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The HBA Sustainability Certificate is directed by Dr. Oana Branzei and is generously funded by RBC and the Chisholm Family Foundation. The Certificate empowers Ivey HBA students to build and lead more sustainable organizations. It includes a coordinated set of courses and experiences designed to provide a strong grounding in the principles and best practices of sustainability. The program positions students to begin their journeys as responsible C-Suite decision-makers, entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders and policymakers. 

For 2023-2025, the certificate program is excited to welcome Associate Professor, Diane-Laure Arjaliès as co-director. Diane-Laure Arjaliès leads the Centre's Sustainable Finance Lab. Winner of the 2021 teaching recognition award for overall excellence in sustainable finance education, which is jointly awarded by the Financial Times and the Impact and Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium.



Applications for the 2023/2024 cohort of the HBA Sustainability Certificate are closed. 

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  • Committed to starting their personal social or sustainable ventures.
  • Interested in sustainability consulting.
  • Having a personal calling to make a difference, wanting to blend this calling with a successful career in traditional organizations.
  • Interested in pursuing sustainable opportunities after gaining insights through traditional job placements.
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