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.

Profitability and sustainability are closely related


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Practical information

  • Starts on August 24 2023 at NHH in Bergen
  • We process applications on a rolling basis until the class is full. Application periode February 16 - June 30 2023
  • Part-time master module of 12 months duration
  • Tuition is NOK 150 000


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.


August 24-25 2023
Campus NHH Bergen

Session 1: The What, Why, How and So What of Sustainable Business Strategy

October 30-November 3 2023
ESCP Berlin

Session 2: Recognize: Getting Down to Sustainable Business Strategy
  Home exam
January 24-25 2024
Campus NHH Oslo
Session 3: Rethink: International Excursion
March 18-19 2024
Campus NHH Oslo
Session 4: Reinvent: Sustainable Business Strategy Bootcamp
May 23-24 2024
Campus NHH Bergen
Session 5: Reorganize: Making Sustainable Business Strategy Real and presentation of project report
  Home exam