This module enables the participants to explain the nature of strategy in the age of sustainability. It equips them with the skills to reframe sustainability issues into a practical framework for formulating sustainability strategies as integral part of the organization-wide business strategies. As part of strategy- making process, the learners will be required to craft a sustainability strategy paper on their chosen company.
The module is divided into four (4) sessions with distinct but interrelated topics and activities, namely: Nature of Sustainability Strategy; Sustainable Value Chain; and Applying Purpose-Driven Leadership for Corporate Sustainability and; Developing a Sustainability Strategy Paper.
October 3, 10, 17, 24
1200 to 2000
4 hours synchronous | 4 hours asynchronous
At the end of the module, the participant will be able to:
Identify opportunities as bases for adopting sustainability strategies in a given context.
Apply different tools and frameworks in formulating sustainability strategies.
Plan out a sustainability strategy that is integrated in the organization’s corporate strategy.
Day 1: The Nature of Sustainability Strategy
Ten Schools of Thought on Strategy
The Dimensions of Strategy
Strategies in Creating Sustainable Strategy
The Process of Sustainable Strategy Formulation (Environmental Scanning, Objectives Setting, Strategic Options, Policies)
Day 2: Sustainable Value Chain - Operationalizing the Sustainability Strategy
The link between sustainable value creation and Sustainability Strategy
Using Value Chain Analysis (VCA) as framework in creating sustainable value
Using VCA as a system for assessing the company’s strength and weaknesses in pursuing sustainability
Day 3: The Role of Leadership in Crafting and Executing Sustainability Strategy
The Concept of Sustainability Leadership
The Principles of Sustainability Leadership
The Characteristics of Sustainability Leaders
Day 4: Sustainability Strategy Paper
Sustainability Strategy Paper as A Tool to Translate Vision to Action
Guidelines to Writing a Sustainability Strategy Paper
Individual Oral Defense, Discussion and Critique
Dr. Juan Reyes teaches Strategy and Sustainability Education in various universities. He is the President and CEO of Eco-Life Foundation Inc., wherein he has been involved in various projects related to sustainability education and consultancy. He also pioneered in the sustainability projects, among which have won several international recognition and awards. Currently, he is assisting publicly-listed companies in preparation of their sustainability reports required by the Securities and Exchange Commission.