Best Practices in Sustainability Strategies

Best Practices in Sustainability Strategies

Evaluating and defining best and next practices in sustainable business

This course studies existing best practices of existing and emerging leaders in sustainable business. Learning from innovators and front runners, participants consider new business models and create next-practice learning platforms. Sustainability frameworks enable organizations to compare their performance against others and make key decisions on improvements.

Achieving a balance between people, planet and profit is delicate and will be discussed by reviewing concrete project examples. Participants test these ideas in real-life projects and determine how they can gain support to implement such innovative new strategies in existing organizations effectively.
Course objectives:
Basic concepts of strategic management
Defining sustainability strategies
Developing sustainable business models
Evaluating best practices in sustainability strategies
How to win the support to implement sustainability projects
Improving implementation effectiveness of projects
This course is created for:
Aspiring future sustainability managers & consultants
Professionals, managers and entrepreneurs with an interest in sustainability and responsible leadership


Dr. Stefan Gara

Stefan is member of the Vienna City Council and Provincial Parliament. His political field of expertise is urban planning, housing, energy & climate protection, innovation & digitization and public health. He is co-founder and former director of ETA Environmental Management GmbH a leading Austrian consultancy firm focusing on sustainable development and business innovation, CSR, smart cities and energy & mobility strategies. He spent several years in industry as a product manager for environmental technologies and was UNIDO senior expert on cleaner production projects in Africa (Uganda, Ethiopia). He has a Ph.D. in Physics from Vienna University of Technology and was a visiting scholar at the Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Course Fee

Included in course fee

  • Coffee
  • Snacks and lunch
  • Hand-out material
  • Any material required in course

Excluded in course fee

  • Travels to location
  • Overnight stay
  • Dinner

Cancellation Fee

  • 30% 5 months or more
  • 50% 4 months or more
  • 80% 3 months or more
  • 100% 2 months or more

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