Sustainability issues are having increasing effects on corporate strategy and action. While such issues present substantial risks, they also create substantive opportunities. The course offers insight into the central issues of sustainability, the increasing business case for sustainability, and an overview of the concepts, tools, and techniques of sustainable enterprise. The course will begin with an overview of sustainability and move to addressing the opportunities present in the transition to a more sustainable economy. The course will also address the various language and tools used by sustainability professionals, overviewing various topics such as environmental marketing, carbon accounting, life cycle analysis, certification systems, systems innovation, greenhouse gas policy approaches.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Student will write a problem statement indicating a business problem they are hoping to solve by taking this class and submit it by email. If they do not have a specific problem statement, this is not required.