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Do More with Less! Maximise Precious Resources, Reduce Unnecessary Costs and Meet Your Sustainability Goals by Engaging Every Employee in Building a Waste-Free Organisation

'Sustainability' and 'ESG' (Environmental, Social and Governance) have become some of the hottest topics of our time, but how to actually do it? Most of the Sustainability education and practices in the world focus on reporting, carbon calculation, government regulations, compliance and similar themes. While these are important topics, they do not directly lead to the real actions that are desperately needed for organisations to combat global warming and other critical issues facing the world. This is where 'Lean' can help.

Lean Thinking has been around for a few decades and is familiar to many organisations at a basic level, but its huge potential to help with the Sustainability movement is only now being tapped. At its core, Lean is about the relentless pursuit of increasing Value and eliminating Waste through people engagement, problem solving and continuous innovation. 'Waste' can include issues vital to achieving a sustainable, circular economy, such as energy usage, food wastage and income inequity. So, how can 'Lean' help us get more sustainable? We will show how the well-established techniques of Lean Thinking can play a significant role in achieving Sustainable people, Sustainable organisations and a Sustainable World.


The aim of this course is for you to understand at a basic level how to apply Lean Thinking to Sustainability and ESG, especially the Environmental component, so that you can begin making actual improvements that will have a measurable impact on carbon emissions and sustainability in general. You will learn practical ways to apply proven problem solving and process improvement approaches to tackle the issues of climate change, pollution, over-production and others. You will leave this course equipped with a powerful new capability to be able to make a difference for yourself, your organisation and the world at large.

Course Outline

  • The Critical Need for Sustainability and ESG
  • Introduction to Lean Thinking
  • The Undiscovered Links Between Lean and Green
  • Examples of Lean Applications in Sustainability
  • Incorporating 'Lean and Green' into Normal Business Practices

Target Audiences

This course is aimed broadly at all staff and managers, as well as Sustainability and ESG professionals and leaders, who are looking for a practical course to help them meet their Sustainability goals by understanding simple ways of how to actually make a difference. The course is designed to be relevant to all kinds of industries and across the private sector, public institutions and non-profits.


All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from SEAS upon completion.


  • John S. Hamalian (Owner & General Manager at Sustainable Organisational Excellence)

    John S. Hamalian

    Owner & General Manager at Sustainable Organisational Excellence

    John S. Hamalian has over 20 years of experience at General Motors and Dell, specialising in Management, Innovation, Sustainable Excellence and Transformation. He has been actively engaged in the Sustainability and ESG movements for over a decade: lecturing and training on the topics as well as achieving professional competency in Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Business Strategy and ISO-26000, including a Professional Certificate. John is also an instructor at various institutions, a published writer on management, strategy and global perspectives, and a speaker at conferences, global corporations, public agencies and professional associations.

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