ENV500 - Environmentalism-commerce and Sustainable Development
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Environmentalism-commerce and Sustainable Development
This course delves into the issue of sustainable development examining the environmental and social-economic dynamics and issues challenges to create a viable sustainable future.
The course examines perspectives encompassing the development of potential pragmatic sustainable solutions to these challenges and implied paradigm changes to current social, economic, and environmental concepts.
This subject is an optional professional subject offered to third year students in the Business Administration program.
This course cannot be used as credit towards the post diploma certificate in Sustainable Development.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Realize an understanding of the variables inherent to the sustainability concept plus the dynmics related to our responsibility of ensuring a viable environmental scenario for future generations.
2. Analyze and explain the core challenges encompassing sustainability development in terms of Government, Business, Society and the related socio-economic factors implicit to the economic paradigms in the Public Forum.
3. Understand and appreciate the critical dynamics impacting change success, failure and opportunity pertaining to "Yesterday, Today and Tormorrow" exemplified by globalization, politics, business and corporatism.
4. Understand the environmental and socio-economic challenges that Government and Business must competitively addrress to cope with the political and legal factors encompassing the stakeholder community with respect to ethical and social responsibilities encompassing corporate domestic and global governance.
5. Examine and understand the basic facts that:
A) Why the age of industrialism, as we know it, has come to an end; and
B) Why we are confronting a global ecological crisis that is considerably more acute than most of us realize.
c) Why these facts mean that business people, given that we are exceeding the carrying capacity of the planet - the maximum level of life an ecosystem can sustain, must dedicate themselves to transforming commerce to a restorative undeertaking.
6. Comprehend how "tomorrows agents for change" may address new paradigms for sustainable solutions based on capitalizing on economic and social vested interests.
7. Realize that for Futur3 Generation quality of life interests, "99% solutions" are not long-term viable solutions to the Sustainable Question.
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