102-0327-01L  Implementation of Environmental and other Sustainability Goals

SemesterHerbstsemester 2016
DozierendeA. E. Braunschweig
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch
KommentarMasterstudierende Umweltingenieurwissenschaften mit Modul Ecological Systems Design dürfen die 102-0327-01 (2KP) nicht belegen, da diese bereits in 102-0307-01 Advanced Environmental, Social and Economic Assessments (5KP) enthalten ist.


KurzbeschreibungHow to make sustainability operational - in industry, services and other organizations: You will learn how to put sustainability into practice by integrating environmental, social and economic aspects into organisations' management and processes. The course contains both a management view, as well as a sustainability view - and how to combine them.
LernzielTo provide understanding of how sustainability can be made operational in an organisation. To do so, students will understand how to integrate sustainability thinking into the typical current organisational environment and processes, such as planning, implementing and controlling.
InhaltWe meet for five 3-hour-lectures, with discussions and case studies during course time.
Additionally, small case studies in-between courses will be given at most course days.
Course topics are:
-- Sustainable Development and its meaning for Management
-- Management Standards for Sustainability (ISO and others)
-- Sustainability Opportunities and Innovation
-- Organisation and Implementation
-- The concept of 'Continuous Improvement'
-- Environmental Performance Measurement (Concepts, Standards, Methods)
-- Life Cycle Costing, Life Cycle Management
-- (Sustainable) Supply Chain Management
-- Communication of Sustainability Issues
SkriptCourse documentation as well as case study descriptions will be provided during the course via the "Ilias" repository.
LiteraturThere are two ways to approach the course's issues:
a) Looking at how to integrate sustainability into 'standard' management: "Von den Zinsen statt vom Kapital leben", iO article. German version at http://www.e2mc.com/images/stories/e2_bilder/downloads/artikel_io.pdf ;
english x-lation at http://www.e2mc.com/bilder/downloads/article_io_e.pdf

b) Coming from Life Cycle Management, a good start is "Life Cycle Management - A Business Guide to Sustainability" from the UNEP-SETAC Life Cycle Initiative (available at: Link)

c) We will touch upon the hotel sustainable scheme and label "Ibex" see: http://www.e2mc.com/images/stories/e2_bilder/downloads/Umweltfocus_d.pdf (for an english version, pls contact the lecturer at arthurb@ethz.ch )
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesIf you have specific interests or questions, let me know at arthurb@ethz.ch . Maybe I can include your issues - or I can't :-)