The Sustainable Organization – bus327 (3 credits)
This course focuses on the business practices and tools that add economic, social, and ethical value to the business resources of a sustainable enterprise. Emphasis is placed on the general science of sustainability, consumptive calculations of manufacturing, and the impact of business decisions on the environment.
Applications of Lifecycle Concepts and Tools in the Sustainable Organization
- Analyze the importance of supply and value chains in achieving sustainable development in an organization.
- Determine performance improvement needs using lifecycle definition and assessment methods.
Financial Considerations for the Sustainable Organization
- Assess the financial viability and desirability of sustainable development initiatives.
- Define environmental accounting.
Moving from Sustainable Development to Sustainable Growth and Security
- Explain transparency in public reporting.
- Define Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® standards.
- Describe green product design concepts and methods.
Operational Management in the Sustainable Organization
- Design an environmental audit event using needs assessment tools.
- Demonstrate continuous-improvement problem resolution methods to remedy poor performance issues identified during an audit.
- Demonstrate success measurement methods in resolving poor performance issues.
Managing Change in the Sustainable Organization
- Determine obstructionist behaviors threatening environmental initiatives.
- Propose environmental initiatives using structured change management methods.
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