To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. Spring and Summer PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.
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.
Reserved for students registered in the Sustainable Business Leadership or the BBA program. Please email email@example.com for departmental approval. If you are not enrolled in either of these programs at BCIT and are seeking special permission to register, please contact Program Head Tessa Jordan at Tessa_Jordan@BCIT.ca. 3. Course includes a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online learning each week.
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Identify and evaluate the effectiveness of the social/environmental benefits of a purpose-driven organization.
Build a business case for a sustainability initiative within an organization.
Evaluate how different business models contribute to social equity, respect planetary boundaries, and ensure economic viability.
Explain the importance of working with government, civil society, and the non-profit sector to support sustainable business practices.
Explain the principles of community economic development.
Communicate the competitive advantage of sustainability initiatives to diverse stakeholders.
Distinguish between sustainability as operational efficiency and a differentiating strategy.
Effective as of Fall 2020
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