Water Revolution Foundation

Sustainability in Practice management course

‘Sustainability in Practice’ is the first course Water Revolution Foundation launched as part of its educational programme. This is a management course tailored to the superyacht industry.

The course provider is Centre for Sustainability & Excellence (CSE) who are renowned for their management courses for sustainability and have trained 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

This tailored course is very pragmatic and aims at lowering the barrier to start a sustainability programme inside a company tomorrow, and provides attendees with useful tools and tips.


  • To understand sustainability definitions and key concepts
  • To introduce the business case of sustainability and regulatory trends
  • To use effective communication (and avoid greenwashing) of sustainability, internally and externally
  • To identify UN Sustainable Development Goals related to your business case
  • To define necessary steps for creating a sustainability strategy
  • To set the methods for sustainability reporting
  • To understand life cycle assessment (Yachting 4.0 Tool)
  • To understand how to measure corporate social impact and carbon footprint

Target audience

This course is a management course. Typical attendees of such courses are CEOs, COOs, managing directors, operational directors, marketing directors and heads of production.

Table of contents

A course manual will be submitted to all participants prior to the course for preparation. The course covers the following subjects:

  • Module 1: Sustainability (CSR) and the Business Case
  • Module 2: Current Global & Local Sustainability Trends
  • Module 3: Sustainability (CSR) Strategy and Related Global Standards & Guidelines. Measuring Environmental Impact
  • Module 4: Sustainability Reporting Frameworks and Stakeholder’s Communication

Upcoming courses

The Sustainability in Practice management course was originally intended to be provided four times this year at different venues. Like many things, due to Covid-19, our planned courses are in limbo as travel is currently restricted and the calendar of industry events continues to shift. Also as increasing numbers of people work from home, we have decided to instead offer our successful sustainability-in-practice management course online.

New setup

The programme will be divided over two days, taking 2.5 hours per day. The number of participants is capped at 14. Conference call technology will be used and the course slides will be shared by screen sharing. The online course covers the same content as the physical course and therefore qualifies as preparation for the optional post-course exam assignment.

Post-course exam assignment

The exam is an assignment where the attendee applies the lessons from the course to their own organisation and submits a written plan to the course provider for examination. The results follow a few weeks after the course. When successful, an official digital certificate will be issued in your name by CSE, the course providing institute. In case the exam is not taken, a written confirmation of attendance is created after having joined the full day.


Water Revolution Foundation offers the course at nearly cost price, it is our aim to make it accessible for as many yachting professionals as possible.

While we can offer the course at lower cost, due to savings on location, lunch and travel costs of the trainer, the costs are shared by the lower number of students feasible for an online course. Therefore, we are offering the online course at:

  • €315 (normally €370) for attending the course, without taking the official exam assignment.
  • €695 (normally €750) for attending the course and taking the exam assignment to earn an official ‘Sustainability Practitioner’ certificate issued by Centre for Sustainability & Excellence (CSE).


The online courses are capped at 14 seats. Registration for all courses is now open, the course is confirmed when 12 or more seats are reserved. Please use the button below that leads you to a Doodle date planner, to indicate your availability at ALL given dates, to select the most popular date. Please indicate your country when giving in your name to know which time zone you are in. We will be in touch to confirm your registration and to arrange payment.


“I am looking back on a very interesting course. I got some useful insights, tools and tips during the ‘Sustainability in Practice’ management course. Great interaction between trainer and practitioners. And the content is nicely connected to the yachting industry. I recommend this course  to everyone in the boating and yachting industry with serious intentions to get started on the path of neutralising their ecological footprint.”
Maik van Zoggel – Business Development Manager – Volvo Penta

“Taking part in the sustainability in practice management course gave me the opportunity to gain deeper knowledge and insights into sustainability – in general, and for our industry in particular. Applying the concept of sustainability within the post-course exam assignment helped me and our organization to further detail the company’s sustainability strategy. After successfully passing the exam and being certified as a “Sustainability Practitioner” by the Center for Sustainability and Excellence, and therefore being part of a broader community, I am able to benefit from the experience of fellow practitioner from diverse sectors. I highly recommend taking part in the course, as well in the post-course exam. We need to get more people involved in order to work on solutions for a sustainable future for the yachting world. It is crucial for our industry.”
Moritz Schmidinger – Head of Project Development – Vedder

“Water Revolution Foundation has played a major role in shaping my professional understanding of what sustainability actually means for our business and our goals, as well as the urgent global social and environmental needs. Along with the clear vision and tools provided during the course, one will find insights into how to achieve results within their organisation.”
Roger Termorshuizen – Safety Expert Assistant – Heesen Yachts

“The course was very well done. It fully explained the concepts, provided useful tools and helped us to better understand the subject matter. We learned how to communicate sustainability effectively, as well as identify goals and develop strategies to reach them. I am extremely happy I attended the course and was very proud to receive certification.”
Michela Reverberi – President – Reverberi Design