Course Code ENBUS 602
Course Title Introduction to Sustainability for Business
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Amelia Clarke)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course reviews the history of global environmentalism; societal expectations and business responses; and the emergence of corporate social and environmental responsibility. It systematically presents environmental (climate change, air pollution, water quality and quantity, energy and resource consumption, etc.), and social (human rights, health, poverty, ethics, fair trade, etc.) issues, their science, status and priority; technological, regulatory and policy responses; and implications for business. This course introduces concepts for business sustainability, including systems thinking, complexity and resilience, corporate responsibility, materials and energy flows and transformations, economic and market mechanisms, and relates these to business operations, marketing and strategic management.

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Fall 2020 course outline (note 2)
  • Prerequisite: Master of Environment and Business students only
  • Software: Microsoft PowerPoint
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes 1) This course fulfills one of the MEB foundation requirements.
2) This course must be successfully completed by MEB students before proceeding to other courses in the MEB program sequence.
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Waterloo Students
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Non-Waterloo Students
How to Apply - Prospective Students
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