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For whom?

This masterclass is specifically designed for professionals already working on sustainability within businesses or governmental organisations and who want to advance their understanding of strategy and sustainability. 

Need help?

Reach out to us for questions about this masterclass or our transportation and accommotion options. We respond within 3 business days. 

Jannice Daha LLM 
Manager Executive Education 
E: executive-education@uva.nl 
T: +31 (0)6 4834 9056 

John van der Geer
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Over the course of 2 days, I gained a practical view on strategising sustainability. The masterclass provides a solid basis to develop the sustainability strategy of your company. John van der Geer – Consultant at Synergistics Read John's review
Why join this masterclass?
Learn about business strategy and sustainability
Expand your business network
Balanced mix of theory and practice
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I would recommend this masterclass in order to get a more theoretical background on sustainability. Sergio Dankerlui, Risk Specialist at Financial Services Industry Read Sergio's full review

What will you learn?

At the end of the masterclass you will: 

  1. be able to identify relevant Sustainable Development Goals for your organisation; 
  2. know how to formulate a stakeholder strategy that balances economic and social objectives; 
  3. be able to assess the sustainability positioning of your companies products and/or services in relation to the competition; 
  4. be able to (re-)evaluate your  business model in relation to sustainability and re-examine your organisational and professional purpose; 
  5. have learned new ways of ‘selling’ sustainability inside your organisation. 
The masterclass explained in 3 minutes

Assistant Professor Pushpika Vishwanathan and ESG Consultant Martin de Jong explain how the masterclass Revitalising Your Sustainability Strategy is structured, why you should participate and what makes it unique.

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The masterclass is designed to broaden your perspective. It helps you to reflect on your current sustainability strategy' Maria Masliy, Founder/Creative Director at MARSALA, footwear brand Read Maria's full testimonial
Teaching staff
  • Arno Kourula

    Arno is Professor and Co-director of Sustainability Initiative. His areas of expertise are corporate sustainability, cross-sector partnerships and environmental alliances. 

    Prof. dr. A.E. (Arno) Kourula

    Professor of Business & Sustainability

  • Michelle Westermann-Behaylo

    Michelle is Assistant Professor and Co-director of Sustainability Initiative. Her areas of expertise are UN Sustainable Development Goals, business and human rights and responsible supply chains (particularly in developing countries). 

    Dr. M.K. (Michelle) Westermann-Behaylo

    Assistant Professor of International Management

  • Martin de Jong

    Martin is a Sustainability Professional and consultant. His areas of expertise are driving sustainability in corporate organisations, co-creating with NGOs and GOs and strategy based on impact valuation. 

  • Pushpika Vishwanathan

    Pushpika is Assistant Professor. Her areas of expertise are corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, stakeholder management and strategic management. 

    Dr. P. (Pushpika) Vishwanathan

    Assistant Professor


Fees vary depending on when you sign up. A tuition fee increase will apply from the autumn 2024 edition onwards.

Spring 2024

  Tuition* Application deadline Start date
Standard fee €1,950 4 June 2024 5 June 2024

Autumn 2024

  Tuition* Application deadline Start date
Early bird fee €1,950 1 September 2024 20 November 2024
Standard fee €2,290 20 November 2024 20 November 2024

* The fee is VAT-exempt.

Alumni get a 10% discount

UvA Alumni receive a 10% discount on the standard fee. Please note that this discount cannot be combined with the early bird discount.

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