Sustainable Business Strategy

Sustainable Business Strategy

Learn how to turn sustainability issues into profitable business opportunities and strategic competitive advantages.

Companies are expected to become part of the solution to the major sustainability problems of our time. Research increasingly documents that companies that manage to succeed with this are rewarded in the marketplace.

In the last few years, we have seen rapid developments related to how to design sustainable and profitable business models and strategies.

In this master module, you will learn how to use this new insight to help companies reduce emissions and reach other key sustainability goals. Moreover, you will learn how companies can analyze the broader industry environment and innovate your business strategies in ways that make your company attractive to customers, employees, investors, regulatory authorities and other key stakeholders.

The master module will provide you with the tools, frameworks and knowledge to make companies fit for the future. You will learn to understand what sustainable and circular business is. You will also get a framework that will enable you to turn sustainability issues into profitable business opportunities and strategic competitive advantages.

Listen to Jørgensen & Pedersen podcast about sustainability

Target group

The target groups for the master module are

  • Executives and managers in private, public and voluntary sectors that are facing sustainability and innovation challenges.
  • Professionals that work on sustainability issues, e.g. as analysts, consultants, advisors or board members.
  • Chief Sustainability Officers and managers.
  • Other managers who are or want to be responsible for working in high-level executive positions with the development or valuation of sustainability and corporate strategies.


This module can be used as a specialization module in our Executive Master of Management.

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Practical information

  • Starts June 10th 2022 at NHH in Bergen
  • We process applications on a rolling basis until the class is full
  • Part-time master module of 12 months duration
  • Number of participants is limited to 30
  • Tuition is NOK 150 000
  • Scholarship


    Scholarship on Sustainable Business Strategy

    NHH Executive offers a free course in our new executive master module, Sustainable Business Strategy.  One scholarship will be assigned to a leader in voluntary organizations or social/environmental entrepreneurs.

    The scholarship will be assigned after assessment. Beside working in socially responsible companies, candidates must satisfy ordinary admission requirements. They must be on the management team of an organization that works nationally or internationally with socially important assignments. Our assessment emphasizes:

    • The company's social benefit and impact
    • An overall assessment related to the participant's role in the student group 

    We kindly ask for a comprehensive description of the company the applicant represents (target group, size, etc.) and what kind of ambitions the company has and how the new master module will be able to contribute to achieving these goals.


About the programme directors

Sveinung Jørgensen and Lars Jacob Tynes Pedersen have been researching, teaching and disseminating knowledge about sustainable business strategy both nationally and internationally for over 15 years. They both work closely with business, as board members, strategic advisors and in their own ventures. They lead the Centre for Sustainable Business at NHH.

Information about teaching during the Covid-19 situation valid from 15 December 2021


The teaching at NHH Executive will, for the time being, be carried out digitally. When the situation allows, we will return to physical sessions. You will receive information no later than 14 days before a session. When we return to physical teaching there will be a digital alternative if the coronavirus situation so requires.


NHH Campus, Bergen

Session 1: The What, Why, How and So What of Sustainable Business Strategy
NHH Campus Oslo
Session 2: Recognize: Getting Down to Sustainable Business Strategy
  Home exam
ESCP Business School, Berlin
Session 3: Rethink: International Excursion
NHH Campus Oslo
Session 4: Reinvent: Sustainable Business Strategy Bootcamp
NHH Campus Bergen
Session 5: Reorganize: Making Sustainable Business Strategy Real and presentation of project report
  Home exam