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Sustainable Business - BSUS


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Compare how corporate social responsibility, social purpose business, and social enterprises address social and environmental challenges.
  • Demonstrate how social purpose can be incorporated into a variety of business models and give examples of how it can provide a competitive advantage.
  • Give examples of local and international social purpose businesses and evaluate how their business models achieve social/environmental change.
  • Analyze the differences between for-profit, non-profit, and charity models and describe their benefits and drawbacks.
  • Propose quantitative and qualitative metrics for evaluating social and environmental impact.
  • Explain the role of business in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Apply the five-step SDG Compass to a business and make recommendations for creating and communicating social and environmental value.

Effective as of Winter 2022

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