Course Description

Welcome to the Global Certification Program in Business Sustainability! 

More and more business owners, managers and employees are discovering untapped cost savings and increased profits in eco-friendly operations and social engagement initiatives. These can range from simple savings by requiring fewer resources such as water and paper, to long-term savings (and revenue generators) such as installing renewable energy systems.

The Value of Certification

The Global Sustainability Certification Program provides the foundational knowledge to build a successful sustainability platform and implement green practices in your business.

The Global program gives you a complete overview of social, environmental and economic sustainability practices and how to apply them in a business context. The knowledge, resources and level of understanding and skill you will gain in this program can be implemented immediately to improve, manage and develop sustainable processes, technologies, new innovations, and corporate practices that will keep your company on the cutting edge as a market leader.

A Program Designed for the Busy Professional

This e-learning Certification program is designed for the busy working professional in mind. You can start at any time and work at your own pace virtually from anywhere in the world using your laptop, phone, iPad or other devices. The natural user-friendly platform and compelling curriculum will help you quickly build a strong base level of understanding of easily implemented business sustainability concepts, using video content, step-by-step recorded Powerpoint presentations, audio recordings and downloadable PDF resources.

Be part of the solution in building a SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY.


• Gain advantage in the workplace

• Set yourself apart from others in your industry

• Be a valuable sustainability team member in your company

• Have a solid knowledge base in the sustainability space related to business

• Participate in continued e-learning opportunities

•Gain tools on how to save your company money

• Learn how to keep and retain valuable and passionate employees

• Learn easily with an engaging platform which provides videos, Power point presentations, PDF’s and audio recording

• Gauge your progress through every step with online quizzes

• Demonstrate proficiency in sustainability

• Access course content from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone

• No in person meeting requirements

• No need to be online at a specific time for classes

• Notification of additional updated information

• Become an advocate for the use of sustainable practices

• No prior experience or knowledge necessary to become certified

• Developed for busy working professionals

• Network with business professionals from around the world

• Advocate for the use of sustainable practices


With our certification RECOGNITION program, you can share your new credentials with others by adding our Certification Logo  to your email signature, personal letterhead, or business cards. Upon completion of the course, you receive instant recognition on LinkedIn through the certificate “award” for completion of the course. Certified Sustainable Business Associates are also welcome to share it on social media including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Beyond the benefits it provides to you, it always inspires others to also become more informed and care about sustainability.


The Certification will need to be renewed every 3 years with additional e-learning opportunities/credits. These extra courses will be provided at a substantial discount to certified professionals.


In addition to new e-learning courses coming online, you will also have the opportunity to submit your success stories with the U.S Green Chamber of Commerce's business community.



U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce represents the voice of hundreds of thousands of small, midsized and large American businesses and global corporations who like you understand that…• Business success and sustainability go hand-in-hand • Shareholder value and social consciousness co-exist side-by-side• Long-term business profits, global leadership and environmental stewardship are inseparable from each other.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome Letter

    • Welcome Video

  • 2


    • Introductory Survey

    • Intro to Sustainability

    • Quick Tip- One and a half minutes

    • QUIZ - Introduction to Sustainability

    • How to Go Green

    • QUIZ - How to Go Green

    • SURVEY- 3 Quick Questions- Intro to Sustainability

  • 3


    • Building a Sustainable Business Culture

    • QUIZ - Leadership and Commitment

    • NEW Sustainability Plan (complete)

    • QUIZ - Sustainability Plan

    • Sustainability Plan- Outline

    • Green Team and Education

    • QUIZ - Green Team and Education

    • NEW Events, Community, and Partnerships (complete)

    • QUIZ - Events, Community and Partnerships

    • CHECKLIST - Employee and Community Engagement

    • SURVEY- 3 easy questions- Employee and Community Engagement

    • NEW CHECKLIST: Employee and Community Engagement

  • 4


    • NEW Why Waste Management (complete)

    • QUIZ- Why Waste Management

    • NEW 5 Rs

    • QUIZ- The 5 R's

    • Zero Waste

    • Quiz - Zero Waste

    • CHECKLIST - Waste-Resource and Recycling Management

    • SURVEY- 3 Simple Questions- Waste, Resource and Recycling Management

    • NEW CHECKLIST: Waste Resource and Recycling Management

  • 5


    • NEW Why Green Transportation

    • QUIZ- Why Green Transportation

    • NEW Commuting (complete)

    • QUIZ- Green Transportation Commuting

    • NEW Green Your Fleet (complete)

    • QUIZ- Green Transportation Fleets

    • Efficient Transportation Toolkit

    • NEW Shipping and Delivery (complete)

    • QUIZ - Green Transportation Shipping

    • CHECKLIST - Green Transportation

    • SURVEY- Only 3 questions- Green Transportation

    • NEW CHECKLIST: Green Transportation

  • 6


    • NEW Benefits of Energy Efficiency

    • QUIZ - Why Energy Efficiency

    • NEW Lighting

    • QUIZ - Lighting

    • NEW Cooling

    • QUIZ - Cooling

    • NEW Heating

    • QUIZ - Heating

    • NEW Electronics

    • QUIZ - Electronics

    • CHECKLIST - Energy Efficiency NEW

    • CHECKLIST - Energy Efficiency OLD

    • SURVEY - 3 Easy Questions - Energy Efficiency

    • NEW CHECKLIST: Energy Efficiency

  • 7


    • NEW Why Conserve Water

    • QUIZ - Why Conserve Water?

    • NEW Indoor Water Use

    • QUIZ - Introduction to Water Conservation and Saving Water Indoors

    • NEW Outdoor Water Use

    • QUIZ- Outdoor Water Use

    • CHECKLIST - Water Conservation

    • SURVEY- 3 short questions- Water Conservation

    • NEW CHECKLIST: Water Conservation

  • 8


    • NEW Why Renewable Energy

    • QUIZ - Why Renewable Energy

    • NEW Solar Energy

    • QUIZ - Solar Energy

    • NEW Hydroelectric

    • QUIZ - Hydroelectric Energy

    • NEW Biomass Energy

    • QUIZ - Biomass Energy

    • NEW Geothermal

    • QUIZ - Geothermal Energy

    • NEW Wind Energy

    • QUIZ - Wind Energy

    • SURVEY -3 questions- Renewable Energy

    • NEW CHECKLIST: Renewable Energy

  • 9


    • NEW Intro. to Social Sustainability

    • QUIZ - Introduction to Social Sustainability

    • NEW Human and Labor Rights

    • QUIZ - Human and Labor Rights

    • NEW Human Rights (Diversity)

    • QUIZ - Human Rights (Diversity)

    • NEW Product and Service Responsibility

    • QUIZ - Product and Service Responsibility

    • CHECKLIST - Social Sustainability

    • SURVEY- Yes, those same 3 questions :) - Social Sustainability

    • NEW CHECKLIST: Social Sustainability

  • 10


    • The Story of Stuff- 21 Minutes

    • NEW Personal Responsibility Part 1

    • QUIZ - Personal Responsibility Part 1

    • NEW Personal Responsibility Part 2

    • QUIZ - Personal Responsibility Part 2

    • NEW Personal Responsibility Part 3

    • Clothing- The Story of Stuff Project

    • QUIZ - Personal Responsibility Part 3

    • SURVEY- 4 quick questions- Personal Responsibility

    • CHECKLIST - Personal Responsibility

    • NEW CHECKLIST: Personal Responsibility

  • 11


    • NEW Intro. to Green Marketing

    • QUIZ - Introduction to Green Marketing

    • NEW Green Guides

    • QUIZ - Green Marketing Guides

    • SURVEY- Introduction to Green Marketing

  • 12


    • Capital Institue Introduction to First Green Bank Documentary

    • Year In The Life of First Green Bank Documentary- 25 Minutes

    • NEW Regenerative Economy

  • 13




  • 14

    TEST - Laila

    • Balkhi_Fall, 2016_Presentation_Climate Change, Air Pollution & Asthma.pdf

    • USGCCSampleTemplate_SolarEnergy.pdf