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Programme Purpose

Accelerate sustainability within your organisation by learning the tools to ensure sustainability is incorporated into your organisations overarching business strategy and investment decisions.

Programme Objectives - Accelerating Leadership of Sustainability

The finance function may be the most important one in the ultimate delivery of effective sustainability initiatives in the Irish Food, Drink and Horticulture sector. In partnership with Bord Bia, UCD has designed the Finance Leaders Sustainability programme - a one-off programme specifically for senior financial executives. By learning the tools to incorporate sustainability considerations into their decision making processes and ensuring sustainability is seamlessly integrated into business strategy and investment decisions, senior financial executives can contribute uniquely and significantly to the long-term success and resilience of their organisations, and the sustainability of the Irish food, drink and horticulture sector as a whole.


Key Details

May 2024

Start Date

In-person delivery in UCD Smurfit




Programme Format and Dates 

The format of the Finance Leaders Sustainability programme will be 5 in-person delivery days in the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Blackrock, Co. Dublin as follows:

Module   Dates
Module 1: Sustainability in a Strategic and Governance Context & Strategic Finance  Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd May 2024
Module 2: Sustainable Finance 2 & The Decision Maker on Investment Wednesday 5 & Thursday 6 June, 2024
Module 3: Strategy and Sustainability Thursday 5th September 2024


Tuition Fees

The fees for participation in the Finance Leaders Sustainability Programme for verified Origin Green member companies are as follows:

€4,000 per participant


The cost per Origin Green verified retailer/food service member is €7,500.00.  Note: Funding from Bord Bia is not available for these sectors.

Next Steps - How Do I Apply?

To apply for the programme please click on the below link and a member of the UCD Smurfit Executive Development programme team will be in touch.



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