Course starts 2023: 
June 15th
Sep 15th 
Dec 15th

Business For SDGs Change Leader Certification Course

Are you a Team Leader, Manager, Director, Board Member or even a Business Developer or Specialist who would love to create lasting change in your organisation?

Then this course is for you!

The time has come. To act. For Sustainability!

Are you in?

Join the 10 week program and become a Certified Change Leader for Sustainability now, to help companies becoming more sustainable and profitable!


Become a leader in a field that will soon be common to businesses across all industries, anywhere in the world.

This certification course provides you with a working knowledge of how to use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a tool to design your business strategy around and how to integrate the SDGs in your business.

Business is a vital partner in achieving the SDGs because business is the engine and the transformator in the world, driving economic growth.

Companies and communities that proactively make sustainability the core of the business strategy will be the winners of tomorrow's economy!


Download the course syllabus and pricing


Watch this interview with Maria Svantemark from SustainLab on where to start the sustainability work if you're a startup!

SustainLab is a SaaS Sustainability Management platform that automates the collection, processing, analysis and visualization of sustainability data. Their mission is to enable decision-makers to achieve impactful sustainability results with the help of data and automation. 

Watch this interview with Tenco about their integration of the SDGs
into their business strategy!

Benefits of the course!

Knowledgeable Leader
You become a more knowledgeable person within your organization in the field of Sustainability

Transformational Leader
You'll gain knowledge of how to transform a company to a sustainable company and tools to design your business strategy. 

You become a person companies can hire as a Change Leader for Sustainability.

Business Opportunity
You will gain new business opportunity by becoming a person that we can match for our requests from our clients and partners.

Download the course syllabus here

 Ny Future proof your company

  • The course is focused on sustainability is integrated to business strategy, to ensure that companies can continue to operate on a planet with limited resources while providing benefits for both shareholders and society.

  • The purpose of the course is to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals become a part of business strategy and that sustainability aspects are embedded in the business model. Specifically, it is also about the responsibility for overall strategies, goals, activities and follow-up being defined and distributed among different functions or business areas.

  • The course is a "train-the-trainer" course, meaning that you are applying your newly acquired knowledge directly on a pilot case. The pilot case could be your company, a pilot company or a project.

What you will learn

This online course integrates interactive media such as videos and e-learning activities as well as written study guides and templates. There are also opportunities  for collaborative learning through discussion forums on social media (LinkedIn and Facebook). You´ll be given the opportunity to have a live group coaching session with the course convenor every second week and ask questions directly.

Each module is released weekly, allowing a flexible but structured approach to learning.

9 weeks online

8 hours/week, on self-paced learning, entirely online

How you will learn

The certification course is broken down into manageable, weekly modules, designed to accelerate the learning process through diverse activities in which you:

  • Work through downloadable and online instructional material
  • Interact with peers and course convenor through forums and group discussions.
  • Engage in every two weeks live group coaching sessions (on zoom) with the course convenor to discuss any course-related questions.


Learning modules

The following modules contribute to the holistic approach your learning path takes:


Orientation module

You’ll be welcomed and get introduced to your online teaching. Begin connecting with fellow participants on social media while exploring the navigation and tools of your Online Membership site.

Module 1

Sustainability challenges and business opportunities

Learn what the Sustainable Development Goals are and why they matter for business? - get to know the story and what the SDGs stands for and how they correlate to sustainability.

Module 2

Mastering the SDGs

Learn the structure of the SDGs, the 17 goals and Agenda 2030 and how they correlate to sustainability.

Learn why business should support the SDGs and how business can advance them.

Module 3

The business case and leadership for action

Learn why sustainability is good for business, and the importance of good leadership in achieving change. Argue the business case for sustainability and the value of strong leadership to drive sustainable business.

Module 4

Integrate and Implement sustainability strategies

Learn how to map your value chain to identify impact areas. Learn how materiality assessments can be used to inform and direct company strategy. 

Bring your pilot company to apply your newly acquired knowledge.

Module 5

Marketing & Communication

Learn how to effectively communicate sustainability strategies and goals to internal and external stakeholders.

Defend the use of sustainability as an aspect of marketing to enhance a company’s brand and reputation.

Module 6

Collaboration and partnerships

Learn how business can work together with companies, government, and non-profit actors to create large-scale change in sustainability. Assess the opportunities from collaborating with key stakeholders and entering into partnerships to create new value.

Module 7

Certification & License

At the end of the course you´ll be given the opportunity to earn a certification. This is done in two steps;

1) Send your pilot case to your course convener for feedback.

2) Answering about 20 questions with 70% correct answers.

Read about the benefits you gain from the course:

Benefits of the course - Business For SDGs.pdf

What you will become

  • You will become a more knowledgeable person within your organization in the field of sustainability.

  • You will become a person companies can hire as a sustainability expert linked to business strategic tasks.

  • You will become a person that VATI's Common Ground can match for requests from our clients and partners.



Who you will learn from


Eva Vati is a Business Strategist who helps executives, businesses, and entrepreneurs future-proof their companies. 

She is the CEO and founder of VATI of Sweden, which is the first company in the world giving certification on integrating Sustainable Development Goals into business strategy. She has a loyal community of over 25,000 people who are committed to creating a better world by running businesses that promote sustainability, equality, and diversity.   

Eva spent over a decade working alongside the United Nations, is an official Ambassador and Advocate for TeachSDGs, and serves as a business mentor for the United Nations Youth Investment Readiness Program, SDSN Youth. She is on a mission to spread the message of “Dare to Lead” on a global scale. 

People that have worked with Eva says; “Eva is a trusted source and move and inspire people with innovative ideas. She's excellent at explaining the Business Case for companies to work with responsible and sustainable business."

Eva lives in Sweden with her two boys, Tim & Sam, and enjoys sailing in the archipelago, hanging out in her garden-hammock and live life with family and friends. 

Said about the course

Take a moment and listen to Svein Erik and Sven Tottés insights about the course!


Vibrant community 

Not only do you get access to our proven course content – you also become part of our vibrant community of more than 200 Professionals and Companies from all over the world - who are here to help and support you on your journey!





The Certificate

Following principles are underlying the certification course,
Business For SDG.

  • United Nations 10 Principles
  • ILO's Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights
  • ISO26000 
  • United Nations Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights
  • SDG Compass
Global principles_Business4SDGs

The Professional Development Consortium - VATI of Sweden - 2023-03-09

  • VATI of Sweden

    “This programme is truly professional, simple to follow on your own premises, and yes, brings a bit of work. As always when what you learn actually has potential of growing to wisdom. ”

    CEO at SteP Education

  • VATI of Sweden

    “Not only did Eva Vati initiated the training and certification like no other - she has created a network of passionate and change oriented people interpreting and adding experiences into the SDGs. Lets take this into every kind of business and organisation we come across!”

    Head Coach and Senior Business Developer at Ideon Innovation Sweden

  • VATI of Sweden

    “Now I can help my customers with change towards sustainability in both business and organization. Thank you Eva Vati for a fantastic education. Here we go!”

    Founder & CEO at Holistic Development

  • VATI of Sweden

    “The reason why I chose to take the certification course is because it gave me a complete framework. I could easily integrate sustainability into companies existing workflow and not just use the SDGs as a separate part.”

    CEO, Totté & Co AB

  • VATI of Sweden

    “To be a part of VATIs Common Ground is not to be a part of any community and that’s all based on the founder Eva Vati here selves.

    In addition to be full hearted committed to create a better planet with the SDGs as a tool she also gives her Founding Members the same engagement and inspiration to live the values of the community. With the approach that anyone can do what ever they decide, Eva lifts you up in her coaching sessions and make you belive it and guide you until you can.

    When you become a part of VATIS Common Ground it will be the best inspirational injection you have invested in as long as you want to create good business and grow as a person.”

    CEO Growthitude AS

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