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Jul 05, 2022 - Jul 12, 2023
Registration Deadline
Online + On Campus
Program Length
12 Months
Program Fee
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Sustainability is becoming more and more prominent on corporate agendas. Once considered a matter of compliance, it is currently viewed as a key for increasing efficiency and a source of competitive advantage. 90% of executives acknowledge its importance but only 60% of companies have a sustainability strategy. Hence, there is strong need for Chief Sustainability Officers that interpret changes in the external sustainability environment, work on the strategic consequences and define a corporate strategy to tackle them properly.


The Chief Sustainability Officer Program from MIT provides you with the knowledge, skills, professional direction and access you need to become a CSO.

“To succeed in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, one should use the most powerful tool for amplifying the benefits of each investment: technology innovation.”
John E. Fernández - Professor of Building Technology Program in the Department of Architecture in MIT and Director of MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative


Learning Outcomes
  • Understand what is sustainability, its root causes and how to measure it through different techniques.
  • Formulate cogent and rigorous positions and arguments in order to make sustainability decisions within your organization.
  • Being able to elaborate pragmatic strategies that can be employed across different sectors to bolster sustainability.
  • Learn how to implement life-cycle sustainability assessments (LCSAs) to identify and develop new methods for boosting sustainability.
  • Understand the meaning and evolution of a circular economy and the roles of material science, economic and institutional structures, and technology.
  • Acquire the required leadership skills to drive and implement the sustainability agenda in your company.
Who Should Attend

The contents can be of great benefit for professionals from a number of sectors and different levels, such as:

  • Directors and VP responsible for setting and running the sustainability agenda and strategy in their companies.
  • Current and aspiring C-suite executives responsible for strategy.
  • Senior consultants and entrepreneurs looking for a deep understanding of sustainability and its strategic value.
  • Policy makers and development markers that need a deep understanding about sustainability and how to manage it.

Participants are required to have:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience managing projects related to strategy definition and management.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • International experience is appreciated.



  • Leadership and Innovation
  • Sustainability: Strategies and Opportunities for Industry
  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Infrastructure Systems: Planning and Operations
  • Lifetime Cycle Assessment
  • Impact Project



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