Build your sustainability plan in seven simple steps

"Build a sustainability plan 101" is a free course from Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) that offers a step-by-step framework to design and implement a corporate sustainability plan.

Why your business needs a sustainability plan

Companies everywhere have to face the reality that inaction on sustainability hurts their bottom line.

  • Business impacts on the environment and human health have real costs.
  • Climate change is increasingly disrupting business stability and supply chains, leading to significant financial losses.
  • Customers, employees and shareholders are demanding that companies conduct themselves in an environmentally responsible way.

A comprehensive sustainability plan is no longer a "nice to have" but a "must-have" in today's market.

What the course covers

The "Build a sustainability plan 101" course offers resources and tools to:

  • Assess your current environmental impact.
  • Identify your key stakeholders.
  • Define objectives that align with your business.
  • Identify pilot projects.
  • Establish a business case.
  • Pitch and launch your sustainability plan.

Each week you'll receive an email with a lesson and list of resources to guide you through one or more critical steps in building a sustainability plan.

Why choose EDF's sustainability course

We've designed our course to take full advantage of the EDF Supply Chain Solutions Center (SCSC). This digital hub puts expert advice and resources at your fingertips, making it easier than ever to build your sustainability plan.

Join us and hundreds of companies that understand that thriving business and a healthy environment go hand in hand.

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What people are saying...

"When it comes to corporate sustainability, what matters is action, not words. This course provides a comprehensive roadmap on how to design and execute a supply chain sustainability plan."

Joel Makower
Chairman and Executive Editor
GreenBiz Group Inc.

"The Supply Chain Solutions Center is a simple, straightforward resource that can help our suppliers contribute to our Project Gigaton goal. Getting new companies onto this pathway is essential, and this course is a great first step."

Zach Freeze
Sr. Director, Strategic Initiatives
Sustainability at Walmart

"Sustainability and social responsibility are now baseline expectations from consumers. The Supply Chain Solutions Center provides real-world tools to help companies embrace ESG and the triple bottom line as a fundamental business strategy."

Suzanne Shelton
The Shelton Group

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