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Centre for Building Sustainable Value

HBA Sustainability Certificate

Empowering the next generation of sustainable leaders

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. 

Learn more about past certificate events in our student written blogs:


Applications for the 2021/2022 cohort of the HBA Sustainability Certificate are now closed. Applications for the 2022/23 cohort will open in February 2022. 


  • 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.