Sustainability Courses

Free Micro-Courses for Small Businesses and Professionals

Help Build a Greener Future

Gain the knowledge, skills and resources for doing business more sustainably––and save your organization time and money, attract new customers and talent, and drive long-term growth. In partnership with Wells Fargo and Arizona State University, Sustainable Earth offers free sustainability courses to help you champion top sustainable strategies in your organization.

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Business Fundamentals

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Fundamentals of Sustainable Supply Chains

Understand the building blocks of sustainable supply chains, and discover how to start creating one for your organization. Through this course, you’ll learn about:

  • Supply chain management
  • Data and measurement tools
  • Smart vendors in the supply chain
  • And more

Fundamentals of Circular Economy

Learn how a circular economy creates products and services designed to last and eliminate waste. This course covers:

  • Circular economy benefits and opportunities
  • Real-world examples
  • How to get started
  • And more

Fundamentals of Organizational Sustainability

Build a foundational understanding of sustainability for businesses and organizations. In this course, you’ll discover:

  • Definitions of sustainability
  • How to build a sustainability strategy
  • Why sustainability matters to businesses
  • Practical tips to get started in your organization
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Environmental Impact Reporting

Fundamentals of GRI Reporting

Learn about GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) and discover whether GRI sustainability reporting is right for your business. This course will help you understand:

  • The building blocks of GRI standards and reporting
  • Different types of GRI reports
  • The process of certification

Fundamentals of ESG Reporting

Learn the basics of reporting on environmental, social and governance (ESG) and how to get started in your organization. This course covers:

  • The basics of ESG reporting
  • ESG reporting benefits
  • And more

Fundamentals of Greenhouse Gas Accounting

Learn the basics of how to identify and quantify GHG emissions for disclosure reporting. This course covers:

  • Description of GHG accounting, frameworks & inventories
  • Emissions boundaries
  • Boundary distinctions and avoiding double counting

Fundamentals of CDP Reporting

Learn why it matters to disclose your business’s carbon disclosure (CD) and sustainability impacts. This course covers:

  • An overview of CDP, a not-for-profit charity
  • The business case for disclosing to CDP
  • How to launch your CDP reporting
  • And more

Intermediate CDP Reporting

Discover what carbon disclosure information gets reported to CDP and how your report is evaluated. In this course, you’ll also learn about:

  • Management of greenhouse gasses
  • Risks and opportunities in CDP reporting
  • Emissions data and supply chains
  • And more

Advanced CDP Reporting

Expand your knowledge of carbon disclosure reporting by learning how to boost your CDP score. You’ll explore:

  • CDP scoring levels and gap analysis
  • Emissions and supplier engagement questions
  • And more

Project-level Greenhouse Gas Accounting

Learn about project-level greenhouse gas accounting, offsets, programs, and carbon neutrality. This course will help you understand:

  • The key GHG accounting concepts and frameworks
  • What makes a quality GHG project
  • GHG offset credits & carbon neutrality
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environmental impact reporting

Earn Credentials by Completing a Course

With each course you complete, you have the option of earning a micro-credential by completing an accompanying worksheet.

Enroll today to build your credentials as a qualified professional in sustainable business practices.