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Innovation and Integration of Sustainable Practices

GBCI: 0920006285

Students will examine why and how businesses are addressing environmental and sustainability issues across sectors and industries. You will gain the skills and tools you need to identify the issues and opportunities most pertinent to your business, set appropriate goals, develop and integrate new strategies, and then measure performance.
Eligible for 27 CE HOURS.
  • 27 CE

Rating system: v4, v2009

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Progressive companies recognize that sustainability is both a principle of smart management and innovation’s newest frontier. Businesses are already being transformed by the quest for sustainability, driving companies to change the way they think about products, technologies, processes, and business models. Successful managers need to be able to identify economic, social and environmental opportunities and issues and develop innovative strategies to leverage them for competitive advantage.

Students will examine why and how businesses are addressing environmental and sustainability issues across sectors and industries. You will gain the skills and tools you need to identify the issues and opportunities most pertinent to your business, set appropriate goals, develop and integrate new strategies, and then measure performance.

Objectives

  1. Analyze organizational performance of businesses from a variety of perspectives related to sustainability, i.e., economic/financial, environmental, and social
  2. Identify key trends within sustainable business strategies
  3. Identify and assess the potential impact of social, economic and environmental issues on a specific industry or business
  4. Develop strategies to respond to these issues as risks and opportunities
  5. Develop and describe a sustainability initiative for a specific industry or business
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Intermediate

Created by

UC San Diego Extension


Leaders

Jessica B. Mann, MPH, LEED-AP, CIH, CSP, REM