USD Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate Program





The commitment to sustainability by companies in the United States and worldwide has never been so great.  With increased social, economic and political pressures, companies are looking to develop or hire qualified professionals in the fields of sustainability and corporate social responsibility who can lead their efforts to comply with new regulations, standards and laws.  According to Ecotech’s Clean Job Index published in March 2013, more than 60,000 jobs nationwide now require both business and sustainability knowledge.




USD sees a clear need for a Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate Program that will help develop fundamental skill-sets among professionals working in corporate roles where they are required to manage the organization’s sustainability compliance.


The USD Certificate in Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility will offer students six courses where they can learn the process for building a Sustainability Business Plan and how to incorporate this plan into the organization’s Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, culture, mission and vision.


USD is well positioned to claim a prominent role in this educational field because of its strong commitment to sustainable business practices. Several USD initiatives including the Climate Change Grant effort and Ashoka U Changemaker efforts position USD as an academic institution committed to preparing future leaders to make a difference within their organizations and communities. The expectations of PCE, as well as those of the faculty development team for this program, are to offer an academically rigorous program that has practical application for the sustainability community.  The program will be delivered through high-quality, expert instruction with content that will appropriately prepare students for their current or future positions in this industry, plus help to professionalize a very new and quickly growing segment of the business world. 


Program Launches in January 2014

To register:

Hosted at: University of San Diego Campus

Price: $550*

Early Registration discounts available