BUS-G316 Sustainable Enterprise
- 16 weeks
- 3 credits
- Prerequisite(s): Declared Sustainable Business co-major or pursuing an Integrated Program in the Environment major.
A sustainable enterprise is defined as any human endeavor with integrity in three interrelated dimensions – environmental, cultural/social, and economic—and whose collective actions meet the needs of the enterprise and its stakeholders today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The purpose of this course is to investigate the challenges of implementing sustainability in a variety of contexts and under often divergent perspectives. This course is designed to give students the tools to be able to identify and explain how sustainability creates new opportunities for, and constraints on, enterprise value creation. Students will first focus on short term strategies (low-hanging fruit) that will then create momentum for more long term organizational change for sustainability (game changers).