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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  • Lecture 1: Introduction to Sustainability
  • Lecture 2: The Environment and Sustainability
  • Lecture 3: Society and Sustainability
  • Lecture 4: Economics and the Overall Sustainability of an Enterprise
  • Case Study Exercise
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