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This course provides an overview of sustainable management techniques from an economic, social, and corporate environmental responsibility perspective. Special emphasis is placed on production principles, innovative and sustainable practices, and the importance of managing the bottom line in business.
Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:
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University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.
Christopher, W. F. (2007). Holistic management: Managing what matters for company success. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
DesJardins, J. (2007). Business, ethics, and the environment: Imagining a sustainable future. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Savitz, A., & Weber, K. (2006). The triple bottom line: How today's best-run companies are achieving economic, social and environmental success – and how you can too. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Wilson, W., & Sasseville, D. (1999). Sustaining environmental management success: Best business practices from industry. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
All electronic materials are available on the student website.
|Week One: Business Practices and the Biosphere | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Describe how business practices may affect the biosphere. | | | | |Analyze the affect shareholders’ and stakeholders’ concerns have on business decisions. | | | | |Summarize opposing viewpoints on environmental crises. | | | |Readings |Read Ch. 10 (pp. 392–421) of Holistic Management. | | | | |Read Ch. 1 of Business, Ethics, and the Environment. | | | | |Read Ch. 2 of Business, Ethics, and the Environment. | | | | |Read Ch. 1 of The Triple Bottom Line. | | | | |Read Ch. 3 of The Triple Bottom Line. | | | | |Read this week’s Electronic Reserve...