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About the Course

Extreme weather events, wars, famine and environmental destruction are just a few of the wicked problems faced by humanity. That’s why in 2015 the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that target the big challenges such as how to eliminate poverty, how to protect the environment and how to bring about peace. Every member state committed to achieving these goals by 2030. What can businesses do to counter climate change and create a sustainable business culture? Why is this relevant for business anyway? Explore how business can contribute to a better future for people AND the planet without giving up profits. This course has been developed by Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University (RSM). It focuses on the role of businesses in achieving the SDGs. You will gain insights from leaders of international companies and academics in business and management who will guide you through the issue of how businesses can contribute to the SDGs. The course received a 'MOOC Award of Excellence' by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the SDG Academy in September 2019 ( After completing this course you will: • know what the SDGs are, why they are important and how each individual can be an agent for positive change in the world; • understand the role of business in the transition to sustainable development to create a prosperous future for all; • be able to identify interconnectedness of the SDGs and the challenges behind solving them; • know how management insights can contribute to the SDGs; • be able to evaluate the effectiveness of current business strategies in contributing to the SDGs; • develop a positive, critical, aware and courageous attitude towards the SDGs. The course consists of seven units, each focusing on several aspects of sustainable development and taking one week to complete. You will study by watching videos, reading literature and by engaging in other activities such as weekly challenges. Assignments will consist of quizzes, discussions with your fellow students, and challenges to implement in your daily life. Are you ready to find out how you can be an agent for positive change? Register now!...

Top reviews


Mar 5, 2023

Great course and I insist everyone do this course irrespective of their background as it is something that everyone must know so that even they could contribute to achieving one or all the SDGs.


Nov 30, 2020

This course is superb! I was able to understand thoroughly the SDGs, its purpose and impact to make each businesses sustainable. The wonderful part also it ables you to identify your purpose

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By michael r

Jun 1, 2022

Great course where you get a good look and insights from a academic view in todays challenges using the 17 SDG's.

By Sandra S

Oct 9, 2020

Great course! Perfect combination of theory and business cases. Inspiring content and excellent presentation.

By salma m

Aug 16, 2022

Amazing course, full of not only academic or corporate but also life lessons on how to live sustainably !

By Luigi G R

Sep 25, 2021

Interesting and very good course. A must for everyone want to deal with sustainability in doing business!

By Andrés G

Aug 29, 2021

Me gusto mucho el curso.

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By Heidi Q

Aug 7, 2020

Very well structured, highly informative and full of highly interesting resources to do and learn more.

By Amos T

Jun 21, 2021

Excellent course. Will recommend anyone who is keen to play a part in contributing to the larger SDGs!

By Vincent P

Nov 28, 2020

Very useful MOOC with a lot of additional resource and nice examples. I would certainly recommend it

By Bart B

Sep 10, 2019

Great way to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals and how to incorporate them in business.

By Vikram V

Jun 25, 2021

Eye opener of a course. Delivered by people who are not just knowledgeable, but feel the subject.

By Gizem D

Oct 8, 2021

I strongly recommend this course to everyone. It is very well-organized and with rich materials.

By Gareth D

Nov 15, 2022

Great course delivered well and very informative. My first MOOC and I can't recommend it enough

By Katherine O

Mar 14, 2023

very informative & enjoyable course - a great starting point for learning about sustainability

By Huy K

Apr 15, 2022

Thank you for insightful course with many academic insights and inspiring business stories.

By Pia E

Aug 11, 2021

This was an amazing course. I recommend it to those who really want to learn about SDGs.

By Jimena S I

Jul 6, 2020

This was a great course that provides both theoretical knowledge and practical examples.

By Krishnamurthy S

Apr 11, 2022

Very informative and well presented course. The hummingbird example was an eye opener.

By Weronika G

Sep 5, 2020

Incredibly inspiring. Thoughtful and passionate speakers. Much recommended to everyone.

By Akanksha C

Jun 1, 2021

The course was very great and enjoyable. It was nice and assignment were very good too

By Elena E

Feb 18, 2021

Learned a lot, great materials, case studies and fair quizzes to check understanding.

By Christopher S

Jul 5, 2021

Excellent teaching methodology. Concise learning material, practical and realistic.

By Aulia P

Aug 25, 2020

This course has many insights and motivate to achieve sustainable development goals

By Melanie J R

May 11, 2020

Great course filled with practical real life examples from different organisations.

By Mark O

Aug 31, 2022

Well balanced MOOC with variety of speakers, theory and tests. I really enjoyed it

By Jean-christophe M

Feb 22, 2021

Very instructive course that I have followed for 7 weeks with a great pleasure.