Businesses today are inundated with mounting pressures from environmental and social forces, ranging from climate change and biodiversity loss to consumer rights violations and socially unacceptable labour practices. On the one hand, businesses have to manage both physical and transition risks associated with climate change, while balancing the often-conflicting demands of its stakeholders and economic profits. On the other hand, businesses that have the strategic foresight to avail themselves of the new opportunities in the green economy while creating shared value for society will find themselves to be competitively advantaged to those with a sole focus on an economic bottom line.
The Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Management (GDESG) programme is designed with the key consideration that sustainable businesses will require its employees to have knowledge and skills that transcend functional and sectoral boundaries. The core courses in the programme offer broad-based coverage on the important trends and developments in the sustainability landscape, while providing practical tools and useful strategies to advance an organisation in its sustainability journey. The elective courses allow learners to acquire functional- or sectoral-specific skills and knowledge to cater to their unique interests and work demand.
Unique Features of the Programme
- Stackability: Learners can learn at a pace comfortable to them, and progress from the more general Graduate Certificate in Sustainability Management, to the more specialised Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Management, and even onwards to a Master of Management or Master of Social Sciences
- Industry-aligned: Course content is curated based on the latest industry developments and aligned to important industry standards in order to ensure their continued relevance in addressing pressing sustainability issues faced by enterprises
- Industry-cocreated: Courses are developed in collaboration and consultation with industry partners (e.g., BCA Academy), who will also provide the practitioner perspectives through guest lectures and co-teaching models for select courses