|Submission Date||May 7, 2013|
ER-9: Sustainability Learning Outcomes
Sustainable Development Manager
Department of Corporate Social Responsibility
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All Specialized Masters Programs
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Extract from the Sustainable Development Class Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES
Course Purpose & Objectives
This course deals with environmental economics and management and corporate social responsibility. It gives an introduction to the main concept of sustainable development, at the micro and macro level, and with a particular focus on environmental issues. Sustainability is therefore approached from the perspective of Society at large, organizations and firms, and individuals and consumers. The main purpose of this course is nonetheless to familiarize students with corporate environmental management and strategies, but this is done taking into account complex and contextual realities. Particular emphasis is thus put on:
macro and micro-level perspectives on sustainability,
the organization and its stakeholders in the frame of CSR
the motivations of firms to implement environmental policies
the tools and strategies to design and implement corporate environmental policies
the relation between economic and environmental performances at the micro level
The course content is based on the theoretical concepts of environmental economics and policies and of corporate environmental management and strategies. It put also large emphasis on the main practical tools available for the design and implementation of corporate environmental policies. Finally, because sustainability is a current and dramatic issue, a large part of the course is devoted to the analysis and discussion of current problems and events.
Course Contribution: Developing a Sense of Responsible Management; Be ready for specific professional needs and managerial situations in a global context The objective is to invite students, as individuals, to develop their thinking on sustainable development and to get a critical attitude. It is necessary that future managers be able to envision all the dimensions of sustainable development as it is intrinsically linked with every action of companies and to integrate multi-dimensions of sustainable development in decision making process. Students will acquire concepts and practical tools necessary to understand and implement corporate environmental policies.
Sustainability is a core value in our school’s pedagogy. The majority of degree delivering programs integrates an obligatory class on sustainable development. Students also have requirements in social responsibility in their personal development projects.
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