for changemakers everywhere

The EVOLVE Sustainability Framework 

Pilot Program

Sparking imagination and action for a better world
6 Weeks | January 17 - February 21, 2023
Live Sessions | Tuesdays 11:30 am - 1 pm EST
Online Course
The Evolve sustainability framework

Get Ready to
EVOLVE Our World

The EVOLVE Sustainability Framework™ pilot program is for changemakers and organizations of all sizes to get started and go farther with environmental and social impact initiatives. Featuring the Compassion-Centered Stakeholder Approach™.
  • 6 Weekly live sessions
  • Quality online course
  • Instructor interaction
  • Practical exercises
  • Join from anywhere
  • Earn a certificate
Live Sessions + Online Course



Get started right away with sustainability initiatives. EVOLVE makes it simple to start making a difference today, and build on successes over time.


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.

Sustainability as a Strategic Driver of Success

Do you want to get started with making meaningful change in your workplace and community? Are you a sustainability champion and looking for ways to engage more people in your organization? Has your organization started sustainability programs and you want to discover ways to go farther?

This course sparks imagination and action for a better world. You will find ways to make meaningful change that lead to measurable impact. By taking a holistic stakeholder approach, you will learn how to embed sustainability into the DNA of your organization and center it as a strategic driver of success.

The course covers foundational concepts in social and environmental sustainability as well as the shifting values in society and how organizations can respond to them. It then moves into the EVOLVE Sustainability Framework and Compassion-Centered Stakeholder Approach that take the mystery out of how to get started and go farther with sustainability initiatives. You will learn the steps of evaluation, imagination, innovation, and implementation across people, products, and processes while engaging people throughout your organization to participate.

6 Weeks | Tuesdays | January 17 - February 21, 2023 | 11:30 am - 1 pm EST

The Learning Journey

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Week 1: The Sustainability Evolution

  • Explore contemporary concepts of sustainability and the evolving design of commerce.
  • Explore ways people and the planet can thrive in the process of creating products and services. 
  • Discover how organizations transition to sustainability and become purpose-driven.
  • Center social and environmental sustainability as the strategic drivers of success. 

Week 2: The EVOLVE Sustainability Framework

  • Apply frameworks for sustainability including the EVOLVE Sustainability Framework™ and the Compassion-Centered Stakeholder Approach™.
  • Discover opportunities for meaningful change by aligning to global goals and standards.
  • Identify areas for application in your organization across people, products, and processes.

Week 3: Evaluation

  • Apply the first of four steps in the EVOLVE framework: evaluation. 
  • Investigate the current conditions and experiences of stakeholders. 
  • Determine areas of improvement for social and environmental sustainability across people, products, and processes. 
  • Assess baseline measurements for impact and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) reporting.

Week 4: Imagination 

  • Spark imagination by asking "what if" questions and others such as "what would great look like?" 
  • Engage in ideation and decision-making tools.
  • Explore sustainability design methods such as life cycle analysis, systems thinking, and the circular economy. 
  • Align to the organization's purpose, vision, and values.

Week 5: Innovation

  • Engage in innovation processes to achieve the desired state.
  • Integrate sustainability methods for innovative thinking and design.
  • Evaluate options such as make, buy, redesign, and collaborations.
  • Determine the required investment of people, time, and money.
  • Ensure alignment to global goals and standards for achieving social and environmental sustainability.

Week 6: Implementation

  • Determine how success will be achieved and implemented. 
  • Craft an action plan, goals, and key performance indicators.
  • Determine how impact will be measured, monitored, and improved. 
  • Collect data for ESG and impact reporting.
  • Continuously EVOLVE sustainability initiatives by repeating the steps in the framework!  
Meet the instructor

Joni Roberts, IMBA

As the Founder and Chief Evolution Officer of Evolution University, Joni combines her unique experience in international entrepreneurship and higher education with a passion for creating a more joyful, prosperous, and sustainable world.
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