Competitiveness Through Enterprise Sustainability

Course description


This course introduces the reasons for which environmental, social and economic sustainability is important to a small enterprise. It highlights both the short and long-term benefits of sustainability and introduces industry best practices in dealing with the challenges inherent in adopting them, with a focus on examples of enterprises which have successfully benefited from introducing sustainable measures in their business activities.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

Associate the importance of sustainability to business success;
Identify ways in which an enterprise can reduce its negative impact on the environment;
Identify ways in which an enterprise can improve its social responsibility; and
Complete a basic enterprise sustainability assessment.


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Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.


Lecture 1
Introduction to Enterprise Sustainability (L292)
Lecture 2
Social Sustainability (L293)
Lecture 3
Environmental Sustainability (L294)
Lecture 4
Economic Sustainability and Course Summary (L295)
Case Study Exercise (C081)
Certificate of Achievement
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Course Language
English ‎(en)‎
Next start date
19, August 2024
Time required
4 hours of study over 2 weeks
Course type
Online/Internet Based
Course fee
Free of charge
Course access
Open for enrolment
Tutor Information

Juan Hoyos

entrepreneurship sme sustainability competitiveness sustainability elearning