Net Positive

Learn from the world's foremost leaders in corporate sustainability and develop the skills, strategies, and tactics to drive purpose-driven change.

Time Commitment

3 hours per course


Thinkers50 x ExecOnline Certificate of Completion

Climate change and global inequality pose existential threats to humanity, and the stakes have never been higher for businesses to take meaningful action. But too often, corporate sustainability goals fall to the wayside – victims of a false choice between pursuing profits and “doing good.”

With the right skills, courageous leaders can become powerful agents of change within their organizations, seizing the enormous opportunity to drive business growth by making a positive impact on people and the planet.

In two on-demand programs, learn from former CEO of Unilever Paul Polman and corporate sustainability pioneer Andrew Winston, co-authors of “Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take,” the strategies and tactics that leaders have successfully used to build companies that create value and improve the wellbeing of all stakeholders. 

Unlocking Growth with Net Positive Purpose

Discover what it means to be “Net Positive” as a company improving the well-being of everyone your business touches through its operations, products, and services, and thriving as a result. In doing so, you’ll unearth the power within you to lead purpose-driven change and contribute to reshaping the relationship between businesses and our world.

Driving Net Positive Transformation

Learn how to lead with commitment to creating business value by becoming “Net Positive.” You’ll walk away with a strategy aligned to Net Positive principles, along with concrete actions you can take now to drive your organization toward sustainable success.

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Meet the Experts

  • Paul Polman

    Business Leader, best-selling author, Thinkers50 top management thinker

    As CEO of Unilever, Paul Polman increased shareholder returns by by 290% while ensuring the company ranked #1 in the world for sustainability for 11 consecutive years. Now, he shares his success secrets, empowering leaders and businesses to accelerate action against climate change and inequality.

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    Andrew Winston

    Corporate sustainability expert, best-selling author, Thinkers50 top management thinker

    Andrew Winston is a globally-recognized expert on megatrends and how to build companies that thrive by serving the world. Named to Thinkers50 list of the top management thinkers in the world, his views on strategy have been sought after by leading companies, including 3M, DuPont, J&J, Kimberly-Clark…

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