The students who choose to pursue the Certificate in Sustainability and Environmental Management (SEM), will obtain an IE UNIVERSITY credential accrediting the knowledge acquired as well as the completion of the course. If you are willing to pursue the IE certificate in SEM you will need to have 15 ECTS available or else be interested in purchasing an additional 15 ECTS. Once the course is finished, all students will receive this Certificate.
The ECTS obtained via this course may be used towards calculating your GPA. There are other electives on Sustainability offered by your program besides the ones offered by this Certificate in SEM. As long as the codes are not the same, you can choose any that you think might best complement the Certificate and the knowledge needed to achieve your future professional goals.
Looking to enhance their understanding of sustainability and apply their knowledge of natural science with socioeconomics and public policy so they can make a positive environmental impact on a global scale.
A comprehensive and solution-focused program that will enhance their studies and boost their career prospects.
Whatever you were planning on becoming… with a unique and highly sought-after set of skills and knowledge in the field of sustainability management and analysis.
We are currently faced with a vast range of environmental challenges, from climate change, to energy, food and water security and ecosystem degradation— all of which pose a risk to our economic, social, cultural and political future. Future leaders who possess the skills to mitigate these challenges are in high demand.
Now is not the time to be complacent. We must innovate and adapt in order to overcome the harmful effects of climate change. We must use our skills in governance, finance and technology to support the communities around us and help them to overcome the challenges presented by our environment.
One of the top ways for corporations and organizations across the globe to succeed is by focusing on a structured and flawless approach to environmental management. Only by implementing this type of approach will corporations be able to see the benefits it will bring, both in terms of obtaining an economic advantage, and by achieving their goals of improving communities and the environment as a whole.
To boost your corporate social responsibility initiatives and gain the trust of your communities, customers and suppliers, you must ensure that the environment is at the heart of all your decisions—whether that’s social engagement or economic planning. This will help ensure your product or service is embraced by clients and consumers.
ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) KPIs are used to measure how sustainable a company or an investment is. Both, the changing environment (climate change) and the transition in consumer mindset and new regulations pose certain risks that require action; regulators, policy makers, investment managers, banks, security firms and corporations are all faced with the difficult task of managing these risks and providing long-term solutions that will benefit them in the future. And they are all seeking the next generation of future leaders who can help them do just that.
The skills you need to become a global change maker
Upon graduating, you will be ready to take on a wide range of complex matters and use your innovative mindset to lead the way towards a more sustainable future. This Certificate in SEM will provide you with a deeper understanding of our relationship with the natural world and encourage you to look critically at our actions as a society to understand how we arrived at this current state of crisis.
You will study a diverse but interconnected range of disciplines that will help you explore and understand the complexities of sustainability from different perspectives. Using a holistic approach to education, this Certificate in SEM will help you explore these complexities from both sides of the spectrum, offering you opportunities to delve deep into the science behind it all. This Certificate in SEM emphasizes the importance of taking a dynamic and adaptive approach to sustainability, as only then can we begin to understand the complexities it holds.
Upon graduating, you will be skilled at dealing with complex matters and imagining innovative scenarios for new futures. This Certificate in SEM will provide you with a deeper understanding of our natural world and encourage you to look critically at our actions as a society to understand how we have ended up in our current state of crisis.
You will study diverse but interconnected disciplines that will help you explore and understand the complexities of sustainability from different perspectives. Using a holistic approach to education, this Certificate in SEM will help you explore these complexities from both sides of the spectrum, offering you opportunities to delve deep into the science behind it all, including how nature works.
Even though this Certificate in SEM will help boost your career in the field of sustainability, it is not aimed at transforming you into a technical or science expert—or even an engineer!