The XU sustainable solution for professionals
Make your company a sustainability pioneer

Get your employees qualified in the field of sustainability, face the shortage of skilled workers and secure your future viability.

Our learning content is based on the academic principles of the IU International University of Applied Sciences

For the future viability of your company
Get your talented employees qualified today in the skills of tomorrow

Take advantage of our unique package of certified learning content including the learning experience platform (LXP) and services related to future sustainability expertise with its digitalization and mobility drivers.

Ensure your competitiveness
Increase your sales
Enhance your image

Excellent learning

The E-Cademy of ZF Friedrichshafen and XU sustainable was awarded the German Personnel Management Award 2022.
With the E-Cademy, ZF enables the targeted development of knowledge and expertise on e-mobility within its own workforce. The results speak for themselves:

  • 11,600 active learners
  • 78.4% engagement rate
  • 64% completed courses

Our learning content - prepared by experts and based on the academic principles of the IU International University of Applied Sciences
Choose the topics relevant to your business

Together with our international network of experts, we offer more than 200 hours of learning content and 350 hours of accompanying learning material on our learning experience platform (LXP). Our topic: Sustainability including its drivers digitalization and mobility of the future.

Choose the topics relevant to your company and make them available to your employees in your corporate design. We’re happy to create content specifically for your company and support you in learner engagement and success measurement.

Excerpt of topics:

Supply chains

Sustainable supply chains

Supply chain

Implementation in corporate divisions

Recommendations for negative impacts on your value chain


Introduction to sustainable finance

Sustainable financial standards and ESG regulation

ESG strategies for financial products

ESG criteria and roadmap

Social sustainability

Acting with social responsibility

Social impact on employees along the value chain

Social responsibility in society and communities

Social life cycle assessment (S-LCA)

Basic knowledge

The three dimensions of sustainability

Basics of ecological, social and economic sustainability

Terms, concepts and theories


EU Green Deal

EU Action Plan

Corporate Social Responsibility Directive (CSRD)

Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG)


Opportunities and risks of digitalization

Customer & user centricity

Software and software engineering


Platform economy

Leadership & culture

Mobility of the future

Electric cars

xEV technology

Charging infrastructure

Case trends

Individual learning on-demand
Certified learning content at the practical and university level

All learners can choose courses, masterclasses, certification programs and a nano degree according to their time and interests. After answering classifying questions, we will recommend a tailor-made qualification from 200 hours of course content.

290 courses

30 to 240 minutes

10 masterclasses

7 to 9 hours

4 certification programs

approx. 19 hours over 5 to 6 months

1 nano degree

approx. 150 hours over max. 12 months

will be accepted as part of a subsequent master’s degree program at IU to an extent of 5 ECTS credits

Our learning content is based on the academic principles of the IU International University of Applied Sciences

Plug and Learn
Choose what you need from our range of services in sustainability expertise

Get your employees qualified with our 360-degree portfolio in relevant sustainability skills. Choose learning content, topics, scope, certifications, or services based on your needs

200 hours of learning content
Learner engagement
Content production
Live sessions
Staying up to date
Integration of your own content
Performance measurement & 
KPI-oriented analyses
Plug & Learn
Privacy & data security
Content as a service (CaaS)
Software as a service (SaaS)
Engagement formats

Sustainability is becoming a must-have
Solve the challenges of tomorrow with your company now

Political institutions are holding companies accountable

The message for companies from national and EU administrations is clear:
Not just capital market-oriented companies, but more and more companies from all sectors will have to comply with legal transparency obligations in the future in order to avoid high costs.

Stakeholders are demanding sustainability

Although the demand for sustainability from all stakeholders is rising and the pressure on companies is increasing, so far, only a few companies have started a real sustainability transformation – why is that?

Many companies lack sustainability skills among their staff. A lack of personnel development makes it difficult to set clear goals and often makes it impossible to implement a sustainability strategy. Companies that recognize and change this achieve clear competitive advantages and score points with investors.

The 5 stages of sustainability
Achieve the next level of the sustainability transformation with continued training

e.g. risk minimization through legally compliant CSR reporting
e.g. stakeholder involvement, development of basic expertise for things such as CO2 reduction
First results
e.g. reduced footprint, higher attractiveness as an employer
e.g. increase in sales
Positive influence
e.g. thought leadership, securing the competitive advantage, first mover advantage

XU sustainable – Knowledge for Growth
More than 120 companies have already built their qualifications as sustainability experts with XU sustainable

We're always happy to answer your questions

Let’s discuss how you can enhance your image, secure your competitiveness, increase your sales and expand your service portfolio through employee qualification in the field of sustainability.