This course introduces students to sustainable business strategy, specifically how sustainability can be a strategic differentiator that can lead to improved environmental, social, and financial performance. The course covers best practices for purpose-driven organizations with an emphasis on strategic planning and developing the business case for sustainability. Students explore how business can drive systems-level change by operating within planetary boundaries and promoting social equity. Students learn how to communicate the competitive advantage of being a purpose-driven organization to influence management decision and stakeholders.
- Acceptance into the Sustainable Business Advanced Certificate, Sustainable Business Leadership Advanced Diploma, or Bachelor of Business Administration program.
Below is one offering of BSUS 5110 for the Winter 2023 term.
Tue Jan 10 - Tue Mar 28 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 89550
Class meeting times
|Jan 10 - Mar 28||Tue||17:30 - 19:20||Downtown DTC Rm. 483|
|Jan 10 - Mar 28||N/A||N/A||Online|
- Departmental approval needed
Reserved for students registered in BCIT’s BBA and Sustainable Business Advanced Certificate and Advanced Diploma programs. Sustainable Business students, can register themselves online. BBA students, please contact SBL@BCIT.ca to register. Course includes a combination of live class time and independent online work each week.
This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Distinguish between sustainability as operational efficiency and a differentiating strategy.
- Build a business case for a sustainability strategy for an organization.
- Identify key stakeholders, material sustainability issues, business risks and opportunities.
- Explain the importance of strategic partnerships and working with government, civil society and the non-profit sector to support sustainable business practices.
- Explain the Sustainable Development Goals and how they can be used as a strategic tool for business.
- Communicate the competitive advantage of sustainability initiatives to diverse stakeholders.
- Define objectives, goals and tactics and distinguish them from strategy.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2022
Sustainable Business Strategy (BSUS 5110) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Business + Media
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