Expert in Sustainability | EADA - Bureau Veritas | EADA - Bureau Veritas

10 weeks
February de 2023
Part time
+ 3 years
1.200 €
Nombre Experto en Sostenibilidad | EADA - Bureau Veritas

Lidera el proceso de transformación de las organizaciones hacia la sostenibilidad

The Expert in Sustainability programme | EADA - Bureau Veritas will bring you closer to the environmental and social challenges facing businesses today, enabling you to design an initial roadmap towards sustainability for your organisation.

You will learn about the national and international frameworks guiding sustainable transition and understand how sustainability can be integrated as a cross-cutting element in the value chain of your organisation.


Accelerate sustainable transformation
by integrating sustainability into the value chain, aligning business strategies with sustainable development, and boosting long-term value creation.

Develop skills and improve competencies
for critical analysis, systemic reflection, decision-making and environmental responsibility, in order to promote levers for change that help to foster sustainability in companies.

Learn about successful business cases
that serve as a reference and inspiration for the challenges of the transition to sustainability.

Understand the importance of sustainability in the business environment
and the changes that are taking place, as well as the international movements making an impact in sustainability (TCFD, IAB, IFRS, Taxonomy, COSO…)

Possess the tools and resources
to facilitate management and decision-making, using the triple bottom line as a reference.

Create networks and share experiences
with professionals from different areas and sectors, promoting synergies between companies

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Our joint partner

Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas

The programme has been developed in partnership with Bureau Veritas, a world leader in audit and certification services in Environment, Quality, Energy Efficiency among others. It is currently providing support to companies in their transition towards sustainability.

This joint partnership between EADA and Bureau Veritas aims to provide a training programme that boosts sustainability and the transformation of companies and institutions.

Spanish edition

Language: Spanish
Delivery mode: Face-2-face, Barcelona, Spain or Online (Synchronous sessions)
Starts: February 06, 2023
Ends: April 20,  2023
Timetable: Synchronous sessions thursdays from 16:00 to 19:00 Spain's time
(Mornings for America's countries)
Duration: 9 sessions. 10 weeks

English edition

Language: English
Delivery mode: Face-2-face, Barcelona, Spain or Online (Synchronous sessions)
Starts: February 20, 2023
Ends: May 04, 2023
Timetable: Synchronous sessions thursdays from 14:00 to 17:00  Spain's time
(Mornings for America's countries)
Duration: 9 sessions. 10 weeks

Designed for

  • Managers and technicians who currently face the challenge of implementing policies of sustainability and transformation in the organisation.
  • Managers and technicians who may be tasked with implementing sustainable actions in their companies.
  • Directors or managers who are required to possess a general understanding of the implications of introducing sustainability strategies in their organisations.
  • Other professional profiles with an interest in the impact and implementation of sustainability policies in companies.

Structure of the programme

This 50-hour programme takes place online over a 10-week period with groups of approximately 25 participants.

  • 5 modules with synchronous sessions
  • 4 e-learning modules in the Virtual Classroom
  • 1 roundtable session
  • Final project (5 hours work)
    • Each participant identifies the sustainability challenge within their company
    • Feedback will be sent and received.



Understanding the context

To achieve the goals of the 2030 sustainable development agenda, it is important to understand the environmental and social challenges they pose, as well as the different sustainability frameworks that propose action for reversing the situation.


Los retos a afrontar y los marcos de actuación

Module 1 Challenges and frameworks for action

Week 1

  • Environmental and social challenges
  • The Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda
  • The energy transition
  • Introduction to the SDGs


Evaluating the company’s role

It is important to reflect on the role and purpose of business in society as companies have the potential to use and leverage their resources to generate a positive environmental and social impact.

Module 2 Corporate social purpose

Module 2 Corporate social purpose

Week 2

Corporate purpose: 

  • The role of a company in its environment
  • The social enterprise
  • Putting purpose into practice
  • Stakeholder management and engagement


SDG opportunities and business challenges

Module 3 SDG opportunities and business challenges

Week 3

Opportunities and challenges for businesses     

  • Redefining the value concept
  • Implementation of SDGs in different sectors
  • SDGs: impact and influence
  • New business models


Identifying the challenge of change

It is important to define the impact areas and indicators before identifying the opportunities for change across the value chain. Understanding the interaction between different impact areas helps to prioritise the proposals for change and accelerate sustainable transformation.

Measuring impact

Module 4 Measuring impact

Week 4

  • Measuring sustainable transformation
  • How to avoid greenwashing: symbolic versus substantive actions
  • Responsible investment
  • From BSR/CSR to SGE factors



Identifying and prioritising areas of action

Module 5 Identifying and prioritising areas of action

Week 5

  • Development of SDGs
  • Prioritising and interrelation of SDGs
  • Defining targets/ strategies for the priority SDGs
  • Scope of proposed change
  • Roundtable discussion with BV experts and other business professionals


Asynchronous training (e-learning)

Once participants have consolidated their knowledge of the SDGs, the programme will focus on key issues for organisations such as diversity and equality (SDG 5), the life cycle of resources (SDG 12) and climate change (SDG 13). These modules will take place after the synchronous modules.

Module 6 The Sustainable Development Goals

  • The United Nations Global Compact and the 2030 Agenda
  • Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • SDG targets
  • How the SDGs are interconnected
  • Indicators for reviewing and monitoring the SDGs


Module 7 Supporting Diversity Management on Management boards and Boards of Directors

  • Female representation on Boards of Directors and in management positions
  • The glass ceiling
  • Importance of female leadership in organisations
  • Women in leadership
  • Practices to promote diversity on Boards of Directors


Module 8 Climate change

  • The phenomenon of climate change
  • Causes of climate change
  • Consequences of climate change
  • International action to combat climate change
  • Current situation (post-Kyoto agreement)


Module 9 Life cycle

  • Life cycle analysis
  • The LCA Methodology
  • LCA tools
  • Environmental footprint



Final project + Two presentations (Mid-term and final)

1st presentation

Which SDGs could be of interest to my organisation?

2nd presentation

Application of SDGs in my organisation: planning and rationale. Feedback.



Jorge Molinero

Jorge Molinero

Jorge Molinero holds a bachelor’s degree in Hydrogeology from the University of Barcelona and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of A Coruña.

As Deputy Managing Director and board member of AMPHOS 21, a scientific consulting firm with approximately 150 employees, he has extensive experience in consulting projects and R&D in sectors such as mining, nuclear waste management, oil, gas and water resources.

He is a former professor of Ground Water Hydrology at the University of A Coruña, the University of Santiago de Compostela and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and is current guest lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at EADA Business School. He has also been guest speaker or lecturer in various institutions in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia.

Jorge was President of the Spanish Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (AIH-GE), and in 2002 he received the prestigious Alfons Bayó award from the same association. He has also received the Carlos Ruíz Celaá award from the Spanish Association of Mining Engineers for the best research paper on groundwater.

Josep M.Coll

Josep M.Coll

Josep M. Coll is a professor of Strategy, Sustainability and Innovation at EADA Business School, visiting professor at Yonsei University in South Korea, and research associate at Maastricht School of Management.

He works as an independent consultant for a wide range of private and public organisations, such as the European Commission, the United Nations, City Hall in Barcelona and Seoul, global corporations such as Samsung, Posco, Bayer, Almirall Group, Girbau and Amec as well as SMEs and start-up companies. He has worked in over 40 countries.

In the United Nations system, he co-led the first adaptive management model and corporate development assessment in UNFPA. He is regularly invited to speak at international conferences on sustainable transformation and advises organisations, managers and entrepreneurs on the transition to the new sustainable, regenerative and inclusive business paradigm.

He is the author of several books on sustainability, including “Buddhist and Taoist Systems Thinking” (Routledge), “Zen Business” (Profit editorial), Wise Cities (Cidob) and co-author of the book Economía de la Felicidad (The Economy of Happiness, Plataforma editorial).

Desirée Knoppen

Desiré Knoppen

Desirée Knoppen holds a PhD from ESADE Business School and a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. She is affiliated to the Zaragoza Logistics Center (MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program) as an adjunct professor. Her research focuses on learning capabilities and innovation within supply chains and networks, using case studies and surveys. She has published her research in journals such as Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Production and Operations Management and Management Learning.

Desirée has extensive consulting experience in Operations and Supply Chain in a wide range of sectors and different countries.

She is currently Director of the Marketing, Operations and Supply Department.

Federica Massa Saluzzo

Federica Massa Saluzzo

Federica Massa Saluzzo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University, a PhD in Strategic Management from IESE Business School, and a post-doctorate from the University of Bologna. She joined EADA in 2016 where she is a professor of strategic management.

Before entering academia, she worked as a strategy consultant. Her research examines how social value is created among stakeholders operating in the same ecosystem and has been published in top journals. Her research interests also include sustainable fashion and social innovation.

Jordi del Bas

Jordi del Bas

Jordi del Bas is an economist specialising in private sector development and has worked as a senior independent evaluator for international organisations (European Commission, several United Nations agencies, and the World Bank, among others), in more than fifty countries worldwide.

He is accredited as a senior evaluation trainer by the Secretariat-General of the European Commission, the head of International Development at the Global Business Research Centre at EADA Business School in Barcelona, and the Adjunct Faculty of the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.

He is a visiting professor for the Masters in Development course at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, and he also conducts lectures for the Global Corporate Strategy course for Executive MBA students at the Nanjing University Business School in China. Since 2016, Jordi Del Bas has been working with EIPA on the design and delivery of a course on Evaluation, and its use in the European Commission. The course is designed for officials involved in the evaluation of European programmes and policies across Directorate- Generals.

The Expert in Sustainability programme | EADA - Bureau Veritas will bring you closer to the environmental and social challenges facing businesses today, enabling you to design an initial roadmap towards sustainability for your organisation.

You will learn about the national and international frameworks guiding sustainable transition and understand how sustainability can be integrated as a cross-cutting element in the value chain of your organisation.