Professional Certificate in Sustainable Business Practices is a four week program
Registration for 2014 is closed, please submit an inquiry if you would like to receive information for 2015 when it becomes available.

Sustainable Business

Practices in Support of People, Profit and Principles

Professional Certificate in Sustainable Business Practices

This is a short four week program, with one week on campus, and three weeks online.

Are you interested in doing business in a socially and environmentally responsible way? Join a community of business professionals, advanced students, and innovators who will shape tomorrow’s sustainable business and public policies. During this uncommon forum with leaders you’ll find only here, you’ll participate in rich dialogue and develop tools, skills, and knowledge to operate a socially and environmentally responsible business. This is a rare opportunity to network with nationally recognized business leaders and discover their strategies for success.

Dates: July 14 – August 8, 2014

Time: On campus portion: Monday July 28 to Friday August 1, 2014, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Location: UVM Campus
Program Fee: $1,505. Includes tuition, program materials, lunch daily, and site visits. Please see below for housing fees if you plan to stay on campus.

Note: This program is also offered for academic credit. Visit this site for details on credit registration: BSAD 295 Z1 (CRN: 60200)

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Schedule: Sustainable Business Program Schedule

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For decades, Vermont has been creating businesses that are worldwide leaders in clean energy and environmental stewardship – categories we would all call the “green” industries.

Many nationally-known Vermont businesses have integrated the principles of environmental sustainability and social responsibility as a strategy to remain competitive and highly profitable.

The question is, “How?”

  • Get the answers and learn how to apply the principles to your work or business.
  • Join us for this four week intensive program, with one week on campus at UVM in Burlington, VT.
  • Learn the management practices that have made Vermont enterprises sustainable and profitable from the very business leaders who have forged the way.
  • Listen to the stories of transformed careers and businesses from the program’s past participants whose lives were changed through education.

A spectacular setting – nestled on the shores of Lake Champlain, Burlington is ranked one of the nation’s best cities for quality of life.

Gain inspiration and insight from sustainability thought leaders.

UVM leads the way, receiving high rankings in national ratings of green and sustainable colleges and universities, including accolades from Forbes Magazine (“America’s 10 Greenest College and Universities), the Sustainable Endowment Institute, and Kaplan College Guide. In 2012, UVM became the first school to ban bottled water on a college campus. Vermont has also received numerous honors as a top state for health, sustainability, and entrepreneurship by Sierra Magazine, Outside, Self, CNN Money, US News & World Report, and Kiplinger.

Hear from Past Participants

Brendan LeBlanc, CEO at LeBlanc & Associates, LLC from UVM CE on Vimeo.