Sustainability can be complex and overwhelming at times, understanding the difference between the terminology, methods, assessment tools and then deciding what works best for your industry and scenario are all considerations that managers and senior leaders face. This program lays out the core thinking and decision making tools required to advance sustainability and the circular economy within the business environment, led by Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, UNEP Champion of the Earth, Designer and Sociologist.



  • Engaging Sessions

    Live sessions with the UnSchool are characterized by being highly participatory, engaging, and inspiring. They rapidly increase your skills and knowledge, and give a boost to your positive future framing ability.

  • How-To Skills

    Take the knowledge you learn, and put it into action with clear, practical and quick how-to activities that clearly apply what you just learned so you can take it into your next projects immediately. Start using these tools immediately.

  • Peer Connections

    Rapidly upskill your creative change-making capacity, with space to reflect and connect with your like-minded peers. Discover peer mentors in the wider UnSchool community after the program and grow your change making network.


  • Overview of all the aspects of sustainability - from climate change, to recycling to the circular economy. How this affects business and workplaces, and the practical actions you can take to eliminate negative impacts and build a more sustainable business.

  • Clear overview of all the terms and concepts that apply to sustainability, carbon positive workplaces and the circular economy.

  • Life cycle thinking and understanding the supply chain, design and manufacturing of products you make and also consume to supports base-case assessment, design changes, and procurement choices.

  • Material impacts and decisions around business activities such as waste and energy services. Discover how to use environmental impact assessment in ways that support better decision making and reduce costs.

  • Business ethics and leadership tools for engaging your people in effective, respectful and motivating ways, with action checklists and support in writing environmental policies and reporting.

  • Theories and approaches to making positive change within your organization.

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

Meet UnSchool Founder and Course Facilitator

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

Meet UnSchool Founder and Course Facilitator