800 excl. VAT

Dates
31 January – 1 February 2019

Time
8:30 - 16:30, both days

Language
English

Location:
DTU Business
Building 421
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Directions


Questions?
Please don't hesitate to contact
Program Director
Ellen Als
est@business.dtu.dk
(+45) 4525 6137

http://www.executive.dtu.dk/DTU-Winter-Academy/Sustainability-as-a-Business
13 DECEMBER 2018