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Sustainable development

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
4
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
4 year, 2 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course introduces the topic of sustainability from four perspectives: sustainable development goals, corporate sustainability (core of the module); business ethics and social innovation. Students will be involved in an engaging debate discussing the different economic, environmental and social perspectives on the topics discussed. At the end of this module, students will have a comprehensive understanding of sustainability issues, the relevance for policymakers, the role of corporations and the implications for decision-making. Blended: https://ru.coursera.org/learn/corp-sustainability
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Learning Outcomes - Know the history of the sustainable idea. - Be able to discuss the conflicts which are involved in the sustainable development concept on the national as well as on the global scale. - Be familiar with potential strategic options for sustainable development; - Be able to discuss the (dis-)advantages of instruments for sustainable development. - Understand the sustainable development challenge for companies, their responsibility and their potentials for action.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the transformation of business goals.
  • Student knows global issues.
  • Able to identify sustainable development problems at the country, company, personal level.
  • Define the role of business in sustainable development.
  • Know How each individual, organization and system can start to analyse its behaviours and change towards more sustainable practices and models.
  • understand the connection between sustainable development issues and business activities.
  • understand the idea and knows the principles of sustainable development.
  • understand the structure of social and innovative entrepreneurship, their role for sustainable development.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to Sustainable Development.
  • Sustainable Development and Business
  • Social innovation and Sustainable Development
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Independent Study
  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking Online exercises
  • non-blocking Project
  • non-blocking In-class examination
  • non-blocking Independent Study
  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking Online exercises
  • non-blocking Project
  • non-blocking In-class examination
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 2nd module
    0.1 * Essay + 0.4 * In-class examination + 0.1 * Independent Study + 0.3 * Online exercises + 0.1 * Project
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Sarkar, Runa, and Anup Sinha. Economics of Sustainable Development, Business Expert Press, 2016. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=5184983

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Roosa, Stephen A.. Sustainable Development Handbook, The Fairmont Press, Inc., 2010. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3239039.