Chief Sustainability Officer

Inquiring For
Work Experience

Learning outcomes

  • Understand what is sustainability, its root causes and how to measure it through different techniques

  • Formulate cogent and rigorous positions and arguments in order to make sustainability decisions within your organization

  • Being able to elaborate pragmatic strategies that can be employed across different sectors to bolster sustainability

  • Learn how to implement life-cycle sustainability assessments (LCSAs) to identify and develop new methods for boosting sustainability

  • Understand the meaning and evolution of a circular economy and the roles of material science, economic and institutional structures, and technology

  • Acquire the required leadership skills to drive and implement the sustainability agenda in your company

Learning journey

The Program offers new and immersive learning for current managers and high-potential leaders with measurable expertise who aim to become successful C-suite executives. This program arises in response to the growing need for organizations to have more specialized leaders to improve decision-making and company benefits.

Why enroll in this course?

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Immersive 12-month learning for senior executives.

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In-person experience on the MIT Campus and Live immersive sessions.

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Personalized coaching sessions in Career Advising.

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Access to a premium ecosystem and network composed of MIT Faculty and senior executives.

Learning experience

Premium Access to the MIT Professional Education Ecosystem

You will have exclusive access to networking events, live online sessions with guest speakers, company visits, and the international MIT Alumni network. 

Career Development

You will participate in sessions with a career advancement coach who will guide you toward your goals and prepare you for new and exciting challenges.

Digital Pathway Access

You will have access to a gallery of webinars in multiple languages on a wide variety of relevant topics. Additionally, you will be invited to attend upcoming live webinars.


MPE - Faculty - Sfreen Siddiqi
Dr. Afreen Siddiqi

Research scientist, MIT and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

MPE - Faculty - John E Fernández
Prof. John E. Fernández

Professor of Building Technology Program in the Department of Architecture and Director of MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

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Prof. Olivier De Weck

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, MIT

MPE - Faculty - Jeremy Gregory
Dr. Jeremy Gregory

Director, MIT System Architecture Lab

MPE - Faculty - Elsa Olivetti
Prof. Elsa Olivetti

Associate Dean of Engineering, Associate Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, and Co-Director of MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium

MPE - Faculty - David Niño
Dr. David Niño

Senior Lecturer in the Daniel J. Riccio Graduate Engineering Leadership Program at MIT

Who is it for?

This Blended Professional Certificate Program: Chief Digital Officer is designed for

  • Directors and VP responsible to setting and running the Sustainability agenda and strategy in their companies

  • Current and aspiring C-suite executives responsible for strategy

  • Senior consultants and entrepreneurs focused on sustainability

  • Policy makers and development markers that need a deep understanding about Sustainability and how to manage it

Participants are required to have:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience working in a managerial position

  • At least 3 years of experience managing projects related to technology, innovation, or business development

  • International experience is appreciated

Key takeaways

Key takeaways

  • Develop key managerial capabilities

  • Being able to develop strategies to promote sustainability

  • Implement the sustainability agenda in your company

All the participants who successfully complete their program will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion, as well as Continuing Education Units (CEUs)*.

To obtain CEUs, complete the accreditation confirmation, which is available at the end of the course. CEUs are calculated for each course based on the number of learning hours.

*The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as 10 contact hours of ongoing learning to indicate the amount of time they have devoted to a non-credit/non-degree professional development program.

To understand whether or not these CEUs may be applied toward professional certification, licensing requirements, or other required training or continuing education hours, please consult your training department or licensing authority directly.

I just felt like thanking MIT for pushing me to learn like “drinking water straight from the firehose,” the week was full of extraordinary learning moments like meeting the faculty in person, getting to know an amazingly diverse cohort of super talented professionals, visiting the MIT facilities where I could see first-hand not only the students but also the Nobel prizes teachers… when the week finished I felt like a new person and understood how little I know… and as a consequence the importance of having a lifelong learning mindset.
Isioma Asiodu-Otughwor
Senior Advisor,
I&L GtL Assests in Shell

Application process

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Complete the application form and pay the non-refundable fee.

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Our Admissions Department will contact you to initiate the over-the-phone interview process.

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Wait for the results from our Admission Advisors. If accepted, you will be able to make a secure payment.

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Your place in the course will be confirmed and you will receive a welcome email with the next steps.

What is included in the fee?

  • The program fee includes teaching fees, access to online coursework and different activities taking place during the residential weeks.

  • The program fee does not include accommodations for the in campus week, travel expenses (domestic, international, visa fee, and more), and other expenses not specifically mentioned in the fees.

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