Now, more than ever businesses are realizing that setting ambitious sustainability goals is key to driving long-term profitability and corporate resilience in the face of economic, social and environmental challenges. More and more organizations have pivoted towards the concept of circular economy, as a more business-oriented, risk mitigating approach to becoming sustainable – and it isn’t about one person or department- it extends into supply chains, throughout an organization, and beyond, into the communities their businesses operate, live and serve in. The Ethical Circular Economy module is designed to inform and equip business leaders with tools to design and implement strategies for a more sustainable and prosperous future and elevate their organizations to a circular economy.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about the principles and practices of a linear system vs. a circular system
  • Discover systems thinking and using principles of system design to map systems


  • Assess the importance of system wide collaboration to ensure collective impact
  • Understand the societal and environmental impacts of supply chains
  • Master the principles and practices in circular economy to design circular systems
  • Connect the system to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to ensure equity, access and sustainable livelihoods.

Who Should Attend?

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Middle and upper level managers who have decision-making responsibilities, are driving sustainability efforts and contributing to their organization’s transition from a linear to a circular business model.


Working professionals in public and private sectors, entrepreneurs as well as intrapreneurs, this micro certificate utilizes rich content and key insights into the unsustainability of a linear economy to help participants reimagine solutions for tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities.




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The Unsustainable Linear Economy: Why We Need to Transition to Circularity Module 1 $199 Register


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