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Change Leadership for Sustainability Program

Be a transformative leader

We prepare leaders to radically accelerate the transition to a more sustainable society.

We offer graduate degrees for Stanford students

Executive Education

Find out how sustainability can contribute to an to the bottom line and our economy. Explore our open enrollment Strategies for Sustainability course at Stanford, as well as custom executive education offerings for working professionals.

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Online learning

Find out how sustainability can contribute to an organization’s financial well-being while helping to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Learn essential perspectives on sustainability, systems thinking and 21st century business strategy. Get started on our Essentials for Business online course.

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Sustainability in Practice speaker series library

Get inspired by the stories of high-impact sustainability leaders who have transformed organizations and entire sectors through their effective approaches to advancing sustainability. View their presentations in our library of Youtube videos or download as a podcast.

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What is sustainability?

A conversation with environmental scientist and Change Leadership for Sustainability Program Faculty Co-Director Pamela Matson.

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Sustainability-related News

Evolutionary theory of economic decisions

When survival over generations is the end game, researchers say it makes sense to undervalue long shots that could be profitable and overestimate the likelihood of rare bad outcomes.

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Bay Area coastal flooding triggers regionwide commute disruptions

Researchers have modeled how coastal flooding will impact commutes in the Bay Area over the next 20 years. Regions with sparse road networks will have some of the worst commute delays, regardless of their distances from the coast.

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COVID-19 opportunities

Researchers hypothesize outcomes of the pandemic’s unprecedented socioeconomic disruption, and outline research priorities for advancing our understanding of humans’ impact on the environment.

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Q&A: Upscaling sustainability

Stanford scientists discuss obstacles for large-scale green initiatives and what it takes for sustainability efforts to deliver lasting benefits across borders, sectors and communities.

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