Sustainability for Value and Profit

Sustainability-driven innovation is a way to create even more value for your customers and even higher profits.

You recognize the need to become sustainable—your suppliers and customers demand it, your employees feel good about it, and future generations depend upon it. You also know that sustainability presents unprecedented opportunities for increasing the bottom line over the long term.

It’s time to push your sustainability agenda forward. Using tools for organizational change based on Appreciative Inquiry (AI), this program will help you move beyond individual projects in discrete areas of your organization, and toward a central, integrated strategy that maximizes value creation. AI is a proven approach for engaging multiple stakeholders to achieve rapid, dramatic and holistic change. Identify new business opportunity and discover how to capitalize on sustainability. Learn new ways to innovate, make decisions, and measure outcomes that elevate shareholder and stakeholder value. This program provides a revolutionary approach to achieving sustainable business practices.

This course is led by Chris Laszlo, Ph.D. with guest speaker, David Cooperrider, Ph.D..


Learning will be experiential, interactive and focused on real-time business issues. Using case studies based on Wal-Mart, Toyota and other sustainability leaders, discover the benefits of going beyond regulatory compliance and explore cutting edge ideas that are at the intersection of business and society such as:

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this class, participants will:

Who Should Attend

The Case Weatherhead School of Management strongly believes that sustainability requires a central place on the executive agenda. As a result, this program is designed for leaders focused on strategic initiatives including:


No prerequisites

Recommended Prior Knowledge

None. Participants will receive rudimentary background in AI and learn to apply these principles to sustainability through the course of the program.


Individual Participants: $1,165
Package Pricing: 2 class day per participant

Cost includes one group dinner on February 4th, as well as all course materials, lunch, continental breakfast and parking each day.

Available Discounts