Sustainability & ESG Program

Times are changing, so is strategic sustainability

Sustainability is becoming a core topic in the strategic agendas of many firms. Increasingly, consumers, governments, civil society, and other stakeholders are demanding greater accountability from organizations.
In this program you will learn how the three areas of ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) directly impact your business and your area of responsibility. The program will provide you with a high-level approach to help you create an action plan for your own unit or function and, most importantly, will help you reflect on how managers may need to evolve in order to “walk the talk.”

Benefits of Studying IESE’s “A Sustainable Legacy” program

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  • A framework to identify the trade-offs and levers that come with incorporating sustainability into corporate strategy.
  • Practical guidelines to develop innovative solutions and establish novel business models around sustainability.
  • A roadmap to identify and collaborate with material stakeholders.
  • New leadership skills support organizational change toward sustainability.

The “Sustainability & ESG” program will tackle the following topics:

  • A fundamental understanding of environmental sustainability, social issues including diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how corporate governance fits into the equation.
  • How ESG has emerged in recent years and the specific role that financial institutions including funds such as Black Rock, banks, and insurance companies.
  • ESG materiality and its implication for business strategies.
  • Impact on supply chains and the circular economy.
  • The role that sustainability has in value creation for different stakeholders and the importance of collaboration in that context.
  • How to develop sustainable products and services.
  • The leadership issues connected to making progress on ESG.

Is This Program Right for You?
The “Sustainability & ESG” program targets managers at all levels with limited experience in sustainability seeking to develop an essential toolkit on ESG to help their organizations to go through the sustainable transition.

The faculty of the “Sustainability & ESG” program is composed of professionals who are involved not only in teaching but also in research and in the business world.

Mike Rosenberg  (Academic director)
Professor of the Practice of Management of Strategic Management
Doctor of Philosophy (Management), Cranfield University
Master’s in Business Administration, IESE, University of Navarra
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Michigan
Pascual Berrone
Professor of Strategic Management

Schneider Electric Chair of Sustainability and Business Strategy
Ph.D. in Business Administration and Quantitative Methods, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Senior in Management and International Business, FUNCER Business School
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Universidad Católica de Córdoba
Desirée Pacheco
Associate Professor de Iniciativa Emprendedora
Ph.D., Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Colorado
M.S., Environmental Studies, University of Colorado
B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Puerto Rico
Anna Sáez de Tejada
Assistant Professor of Production, Technology and Operations Management Department

Ph.D., in Operations Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management
M.Sc., in Mathematical Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
B.Sc., in Mathematics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Prof. Fabrizio Ferraro | IESE Business SchoolFabrizio Ferraro
Head of Strategic Management Department
Professor of Strategic Management
Ph.D in Management Science, Stanford University
M.Sc. in Sociology, Stanford University
Degree in Economics, Universitá degli studi di Napoli – Federico II


The course will be constructed around discussion-based learning of conceptual subjects in the mornings i.e., interactive lectures, group discussions and case studies, and workshops in the afternoons. A key aspect of this topic is that the practice is emerging in real-time such that it is important to build space in the program for participants to learn from each other in addition to the faculty. This latter aspect will be the distinctive characteristic of this SFP.

The on-site edition takes place on the school’s Madrid campus.

To ensure participants get the most out of the program, they will be asked to prepare the academic materials provided two weeks before the program’s start date.

Admission Process & Fees
The admission process entails a three-step process:

  1. Complete and submit the online application.
  2. The Executive Education Department will email you to acknowledge receipt and provide further details on program dates, pre-program academic materials and bank details to submit payment.
  3. Proceed with the payment of the program’s fee. This is an essential requisite to access the pre-readings and participate in the program. Two weeks before the start date, participants receive an email with a user name to access the IESE Virtual Campus and pre-readings.


  • General fee: € 4,500
  • Alumni fee: € 4,050
  • IESE Alumni Assn. members: € 3,825
  • Executive education Certificate fee: An additional 5% discount on the general or IESE Alumni Association member fee.

The program fee is tax-exempt. Payment is required before the program begins and includes all academic materials and most meals. Please note that travel and accommodation expenses are not included.

Discounts are available for corporate agreements and multiple registrations from the same company. Space is limited and filled in strict order of reception so early registration is encouraged.

Participants in the on-campus Madrid edition can benefit from special rates at the following hotels: Exe Moncloa 4*EUROSTAR Zarzuela Park 4*AC Hotel Aravaca 4*Meliá Madrid Princesa 5*Trip España 4*, NH Madrid Chamberí 3*.

Payment Details
We accept payments by credit card or wire transfer.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received within 7 days before the program launch are subject to a fee equivalent to 25% of tuition. IESE reserves the right to cancel this program edition or modify dates up to 7 days prior to its start.


June 5-8, 2023


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  •  Companies with corporate agreements with IESE: discount of up to 20%.

    Discount on multiple applications, for individuals and teams: up to 25% for groups of four or more people.

    The more focused programs you take, the more benefits you will receive: you can get discounts from 5% up to 15%.

    Contact here the Focused Program team to find out conditions and more details.

  •  Special price for alumni: 10% discount.

     Special price for Members of the IESE Alumni Association: 15% discount. Recommend 2 participants and each one will also get 15% off.

    Loyalty card: IESE alumni or members who take more than 1 program annually will accumulate discounts of up to 30%.

    Contact here the Focused Program team to find out conditions and more details.

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    Contact here to find out more about the scholarships’ criteria and admission process.

  • If interested in obtaining Executive Education Certificate:

    Complete, at least, 4 Focused Programs, in English or Spanish, within three years. The 4 programs must total a minimum of 12 days of learning.

    In addition to earning the IESE Executive Education Certificate, you will enjoy a series of other exclusive benefits:

    Professional guidance with an IESE adviser.

    5% discount on any future Focused Program.

    Possibility of becoming a Member of the IESE Alumni Association, which delivers a broad array of exclusive benefits. Discover here how to make the most of the membership.

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