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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. She is the 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. Learn about what the program had in store for the 2023-24 year.

Read about five reasons why you should consider the HBA Sustainability Certificate program.

Program co-directors Professor Oana Branzei and Associate Professor Diane-Laure Arjaliès present the theme of the 2024/2025 HBA Sustainability Certificate program by asking a thought-provoking question: "Can capitalism be regenerative?”. Perhaps the answer is too easy: “Not yet”. But if we want it to be, what role could you play? Through innovative courses, activities and pedagogies, we will collectively strive towards regeneration in design, economies, futures, and leadership. Applications are now open. You are invited to contribute your skepticism, critique, anxiety, and/or ambitions to making capitalism less degenerative and more regenerative. Feel free to join the dialogue by adding your reactions and comments below the theme reveal video.

Here are a few good reasons why you should apply according to alumnus Nick Fox.


Applications for the 2024/2025 cohort of the HBA Sustainability Certificate are open.

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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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