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Consumers, regulatory agencies, NGOs and employees are increasingly demanding change in the operational impact of the business and organizations they choose to partner with. This course identifies the key requirements of a Sustainability Management System using the B Corporation (BCorp) and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Standards, as well as area and subject specific standards such as Cradle to Cradle and LEED. Students investigate the critical elements of a management system and how they can be used to manage and improve the positive environmental and social impact of an organization
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Define the requirements of a good sustainability management system
Compare the various approaches to standardization
Describe the common elements of implementation
Describe the verification process necessary to be certified
Assess the gap between the current performance of an organization and the ISO and BCorp standards
Describe how subject and area focused standards can be integrated into an overall management system
Illustrate the role of measurement in a sustainability management system
Evaluate the operational and structural changes required to close social and environmental performance gaps
Apply the ISO and BCorp standards to improve sustainability performance
Design a sustainability management system to ensure standard compliance and business performance improvement
Effective as of Fall 2020
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