UNDERSTAND YOUR OPERATIONAL IMPACTS

SUSTAINABILITY TRAINING 101

Our Sustainabaility 101 program is a detailed introduction to sustainability in the workplace, focusing on operational impacts across energy, waste, water and procurement, supply chain impacts and tools for assessing and developing a sustainability action plan. This program is designed for anyone who is interested in understanding how to take action within a business context to introduce sustainable and carbon-positive actions. It's perfect for HR managers, executives, managers, decision-makers, and leaders who are working within an organization that is keen to start its sustainability journey and needs support in navigating all the policies, procedures, decisions and pitfalls of taking action for a carbon positive future.
UNDERSTAND YOUR OPERATIONAL IMPACTS

WHAT YOU WILL GET IN THIS PROGRAM

SUSTAINABILITY 101

  • Introduction to sustainability in business

  • Understanding sustainability and business operational impacts

  • Assessing operational areas of impact, such as energy, waste, water and procurement

  • Exploring supply chains, carbon emissions and life cycle thinking

  • Downloadable workbook for 9 course activities to get your action plan underway

  • YOUR FACILITATOR

    LEYLA ACAROGLU

    Sustainability provocateur, award-winning designer, 2016 UNEP Champion of the Earth, and creative changemaker pioneer, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. As the founder of the UnSchool and creator of the Disruptive Design Method, Leyla weaves together her skills as a designer, sociologist, and social entrepreneur to create highly immersive educative experiences. She is a renowned international expert on systems thinking and sustainability, running workshops around the world and designing activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help equip people with the tools to intervene and change systems to make the status quo obsolete. Sought after for her unique approach to activating positive social change by design, Leyla's main-stage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she is the author of several handbooks, as well as an op ed contributor for major publications like the New York Times.

    Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

    UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker

    Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

COURSE CONTENT

WHAT YOU GET IN THE

  • 01
    Welcome
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  • 02
    Download the Workbook
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    • Download the Sustainability in Business Action Workbook: Part 1
  • 03
    ReCap: Introduction to Activating Change in the Workplace
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    • Why Change?
    • Framing Change
    • Being a Change Intrapreneur
    • Mastering Change
    • Mindset Shifts
    • Actioning Creative Change Worksheets
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    Part 1: Sustainability and Business Operational Impacts
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    • Sustainability in the Workplace
    • What is Sustainability Anyway?
    • Why Take Action on Climate Change?
    • Key Sustainability Terms and Concepts
    • Circular Economy Concepts
    • Carbon Positive Actions
    • The Purpose Driven Workforce
    • New Green Jobs and Roles
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    Part 2: Assessing Operational Areas of Impact
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    • Operational Areas of Impact
    • Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment
    • Conducing an Energy Audit
    • Assessing Office & Supply Chain Waste
    • Exploring Water Use
    • Transportation
    • Procurement
    • Infrastructure
    • Technology
    • Buildings
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    Part 3: Supply Chains, Carbon Emissions and Life Cycle Thinking
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    • Understanding Impacts through Life Cycle Thinking
    • Why is Life Cycle Thinking Important?
    • Understanding how Carbon Emissions are measured
    • Life Cycle Stages
    • How to do Life Cycle Mapping
    • Understanding Inputs and Outputs
    • Developing a Life Cycle Approach
    • Life Cycle Thinking Tools
    • Ecological Footprinting
    • Do Your Ecological Footprint
    • Full Product Life Cycles Assessments
  • 07
    Action Checklists
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    • How to use these checklists
    • Events and Conferences
    • Offices
    • Factories and Production Facilities
    • Travel and Transportation
    • Cafes, Restaurants & Catering
    • Hotels & Accommodations
    • Real Estate
    • Dressing for the Workplace
  • 08
    Knowledge Check
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    • Check our knowledge retention with this 10 part quiz
  • 09
    Next Steps
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    • How to Develop Your Action Plan
    • Download your Completion Certificate

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