Do you want to contribute to a BETTER WORLD by working with BUSINESS as a force for good?


This program is the only comprehensive 1 year program providing the  unparalleled support you need to build your knowledge and skills for becoming a Certified Sustainability Manager! 

As we celebrate our 5th anniversary, we are excited to share with you that you will get 10% discount on our courses if you apply before 31st of March!



Sustainability Manager

This program is for you who are new or have a couple of years of experience as a Manager, CEO or other Senior Management position.

The purpose is to transform you to a courageous and confident Sustainability Manager. To equip you with new inspiration and tools, and the knowledge and experience you need to take your organisation's sustainability work to the next level.  

This program is designed for individuals who are highly motivated and eager to learn new skills in a dynamic and growing field.

Book a discovery call to find out if the program is a good fit for you!

Future-Proof your
Profession and Business!

Sustainability is not just a buzzword. It’s a necessity for any business that wants to thrive in the 21st century.

Having a sustainable business strategy will be imperative for organisations to survive in the future!
The number of laws conected to sustainability are increasing as well as the demands for sustainable business practices from stakeholders. 


 The Program "Certified Sustainability Manager" provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to future-proof both in the labour market as well as your company!


Sustainability, ESG, ISO26000, CSRD and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the heart of the program and you will learn how to integrate sustainability into a business strategy. Our comprehensive courses cover everything you need to know about doing good business in a sustainable way.

With hands-on learning, you'll integrate sustainability into business strategy, conduct impact audits, explore circular business models, and develop transformational leadership skills.
Our flexible learning approach allows you to access digital course materials at your pace, with live group coaching sessions and interactive forums for an engaging learning experience. 

The training will help you transform and land in the leadership role of creating culture, structure and systematics. You will have time for reflection and discussion with others in similar situations where an important part is the exchange of experience and guidance between participants. A network that you can benefit greatly from long after your education.

All our certification courses are digital and accredited by CPD Standards office.


Interview with Crystal Welin

Crystal Welin is one of our course participants in our “Certified Sustainability Manager” program. We asked her if you wanted to do an interview and tell us a bit about what she thinks about the program, which she was very happy to do. We hope you enjoy it!

Read the full interview here: Interview with Crystal Welin.pdf

Sustainability is the #NextNormal in Business

Having a sustainable business strategy will be imperative for organisations to survive in the future!

The Sustainability Manager program

What you will learn

The program is build on 5 different blocks. 

All blocks are digital and accredited by CPD Standards office.


BLOCK 1 - Business For SDGs
In this block you learn about sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and why sustainability is important for business. This is the core and foundation of the whole program. 

You will learn how to map your value chain with the Sustainable Development Goals, do a stakeholder analysis, a materiality assessment and an action and evaluation plan. You will also learn how to effectively communicate sustainability strategies and goals to internal and external stakeholders, as well as how to formulate a business case (why a company should invest in sustainability).

In summery, you will get the knowledge of how to integrate sustainability into a business strategy.

After having completed this course you will earn a certificate. Learn more about Business For SDGs.

BLOCK 2 - DE&I Change Leader
It is becoming increasingly clear that Diversity, Gender Equality and Inclusion are keys to more Sustainable and Profitable companies! Therefore, in this block, you will learn the facts and arguments for working with Diversity, Gender Equality and Inclusion in business.

The course builds on the SDGs as well as the seven Women Empowerment Principles, stated by UN Global Compact and UN Woman.

In summary, you will get the knowledge of how to transform a company into a diverse & inclusive company. Use the tools for shaping a company's business strategy around diversity, gender equality and inclusion.

After having completed this course you will earn a certificate. Learn more about DE&I Change Leader.

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BLOCK 3 - Certified Impact Auditor
To be trustworthy, an organisation needs to be transparent about their sustainability and ESG work. Being transparent will strengthen their competitiveness, including in public and private procurement, and contribute to future proof their organisation.

In this block, you will learn about why ESG is important for companies, different standards and a deep dive into ISO26000, which is an international guiding standard that help organisations manage their social, economic and environmental impact. You will then learn how to verify an organisations sustainability and ESG work according to the associated self-declaration connected to ISO26000 and now also aligned with EU's CSRD. By doing so, you also help organisations improve in awareness and responsibility while at the same time maximizing their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. 

In summary, you will get the knowledge of how to verify an organisations sustainability work according to ISO26000 and the associated self-declaration - and thereby help organisations become transparent and trustworthy, which strengthens their competitiveness.

After having completed this course you will earn a certificate. Learn more about Certified Impact Auditor.

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BLOCK 4 - Business For Circularity
Having a circular business model will be imperative for a business to survive in the future. It is a gain for both people, planet and profit. Waste is really nothing else than resources in the wrong place.

In this block, you will study the concept circular economy and learn about different circular business models. You will also together with the other course participant challenge yourself to come up with new innovative and circular business models. 

In summary, you will learn what a circular business model is and how to integrate circularity in an organisation’s business strategy. 

After having completed this course you will earn a certificate. This course will be launched during spring 2024.

BLOCK 5 - Transformational Leadership
Throughout the year, in parallel with the 4 different blocks, you will study sustainable and transformational leadership. You will also, besides the theory studies, be part of a Mastermind group where you will grow both as a person and as a leader. 

The Mastermind is an exclusive support group for you with the aim of supporting you in whatever you face and strive for and in the process of taking the best out of you and your business in a really rewarding way. The concept of the Inner Development Goals will be in focus. Learn more about the Mastermind program.

After having completed this course, and earned you certificate for each of the other 4 courses in the program, then you will receive your certificate as a Certified Sustainability Manager.

As we celebrate our 5th anniversary, we are excited to share with you that you will get 10% discount on our courses if you apply before 31st of March!

Benefits of
the program!

Knowledgeable Leader
You become a more knowledgeable person within your organisation in the field of Sustainability and Leadership.

Transformational Leader
You will gain knowledge of how to transform an organisation to become more sustainable and tools of how to integrate sustainability into a business strategy.

You become a person that organisations can hire or employ as a Change Leader for Sustainability, Diversity & Inclusion.

Broad Career Opportunities
You will have broad career opportunities, since you can apply your knowledge and skills to all kinds of organisations and industries, anywhere in the world.

Sought-after profession
The program will give you a new sought-after profession and access to a hot market where customers are willing to pay a lot for your skills.

How you will learn

  • All the courses in the program are digital online and broken down into manageable modules, designed to accelerate the learning process through diverse activities. Including concrete step-by-step descriptions and tasks that take you all the way through each course.​

  • The course material is in English and consist of pre-recorded video lectures that you can download as an audio file and pdf. You are able to download the courses in an app and you are able to do the lectures anytime and anywhere.

  • Engage in live group coaching sessions (on zoom) every second week with the course convenor to discuss any course-related questions. And interact with peers through different forums for co-learning whenever you want.

  • All courses are built on the Train-the Trainer concept - meaning you will apply your newly acquired knowledge to a real case. It can be your company where you work, a project or a company that we match you with. To earn your certificate in each course you need to pass a theory test, and present the results of your case to show you have understood and can apply the learnings.

  • You do each course at your own pace. On average, it takes about 9 weeks to complete one course if you put in about 8 hours a week.

  • And throughout the year you engage and grow in the Mastermind sessions every sixth week.
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Objectives of
the Program

  • Strengthen your competence in the areas of Sustainable Development and Sustainable Leadership.

  • Equip you with concrete methods and tools for you as a leader to be able to handle your organisation's sustainability work based on culture, structure and systematics.

  • Practical training in methods for strategic vision work and transformation, and understanding of system views as a starting point for development processes and decision-making.

  • Help with setting and striving for relevant goals for your organisation's sustainability work.

  • A network that creates benefits long after the training.

Recommeded Qualifications

This program is designed for individuals who are highly motivated and eager to learn new skills in a dynamic and growing field. Our program equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a rewarding career as a Sustainability Manager. Sustainability Managers are in high demand across a variety of industries, including banking, investment management, and auditing.

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Experience in a managerial position or as a senior project manager:This demonstrates your ability to lead, make strategic decisions, and manage complex projects.
  • Understanding of business strategy:Knowledge of how businesses operate and the factors that drive their success will be crucial for applying sustainability analysis to real-world situations.

Additional Considerations:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: You'll be expected to communicate complex sustainability information clearly and concisely to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or a related fieldmight be preferred.

Book a discovery call with our CEO Eva Vati to find out if this program is a good fit for you and your aspirations!


What will happen after the Program

Celebrate Your Success and Launch Your Rewarding Career!

Upon completing the program, you'll unlock a world of exciting opportunities:

  • Certification Ceremony: Celebrate your achievement with a virtual ceremony on LinkedIn or an in-person event in Lund, Sweden. Given twice a year.
  • Social Media Spotlight: We'll proudly share your certificate on our social media platforms to elevate your professional brand and showcase your expertise.
  • Enhanced Visibility: Gain recognition through a pre-recorded, 7-minute interview shared on social media, further establishing your credibility and expertise.
  • Career Opportunities:
    • VATI of Sweden: Pursue consultancy assignments utilizing your newfound skills.
    • VERIFY Agency: Gain access to auditing assignments through this accredited agency specializing in verifying company sustainability reports.
  • Network and Connect:
    • Join our business hubs: Expand your network and connect with industry professionals at our hubs in Barcelona, Malmö, and Gothenburg.
    • Engage in online and offline networking activities: Build valuable connections and explore potential collaborations within our thriving community.
  • Exclusive Member Benefits: Enjoy special discounts on add-on courses and activities as a valued member of our program community.

This program equips you with the skills and knowledge to thrive in a sought-after field, and we're here to support you every step of the way. Enroll today and take the first step towards a rewarding career!

Quality Assurance

All our courses are built on internationally recognized frameworks and standards, such as the Sustainable Development Goals, ISO-standards such as ISO26000, UN Global Compact, United Nations Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights, ILO, and The Women’s Empowerment Principles, among others. 

In addition, all our certification courses are CPD accredited, which means they are reviewed and verified by an external third-party verification service.

The CPD Standards accreditationoperates internationally and meets the CPD requirements and expectations for all professional bodies, regulators, and membership organisations across the globe.

Professionals who attend our accredited CPD training will receive a CPD Certificate of Attendance, which can be used towards their national CPD requirements.

To ensure that our courses are inclusive and accessible for everyone, they include videos, audio, and transcripts and can be done at one’s own pace.

The Professional Development Consortium - VATI of Sweden - 2023-03-09
Dare to lead
  • VATI of Sweden

    “I joined the Business For SDGs course and it is really good in describing and breaking down in real work, what to do to move forward, to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals or working with standards like ISO26000, and that has been very very helpful.
    It is also great to get the network to talk and discuss these questions with. I also got a new position and became head of sustainability in the company!”

    Head of Sustainability and Project Management, PMP, at BWT Pharma & Biotech Inc.

  • VATI of Sweden

    “The course DE&I Change Leader was a pleasure and all the great Change Leaders emerging and the rise of awareness in business and society makes me very hopeful for our future”

    Leadership Mentor

  • VATI of Sweden

    “It's been a great pleasure to go through this course with you and my amazing fellow course participants.”

    People and Culture Professional

  • VATI of Sweden

    “What I got most out of the Certified Impact Auditor - course was a really good understanding of the challenge of sustainability. Prior to taking the course, I think sustainability was more of an environmental focus from my point of view. So looking at the core subjects of ISO26000 I realize that the challenge is so multifaceted."

    "The foundation that I built through taking the course gave me the capability to do what I am supposed to do.”

    CEO, Planet People AB

  • VATI of Sweden

    “The training clearly explains how you can practically break down and actually work with Agenda 2030 and the global goals. I like the framework and that there is a focus on the HOW, that you get to apply your knowledge to a real project. The Business For SDGs course also provides sharp tools and is pedagogic.”

    Founder & CEO at the Tardigrades

  • VATI of Sweden

    “Have to thank my DE&I-course mates Urban Björn (author of the excellent book Business as Equals), Olle Landegren, Helena Tinnert, Martin Horvat, Patricia Cavaco, Rebecca Pryce and Mats Lundberg and last but not least the initiator and primus motor Eva Vati for great discussions, examples and exchange!”

    International Senior Business Developer & Coach

  • VATI of Sweden

    “I am grateful for having a voice in a world where everyone’s voices are not heard, and some voices are silenced. I am grateful for my humble journey to greatness that have made me who I am and from which I can grow every day. My voice is extremely valuable for me, not only as a thought leader and a woman but also as a woman with disability who values being free to express myself and because I took quite a long time to feel that I can really honor exactly what I feel and say it clearly in a way that others can receive and understand with my knowledge from this course - DE&I Change Leader!”

    Resilient Change Leader

This is included in the fee;

  • 4 certification courses; ​Business For SDGs; DE&I Change Leader; Certified Impact Auditor and Business For Circularity
  • The course Transformational Leadership
  • 1 year in VATI Mastermind
  • Access to the program for 12 months, which means that you can take the courses in a pace that suits you.​
  • Practical action plan for overcoming barriers and seizing the opportunities associated with creating a sustainable and profitable business with key stakeholders and partnerships.​
  • More than 100 course lectures, consisting of videos, text, exercises and inspiration, that you repeat as many times as you want.​
  • Downloadable course material to save.​
  • Concrete step-by-step descriptions and tasks that take you all the way through the course.​
  • Group coaching on zoom every second week where you can ask questions and interact with other course participants.​
  • Closed LinkedIn group with other course participants for help and inspiration.​

Eva Vati,

Entrepreneur & Business Strategist

Eva Vati is an Entrepreneur & Business Strategist who helps executives, businesses, and entrepreneurs future-proof their companies.

She is the CEO & founder of VATI of Sweden and VATIs Common Ground, which is one of the first consultancies in the world giving certification on integrating sustainability into business strategy. She has a loyal community of over 25,000 people who are committed to creating a better world by running businesses that promote sustainability, equality, and diversity.

Eva spent over a decade working alongside the United Nations, is an official Ambassador and Advocate for TeachSDGs, and serves as a business mentor, advisory board, and expert advisor for several of the United Nations Organisations.

Eva is Board Member for several listed companies and is on the Fairforce 100 Green Board Members-list and Chamber of Commerce of Southern Sweden Top 100 Board Member-list

She believes the future is equal and is on a mission to spread the message of “Dare to Lead” on a global scale.

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