for changemakers everywhere

The EVOLVE Sustainability Framework

Sparking Imagination and Action for a Better World

Make meaningful change for social and environmental sustainability.
Embed sustainability as a strategic driver of success.
Align to the SDGs and ESG.

Six Live Sessions + Online Course
Evolution University is a social enterprise and online school for changemakers inspired to create programs, products, and services with positive benefits to society and our planet. To successfully achieve sustainability, we need to reinvent the way we interact with the world both individually and collectively. In doing so, we can imagine and create a world that is much better for humanity and the planet than the one we have now.  

The next decade is pivotal for evaluating, imagining, innovating, and implementing the changes. Evolution University supports this process by providing courses, consulting, and community, enabling us to learn, grow, and work together to solve problems and create the future. The need to take action has never been greater and the time to act is now.

- Joni Roberts, Chief Evolution Officer
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Why Sustainability?

The Horse's Mouth is a unique talk show where Tom’s guests sidle up to his bar to discuss the intersection of sports, business, and life.
Today, Tom, one of the original players for the Jacksonville Jaguars, sits down with Joni Roberts from Evolution University.

Go Jags!!
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People We Serve


Ready yourself to lead and help solve today's social and environmental sustainability challenges. Next level your skill sets and make meaningful change.


Get started and go farther with sustainability initiatives. Build better brands, gain operational efficiencies, and increase value across the organization and stakeholders.


Become a sustainability leader by integrating our problem solving and interdisciplinary frameworks and learning content aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Our Unique Approach

Values Based | Sustainability Driven | Global Community

5 Essential Mindsets to EVOLVE our World

Our learning content is grounded in the 5 Essential Mindsets™ representing the core attitudes, beliefs, and skills that help us imagine and take action to #EvolveOurWorld: Global, Compassion, Abundance, Growth, and Changemaker. Learn more about the mindsets in our courses and follow along with our Monday Mindsets social media series. 

Sustainability as a Strategic Driver

Our EVOLVE Sustainability Framework™ takes the mystery out of how to get started and go farther with sustainability initiatives. The simple, yet robust framework helps organizations integrate sustainability as the strategic driver of success. The beauty of the framework is that it works for organizations of all sizes and inspires imagination and action across all departments. It aligns to the UN SDGs and feeds data for ESG.

Stakeholder Value Approach

Find ways to increase stakeholder value with our Compassion-Centered Stakeholder Approach™. When you put compassion at the center of decision making, it naturally leads to optimal outcomes for people, planet, and prosperity. Dive deeper by asking the right questions such as: Does this action create a better world? What would GREAT look like? 

Global Community of Changemakers

Evolution U was born global, attracting changemakers from around the world and giving us the opportunity to connect and cross-pollinate ideas and knowledge in new and exciting ways. Our growing community is set up to bring together individuals, teams, organizations, and universities in ways that have never happened before!  
"We are in the process of developing an evolving design of commerce where people and the planet thrive in the process of creating products and services." - Joni Roberts, Founder of Evolution University
Get ready to evole our world

The EVOLVE Sustainability Framework

Sparking imagination and action for a better world.

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Get started right away with sustainability initiatives. EVOLVE takes the mystery out of how to start making a difference today.


Make meaningful change that leads to measurable impact. Align to global goals and standards, while increasing efficiencies and effectiveness.


From start-ups to teams to entire organizations, EVOLVE empowers people to spark imagination and take action for positive change. 


From refining your organization's purpose and values to embedding sustainability into its DNA, EVOLVE takes you on a journey of continuous improvement for sustainability.
Align to the global goals for 2030

Make Meaningful Change

Evolution University offerings align to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals -- a multi-trillion dollar opportunity to transform our world. The goals represent areas of improvement for every community and company to be better.
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Demonstrate positive impact

Impact Reporting

The EVOLVE Sustainability Framework helps organizations go from evaluation to implementation of sustainability initiatives. Data collected can feed Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting used to attract impact investors, strengthen stakeholder and brand value, and enhance customer and employee relationships.

Evolution U Community

We believe connection with others is a key success factor for taking on challenges and persevering. We have community built in to our school and our courses. 

What's included at the free community level?

We are building a community of people who are creating the future by making positive change around the world.

Changemaker Profile

Showcase your personal experience, interests, and organizations. Add your photo and display  the courses you've completed.

Community Conversations 

Participate in our community conversations where you can meet one another, share ideas, inspiration, and find potential collaborators.

Resource Hub

Access a library of curated resources for personal growth and social and environmental sustainability. You will find downloadable pdfs and links to recommended books, videos, and documentaries.

Evolution News

Access a curated newsfeed with an emphasis on optimism, science, and sustainability. Drop the negative news and feed your mind and spirit with ways to solve problems and make the world a better place. 

Expert Led Webinars

Stay in the loop and join webinars from featured experts in the fields of tech, social, and eco sustainability.

What's included at the course level?

You will have access to everything listed above, plus...

Quality Content

Courses are designed with our unique content, practices, and frameworks, then blended with core sustainability concepts and thought leadership that ready you to take action in the real world right away.

Interactive eBook

Each course comes with an advanced interactive ebook that is easy to navigate with text, videos, quizzes, and links to curated resources.

Course Conversations

Access the course level discussion areas where you can meet your instructor and classmates, and share ideas and inspiration. 

Course Notes

Highlight text and take notes that are automatically saved to your private personal folder in the Resource Hub.

Expert Led Webinars

Interact with featured experts specific to course topics.

Certificate of Completion

Receive an attractive certificate that can be printed and shared digitally on social media.

Courses and eBooks

Our courses and eBooks take you on a learning journey where you will discover how to be an inspiring leader, collaborator, innovator, and purpose-driven changemaker.

What people are saying  

Bavana Maharaj
Chemical Engineer
South Africa
This course is a brilliant, one-of-a-kind course! Thank you to the course coordinators and Evolution University for the knowledge you have imparted and motivation to be more compassionate. The course was well-structured and I loved the entertaining videos and book recommendations. I will be recommending this course with as many individuals I can!
Rohan Aurora
Tech Entrepreneur
Vancouver Canada
An excellent compact course to learn and integrate compassion, empathy, and resiliency. The content is enlivened with insightful videos and challenges to reinforce a compassionate mindset. 
Chris Byers
Venture Capital Fund Manager, Boston
I love how Evolution University has set the foundation for its coursework with a BOLD INTENSION to develop organizational leaders in the skills of compassion, empathy, and mindfulness.

Join the Evolution U Community and Be the Change

I created Evolution University to step up and do my part to help evolve our world by providing people practical ways to take meaningful action now. I invite you to join me to learn, grow, and evolve together!

- Joni Roberts, Founder & Chief Evolution Officer

The Global Goals for 2030
A Multi-trillion Dollar Opportunity

It's one thing to say let's create a better world, and a more challenging undertaking to make it happen. It will take all of us, everywhere to make the necessary changes. We need individuals to take everyday actions and sustainability changemakers and entrepreneurs to innovate and implement new products and services that will bring greater harmony with nature and wellbeing to societies. 

With so many challenges facing us, you may wonder how you can make a difference. An ambitious plan underway is the Global Goals to transform our world by 2030. All member countries of the United Nations have signed on and agreed to set the Sustainable Development Goals as priorities. Success requires competent leadership and strategic alignment from global to local levels. To help achieve the goals, Evolution University's educational offerings and resources align to the Global Goals.

Based on the "Better Business Better World" report produced by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, the pathway presents a multi-trillion dollar opportunity with a 5-15 year first mover advantage. There is an abundance of work to be done and new growth to be generated across many areas of interest. The future is ours to create.
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Welcoming Changemakers from Around the World

Evolution University is based in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, with members from over 40 countries.
Algeria, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, United States

Asia and Australia
Australia, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey

Albania, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
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