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Intro to Sustainability Assessment



Course Overview for the Introduction to Sustainability Assessment

From greenhouse gas accounting to environmental and social risk assessment, there are now numerous ways to assess the sustainability of a product, service or organization. In this course, you will be introduced to the most common of these methods and how they can be applied. You will learn the philosophy behind the methods as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each one. In-class discussion time will provide guidance and give a hands-on learning experience relevant to your specific needs and challenges. At the end of the course you will have the tools to identify the best techniques for a specific situation.


Beginner sustainability professionals or beginner LCA professionals as well as experienced environmental management professionals who want concrete tools to identify best practices and solutions

Course Objectives

The objective of the course is to provide those new to sustainability theory and sustainability assessment basic knowledge about the tools used to evaluate the sustainability of a product, process, service, organization or investment. Benefits and limitations of each method will be presented. The course is geared for new sustainability professionals and experienced environmental management professionals wanting concrete tools to identify best practices and solutions. 

Methods Discussed

  • Greenhouse Gas Accounting (GHG Accounting)
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Full cost accounting/ecosystem service valuation
  • Social LCA (SLCA)
  • Social Risk Assessment
  • Social Return on Investment (SROI)
  • Sustainability Return on Investment (S-ROI)

Prerequisites: None
Duration: 3 hours


Cost:  $750 per person
Student Discount: Students receive a 50% discount on all EarthShift Global classes (provided minimum attendance requirements are met).

Upcoming Classes — Online Training


June 9, 2021        10:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT  (14:00 - 17:00 UTC)           
Classes are subject to minimum attendance requirements.



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