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Companies around the world view sustainability as a strategic imperative. Whether you’re a business leader or individual contributor, this learning path will help you upskill to be able to develop and support sustainability initiatives in your organization and personal life.

Define sustainability and its impact on how we do business.

Explore links between design thinking and social innovation.

Learn sustainability practices driving financial performance.

When you’re done, you’ll have earned a certificate of completion: Improve Your Sustainability Skills (

A changing climate compels us to change the way we do business. Incorporating sustainability into your business can help your bottom line and build your company's brand. This course shows how to adopt smart sustainability practices to drive financial performance, attract and retain employees, and protect your company's license to operate. David Bennell outlines how to establish your reputation as a company focused on sustainability, manage supply chains more responsibly and effectively, create sustainable products and services, and reduce energy use, waste, toxic substances, and emissions. Last, he helps you figure out how to track key metrics, assess your company's carbon footprint, and improve your environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices.
The simple facts of climate change will surprise you. In this course, Seth Godin and a team of volunteer editors and designers cover more than 30 important points from the Carbon Almanac, a thoroughly annotated resource compiled by 1900 people across 91 countries. In this fast-moving overview, you’ll discover insights needed for leadership on this critical issue. Topics include the danger of coal and the myth of plastic recycling. You’ll learn about the affordability of solar; the surprising amount of electricity used by Bitcoin; how the growth of convenience changed everything; and much more. Most of all, you’ll discover that this worldwide systemic problem demands a systemic solution. You didn’t cause climate change, and your personal habits aren’t enough to solve it. Opportunities exist for leadership, connection, and even profit. This course points out chances that we have to shift our posture, embrace equity and opportunity, and make an impact.
The world is facing a number of environmental, economic, and social challenges. Our future depends on sustainable solutions that improve our lives, without adversely affecting our neighbors or our ecosystems. Designers have a unique role to play in the way forward. Watch this course to explore the tools, resources, and best practices of sustainable design. Designer, educator, and author Scott Boylston covers the philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environment, and services to comply with the principles of social, economic, and ecological sustainability. He walks through technical and social innovations that are making real change possible, across a variety of disciplines.
Silicon Valley has always attracted talented designers looking to improve user experience. But designers can improve the human experience too. Social innovation is the process of developing and deploying effective solutions to challenging and often systemic social and environmental issues. This course is for those who want to use social innovation and design thinking to achieve big results for their communities. Get ready to discover design opportunities to reimagine human behavior. Find out to break down impenetrable and unpredictable problems using concepts like the iceberg model and nested systems. Then find out how design can serve the higher purposes of inclusivity and social justice. Instructor and sustainable design expert Scott Boylston explains the relationship between design thinking and social innovation and teaches us about the impact design can have on global goals, including sustainable development, anti-racism, and equality.
Sustainability is quickly becoming a must-have in business—a technical skill set that employees, managers, and executives need to gain deeper understanding and build capacity to grow. It’s a way of thinking about how you use, value, and respect a world of shared but finite natural resources that we all depend on to create the products and services we use. In this course, LinkedIn Changemaker and UNEP Champion of the Earth Leyla Acaroglu gives you an overview of why sustainability matters to business as an opportunity to innovate and grow. Learn about sustainability and the circular economy with examples of how it impacts business decisions and daily life, including waste, product lifecycle, supply chains, and procurement, to name a few. Explore the emerging world of circular redesign and what it means to operationalize it for a business. Leyla gives you practical tips to take action, motivate others, and inspire sustainable innovation in product development and business design.
Companies around the world view sustainability as a strategic imperative. This course is for employees who want to support that imperative on an individual level. Learn about how personal and collective sustainability actions can help solve the biggest challenges of our lifetime: climate change, land and ocean degradation, and overconsumption. Dr. Elizabeth Bagley, a scientist, educator, and sustainability expert, introduces the concept of sustainability—what it is, why it’s important, and why you should care—and distills the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into clear actions for individuals seeking ways to live and work more sustainably. Discover how you can support sustainability initiatives in your organization, start your own sustainability initiatives, and participate in actions that will have an impact on the biggest environmental challenges of our lifetime.