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Case Studies for Sustainability Implementation

GBCI: 0920014467

Discover case studies of successful sustainability implementation programs.
Eligible for .5 CE HOURS.
  • .5 CE

Published on: October 11, 2017

Average: 4.3 (12 votes)


Oftentimes, CSR leaders are met with skepticism and pre-formulated misconceptions about implementing sustainable practices – whether it is energy, water, waste, logistics, supply chain or social justice. This module will introduce you to large and small-scale sustainability projects that have resulted in huge savings for corporations, small business and government entities, alike.

This module is for professionals who are looking to make the business case for sustainability implementation strategies and identify which types of initiatives may give their own organization the highest return.

By the end of the module, students should be able to answer these questions:

• What ways can organizations derive business value from sustainability initiatives?
• How to discuss sustainability in business terms and convince naysayers?
• What companies have found savings through sustainability, and which initiatives are most likely to support your organization?

To earn GBCI CE credit for this course:
• Watch the Videos
• Complete the Quiz

Additional learning materials include:
• Assignment 1: Protecting Your Brand
• Assignment 2: Sustainability Fundamentals, Tasks, and Roles
• Discussion Questions and Additional Resources

The videos can be accessed by clicking on the links below. The slides and additional learning materials are available to download in the Additional Resources section to the right.

For instructors interested in using this course content we recommend starting with the Instructor Guide available in the Additional Resources section on the right.

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  1. Determine cost savings from sustainability implementation projects
  2. Identify several case studies of companies who are doing better financially due to the implementation of sustainable practices
  3. Understand the various ways one can derive business value from sustainability
  4. Identify social and environmental accomplishments from a CSR report

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Sustainable Business Consulting
Seattle, WA
United States


Kevin Wilhelm

CEO Sustainable Business Consulting
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