Sustainable Development for Business

Trinity College Dublin

Sustainable Development for Business

This course is in line with core market shifts and developments in the area of sustainable business, environmental and other sustainable regulation, and the opportunities for driving competitive advantage through a sustainable business model. Companies are under increasing pressure to focus on their environmental and societal impacts, rather than focus solely on profit, and to implement strategies to impact positively on the environment and wider society. In many cases, this shift of focus can also align businesses closer to customer demand and market trends but is also being driven by internal employee demands, investor demands and emerging regulatory requirements. As such, this course is designed to tackle the increasing need for sustainable strategy in business – by giving participants the tools to create long-lasting change throughout their organisations.
A key feature of the programme is a 10 ECTS into action learning module where participants design a sustainability project for their employer organisation, their business or for a project partner organisation where a "blueprint" for implementation is researched and developed.

Subjects taught

The programme consists of four taught modules and one selfled project:

i) 5 ECTS – The Sustainable Green Organisation
ii)5 ECTS – Rewiring Your Business Approach
iii) 5 ECTS – A Practical Toolkit for Sustainable Business
iv) 5 ECTS – PurposeDriven Systemic Change
v) 10 ECTS – Sustainability in Action Project

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
The Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Development for Business course will be open to graduates with a degre(or equivalent) with a strong academic record in any discipline from a recognised third level institution. Applicants without a degree are welcome to apply provided they can show a proven managerial track record. All applicants are required to have a minimum of 3 years professional or managerial work experience.

All applicants should provide two references confirming their eligibility and suitability for the programme, which together with the applicant's academic performance during their undergraduate years and their CV will be used to select the most suitable candidates. Telephone interviews may be conducted to clarify applicants' motivation and interest in the programme.

Language requirements for students whose first language is not English are IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 90 for non-native English speakers.

In case of heavy competition for places or concern regarding a particular applicant's suitability, applicants may be interviewed or asked to submit a written sample for assessment.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st March 2023


1 Year Part-Time

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    P.Grad. Cert

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate

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