SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS STRATEGY
Session
Katz Session 1
Class Number
29623
Career
Graduate
Dates
1/25/2021 - 3/12/2021
Units
1.5 units
Grading
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Description
This course is designed to enhance your ability to understand current challenges and opportunities in sustainability worldwide. Sustainability is of great interest to multiple stakeholders including customers, employees, investors, regulators and activists. Much of the recent attention to sustainability is attributable to its "business case" or the notion that when done right, sustainability initiatives can not only affect positive social or environmental change but also contribute to competitive advantage, reputational gains, etc., and overall to a company's bottom line in the process. Although this kind of - triple bottom line - thinking is powerful and would benefit both businesses and society immensely, achieving this symbiotic relationship between business, society and the environment requires a strategic understanding of when, why and how sustainability initiatives create value. The Sustainable Business course will provide you with the requisite knowledge so that you emerge as leaders who will leverage the power of business to create social and environmental value. The course will blend theory and practice in a way that emphasizes both critical thinking and experiential learning. This will be accomplished through multiple components. First, through case studies and articles, you will be exposed to theories and principles that can be applied to formulate, implement and evaluate sustainability initiatives through the entire value chain - from procurement to disposal. The second, interrelated component will highlight experiential learning. Via a series of projects and mini-workshops, you will analyze the sustainability performance of companies to discover firsthand the mechanisms by which sustainability initiatives yield both business and social returns.
Class Attributes
Transatlantic Studies
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Chitrabhanu Bhattacharya
Meets
Fr 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Meeting Dates
03/05/2021 - 03/05/2021
Room
118E Mervis Hall
Instructor(s)
Chitrabhanu Bhattacharya
Meets
Sa 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Meeting Dates
03/06/2021 - 03/06/2021
Room
118E Mervis Hall
Instructor(s)
Chitrabhanu Bhattacharya
Meets
Su 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Meeting Dates
03/07/2021 - 03/07/2021
Room
118E Mervis Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
33
Seats Open
2
Class Capacity
35
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
2
Wait List Capacity
20