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.


Early Bird Special! Apply by Sept 8 for $200 off tuition

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

Meet UnSchool Founder and Course Facilitator

Brought to you with the collective minds of UnSchool founder Dr. Leyla Acaroglu and designer Emma Segal. Sustainability provocateur, 2016 UNEP Champion of the Earth, and cultural protagonist, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. Illustrator, designer & creative change-maker, Emma Segal uses visual language to show people how they can make change in the systems around us. Both Leyla and Emma are award-winning designers and educators passionately committed to making things that make the world a better place while helping others to do the same.

Leyla Acaroglu & Emma Segal

Collaborative Project