The Business of Sustainability

Quarter Academic Credit
Making the business case is a key piece for advancing a sustainability initiative in any type of organization, and knowing how to develop the financial rationale for the business case is a key component of gaining support for the initiative. This course will examine and apply the tools, models and approaches that students can use to develop the business and financial rationale for a sustainability initiative. Because the business case for sustainability often involves identifying and measuring impacts to communities and the environment, students will learn how to frame these impacts into an approach that communicates a return on the investment. The main deliverable for the course will be creation of a real business case for a sustainability initiative of the students’ selection.
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