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Sustainability for SME practitioners 3 Credits

Course Contents

This course aims to equip practitioners working in small and medium-sized companies and other organizations in Sweden with an introduction to relevant topics of sustainability and to then facilitate their application of these insights to their organization’s practical reality.
This course is designed to enable practitioners to gain an understanding of sustainability issues relevant for SMEs mainly in the region of Jönköping by gaining insights as well as hands-on tips and tools as to how to effectively transform their organizations to become more sustainable. The different sessions in this program are designed to equip owners and managers of SMEs with the knowledge and tools necessary in creating real sustainability actions in their organizations. Participants will gain the skills needed to navigate their organizations through the complexity and urgency triggered by regional, national and global environmental and soci(et)al challenges. The course will also highlight opportunities to contribute to a regenerative economy and manage SMEs towards increased sustainability.
The certificate course, through informative and practical sessions, is designed to empower and equip owners and managers of SMEs to move their organizations forward in their sustainability actions and future planning. Sessions will cover topics such as, but not limited to, an introduction to sustainability, tools for sustainable business such as canvas, sustainable economic and business models, innovation for sustainability, sustainability reporting, and communication.

The 3 credit course on Sustainability for SME practitioners is developed around modules that build together to form a practically relevant certificate course.

Connection to Research and Practice
This course is designed and delivered by the Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC) at JIBS. Research at MMTC focuses on how the driving forces of sustainability, digitalization and globalization impact business and industry transformation and aims at producing insights of high relevance to practice. These insights are translated into this course, in which JIBS faculty will share their expertise about regional SMEs, social innovation and inclusion, environmental degradation and the urgency of creating change so that Agenda 2030 can be achieved. In partnership with Region Jönköping, Science Park and other experts we will explore through hands-on sessions fruitful ways for participating SMEs to engage in the challenges and opportunities of sustainability.


General entry requirements and proof of current employment or own business.

Level of Education: Undergraduate
Course code/Ladok code: JSMG11
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School

Course occasions open for Application

Type of course
Single subject
Study type
Autumn 2024: Oct 07 - Jan 12
Spring 2025: vecka 03 - 08 (Continues)
Rate of Study
Course coordinator
Leona Achtenhagen
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
Application code
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