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UN SDSN Environmental Social Governance

Short Overview

The program is organized under the auspices of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) and the Research Laboratory for Socioeconomic and Environmental Sustainability (ReSEES) of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), with the support and collaboration of PwC Greece. The program provides the fundamental theoretical and practical background for individuals who work or wish to work in the field of Sustainable Development in a way that enables them to integrate the relevant principles of Sustainable Development into their daily decision-making process.

The program focuses on the following thematic areas:

  • The policy framework for transitioning to sustainability.
  • Corporate Sustainability Reporting - ESG Criteria (Environment, Social, Governance).
  • Selected issues in the fields of Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Biodiversity.
  • The program provides all the necessary tools for a comprehensive understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals and the integration of environmental, social, and governance practices into their daily business activities.
Learning Goals
Successful completion of the program offers the following:
  • Understanding of the fundamental concepts and the model of sustainable development, as well as its practical significance for the environment, the economy, businesses, and society, through a holistic approach.
  • Provision of specific techno-economic knowledge and tools for each axis of sustainable development as governed by the principles of the circular economy and "leaving no one behind" expressed through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, the European Green Deal (EGD), the unified European Climate Law, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the new framework it introduces for the economy and production.
  • Understanding and critical handling of proposed climate policies at European and global levels in relation to broader development goals and the constraints imposed by economic, social, and political variables.
  • Familiarity with modern tools required for strategic planning and actions in the context of sustainable development for both private and public entities, as well as partnerships or conflicts that arise during the implementation of environmental and development policies. Specifically, participants analyze the development of implementation plans for the six sustainable axes governed by the principles of circularity and leaving no one behind.
  • Understanding and familiarity with new sustainable management and decision-making models that ensure access to funding for the implementation of the European Green Deal and, in general, technical tools for the transition to sustainability.
Program Value
The program features expert instructors and professionals of global significance and is conducted in an interactive setting. It provides the fundamental theoretical and practical background for professionals in the field of sustainable development, enabling them to integrate the relevant principles of sustainable development into their daily decision-making processes.
Weekly Schedule
Mondays and Tuesdays 6pm-9pm
Teaching Material
Teaching material provided by the instructors and publications of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Evaluation Method And Final Grade Computation
The final grade is based 50% on the performance on a written examination after the end of the lectures and 50% on the delivery of an individual/group work-case study, related to the subject of the lectures and the professional field of the trainee.
The program follows the framework of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network of the UN
Teaching Language
Application deadline: 15/05/2024
Program start: 27/05/2024
Program completion: -
Scientific area
Way to follow
Other important information
Lectures take place in Greek as well as English
ECTS units: 7
Hours of live training: 42
Includes training hours with classroom, laboratory, or remote (via live streaming) instruction along with any breaks.
Additional hours of employment: 168
Additional hours of work are included (indicative) and may include individual study, writing assignments, participation in field visits, participation in exams, etc.
Total hours: 210
The total hours include hours of synchronous and asynchronous training, as well as additional hours of employment.
Weeks of training: 8
Weeks in which activities of any kind are planned are included.
Vocational Education and Training Certificate
Trainees who successfully complete the program are granted a Vocational Education and Training Certificate of the Center for Education and Lifelong Learning of the Athens University of Economics and Business, which is accompanied by a Supplement to the Certificate, detailing the subject of the program, the thematic units attended by the trainee , as well as the training methodology followed.
Target Audience
The seminar is aimed at professionals from various specialized sectors in both the private and public sectors. This includes professionals from the energy sector, the shipping industry, the manufacturing sector with a focus on the circular economy, engineers, municipal and regional executives, educators, professionals in Corporate Social Responsibility, young scientists, and researchers, among others.
Prerequisite Knowledge
A prerequisite for participation in the program is the possession of a General High School Diploma and knowledge of the English language at the B2 level. There will be language support from the scientific team, for students who require it.
ΔΙΑ ΖΩΣΗΣ: 1500€
A) 1st Installment - Advance payment of €500, B) 2nd installment of €1000. In the case of a 20% discount, the above amounts are set at €1200 (total amount), €500 (first installment, advance payment) and €700 (second installment).
Trainees are informed of the installment amounts and related deadlines via email upon their acceptance into the program.


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