Wananga landing Wananga landing

Achieving Business Sustainability

21 August 2023

Are you keen to make your business more sustainable and help tackle climate change? Check out our short executive education course, Achieving Business Sustainability.


This one-day, hands-on workshop is tailored for business leaders who are leading the charge towards sustainability but lack in-depth knowledge of the subject. The practical training will provide you with the essential understanding to help you kickstart your sustainability efforts.


What will you gain?

Get an understanding of the key concepts of sustainability and ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance), and leave equipped with all the knowledge you need to commence your sustainability journey:

  • The basics of sustainability.
  • The business case for sustainability.
  • Identify what your current ESG / sustainability impact is.
  • Understand climate change and your carbon footprint.
  • How to set up an impactful sustainability strategy, goals and targets.
  • How to implement sustainability change across the organisation.
  • The frameworks and tools to help you.
  • How to create a culture of sustainability where all employees take ownership and responsibility for sustainability.
  • How to create a successful stakeholder engagement plan that will secure support and commitment from both internal and external stakeholders, as you embark on your sustainability journey.


Course structure

Benefit from a day of immersive learning with a sustainability expert. This one-day course employs a dynamic blend of information sharing, group discussions, engaging exercises, and real-life examples to deepen your understanding of business sustainability.

By the end of the course, you will be equipped with a wealth of knowledge, digital tools and a worked coursebook filled with practical templates from the day, ready for immediate implementation. 

Course Facilitator

Caroline Thalund

Caroline Thalund is a thought leader in sustainability and has been working in the space worldwide for over 20 years across the software, retail, construction, aviation and tourism sectors.

She specialises in helping businesses start or advance their sustainability journeys efficiently and with the greatest impact.

Caroline achieves this by making the complex things simple and highly engaging. Her passion is to motivate, engage and inspire others by challenging current models, culture, thinking and behaviours to create innovative solutions and bring everyone along on the journey together.

Comments from previous participants

The workshop on sustainability was beneficial and practical for anyone wanting to equip themselves with holistic knowledge in the business sustainability area. The content, its practical application and Caroline’s expertise knowledge were highly relevant in any organisational context. Highly recommended workshop for any businesses to stay ahead of the game.

Abdul Munsif, Ministry of Business & UC MBA Student

The Achieving Business Sustainability course offered attendees an inspiring lens on sustainability of which people from all industry sectors could drive with passion regardless of their political presumptions on the topic. Interactive tools linked with business strategy were offered to the class to make tangible changes within their organisations immediately after completion of the course. Caroline’s ability to converge or diverge focus allowed for open and honest discussions surrounding the complex issues of sustainability in business. Well done to the Executive Education team at UC for putting together some really impactful and functional courses for those wishing to sharpen, modernise or increase their knowledge of some extremely relevant subjects.

Danny Berghan, Hamilton Jet & UC MBA Student

Upcoming Course Dates

If you wish to pay by invoice, please email us.


Ilam campus, University of Canterbury



$1,150pp including GST and Humanitix booking fees.

Course fees include morning tea & lunch (all dietary requirements can be catered for) and on-site parking.

Privacy Preferences

By clicking "Accept All Cookies", you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyse site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts.