Sustainability as a Business

Sustainability as a Business

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


Dates

27 – 28 August 2019

Price

DKK 10.000 excl. VAT

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, to serve as a benchmark for judging the sustainabilty performance of member countries. Therefore, the goals make sustainability a priority for member countries. How will business be redefined by sustainability? What about your business? How can you take advantage of the coming changes?

BENEFITS


In this highly interactive two-day program, you will gain the ability to:

  • Define in clear terms “sustainability” and how to measure it
  • Discuss the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and their potential impact for business and your industry
  • Assess how sustainable your business and products are
  • Generate insights into the opportunities that sustainability may present your business
  • Hone decision-making skills and tools to make your organization a more sustainable one
  • Focus clearly and start with a sustainability strategy outline for your 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 the United Nations sustainable development goals and how are they measured?
  • What will they mean for your business opportunities in the coming decade?
  • What is the potential 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 these questions and provide some insight and inspiration for you to start building your own solutions.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?


  • Strategic leaders, managers and product developers,
  • Business developers
  • CSR managers across all industries

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
DKK 10.000 excl. VAT
Incl. teaching material and lunch

Calendar
27 – 28 August 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
elals@dtu.dk
(+45) 4525 6137

https://www.executive.dtu.dk/DTU-Summer-Academy/Sustainability-as-a-Business
23 AUGUST 2019