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Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword for businesses - it's a necessity for organisations looking to stay competitive and relevant. As the world's population continues to grow and resources become more strained, it is vital we adopt practices and policies that promote long-term environmental, economic, and social well-being.

The Institute of Sustainability Studies (ISS) has developed a Diploma in Business Sustainability course at SCQF level 7 aimed at individuals and businesses looking to enhance their sustainable business practices and drive organisational change.

At ISS, we believe all companies can be successful in weaving sustainability into their operations but there is a substantial need to demystify sustainability as a concept. We strive to break down these barriers with hands-on, comprehensive educational courses, backed by some of the world’s leading academics and enterprises.

About our courses

Our flagship offering is our Diploma in Business Sustainability course, at SCQF level 7 with 24 credit points, which is designed to equip participants with a deep understanding of key sustainability topics. In addition to our Diploma course, we also have the Certificate in Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) designed to equip participants with the knowledge and tools needed to master CSRD reporting. We will also be launching other short courses this year and customised course bundles, allowing participants to choose from a diverse range of modules to meet their organisation’s specific needs.

Who are these courses for and why undertake them?

Our courses are ideal for business leaders, managers, employees and entrepreneurs, across all levels of their careers, helping them to gain practical insights and strategies applicable in real time.

Our past participants have come from a range of industries and sectors; for example, retail, hospitality, finance, construction, food, real estate and business consulting.

Developed by expert educators and practitioners, the course content is academically rigorous, relevant and current. Our courses have also been designed to be relevant to organisations of all sizes and capacities.

Being fully online, participants can engage at their convenience, joining a community of like-minded professionals and experts. Additionally, our masterclasses, exclusive to ISS course participants, are led by industry leaders, and provide valuable, up-to-date knowledge and practical strategies.

What benefits does the credit rating of these courses provide for learners completing them?

The SCQF credit rating, undertaken by Glasgow Caledonian University, means that learners can rest assured they are enrolling in a course that has undergone a rigorous process to ensure it meets the highest educational standards. This adds immense credibility to our courses.

Learners told us ...

“I couldn’t recommend this course highly enough – an information-dense trip from the drive to net zero to the fundamentals of circular economy. Particularly enjoyed learning how to get ready for CSRD!” - Sheena Crean, Banking Professional

“The Diploma in Business Sustainability course helped 11 Encirc employees gain clarity and understand key sustainability topics, and have insightful and impactful conversations with our clients.” - Theresa Clarke, Environmental Manager, Encirc

“The course was easy to keep on top of while working full-time. It helped me gain a better understanding of key concepts and hit the ground running in my new sustainability role. I also liked the interactive element.” - Mandy Hughes, Sustainability Manager, DeltaQ

The ISS is a pioneering educational institution dedicated to providing practical tools and expert insights to integrate sustainability into various organisational contexts.

To find out more, visit https://instituteofsustainabilitystudies.com/.



The Institute of Sustainability Studies team
The Institute of Sustainability Studies team

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