Course Details

Decision-Making for Sustainable Business
SSIM-947-5
Previously Known as KPPI-947-5
0.5 CR
Elective
PASS / NO CREDIT
Yes (may vary by section)
DESCRIPTION
The role of business in society is changing with increasing expectations that business will deliver value not just to shareholders, but also to multiple other stakeholders, whilst taking care of and respecting the environment. Corporate management and reporting systems are now required to keep pace with these changing expectations, and corporate Boards need the tools and frameworks to make decisions that take these competing demands in to account. This 5-week course will explore the challenges the C-Suite and the Board Room face in meeting sustainable business expectations and introduce the emerging tools and frameworks available to enable them to manage and report their progress in the 21st century. Through lectures, case studies and simulated situations, students will learn practical tools and frameworks used by business to understand their role in society, how they measure and report impact, how they align their strategy with government policy (through the Sustainable Development Goals) and how to formulate a business case for transformational and sustainable practices.
TRACKS
Energy and Sustainability Pathway
Social Impact Pathway - Innovation
SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Spring 2023
CH
EV

CH (Chicago)
EV (Evanston)
DayTime
Evening
Saturdays
Popup
PREREQUISITES
None