Survey Of Green And Sustainable Business – bus304 (3 credits)
This course provides an overview of the evolution and modern concepts of sustainable management in business. This includes how environmental principles developed into modern sustainable management practices; the influences of technology; product and service design; and the regulatory environment of sustainable business.
Introduction to Green and Sustainable Businesses
- Compare and contrast the goals of a traditional business with a green and sustainable business.
- Define the terms green and sustainable as they relate to business.
- Explain characteristics and benefits of a green and sustainable business.
History of the Green Movement
- Outline the historical development of the green and sustainable business movement as it relates to the physical environment.
- Evaluate the role of technology in a green and sustainable business.
- Analyze factors that affect the progression of the green and sustainable business movement.
Green Product and Service Design
- Determine the influence of green and sustainable principles on product service and design.
- Identify ways to modify existing manufacturing processes to incorporate green and sustainable product design.
Sustainable Business Planning
- Identify operational areas in a business that maximize recycling and reduce carbon footprint.
- Recognize key business decisions to encourage green and sustainable business practices.
- Indicate green and sustainable considerations when planning a business.
Regulatory Environment and Sustainable Business Trends
- Describe regulatory compliance issues for green and sustainable businesses.
- Identify governmental and non-governmental organizations involved with green and sustainable business practices.
- Recognize marketing and public relations strategies to promote a green image of a business.
- Identify green and sustainable business trends.
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