SUS-700 Designing a Business Case for Sustainability

This course introduces students to the topic of sustainability with a focus on how they can build a business case for sustainability within their organization. The course provides background into the social, economic, and environmental challenges facing organizations today as they strive for more sustainable operations, explaining both the trade-offs and the potential payoffs from striving for a zero-waste supply chain. Students will learn why it is imperative that all businesses work toward developing a regenerative business model rather than one that is exploitative. This course discusses ways an organization can revise its operations to accommodate the triple bottom line of profit, people, and planet. Students will learn about the global issues challenging today's business managers from the key leaders and the important literature in the sustainability field. Students will also develop their capacity to think critically about the role the organizations they are connected with have played or can play in building a more sustainable world.

Credits: 3

Offered in Sep 2020, Nov 2020, Mar 2021

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