2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

About the Program

This eight-month graduate certificate program focuses on the long-term economic, environmental and social value of sustainable business strategy. 

This program is designed to meet the growing needs of professionals who can propose, measure and evaluate sustainability initiatives. You will learn to develop and implement economically viable, lean business strategies for existing organizations or pursue entrepreneurship in sustainability. As a student of this program, you will have access to our HELIX innovation incubator.


You will learn to measure and reduce carbon footprints, recommend lean business strategies and integrate sustainability initiatives and strategies within several projects.

Work Experience

Optional Work Term

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Work-Integrated Learning Model
  September January May
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Work Term

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Sustainability Officer
  • Energy Auditor
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Community Engagement Manager
  • Sustainability Program Manager
  • Outreach Co-ordinator