Sustainable Business Transformation Leader

Sustainable Business Transformation Leader

Designed for C-Suite executives, board directors and senior managers, this course helps embed sustainability into core business strategy and operations. It focuses on real business challenges to create positive sustainability impact and competitive advantage for business.

Business is under increasing pressure to deliver on sustainability targets to meet regulations and stakeholder expectations. Our online certificate course “Sustainable Business Transformation Leader” offers you profound knowledge about the environmental, social, economic, and governance challenges of sustainable transformation in the private and public sectors.

Gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to effectively address the challenges and lead meaningful change. Discover the WHY of sustainable business management and the HOW-TO turn your sustainability targets into effective action.

The course is action-oriented and has been designed for practitioners. It is focused around real business challenges to create positive impact on environment and society, and simultaneously long-term success for the business.

World class programme with 5 modules and globally-experienced facilitators
Acquire and apply tools and guidelines to start your business-specific road to becoming a responsible business
Two expert panels to share their industry and real-life experience with you

2021 Intake: November 2nd – December 17th 

2021/11/02 00:00:00


Week 1 – Introduction, getting to know each other

Speakers: Roberto Benetello & Angelika Salmen

Your ideas and expectations are important to us. After the orientation module, we can tailor elements of the course to your needs.

  • Welcome to the course
  • Getting to know each other and motivation

Week 2 – Module 1: Explore the world of sustainable business

Speakers: Constant van Aerschot & René Schmidpeter

Get inspired by the possibilities of future-oriented business leadership by looking ahead and assessing future trends. Learn about global advancements in the field and rethink management.

  • WBCSD Vision 2050
  • Sustainability as 21st-century business opportunity
  • Why sustainable management is the new paradigm for success?

Week 3 – Module 2: Identify opportunities & assess risks

Speaker: Sunita Devi

Sustainability has historically been seen as a drain of resources and budgets. Discover sustainability trends and risks and their associated economic opportunities, receive insights and examples on business models that enable sustainable development.

  • De-risk Sustainability & Climate mitigation
  • New Business Models
  • Action activity: Opportunity and Risk assessment

Week 4 – Expert Panel: Stakeholders perspectives on sustainable businesses 

The expert panel includes industry pioneers, champions, and entrepreneurs who will share stories and perspectives that illustrate what we mean by sustainable business.

Week 5 – Module 3: Identify stakeholders & set targets 

Speaker: Patrick Bungard

Overall business strategy and company culture need to change to integrate sustainability. Learn how executive teams can set up targets and embed sustainability into your business strategy and practice.

  • Target setting that matters- materiality analysis
  • How to get the key people on board?
  • Action activity: Materiality Analysis

Week 6 – Module 4: Proof sustainability performance to banks and investors

Speaker: Juniati Gunawan

Discover diverse opportunities of sustainable finance, financial and non-financial reporting, ratings, and funding to increase your financing capabilities at lower financing costs.

  • Non-financial reporting and ratings
  • Sustainability scores (forecast risks and opportunities)
  • Action activity: Sustainability & Impact reports: how to create and read them

Week 7 – Expert Panel: Success Cases

Learn from the best success cases around sustainable business transformation in Malaysia.

Week 8 – Module 5: Create a viable Business Action Plan for your sustainability targets

Speakers: Roberto Benetello, Monika Kolb & Angelika Salmen

Get real work done and deliver sustainable impact for your organization by formulating a business action plan.

  • Formulate a business action plan
  • Discuss your business action plan with lecturers and peers
  • Define your role as a leader in the transformation process

Final project report – Written business action plan and presentation in front of the group 

The whole course will guide you to work on your individual sustainable business challenge. The modules encompass online live lectures, with theoretical input and a strong focus on tools and action. Modules 2-5 contain at least 45 minutes to apply the tools for your own business context. Additionally, online resources and preparation material are provided.

Our International Faculty

Constant Van Aerschot

Constant is Director Asia Pacific of World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Roberto Benetello

Roberto Benetello is the Executive Director of the Business Council for Sustainable Development – BCSD Malaysia Berhad

Patrick Bungard

Patrick is Co-Founder and Managing Director of M3TRIX GmbH.

Sunita Devi

Sunita Devi is Principal Consultant Corporate Sustainability & Climate Change at Environmental Resources Management.

Juniati Gunawan

Juniati is a lecturer and director of Trisakti Sustainability Center (TSC), Trisakti University, Jakarta-Indonesia.

Monika Kolb

Monika is the Head of M3TRIX Academy.


Angelika Salmen

Angelika is an experienced sustainable learning facilitator and program director.


René Schmidpeter

René is an innovative pioneer who stands for a paradigm shift in business administration and the sustainability debate.

Our Clients and Partners

2021 Intake Key Info

Platform:  Online-Live on Zoom    

Starting Date:  2nd November 2021

Ending Date:   17th December 2021   

Duration: 8 weeks, 3 hours per module, 1,5 hours per expert panel     

Participants: 20 Approximately


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M3TRIX has more than 15 years of experience in the development, design and implementation of customized training programs for companies from different industries and different cultures. The M3TRIX Academy guides and empowers leaders to actively shape the economy of today and tomorrow. We enable professionals and managers to gain practical experience and theoretical knowledge in the areas of Sustainable Management and Responsible Leadership. M3TRIX GMBH is headquartered in Köln, Germany. For more information visit


The Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) Malaysia is an independent membership organization, formed by a group of forward-thinking companies committed to creating a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.

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