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Sustainability Reporting for Maximized Impact

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Business School Lausanne

Route de la Maladière 21

1022 Chavannes


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BSL's 2-day course Sustainability Reporting for Maximized Impact provides organizational leaders and sustainability professionals with critical insights, frameworks and methodologies for sustainability reporting. You will enhance your capabilities for assessing and maximizing organizational impact as well as generating meaningful reports for multinational companies and small and medium enterprises.


The course will enable you to:

  • Gain critical insights about sustainability reporting
  • Learn how to conduct a materiality analysis and how to report about critical issues
  • Acquire a reliable framework to assess sustainability reports
  • Recognize leading practices in impact valuation
  • Report about relevant issues encouraging transformational changes

Through interactive lectures and engaging group exercises, you will learn about tools and methodologies to prepare a sustainability report, to undertake a materiality assessment but also to assess the impact of the value created by your company.


This course is designed for organizational leaders and managers across all industries and functions who are in charge of reporting and assessing the impact of organizations and who look for ways to maximize the impact of reporting. The program is also relevant for sustainability professionals and consultants who are involved in sustainability reporting.


Gaining critical insights about sustainability reporting

  • Voluntary and regulatory requirements
  • The most important standards
  • Best practices according to the research project “Focused reporting - an opportunity for Swiss companies”

Conducting materiality analysis

  • Methods and approaches to undertake a materiality analysis
  • Ways to involve stakeholders in the process

Assessing selected sustainability, combined or integrated reports

What is impact valuation?

  • Types of impact valuation approaches
  • Tactics to assess and report about value creation


Dr. Barbara Dubach

Dr. Barbara Dubach has been passionate about sustainability for more than 25 years and has gained longstanding, international experiences in industry, public and non-profit sectors.

Barbara's career started as environmental economist at the Federal Office of Environment in Switzerland. Following a PhD on ‘Managing environmental communication in multinational companies’, Dr. Barbara Dubach worked for many years as Senior Vice President responsible for sustainable development coordination at LafargeHolcim (former Holcim) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in various countries in the world.

With her broad knowledge and core competencies in strategy, stakeholder engagement, communication and impact assessment as well as her facilitation skills she created engageability, a center of excellence enabling engagement and acceleration for profit and non-profit organizations while creating value for of all stakeholders and the common good. She has several board mandates among them the Responsible Mining Foundation.

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The 2-day program begins at 9:00am and finishes at 5:00pm on both days. Food will be provided and is included in the ticket price. The language of instruction is English. The program will take place at Business School Lausanne in Switzerland.


Program cost for 2018 is CHF 2'018.


Registration is not complete until you are paid in full by purchasing a ticket for this program.


We currently offer the following discounts:

  • Groups of two to five individuals attending the same program from the same organization: The first participant pays full price and a 15% discount is extended for up to four additional participants. Please note that we do not allow more than five participants from one organization in any single open-enrollment program to encourage diversity of industry and experience in the classroom.
  • Individuals attending more than one program in a calendar year: You pay full price for the first program registration and receive a 10% discount for each additional program throughout the year.
  • Social entrepreneurs: Professionals working in the social entrepreneurship sector can benefit from a 20% discount. You need to submit evidence of your activity and a paragraph describing your experience.

To take advantage of these discounts, please send an inquiry to Program discounts may not be combined.


If you are unable to attend a program that you've registered and paid for, you are eligible for a full refund until 30 days prior to the event. Cancellation notices must be emailed to If a cancellation is received after the deadline above, no refunds will be issued, however the ticket can be transferred to another person on request. No-shows are non-refundable.


The course is designed for professionals who are comfortable reading, speaking and listening to English, and who can actively participate in presentations and classroom discussions conducted in English. While we do not require proof of English language proficiency, we expect that you are fluent in English in order to fully understand and participate in all aspects of the program.


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Business School Lausanne (Switzerland) offers professional development courses on more topics - see our full portfolio here:

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