This course provides an overview of sustainable management techniques from an economic, social, and corporate environmental responsibility perspective. Special emphasis is placed on production principles, innovative and sustainable practices, and the importance of managing the bottom line in business.
Describe how business practices may affect the biosphere.
Analyze the affect shareholders’ and stakeholders’ concerns have on business decisions.
Summarize opposing viewpoints on environmental crises.
Regulation and Voluntary Sustainable Practices
Compare mandatory and voluntary business practices.
Explain major elements of environmental management systems.
Assess the sustainability of a business’s current practices.
Planning Sustainable Business Practices
Summarize strategies and practices businesses use to improve sustainability.
Compare costs and benefits for relevant sustainable business practices.
Develop a plan to improve sustainable business practices.
Implementing and Monitoring Sustainable Business Practices
Identify barriers to implementing and maintaining a sustainable business plan.
Develop strategies that may overcome implementation barriers.
Describe methods to systematically measure and monitor sustainable business plans.
Maintaining a Business Culture of Sustainability
Identify qualities of effective leadership in creating a culture of sustainability.
Outline management strategies to develop a business culture of sustainability.
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