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Corporate partnerships

The Diploma in Sustainable Business is a 10-month program which develops the practical skills of participants to solve sustainability problems and implement solutions for business organizations. Companies have the possibility to sponsor real-life projects to be assigned to teams of course participants.

Companies can present a broad sustainability problem that has strategic relevance to their company. This is assigned to teams of 3-5 course participants as their main consultancy project. The teams are guided by our experienced faculty who provides continuous support and feedback throughout the program. The project is to be completed between in September and June with two intermediate presentations in December and in March and the final presentation in June. Companies are charged a fee of CHF 24,000 for each sustainability project.

>> See examples of company sponsored projects.

Project requirements

We will consider project that fulfill the following requirements:

  • A clearly defined and comprehensive project on a relevant topic related to sustainability
  • A project should be of strategic importance to the sponsor (a flat consulting fee of CHF 24,000 will be charged)
  • Involves approx. 750 hours of work for a team of 3 participants
  • The project’s timeline should be as per the program duration (September – June)
  • A company representative to participate in project review sessions (four sessions)

Projects are to be submitted for approval to the Program Director responsible for projects by August 15.

Partnership arrangements

We invite organizations or individual participants to suggest real-life projects to the program. We recognize the value of such projects to our program and strongly encourage companies to benefit from the teams’ solution proposal.

To encourage companies to register participants and sponsor a project, we offer the following partnership arrangements:

a) An organization providing a project plus 1 participant is rewarded with a discount of 17%.

For a total fee of CHF 40’000 the delivered value is CHF 48’000

b) An organization providing a project plus 2 participants is rewarded with a discount of 22%.

For a total fee of CHF 56’000 the delivered value is CHF 72’000

c ) An organization providing a project plus 3 participants is rewarded with a discount of 25%.

For a total fee of CHF 72’000 the delivered value is CHF 96’000