About the course
A sustainable business is one that generates profits for its owners, protects the environment, and improves the lives of the people with whom it interacts. This online certificate program introduces you to the concept of sustainability and how to create sustainable business practices in today’s marketplace.
Student who pursue this certificate will learn the connections between the environment and sustainability, the good-business arguments for why an organization should embrace sustainable management, the role government regulation plays in sustainability efforts, as well as some criticisms of corporate sustainability. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to apply sustainability management principles in the workplace, apply the triple bottom line (TBL) model and its three pillars of “People, Planet, and Profits” within an organization; and recognize and implement best practices for measuring sustainable management efforts.
Each 3 to 5 hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that engage you and structure your learning about sustainable management.
Upon successful completion, you can download a printable certificate of completion for this online course suite. This certificate has no textbooks or prerequisites.
The Sustainable Management certificate consists of five courses for a total of approximately 15 to 25 hours of online instruction. Students have five months to complete all of the coursework. * An Overview of Sustainable Management * Corporate Social Responsibility * Measuring Sustainable Management Performance * Sustainable Management: Leadership Ethics * Triple Bottom Line Accounting