Many decision-makers are aware that they need to act, but do not always know what that means specifically. They realize that a “leap” to the next level of sustainability and the corresponding transformation of strategies and business models is indispensable. However, it is sometimes unclear how “fast” and how “strongly“ one needs to change for being successful in the future and how this strategic transformation can be effectively designed and managed.

Your Benefits

You learn state-of-the art strategic thinking and doing on how to systematically link business strategy with socio-ecological sustainability, develop sustainable business models, and manage the transformation.

You discuss use cases of successful sustainability transformation programs and gain insights about success factors and pitfalls, which you can leverage in the development and realization of your own transformation concept.

You get practical recommendations on realigning contemporary strategy methods currently applied, introducing new strategy tools in a meaningful way, and shaping the related management processes in your company.

You exchange experiences with experts and participants facilitated by a cross-chapter case study, which will enable you to identify robust steps for making sustainability transformation happen in your own corporate environment.

You get practical ideas about how to overcome structural and cultural inertia in your company, inspire people to join the transformation journey, and deal with tensions, contradictions and paradoxical decision situations along the way.


Understanding the context: New strategic thinking and doing in the era of sustainability, Anthropocene, and Purpose-economy

Refining strategy: Developing economically, ecologically, and socially integrated strategies and sustainable business models

Creating a shared understanding: Convincing description and corporate-wide alignment of diverse strategic priorities

Getting ready for strategic control: Making strategy & sustainability measurable and synchronizing strategic action programs

Creating a strategy-focused organization: Integrating sustainability into operational management systems and processes

Facilitate change: Inspiring people for joining the transformation journey and dealing with values and tensions

Enable learning: Strategy as a continuous and agile management process of exploitation (existing business) and exploration

Target Group

Executive Boards, CEOs and Managing Directors, CFOs, Heads of Business Units

Owners of companies, Supervisory Boards

Heads of Strategy, Corporate Development, Sustainability

We offer a specific boot camp for management consultants. Please contact us for further information.

Didactical Format

Prior evening
Fireside chat with a strategy practitioner & „Meet and Greet“ to kick-off the bootcamp
Training day
Presentations, use cases, exchange of experiences, case study, transfer exercises, facilitated break-out teams
Number of participants is limited to 20 (on-site) or 40 (online) to ensure a valuable learning experience

Peer Group

Role-/function-oriented composition of breakout teams to enhance experience sharing among peers

Fireside chat (day before): 19:00-20:30 | Training Day: 9:00-12:30 and 13:30-17:00 (30-minute-breaks in each block)

First-class team of trainers

Our team of trainers consists of internationally recognized subject matter experts for sustainable & contemporary strategizing, performance management, pioneers in the field of strategy execution as well as hands-on strategy practitioners with corporate background. All trainers provide profound leadership, industry and consulting experience and combine it with scientific depth through their academic work at universities. 

We share the motivation for providing our joint experiences and knowledge as levers for sustainable development and corporate success. After years of substantial research, teaching and executive dialogues sustainability has now arrived in the corporate strategy world, and we are excited to directly support you in this environment. We have succeeded if we have enabled you to shape and realize a promising strategic transformation journey.


Dr. Thomas Wunder

Professor of Strategic Management

Core areas: Linking Strategy & Sustainability, Strategy Alignment and Strategy-focused Organization


Dr. Carmen Finckh

Professor of Managerial Control

Core areas: Strategic Performance Management, Change Management and Systemic Organizational Development


Andreas Kuhndoerfer

former head of corporate strategy

Core areas: Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Transformation Management


EUR 1250.- plus VAT (plus conference package if on-site).


Friday, 25.02.

Friday, 25.03.

Each training includes a fireside chat (19:00-20:30) the day before. Depending on participant preferences we offer the bootcamp either online or on-site at a location in Southern Germany. All dates are currently planned as German-speaking and open events. Please contact us for English-speaking boot camps or customized inhouse events.


Dr. Isabell Sprenger

Managing Director SustainUp

I look forward to hearing from you.