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.

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Sustainable Earth provides free, short courses for doing business sustainably

Free sustainability business training

Sustainable Earth, in partnership with Wells Fargo and Arizona State University, has produced a number of training programs to help your business 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 help you do business more sustainably.

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.

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!

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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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Free introductory course to sustainable supply chains

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? This course covers the basics.

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Free intermediate cdp reporting course

Intermediate CDP Reporting

Do you want to submit a CDP report? This course assumes you want to disclose to CDP and will cover what needs to be reported and how it is evaluated.

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Free course on CDP reporting

Advanced CDP Reporting

How can organizations make CDP reporting progress and advance through the assessment levels? This free course will show you how.

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Fundamentals of GRI Reporting

Lots of businesses now conduct GRI reporting. Is GRI reporting right for your business? This course provides an overview of GRI sustainability reporting, so you can decide if it’s right for you.

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Sustainable Earth business webinars

Sustainable purchasing power in practice

Sustainable Earth hosted a webinar on Fair Trade and Sustainable Purchasing Power. Learn how we can live and conduct business in a more sustainable way by changing the way we do business! 

Partner organizations can provide additional support for your business

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.