Sustainable Business

Companies and individuals are seeking ways to do business more sustainably – a focus that reflects more than just the bottom line. Creative businesses are finding ways to be more efficient with the water and energy they use, and the waste they produce. They are adopting sustainable business strategies and you can too.

Providing learning and information for conducting business sustainably

Training modules for businesses

Wells Fargo in conjunction with Arizona State University has created a number of training programs to help businesses become more sustainable. It doesn’t matter if you run a small business or work for a large organization, there are online programs that can assist you in becoming more sustainable as a business.

We have resources to support and inform the entrepreneur just getting started, through to the company already beginning to report their sustainability efforts and wishing to take their sustainability practices to the next level.

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Free lessons, micro-courses and micro-credentials

These training offerings are complementary micro-courses which cover the fundamentals of key topics such as organizational sustainability, circular economy, sustainable supply chains, sustainability reporting and more. These courses require no registration, and are available 100% online and free!

The first course will help anyone or any company lay the foundation for sustainability or social responsibility work. The second course on circular economy is a bit more theoretical, but also with plenty of ways to think about it in the context of your organization. The third course covers how supply chain management, sustainability, and social responsibility can work together to benefit companies. 

More courses from Sustainable Earth for organizations, powered by ASU, will follow on subjects like advanced sustainability reporting, greener workspaces, zero waste, and more. The next set of complimentary self-paced e-learnings will build upon these existing courses, and enable learners to earn facilitated micro-credentials and certificates to advance both their organization and their career.

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Fundamentals of Organizational Sustainability

What sustainability concepts are essential to organizations operating in current economic, environmental, and social conditions?

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Fundamentals of Circular Economy

How a Circular Economy can have a big impact, helping businesses innovate, update their profit model, and reduce negative environmental and social influences?

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Fundamentals of Sustainable Supply Chains

How can supply chain management, sustainability, and social responsibility work together to benefit companies?

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Fundamentals of CDP Reporting

Why do organizations report on their sustainability impacts and what is the business case for disclosing to CDP?

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Fundamentals of GRI Reporting

With this course you will learn the building blocks of GRI reporting. Topics include: an overview of GRI sustainability reporting, if it’s right for your organization, the types of reports, standards overview, key terms, case examples, and the certification process.

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Intermediate CDP Reporting

This intermediate reporting course assumes that you wish to submit a CDP report.  We will cover what needs to be reported and how it is evaluated. Upon completing the course you will know what to expect as your organization prepares to disclose to CDP.

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The Sustainability Consortium

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is a global organization of diverse stakeholders working together to transform the consumer goods industry by making all consumer goods sustainable. TSC is working to enable a world where people can lead fulfilled lives in a way that does not impact people and the planet. Our work solves the largest sustainability issues that occur in consumer goods supply chains by working with industry and our partners in academia and civil society in balance to make bold changes that are good for business and good for people and the planet.