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Business is undergoing a seismic shifts. Consumers are demanding more from companies, expecting them to prioritize not just profit, but also environmental responsibility and social impact.

This has opened a new frontier for future leaders to generate sustainable business design and innovation solutions to the problems we face.

In partnership with The Open University and Coursera, we’re happy to announce, we’ve just launched five new Executive Education Courses, designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to bring about positive sustainable change through business.

The short courses span sustainable business design, critical thinking for sustainable business and validating sustainable business models. Each one has a key focus on embedding sustainability mindset, practice and skills throughout.

These short 9-10 hour courses have a flexible schedule so you can learn at your own pace with full guidance by skilled instructors.

Coursera + The Open UniversityShort Courses

Understanding the need for a sustainable business

Understand the mega-trends and drivers influencing the change in consumer preference and business landscapes towards sustainable impact outcomes.

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Critical thinking for sustainable business solutions

Understand how the creative ideation process functions to generate a broad range of relevant outcomes to your challenge domain and systems map.

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Thinking about sustainable business systematically

Go beyond the limitations of existing methodologies and business design approaches to serve complex ecosystem needs and problems

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From prototyping to validating business models

Appraise your value proposition to stakeholders and its likely impact in the real world across people, planet, profit and progress.

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Sustainability for business design success

You’ll explore real world sustainable business challenges and undertake analysis in preparation for developing an action plan.

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These executive courses on Coursera offer:

  • Flexible Learning: Fit learning into your busy schedule with online modules, video lectures, and case studies.
  • Expert Faculty: Gain insights from leading professionals in sustainability, business design, and innovation.
  • Real-World Application: Apply your learnings through practical exercises, simulations, and peer-to-peer discussions.

Ready to shape a sustainable future?

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to lead the way in sustainable business design.

Get enrolled here!

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Mike Pinder is a cross-industry business innovation expert & consultant, thought leader, author, lecturer & international keynote speaker on innovation. He’s driven by using innovation to leave the world a better place than we found it. Mike is a co-founder of Wicked Acceleration Labs (an industry-academia research lab aimed at tackling wicked problems), Member of Board of Advisors at Global Innovation Institute (GInI), & Honorary Practice Fellow at Imperial College London Business School.

Mike consults and leads across innovation strategy, Design Thinking, Lean Start-up, Business Model Innovation in both B2B and B2C, guiding c-level innovation strategy, innovation accelerator design, co-creation, capability programs, academic research, executive education (Exec Ed) university program design, intrapreneurship, digital transformation, sprints & more.