A leadership and governance model to drive growth sustainably

The world today is struggling with social inequality, climate change, cyber vulnerability, and geo-political strife. Businesses are increasingly expected to deliver superior shareholder returns and at the same time, addressed environmental and social sustainability concerns. But is it possible to drive superior shareholder return by doing good?

Our research reveals that it requires a distinct leadership orientation. By studying global organisations that are doing well by doing good, we learned that champions of the environment and society see themselves as stewards of planet Earth and humanity. They proactively choose to create sustainability-first strategies that align profit with purpose. These champions are steward leaders.


At SAC, we believe that the world needs steward leadership—the ability to create a win-win-win future for stakeholders, society, and the environment.

Our executive education offerings equip business leaders and board directors with values-based skills and frameworks to pursue a worthy purpose without compromising profit and growth.

Our approach to leadership development

  1.  We provide a values-based framework to allow you to align profit with purpose because achieving sustainability objectives requires more than rules, regulations, reporting and incentives.
  2. We integrate experiential learning in our educational programmes, using real-life stories of steward leadership in action from our ever-growing case repository.
  3. We do not just share the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of steward leadership. We equip you with research-based tools, frameworks and best practices.
  4. We believe in leaders-enabling-leaders. Learn from the best of the best thought leaders and practitioners, not just from academic faculty.



Our content is based on the Steward Leadership Compass©, a framework that empowers leaders to put steward leadership in action. Our programmes are custom designed to fit each organisation’s unique needs. Our focus is to co-curate learning journeys with lasting positive impact.

Steward leadership is the genuine desire and persistence to create a collective better future for stakeholders, society, future generations and the environment. The Steward Leadership Compass© serves as a framework to help leaders mature into steward leaders and empower them to bring steward leadership to life in the organisations they lead.

Our content is designed and delivered based on the following themes and areas of applications:


Personal Steward Leadership

  • Mature from boss to leader to steward leader
  • Discover your unique source of long-lasting leadership energy
  • Reconcile your personal values with your organisational role
  • Activate your Personal Steward Leadership Compass©


Organisational Steward Leadership

  • Understand how organisations can navigate the 21st-century business leadership and governance challenges to do well by doing good
  • Articulate your organisation’s stewardship purpose to build a culture for sustainable value creation
  • Operationalise your Organisational Steward Leadership Compass©


Applications of Steward Leadership


Our Learning Approach

We adopt the following five-step approach to engage leaders as they embark on the steward leadership learning journey:


Programme Options

Our aspiration is to help create a common steward leadership language in partner organisations. A language that transcends leader levels and geographies. Our programmes, therefore, target multiple leader levels, and we offer flexible delivery modes—in-person, online and hybrid.

Example of programmes designed to address the challenges faced and skills needed to succeed at each level of the organisation:

Join us and take the first step in advancing your Steward Leadership journey

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