Diploma in Advanced Sustainability

The Diploma in Advanced Sustainability (DAS) program has been created in 2011 and has been jointly directed by Thomas Dyllick and Katrin Muff ever since.


To date, the program has attracted more than 150 outstanding individual changemakers, consultants and sustainability professionals across all sector and domains. The alumni of the program have co-created the PositiveImpact.Space to meet and exchange their ideas and best practices in the field and to contribute to the transformation of business to become a force for good.

Learning for a sustainable world and a future worth living

The Diploma in Advanced Sustainability enables participants to comprehend and respond to global challenges from the perspective of business as a force for good.


Continuous and Executive Education

The program starts annually in September with a carefully selected group of 12-18 participants. The program typically fills quickly. The September 2020 cohort booked out and applications for the 2021 cohort are accepted as of October 2020. 

The Diploma of Advanced Sustainability is endorsed by the World Business Council of Sustainable Development (WBCSD) since its foundation in 2011, and of the UN Global Compact Switzterland & Liechtenstein since 2020. The program has been run in cooperation with different educational institutions such as Business School Lausanne in the early years, and the Institute for Economy and the Environment at University of St.Gallen.

From 2020 onwards, degrees are provided by the Institute for Business Sustainability to ensure the indepencence and continued development of the program in the coming years.


As the program will grow internationally, new collaborations will be envisaged. 

Master Classes

We offer online Master Classes to changemakers and business sustainability consultants and professionals. The following courses are currently available:

Let's co-create the world we want!

The online course that goes  with

the book by Katrin Muff


The PositiveImpact.Space offers a variety of such courses and we provide course completition certification for their Master Classes.

Watch this space for more news on further upcoming Master Classes!


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