The Positive Impact Professional Certification Course

Your Guide to Becoming a Sustainability-Oriented Leader in Your Role 



We live within an enormous ecosystem full of symbiotic relationships, supportive cooperation, and detailed networks. In order to become a leader in sustainable business, we need to take a step back and look at the system as a whole- not just as the sum of its parts or the microcosm of one company's impact. This course takes you through 8 different modules to deepen your knowledge about social, environmental, and economic sustainability, and how we all play a role within these systems. You will walk away from this course ready to create positive change through your role as a business leader.


Robust sustainability education is the key to transforming "business as usual" attitudes into innovative new business models, and has the potential to uproot our whole way of thinking about entrepreneurship, marketing, strategy, and our perspective of the world around us. 


If you're reading this, you have likely experienced some of the following: 

  • Growing consumer demand for sustainable products in your industry 
  • Information overload on sustainability topics
  • Unclear messaging from companies about their sustainability efforts and goals


This program will teach you about sustainability on a national and global scale. We will dive into the intersection of social and environmental sustainability and topics such as environmental justice, business, policy, human development, economics, and more.


Module 1

Climate Change x Sustainability

Outcome: We get back to basics. you will understand the foundational concepts of climate change, including main causes and consequences. We build off this base knowledge for the rest of the course. 

Module Highlights:

We tackle the science of greenhouse gases, losing the carbon sink, and biodiversity loss- and how they're all intertwined in a global system on continuous feedback loops.

  • Marine and terrestrial carbon sinks
  • Mono-crops and modern agriculture
  • Why is biodiversity really important?
Module 2

Population Ecology x Sustainability 

Outcome: You will understand the natural forces at work that balance out animal and plant populations, and what that means for the future of the human race- and what we can do about it. 

Module Highlights:

Overpopulation exacerbates our most potent climate issues. We will understand how these forces interact with each other, including:

  • Urbal Sprawls
  • Resource Sinks
  • Demographic Transitions
Module 3

Development x Sustainability

Outcome: You will understand how the Anthropocene interacts with and influences the 9 Earth System Processes, and our amazing knack for innovation within our means. 

Module Highlights:

We get to look at the BIG forces that are at play, and revolutionary theories that have changes climate science history. You also get a peek at some later concepts we continue to build off, including:

  • The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals 
  • Sustainable Development Case Study 
  • Innovations for Urbanization


And so much more!

Modules 4-8 cover topics regarding Energy, U.S. Environmental Policy, Business & Leadership, Environmental Economics, and Environmental Justice.
You will walk away with the skills and knowledge to communicate the importance of incorporating sustainability principles into your business to adapt to changing circumstances in the market, create change through purpose-driven techniques in your career and personal life, and the confidence to become a value-oriented and educated leader.

Here’s what you’re getting when you enroll today:

The complete PIP Certification Course- $1,350 value 

  • Bonus 1 - A How To Guide to Writing Your First Sustainability Report ($900 value)
  • Bonus 2 - Goal Finder Exercise for You & Your Business (Value: $350)

Total Value: $2,600

But when you enroll today, you’ll get access to everything for just: $575

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Frequently Asked Questions

What people asked before signing up for the EcoCitizen Certification Course

The business professional

The sustainability consultant

The entrepreneur

The marketing professional 

The goal-driven leader

Timely completion of all lessons & modules, as well as thoughtful reflections according to the given prompt at the end of each module.

There are no course prerequisites, however some of the information we discuss may be advanced to someone not exposed to sustainability conversations. We do our best to make all information accessible to all learning levels, and hold by-appointment office hours to discuss any questions or give clarification. 

You can list this certification as:

The Positive Impact Professional (PIP) Certification from Scoop Intelligence

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Course Description: 

The PIP Certification Course from Scoop Intelligence offers a well-rounded education in the intersection of sustainability and topics such as population ecology, human development, climate change, business, environmental economics, business, environmental justice, and policy. This 8-week course broadens the participant's knowledge base about the intricacies of sustainability and the interconnectedness of human and earth systems. Completion of this course certifies the participant as having sufficient sustainability knowledge to be a strong leader in this field. 

You will have access to detailed wrap-up PDFs, additional learning resources (updated through the course site periodically), action steps, and a mailed/digital copy of your certificate. 

This course has been curated through years of professional and university education, and the design of this course is such that the information builds off each module, encapsulating and diving into the broad categories we are exposed to most in our daily life. 

Yes! This course is designed for anyone, at any knowledge level, to be able to take. The most important thing you can do for the planet is develop your knowledge in sustainability so you can share your education with others. You do not need to be in a leadership position to use this certification. 

This course is the only course available to offer well-rounded sustainability knowledge without the need to get a degree.

Your certificate does not expire, however continued learning is recommended. The field of sustainability is a rapidly evolving area of expertise, and Scoop Intelligence will be offering one-off classes to further your knowledge in specific topic areas. Be on the lookout for these in the future!

If you know the right questions to ask, maybe? The world of sustainability can easily be an information overload, and finding trustworthy, science-based sources is challenging. That’s why we made this course! This information is expertly curated for you to get the most relevant knowledge possible.

All fields of sustainability are interconnected. The module topics were created to give you at least a cursory knowledge of the biggest sustainability topics today, and you learn how they all build off previous ideas. If you are a business professional that might not care for the dynamics of population, stick around. Your mind might change as we get to discussing environmental economics. 

We have incorporated the most frequently asked questions directly into the course and continue to update it based on the feedback that we receive.

As other questions arise, we recommend that you make a note of them so that we can cover all of them during any scheduled office hours.

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