Strategies for Sustainable Development Course

July 10, 2012

Strategies for Sustainable Development Course (pdf abstract)

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By: Andrew Hoffman
Description: The Strategies for Sustainable Development course is comprised of seven teaching modules that prepare the student to address the most critical issues at the intersection of business and sustainability. Together they address several facets of the competitive aspects of the corporate response to sustainability focusing on the triple bottom line. It is important to point out that this is not a course of corporate social responsibility; it is about corporate strategy in the face of the market shift that sustainability creates.

Teaching Points:

  • Frame sustainability in the language of business.
  • Identify the roles consumer demand, regulatory compliance, cost of capital, and operational efficiency play in corporate sustainability.
  • Describe how sustainability has impacted corporate strategies and structures.
  • Apply mainstream business concepts to sustainability issues as they relate to the corporation.
  • Explain how “being green” fits in with the profit maximization objectives of the business organization.