10 Week Masterclass

Melanie van de Velde PhD

Sustainable Business Strategy Masterclass

Have you worked out how to future-proof your business when it comes to making an impact? This masterclass is for business leaders who want to build powerful sustainability practices into their strategy and utilise them for growth.

Purpose driven companies grow on average three times faster. Customers increasingly want to buy from 'sustainable business' with a positive impact on our planet and societies. Employees, especially the younger and more talented, want to belong to a workplace with a purpose beyond profits. This is the new reality.

But not all impact initiatives are effective. So how can your business avoid typical pitfalls and best make a difference to key global issues such as climate change, pollution, poverty and social exclusion, balanced with commercial benefits?


Price per person: £1,200 (+ VAT) / €1,280/ $1,390‍‍

Secure your spot with just £300 Deposit by clicking here.

Start 2022 with a bang and join our Sustainability Business Strategy Masterclass

Jumping ahead to a first impact initiative that springs to mind does not always turn out to be the best solution. Or, by diving into an 'all-encompassing impact framework' it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture as to how your business can most effectively create impact.

It really pays off to take a step back to discover how you can best make real impact. We provide a thought leading framework, guiding you step by step to develop a sustainability roadmap that is highly effective.

Sign up for our next cohort starting 14 January 2022. Join our powerful sessions on Fridays for ten weeks and come away with a pragmatic plan to make your next steps count the most.

By joining our Masterclass you will:

  • Learn why impact & sustainability is so important to each business, and how to avoid typical pitfalls.
  • Gain a better understanding as to how business relates to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (our key global issues).
  • Learn from powerful exemplars from around the globe that achieve the best impact outcomes.
  • Importantly, learn the key insights as to why some impact strategies are more successful compared to others.
  • Discover how your business can apply these insights to make genuine impact successfully, aligned with your commercial goals.
  • Refine your vision of where you want to be on the impact and sustainability trajectory.
  • Learn how to integrate impact throughout your business.
  • Prioritise your best next steps effectively and develop your high impact roadmap and business case for sustainability.
  • Access bonus content with expert advice on specialised subjects (social inclusion, circular design, climate change and carbon management, balancing impact with strong commercial models).
  • Over the course of the 10 weeks you will be guided by a cutting edge framework to develop a roadmap that creates genuine impact most effectively.
  • Obtain a Sustainability Business Strategy Masterclass certificate of completion.


Learn from thought leaders

The live online class sessions are delivered by Melanie van de Velde, PhD.

After working for ten years in technology companies Melanie switched her career to running a business that empowers young women in the slums in Africa. The experience sparked a fire in her to uncover as to how business can create the best outcomes when aiming to make an impact on our world.

She embarked on a 7 year research study to explore what makes or breaks successful impact strategies. Her findings reveal 5 key factors that set the best impact strategies apart from others. Her research was awarded the Adam Smith Prize for PhD Excellence, nominated by Cambridge University.

Our Masterclass and workbook modules make it easy to apply the key insights that underpin best practices.

Melanie van de Velde

Founder of Big Tree Global and B Journeys, and author of LOVE YOUR LEGACY: Five secrets of leading businesses that build a better world, The Netherlands/ UK

In addition to the live online class sessions you will have access to bonus content where thought leaders share expert advice in podcast interviews on specialised topics including climate change and carbon management, social inclusion, circular design and balancing impact with strong commercial models.

Will Richardson

CEO Green Element and Compare Your Footprint, UK

Sandra Ballij

CEO Ctaste, Ctalents and Sign Language Coffeebars, The Netherlands

Brieuc Saffré

CEO Circulab, France

Mark Logan

Former COO Skyscanner, Start-up & scale-up advisor, Investor, Professor, UK


What is different about this course?

  • Not all sustainability initiatives are effective. And sadly, some do more harm than good. During this course you will be inspired by key questions, successful vs less successful examples,  exercises and workbook modules to choose your next steps wisely to make them count the most.
  • The use of powerful course material and examples make the content easy to digest.
  • Our short, effective class sessions and workbook modules are easy to fit around busy schedules.
  • We won't dive into an all-encompassing certification tool where you can easily lose sight of the big picture. This course enables you to focus on making a strong impact to key global (and local) issues fitting with your purpose first and foremost.
  • You won’t leave thinking ‘and now what?’ - You will be guided to leave the course with a highly effective impact roadmap to take the next best steps on your sustainability journey.

Who is it for?

Business leaders, entrepreneurs, CSR professionals, impact/ social entrepreneurs, and individuals championing sustainability within their business. The course is aimed at those people who want their business to genuinely create a positive impact on our world, balanced with a strong commercial platform.

Sustainability consultants interested in learning about highly effective sustainability strategies can also benefit from the course. Throughout the course they will work with a case study or client to apply the concepts and develop their roadmap.


10 Week course

Starting Friday 14 January 2022

CLASS SESSIONS & PEER COACHING

In a live virtual setting, every Friday:

13:00-14:15 GMT   /  14:00 - 15:15 CET

14 Jan online class        18 Feb peer coaching
21 Jan online class        25 Feb online class

28 Jan peer coaching     04 Mar online class

04 Feb online class        11 Mar peer coaching
11 Feb online class        18 Mar online class

Workbook modules

Over the 10 weeks each participant completes cutting edge workbook modules to develop their high impact roadmap step by step.

Throughout the course you will be provided with an online platform where participants can share ideas and encourage each other through each step in developing your sustainability roadmap.

Masterclass Fees:

Price per person: £1,200 (+ VAT) / €1,280/ $1,390‍‍

Secure your spot with just £300 Deposit by clicking here.

Including:

  • 7 Live class sessions in a virtual class setting (and 3 peer coaching sessions).
  • Workbook modules to develop a highly effective impact roadmap for your business step by step.
  • Individual support throughout the course.
  • Bonus podcast content with expert advice.
  • 12 week membership Future X Innovation.
  • A copy of LOVE YOUR LEGACY: Five secrets of leading businesses that build a better world.


Start making impact today!

Register now to begin 2022 with a powerful impact journey. Be inspired by exemplars from around the world, and be guided by a cutting edge framework to develop an impact roadmap for the best outcomes.

We promise you will come away inspired, and with a pragmatic plan to build a legacy you can be truly proud of!


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Sustainable Business Strategy Masterclass

Have you worked out how to future-proof your business when it comes to making an impact? This masterclass is for business leaders who want to build powerful sustainability practices into their strategy and utilise them for growth.

Purpose driven companies grow on average three times faster. Customers increasingly want to buy from 'sustainable business' with a positive impact on our planet and societies. Employees, especially the younger and more talented, want to belong to a workplace with a purpose beyond profits. This is the new reality.

But not all impact initiatives are effective. So how can your business avoid typical pitfalls and best make a difference to key global issues such as climate change, pollution, poverty and social exclusion, balanced with commercial benefits?


Price per person: £1,200 (+ VAT) / €1,280/ $1,390‍‍

Secure your spot with just £300 Deposit by clicking here.

Start 2022 with a bang and join our Sustainability Business Strategy Masterclass

Jumping ahead to a first impact initiative that springs to mind does not always turn out to be the best solution. Or, by diving into an 'all-encompassing impact framework' it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture as to how your business can most effectively create impact.

It really pays off to take a step back to discover how you can best make real impact. We provide a thought leading framework, guiding you step by step to develop a sustainability roadmap that is highly effective.

Sign up for our next cohort starting 14 January 2022. Join our powerful sessions on Fridays for ten weeks and come away with a pragmatic plan to make your next steps count the most.

By joining our Masterclass you will:

  • Learn why impact & sustainability is so important to each business, and how to avoid typical pitfalls.
  • Gain a better understanding as to how business relates to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (our key global issues).
  • Learn from powerful exemplars from around the globe that achieve the best impact outcomes.
  • Importantly, learn the key insights as to why some impact strategies are more successful compared to others.
  • Discover how your business can apply these insights to make genuine impact successfully, aligned with your commercial goals.
  • Refine your vision of where you want to be on the impact and sustainability trajectory.
  • Learn how to integrate impact throughout your business.
  • Prioritise your best next steps effectively and develop your high impact roadmap and business case for sustainability.
  • Access bonus content with expert advice on specialised subjects (social inclusion, circular design, climate change and carbon management, balancing impact with strong commercial models).
  • Over the course of the 10 weeks you will be guided by a cutting edge framework to develop a roadmap that creates genuine impact most effectively.
  • Obtain a Sustainability Business Strategy Masterclass certificate of completion.


Learn from thought leaders

The live online class sessions are delivered by Melanie van de Velde, PhD.

After working for ten years in technology companies Melanie switched her career to running a business that empowers young women in the slums in Africa. The experience sparked a fire in her to uncover as to how business can create the best outcomes when aiming to make an impact on our world.

She embarked on a 7 year research study to explore what makes or breaks successful impact strategies. Her findings reveal 5 key factors that set the best impact strategies apart from others. Her research was awarded the Adam Smith Prize for PhD Excellence, nominated by Cambridge University.

Our Masterclass and workbook modules make it easy to apply the key insights that underpin best practices.

Melanie van de Velde

Founder of Big Tree Global and B Journeys, and author of LOVE YOUR LEGACY: Five secrets of leading businesses that build a better world, The Netherlands/ UK

In addition to the live online class sessions you will have access to bonus content where thought leaders share expert advice in podcast interviews on specialised topics including climate change and carbon management, social inclusion, circular design and balancing impact with strong commercial models.

Will Richardson

CEO Green Element and Compare Your Footprint, UK

Sandra Ballij

CEO Ctaste, Ctalents and Sign Language Coffeebars, The Netherlands

Brieuc Saffré

CEO Circulab, France

Mark Logan

Former COO Skyscanner, Start-up & scale-up advisor, Investor, Professor, UK


What is different about this course?

  • Not all sustainability initiatives are effective. And sadly, some do more harm than good. During this course you will be inspired by key questions, successful vs less successful examples,  exercises and workbook modules to choose your next steps wisely to make them count the most.
  • The use of powerful course material and examples make the content easy to digest.
  • Our short, effective class sessions and workbook modules are easy to fit around busy schedules.
  • We won't dive into an all-encompassing certification tool where you can easily lose sight of the big picture. This course enables you to focus on making a strong impact to key global (and local) issues fitting with your purpose first and foremost.
  • You won’t leave thinking ‘and now what?’ - You will be guided to leave the course with a highly effective impact roadmap to take the next best steps on your sustainability journey.

Who is it for?

Business leaders, entrepreneurs, CSR professionals, impact/ social entrepreneurs, and individuals championing sustainability within their business. The course is aimed at those people who want their business to genuinely create a positive impact on our world, balanced with a strong commercial platform.

Sustainability consultants interested in learning about highly effective sustainability strategies can also benefit from the course. Throughout the course they will work with a case study or client to apply the concepts and develop their roadmap.


10 Week course

Starting Friday 14 January 2022

CLASS SESSIONS & PEER COACHING

In a live virtual setting, every Friday:

13:00-14:15 GMT   /  14:00 - 15:15 CET

14 Jan online class        18 Feb peer coaching
21 Jan online class        25 Feb online class

28 Jan peer coaching     04 Mar online class

04 Feb online class        11 Mar peer coaching
11 Feb online class        18 Mar online class

Workbook modules

Over the 10 weeks each participant completes cutting edge workbook modules to develop their high impact roadmap step by step.

Throughout the course you will be provided with an online platform where participants can share ideas and encourage each other through each step in developing your sustainability roadmap.

Masterclass Fees:

Price per person: £1,200 (+ VAT) / €1,280/ $1,390‍‍

Secure your spot with just £300 Deposit by clicking here.

Including:

  • 7 Live class sessions in a virtual class setting (and 3 peer coaching sessions).
  • Workbook modules to develop a highly effective impact roadmap for your business step by step.
  • Individual support throughout the course.
  • Bonus podcast content with expert advice.
  • 12 week membership Future X Innovation.
  • A copy of LOVE YOUR LEGACY: Five secrets of leading businesses that build a better world.


Start making impact today!

Register now to begin 2022 with a powerful impact journey. Be inspired by exemplars from around the world, and be guided by a cutting edge framework to develop an impact roadmap for the best outcomes.

We promise you will come away inspired, and with a pragmatic plan to build a legacy you can be truly proud of!


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