Courses for a wide range of sustainability and ESG roles

Interest in sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) has exploded in the last five years. While sustainability-related skills are in high demand, there is a shortage of such skills in the workforce today.
CareerCatalyst courses introduce learners to sustainability and ESG concepts to help them identify and explore their interest in the expanding field of organizational sustainability. Learners can take the courses they want, when they want — then put their new skills to use right away.

Principles of ESG and Sustainability

Consisting of eight courses, the Principles of ESG and Sustainability covers the fundamental concepts and knowledge learners need to take leading roles in organizational sustainability, such as sustainability specialist, coordinator, analyst or manager.

Foundations of Sustainability and ESG for Organizations

  • Identify the definitions, scope and landscape of E, S and G
  • Learn the range of tools, standards and skills related to ESG and ESG reporting

Sustainable Supply Chain Management

  • Define the business case for designing sustainable supply chains
  • Identify key elements of sustainable supply chain management practices

Sustainable Materials

  • Describe the important role of sustainable material in everyday life
  • Build a comprehensive business case for sustainable materials

Foundations of GHG Accounting for Organizations

  • Learn principles, boundaries and allocation rules of GHG accounting
  • Identify GHG inventory quality, verification and goal setting

Sustainability Practices in the Consumer Goods Industry

  • Contrast different approaches to designing sustainable products
  • Match circular economy best practices to business models

How Sustainability and ESG Will Change Organizations and Financial Markets

  • Learn basic financial modeling, tools, and concepts
  • Describe the relationship between financial markets, ESG, and sustainability

Sustainability Analyst Fundamentals

Consisting of three courses, the Sustainability Analyst Fundamentals program prepares learners to lead in a range of industries in such roles as Sustainability Analyst, Sustainability Specialist and Sustainability Manager. Learners who complete the specialization will receive a shareable certificate and be able to make an impact on their organization in this innovative and purpose-driven field.

Careers in Sustainability

  • Understand the role of a sustainability analyst in an organization
  • Learn software and tools commonly used by sustainability analysts
  • Find source data needed for sustainability analysis

Challenges for the Planet and Employers

  • Describe common sustainability indicators and how they are measured
  • Find reliable sources of information to research sustainability issues
  • Assess the planetary impact of sustainability practices

Foundational Sustainability Skills

  • Develop sustainability goals or initiatives
  • Develop a sustainability plan for an organization
  • Create an organization’s sustainability effectiveness report

Put the power of a world-class university to work for you.

ASU's continuous recognition as a top university for innovation ensures that your team benefits from state-of-the-art learning experiences. Partnering with ASU brings unique advantages to your organization — empowering your talent to learn directly from renowned scholars, researchers and industry experts, and offering real-world insights and cutting-edge methodologies.

Education Designed to Cultivate Industry-Relevant Skills

  1. Our courses and certificates align with emerging and high-growth industries, filling skills gaps and labor shortages.
  2. Targeted skills development Our learning experiences are designed to impart a powerful blend of professional and technical skills that are directly applicable in the workplace.
  3. Enhanced career prospects Participants gain a competitive edge with certificates recognized across various sectors, enhancing employability and growth within your company.
  4. Flexible learning paths Choose from a holistic range of learning experiences to suit diverse career levels and needs, all aimed at fostering a culture of continual learning and improvement within your organization.

Free download

Skills gap assessment

Not sure what skills your team needs? We created an easy-to-use guide to help you identify skills gaps in your organization and map a pathway to growth. Download yours now and get started.

Employer solutions

To learn more about building a workforce education program for your company or organization, fill out the form below.

Phone number

By completing and submitting your information to ASU, you consent to:

  1. ASU using this information to contact you regarding information as you requested and send information about degree programs, scholarships, opportunities, events, and admission through email, direct mail, SMS/texting and digital platforms. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email or by contacting
  2. The terms of ASU's Privacy Statement.
  3. If you are in the European Union or another country or state that has adopted the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) or similar privacy protection, please also read the ASU European Supplement to ASU's Privacy Statement.