Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 87.10
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Arizona State University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.93 / 5.00 Alex Davis
Asst. Director
University Sustainability Practices
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:

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Does the institution have at least one sustainability-focused certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

A brief description of the certificate program(s):

The Sustainability Opportunity is a Professional Certificate in Sustainability Strategy program offered through the Executive & Professional Education unit at the School of Sustainability and W.P. Carey School of Business in March 2019.

The Sustainability Opportunity is an intensive certificate seminar that combined W.P. Carey School of Business with the School of Sustainability.
This accelerated program is designed for mid-career professionals who want to build a sustainability network and create a decided advantage in the marketplace by reorienting their professional and organizational abilities toward sustainability and resiliency, with a focus on leveraging the opportunities presented by both. The program focuses on how to effectively communicate about sustainability initiatives, build a strong business case, be more strategic, and understand how the broader global context translates to organizational practice.

An Executive Certificate in the Ethical Circular Economy is offered through ASU's Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives.

This certificate course, offered through Arizona State University, the largest and most innovative university in the United States and a global leader in sustainability education, consists of two sections: a four-week online introduction to ethical circular economy followed by a three-day face-to-face interactive workshop.
The term circular economy is gaining traction in the private sector across Europe and the United States as a new approach to transitioning product and service development, urban infrastructure building and economic development around maximum resource efficiency and effectiveness by closing loops in both design and disposal of products and materials. The ethical circular economy emphasizes social values, impact, and equity in addition to the traditional approach to a circular economy. For developing economies of sub-Saharan Africa, the term may hold a different meaning given that these economies are heavily reliant on importation of finished products from manufacturing powers like China, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For this reason, contextualizing the circular economy concept to align with local conditions becomes an important component of this course.

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