Sustainable Green Organisation



Sustainability is as much about people as it is about energy and economics. This course introduces participants to a socio-technical systems model of sustainable organisations, contextualising the organisation’s role between individual decision-making and the services, infrastructure, technology and policies in society. Participants will gain in-demand sustainability leadership skills and strategies for managing risk, facilitating ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) integration, and creating long-term value for shareholders and society.

Up to 40% tuition fee grant available via Greentech Skillnet, full details in the Course Fees section below.

The course aims to provide students with:

  • An understanding of what the sustainability of an organisation is and how it can be measured.
  • The ability to conceptualise the organisation as a socio-technical system with sustainability as a key outcome.
  • An understanding of the psychosocial, organisational, contextual, and societal factors influencing sustainable behaviours.
  • An appreciation of leadership and change management strategies needed to design and deliver effective sustainability initiatives.

 Trinity College Dublin is an Engineers Ireland Registered Training Provider. This programme is CPD-approved by Engineers Ireland.

Registered training provider with Engineers Ireland for 2024

What Topics will you Cover?

  • Sustainability and the role of organisations.
  • Systems thinking and sustainability.
  • How organisations can become more sustainable.
  • Change management, leadership and sustainability initiatives.
  • Social psychology and sustainability.
  • Individual psychology and sustainability.
  • Design for sustainability.

Who is this Course For?

Sustainable organisation consultants, sustainability managers or those with specific sustainability responsibilities in their organisation. The course is also suitable for participants who may wish to pursue a future role in the area of sustainability.

Who Teaches the Course?

Assistant Professor Sam Cromie and Assistant Professor Siobhán Corrigan of Trinity College Dublin, along with relevant industry professionals where applicable.

Time, Date, and Place

This is a seven-week course divided into seven sessions. Each session will comprise several offline learning elements, such as watching introduction videos or preparing some questions for discussion, complemented with a one-hour live webinar every Thursday from 5:30pm-6:30pm (Irish time). The webinar and study material will be accessed via our student learning platform, Blackboard.

The course will run on Thursdays on the following dates in 2024:  September 26th, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, November 7th

For the best online experience, we recommend using Chrome as your default browser, along with a USB (or other) headset with built in microphone.

On successful completion participants will be provided with a Certificate of Completion.

For more information, you can download our Course Brochure.

CPD programme in Sustainable Green Organisations

Assistant Professor Samuel Cromie, Assistant Professor in Psychology, presents on this fully online CPD course aimed at sustainability managers and those with specific sustainability responsibilities in their organisation.

Course Fees


Applicants may be eligible to receive a 40% tuition discount under the Green Tech Skillnet agreement. This programme is CPD Approved by Engineers Ireland.

Green Tech Skillnet up to 40% Tuition Grant

Trinity College Dublin have partnered with Skillnet Ireland to make funding available for this course.

Typically funding is provided at 40% via our GreenTech Skillnet partner making the course fee €900 rather than the standard €1500 cost. In order to get details of this funding please email Rory at email


Places are limited, so enroll as soon as possible to secure your place on the course.

You can enroll on the course directly via the PayPal link below. The course fee includes access to the course materials via Blackboard (Trinity’s virtual learning environment) for the duration of the course. Participation in this CPD course does not include access to the Trinity Library or any other student services (including a student identity card). 


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