Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation
Main content start

Be a transformative leader

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

Group Graduation Photo

We offer graduate degrees for Stanford students

Sustainability Science and Practice - MS/MA

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 Strategies for Sustainability online course.

Learn more

People in a meeting sharing information

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.

Learn more about Exec Ed

Sustainability Science and Practice

A sampling of SUST coursework


Upcoming Events

No events are currently scheduled.

Sustainability Related News

  • Julia Novy spoke at TEDxStanford on May 13 about the new type of leader that the world needs to successfully lead change for sustainability. She contrasted the traditional approach to leadership with the mindset of the new leader, outlining the importance of understanding complexity, having a strong sense of purpose, and more.

  • Through a highly consultative, multi-year process, the Change Leadership for Sustainability Program used systems design to develop a model of a “New Leader” and an associated curriculum and pedagogy to cultivate these change agents. The resulting core curriculum, published in September 2021, offers a set of perspectives, frameworks, tools, and pedagogical approach that prepares students to study and lead change effectively in any social-environmental system, with an explicit normative goal of intergenerational well-being.