Campus Lausanne

Sustainability Management

This course is your gateway to sustainability in the hospitality industry. It equips both seasoned professionals and emerging leaders with a deep understanding of sustainability's significance and the tools to lead transformative change in the industry's ecological journey.

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Certificate of Attendance
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Sustainability Management

In a world of constant change, sustainability is no longer an option but a strategic necessity. Join us for a two-day immersive journey into sustainability in hospitality. Gain the knowledge, strategies, and hands-on experience to seamlessly integrate sustainability into your skill set. Learn ESG paradigms, carbon emission reduction, customized sustainability strategy, and industry best practices. Become a leader of change in the transformative hospitality industry.

Learning Objectives

  • Familiarize with evolving ESG paradigms and anticipate and their potential trajectories.
  • Understand the impacts of sustainability initiatives on hotel real estate and implement changes to reduce carbon emissions in operations.
  • Formulate a sustainability strategy that applies the relevant ESG standards and tools for the hospitality sector.
  • Gain a deep knowledge of best practices from parallel industries for designing the sustainability strategy.

Course Highlights

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Comprehensive understanding of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) paradigms
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Carbon emission reduction strategies within hotel operations
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Developing your tailored sustainability strategy, uniquely crafted to meet specific needs
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Inspiration from industry best practices, enhancing your ability to drive positive change

Learning Journey

Course Content

Day 1 / Part 1: Cultivating Sustainability

Facilitated by: Dr. René Woltering & Dr. Vincent Michelet

Key Topics

  • Level 1: Sustainability for hospitality and luxury industries

    • Sustainability issues and paradigms, their evolution and status today
    • Compass to navigate through the complexity of ESG standards & tools


Day 1 / Part 2: Sustainability in Real Estate


Key Topics

  • Level 2: Sustainability in Real Estate

    • Environmental impact of the real estate and hospitality industry
    • What Net Zero means for a General Manager
    • Workshop: Sustainability Management Simulation Net Zero. Implementing a strategy to reduce a hotel’s carbon emissions by 50% within seven years. Including discussion and Q&A after the workshop.

Day 2 / Part 1: Sustainable Luxury and Hospitality

Facilitated by: Dr. René Woltering & Dr. Vincent Michelet

Key Topics

  • Level 3: Sustainability for hospitality and luxury industries

    • Beyond Climate. Most relevant ESG components and tools to consider for the hospitality industry.
    • Best practices from benchmark industries.

Day 2 / Part 2: Workshop about drafting a 360-sustainability plan for a hotel


Key Topics

  • Level 4: Workshop about drafting a 360-sustainability plan for a hotel, including discussion and Q&A after the workshop 

    • Future of Sustainability for hospitality and luxury industries 
    • Final Q&A

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Course benefits

  • Sustainability Foundations: Develop a solid foundation in sustainability, diving into the essential concepts and ESG standards vital for the hospitality industry.

  • Practical Hotel Sustainability: Acquire tangible skills for putting sustainability into action within hotel operations, emphasizing carbon emission reduction and eco-friendly practices.

  • Customized Hospitality Sustainability: Craft sustainability strategies tailored to the hospitality sector's unique requirements, using the most pertinent ESG standards and tools for effective implementation.

  • Expert Insights and Trends: Gain valuable insights from industry expert Sudhanshu Sarronwala and keep abreast of best practices and emerging sustainability trends in the dynamic world of hospitality.

Admission Criteria

Relevant professional experience (while previous hospitality experience is valued, it is not required for admission).

Proficiency in English.

Admission Process

To apply, please submit the following documents online: resume or LinkedIn profile link.

The Admissions Office will review applications on a rolling basis and invited you for an interview to assess program fit and check your background as well as expectations of the program.


Your application must be received at least one week prior to course start.

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Cost CHF 2,200


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Visas & Travel Restrictions

A Student Visa is not required for this course. However, participants who are coming from countries outside of the EU/EEA zone may require a Schengen visa to enter Switzerland. 

Price details

Price: CHF 2'200

ll amounts are in Swiss Francs and include VAT where applicable. Pricing covers teaching material and resources.

Please note that expenses for visas, airline tickets, meals, and accommodation during the on-site course are not covered in the program fees and should be planned for separately.

Payment methods

Participants will be able to pay via the payment platform Flywire, which provides various payment methods, no hidden bank fees, and offers favorable exchange rates.

How to earn the certificate

Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance.