2024 Mainstreaming the SDGs in business education: Strategy, implementation, practice

mon23sep(sep 23)09:00wed16oct(oct 16)12:00Online Event2024 Mainstreaming the SDGs in business education: Strategy, implementation, practiceLocation:Online

Event Details

How can we maintain the momentum, but also innovate and increase ambitions when it comes to sustainability as a management education institution?

This workshop explores the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an internationally recognised framework, and examines its relevancy in fostering ethics, responsibility, and sustainability (ERS) within business school management and operations.

Workshop Objectives

This course aims to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the SDGs from the management education perspective and guide them in developing a tailored strategic plan to accelerate the integration of ERS within their business school, specific functional area, or program.

Through a balanced mix of theoretical insights, best practices, peer learning, and hands-on application, participants will:

  • Assess their current sustainability status and institutional contexts.
  • Evaluate their institution’s needs, gaps, capacity and resources.
  • Identify effective strategies for advancing sustainability initiatives.

Course Structure

Spanning four weeks, this online training includes four live sessions providing context and practical tools. Additionally, with the guidance of a mentor, participants will asynchronously develop a strategic template tailored to their institution’s unique context.

Key Takeaways

Participants will enhance their ability to:

  • Determine the relevance of the SDGs for their organisation’s operations, research, and teaching activities.
  • Identify synergies between their organisation’s strategic priorities and the SDGs.
  • Recognise gaps between current practices and the SDGs’ objectives.
  • Design a strategic plan for integrating the SDGs into their organisation’s strategy and operational framework.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is ideal for Associate Deans, Deans for Faculty and Research, Program Directors, and Sustainability Officers who are beginning to embed sustainability into their institutional culture. It is perfect for those seeking systematic approaches to applying the SDGs within their organisations.


Digital Badges

After fulfilling the course criteria, participants will receive a digital badge*.

Criteria for receiving a badge:

  • 80% attendance of Live sessions
  • Attending an individual mentoring session
  • Completing a strategic template

*Digital open badges are a tool to recognise learning and training and to allow recipients to showcase their skills and achievements. Metadata are embedded in their image to allow for quick verification of the credentials. The badges are linked to a verified webpage that contains information about who earned the badge, how it was earned, who is the issuer, what skills the badge holder gained or any additional evidence linked to the training.


This workshop will be run using Zoom. To ensure the best Zoom experience, we recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom Client for Meetings. If you are not familiar with Zoom, you can test the tool via this weblink.


Register here

Practical information

Programme fees:

EFMD Member fee: 690 €

Non-member fee: 890 €

Cancellation policy:
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing before 2 September, and a cancellation fee amounting to EUR 75 for administrative costs will be charged. After the above-mentioned deadline, we are unfortunately unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases, substitutes are welcomed at no extra cost as long as the substitute’s name, title, and address are communicated enough time ahead.


  • Willem Fourie

    Willem Fourie

    Founder of South African SDG Hub, Associate Professor, Stellenbosch Business School

    Founder of South African SDG Hub, Associate Professor, Stellenbosch Business School




september 23 (monday) 9:00 - october 16 (wednesday) 12:00