Jul 25, 2024  
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University of Alberta Calendar 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SEM 638 - Corporate Sustainability


Course Career Graduate
Units 3
Approved Hours 3-0-0
Fee index 6
Faculty Business
Department Strategy, Enterprenshp & Mgmt
Typically Offered either term

Description
This course examines business strategies for sustainable development. Business sustainability is defined as managing the “triple bottom line” - designing mission driven enterprises that provide a thriving future for business, society and the planet. To achieve this, managers must adopt a fresh understanding of the role of the business enterprise. The course will draw from successful sustainability efforts of leading business organizations, both locally and internationally, by identifying key success factors that encourage sustainable business practices. It will also place current understandings of sustainability in a wider context by exploring the historical roots of current sustainability practices and examining their implications for key stakeholders of the business enterprise.