363-0387-00L Corporate Sustainability
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2016|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Abstract||The lectures addresses the assessment of corporate sustainability and its links to strategy, technology, and finance. Students learn why sustainability matters for managers and how businesses can act towards it. E-modules allow students to train critical thinking skills. In the 2nd half of the semester, sustainability challenges on water, energy, mobility, and food are explored in group projects.|
|Objective||Understand the limits and the potential of corporate sustainability for sustainable development|
Develop critical thinking skills (argumentation, communication, evaluative judgment) that are useful in the context of corporate sustainability using an innovative writing and peer review method.
Be able to recognize and realize opportunities for corporate sustainability in a business environment
|Content||Overview of the key concepts of corporate sustainability and topics related to Water, Energy, Mobility, and Food|
Business implications of sustainable development, in particular for the assessment of sustainability performance, strategic change towards sustainability, technological innovations and sustainability, and finance and corporate sustainability.
Critical thinking skills for corporate sustainability.
In-depth case studies of corporate sustainability challenges in the track phase: How to deal with environmental pressure groups? How to use the strengths of business to solve pressing sustainability problems? How to catalyze technological innovations for sustainability? How to invest money in a sustainable way?
|Lecture notes||Presentation slides will be made available on moodle prior to lectures.|
|Literature||Literature recommendations will be distributed during the lecture|