MIT/RRA Sustainable Leadership Course

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Program Summary
Our sustainable leadership program, co-developed with MIT, empowers executives to understand and tackle sustainability challenges.


Sustainable Leadership: Mindsets and Skill Sets to Drive Purpose and Impact

Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA), a global leadership advisory firm, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management Executive Education have co-developed a three day immersive sustainable leadership program designed to equip senior leaders with the skills they need to pivot their organizations to a more sustainable future.

Why join?

Learn skills and best practices for integrating sustainability across business strategy and operations

Network and foster relationships with other sustainable leaders

Earn credit towards an MIT executive education certificate*

Return to a campus environment for an immersive development experience

Program details

Dates: TBA, 2024

Location: In-person at MIT, Cambridge, MA

Who can attend: This program is open to CEOs and C-suite leaders across industries.

Certificate: Participants will receive a Sustainable Leadership Executive Certificate from MIT Sloan Executive Education.

Fee: $10,000 USD

 MIT Faculty


Jason Jay  

Jason Jay | Director of the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan

Jason teaches courses on leadership, strategy, and innovation for sustainable business. His research focuses on how people navigate the tensions inherent in the quest for sustainability, as they simultaneously pursue their own self interest and the flourishing of human and other life. This work includes deep case studies of cross sectoral collaboration and hybrid organizations that combine social and business goals.




Douglas Ready  

Douglas Ready | Senior Lecturer in Organizational Effectiveness at the MIT Sloan School of Management

Doug is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on strategic talent management and executive development. He has received numerous awards, including being named several times to Thinkers50 the premier global ranking of the 50 most influential management thinkers in the world the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame, one of Business Horizon’s top “leadership gurus,” and the coveted Marion F. Gislason Award. He advises CEOs and top teams around the world on large scale, enterprise wide change efforts.



John Sterman  

John Sterman | Director of the MIT System Dynamics Group and the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative

John’s research centers on improving decision making in complex systems, including corporate strategy and operations, energy policy, public health, environmental sustainability, and climate change. His work ranges from the dynamics of organizational change to the implementation of sustainability programs and beyond. Sterman pioneered the development of “management flight simulators” of corporate and economic systems which are now used by corporations, universities, and governments around the world.



RRA Faculty

Sarah Galloway

Sarah Galloway

RRA Leadership Advisor, Sustainability Practice Co-Lead 

Kurt Harrison

Kurt Harrison

RRA Leadership Advisor, Sustainability Practice Co-Lead Contact 

David Lange

David Lange

RRA Leadership Advisor, Development Practice Leader 

Clarke Murphy

Clarke Murphy

RRA Leadership Board & CEO Advisor, Author of WSJ Best Seller: Sustainable Leadership