Design Strategy, Innovation & Sustainability

What it is?

We can use Design strategy as a discipline to determine:

  • What to make and do
  • The why
  • And the how to innovate in context

Thinking like disruptors we integrate the disciplines of design strategy with design thinking methods and processes, systems thinking, best practices in innovation, creativity and organisational design as it applies to the principles and applications of sustainability and the circular economy.

Learning Outcomes

  • What is Design Strategy and how does it apply to sustainability and the circular economy
  • Principles, mindset, process and tools of design strategy
  • Business model propositions design.
  • Intrapreneurship & Entrepreneurship thinking
  • Storytelling
  • Case studies
  • Design for Sustainability and the Circular Economy – applications & inspiration
  • Overcome adoption challenges of sustainability based innovation

Who would benefit most from attending?

Senior leadership | Executive Management | Business owners | Head of strategy | Business unit owners

There are 3 levels available

Base | Applied | Hero

To view the full course details please download the pdf below


A 1 day general foundation course on the basics to get you started.


A 2 day course held over 3 weeks with customised applied examples building on the core foundations.


A 5 day advanced course over 4-6 weeks that allows you to implement the learnings into your business  [available directly to individual organisations and highly focused to their business.


Each of the three levels include a mix of purposefully designed and delivered leadership workshops, pre-reads and activities, sector specific insights, strategy and roadmap development.

More advanced bespoke designed levels may include topline materiality, SDGs alignment, corporate ESG reporting support, policy development, peer review and insights, stakeholder engagement and planning, and sustainability proposition development. 


SUSTHUB offer a variety of specific related Masterclasses to clients. These are highly interactive and informative sessions where we share best and next practices in key ‘sustainability’ related topics. These classes are highly relevant to senior leaders and those responsible for sustainability in organisations. They are delivered by key practitioners who will share their knowledge and insights garnered from significant years of business application and experience. Classes are delivered directly at client sites, in public sessions and/or online. These are 2-3h in duration.

A list of available Masterclasses can be seen here


If you would like to know more about our courses, are challenged by the sustainability needs of your business  - contact us here:

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