International Executive Programme on Sustainable Sourcing & Trade

This innovative course will offer you a practical set of tools to identify sustainability risks and 
opportunities, and develop approaches to integrate sustainability in global value chains.

About the course

This executive programme is organized by ITC in partnership with SAI Platform.  The programme is built in collaboration with a network of leading academic institutions in the field of sustainable agriculture and global value chains.

The modules are designed specificaly for heads of sustainability, procurement executives, strategy & brand marketing professionals.

SAI Platform and the International Trade Centre have created a truly innovative and unique learning experience for sustainability professionals .
Hans Jöhr
Corporate Head of Agriculture, Nestlé and Honorary President of SAI Platform

How the course is delivered:

The programme offers 4 modules of online learning of 3 hours each, with group activities in between the modules. 

The learning approachj is designed to be interactive and to stimulate knowledge sharing and debate.

Benefits of attending

The course combines academic analysis and practical industry case-studies as well as knowledge exchange. It aims to provide a skillset to partipants including:

  • Exclusive access to NovoEd, an online learning and discussion forum.
  • Learn from practical experiences shared by practicioners from your industry.
  • Interact and engage with leading university professors on critical topics to your business.
  • Enhance awareness of mitigation & adaptation strategies as well as sustainability-related issues and risks.

Key topics include:

  • COVID-19 green recovery of the food & drink industry
  • Actions towards carbon-neutral & climate-resilient agrifood systems
  • Navigate through IT tools & technology solutions for sustainable management of agriculture supply chains

Key dates:

  • Module 1: October 13, 2020 | 7-10 am EST, 1-4 pm CET
  • Module 2: October 20, 2020 | 7-10 am EST, 1-4 pm CET
  • Module 3: October 27, 2020 | 7-10 am EST, 1-4 pm CET
  • Module 4: November 3, 2020 | 7-10 am EST, 1-4 pm CET

Application and fees

The fee for the 2020 edition of the International Executive Programme is €300. Early bird: €250

The fee for SAI Platform members is €250. Early bird: €200

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