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LEVEL
Bachelor
TYPE
Seminar
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
english
ECTS
5
PERIOD
24/10/2022 to 08/02/2022

Description

Students will acquire:

knowledge in sustainability managementan understanding into the interdependencies of various corporate functions, particularly in the context of sustainabilitydiscursive and reflective competencies in regards to societally relevant questionspractical insights for implementing sustainability in real-life

Content

This lecture provides an introduction to Corporate Sustainability Management.

The course starts by clarifying important foundations: What is sustainability and why is it an increasingly relevant concept today? How do companies contribute to sustainable development and what are the implications for the job of sustainability management? What is the business case for sustainability, that is, what are drivers for and benefits from taking a pro-active approach to sustainability management?

After this general introduction, we will briefly look at widely established standards and norms which provide specific instruments for managing sustainability across firms and corporate functions.

Building upon these foundations, the main part of the course serves to zoom into the business firm and to refine our analysis with regard to various corporate functions. How do sustainability issues influence and interact with specific business functions such as marketing, production, accounting, supply chain management, logistics, human resources, finance, reporting, or strategy? How can these functions and their key instruments help to better understand sustainability challenges and realize sustainability goals? At the same time, we discuss how the specific perspective of sustainability can help to better adjust conventional corporate functions to the complexity of current market and stakeholder demands.

Throughout the lecture and exercise, we will follow the concept of integrated sustainability management, thus the integration of the three pillars of sustainability: economy, natural environment, and society into the core activities of business value creation.

SDG info

Relevant SDGs

SDG12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG13 - Climate Action
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Time format

-

Application deadline

31/10/2022

ECTS

5

Credentials

-

EELISACommunity

Circular EELISA Community|Designing a Sustainable and Decarbonized University (DISCOVERY)

MAX NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

-

Organizer

Activity provider / partner

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Contact or registration links