Executive Master in Sustainability Transformation

Become a driver of positive change for planet, society and business.
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Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 42, 1050 Brussels
9 months
October > June
Avrg. of 4 days/month
Fridays and Saturdays
From €8.000 to €12.500 No VAT
Choose between 4 core + up to 2 specialised modules and all modules of the Executive Master
Registration deadline: 01/11/2023 | Programme start: 18/10/2023

Who is the programme aimed at?


This programme is intended for mid- to senior- level functional manager (e.g. supply chain, strategy, marketing, HR, production, finance), consultant and entrepreneur faced with increasing demands and requirements related to environmental, societal, and governance challenges.

Key admissions criteria

  • Bachelor or Master degree and min.2 years of professional experience
  • English proficiency
  • Strong personal commitment to deliver positive value for planet, people and business.

The programme takes you from the why to the how of sustainability

A clear overview

Understand the main sustainability challenges our society and our economy are facing (and the rationale behind the required transformation of our society and economy)

Practical insights

Master the main concepts, jargon and frameworks (standards, protocols,…) related to sustainability

Real-world examples

Learn from experts and leading companies and organisations integrating sustainability challenges into their strategy, governance and business practices, and into every business function

Become an agent of change

Analyse, think critically and develop your own actionable business strategies integrating sustainable development. Become an agent of positive change for business and society.

Future-proof your organisation

Future-proof your organisation, embracing new business opportunities and models supporting the sustainability transformation of our economy and society


Join a community of committed peers ready to support you in driving positive change and fostering a just transition towards sustainability

Your sustainability journey

Breadth and/or Depth? You choose!

If you are a CSR or sustainability officer/ manager/ project leader or consultant seeking to reduce negative environmental and social impact through sustainable practices: Get the unique deep and tranversal experience you require to build the business case and the action plan for the sustainability transformation of the organisation across key business functions, through an executive master including all core and specialised modules.

If you are a functional director/manager seeking to integrate sustainability within your function's strategy, governance, practices and mindset: Get a solid understanding of sustainability challenges, jargon and frameworks and deep-dive into the implication for your role and function, through our 3 core modules and your personal selection of up to 2 modules amongst the following: "Sustainable Finance", "Sustainable Procurement", "Sustainable Operations", "Sustainable Marketing & Communications", "Enabling regulatory frameworks", "Sustainable Business Culture" and "Diversity, Equity & Inclusion" (minimum 10 ECTS in total). Learn from experts and leading companies having integrated sustainability challenges into the business function you focus on, to successfully lead this transformation within your organisation.

If you are an entrepreneur willing to seize business opportunities resulting from the overall transformation of our economy and society: Understand how sustainability challenges can be turned into new business opportunities and models with lasting positive impact, through our 3 core modules, the specific module on "Sustainable Business Strategies" and another module of your choice.

Core Modules

1 . The Burning Platform

Duration: 1 week | 16 hours

State of the planet, major sustainability challenges, definition of sustainable development

2 . Assessing Impacts, Measuring Progress

Duration: 2 weeks | 24 hours

Monitoring and reporting performance and impacts (including LCA)

3 . Leading Sustainable Transformation

Duration: 1 week | 16 hours

Leadership and changement management

4 . Sustainable Business Strategies

Duration: 2 weeks | 24 hours

Embedding sustainability in existing organisations, seizing new business opportunities.

Specialised Modules


The Sustainability Transformation Tour

Get inspired by multiple visits at diverse pioneering initiatives in Belgium and surrounding countries, including, for example, a future-proof real estate project, a circular business park, a carbon capture project, a meeting related to regulatory developments at EU Commission/Parliament, a sustainable business incubator, a slow fashion designer/producer, a biomass-sourced building materials producer, a cooperative company, or a social enterprise.

Two renowned Ambassadors

Dr Kadri and Dr Zacharie bring with them extensive experience in the challenging transformation of business and society towards actually sustainable models and practices.

Dr Ilham Kadri

CEO of Solvay S.A. and Chair of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Dr Arnaud Zacharie

Secretary General of the ‘Centre National de Coopération au Développement (CNCD-11.11.11)

Our faculty members are recognised authorities in the sustainability field.

Bernard Mathieu
Solvay Brussels School – Economics and Management
Professor in Management Practice in Sustainable Development

Academic Director

Claude Loréa
Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)
Cement, Innovation and ESG Director


Joelle Jablan
Expert in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


The programme will give you the knowledge and skills you need to become a proactive and efficient change driver. With a critical, pragmatic and bold approach. You will meet with the best practitioners in all facets of sustainability, high-level academics, and discover pioneering transformational initiatives. With a disclaimer: this programme might occasionally upset business-as-usual habits and patterns of thought.
Bernard Mathieu
Academic Director

Member organisations of the Advisory Committee include:

Leading Belgian business school


Any questions?

Programme Manager
Nina Fortier