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Intro to Sustainability Assessment with a Focus on LCA



Course Overview for the Introduction to Sustainability Assessment with a Focus on LCA

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. 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: 6 hours


Per Day Option $1250
Student Discount: Students receive a 50% discount on all EarthShift Global classes (provided minimum attendance requirements are met).

Upcoming Classes - Interactive Onsite Training


March 23, 2021        9:00 am to 5:00 pm PDT             
Classes are subject to minimum attendance requirements.



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We look forward to an exciting, productive, and effective week of work, and to providing our participants with new skills that will serve them for many years to come. Check out the Bootcamp testimonials from March 2016:

Sustainability Boot Camp a Success. . . Check Out the Buzz!

"I really enjoyed the Sustainability Integration workshop. Matt Mayberry's perspectives resonated with and reinforced my experiences in GE, while providing a more structured approach to thinking through initiatives and preparing leadership communications. The pacing was just right, allowing plenty of interaction and discussion, and time to absorb the concepts and practice applying them. I think this workshop would be of interest to anyone tasked with developing and implementing sustainability projects or initiatives."
— William Flanagan, GE
"The ESG Boot Camp is engaging, relevant, and timely. It provides an essential introduction to sustainability assessment that every manager needs to know. S-ROI is exactly the kind of decision-making tool that 21st century companies need to stay competitive in today’s uncertain business environment."
— Matt Mayberry, Whole Works


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Upcoming Sustainability Assessment and Planning Boot Camp Programs:

Register for 1, 2, or all 3 days and benefit from a cost savings.

Sustainability Courses for FALL 2021 Program:

Day 1 - Advanced Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Day 2 - Social Impact Assessment, S-ROI Facilitation
Day 3 - Integrating Sustainability into the Organization