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Course 2011-2012 a.y.

20412 - GREEN MANAGEMENT AND CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY


CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLAPI - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT
Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLMG (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - M (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - IM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - MM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - AFC (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLAPI (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLELI (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - ACME (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - DES-ESS (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - EMIT (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08)
Course Director:
STEFANO POGUTZ

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: STEFANO POGUTZ


Course Objectives

Sustainable development, climate change, energy security and ecosystem degradation have emerged as key challenges and new market opportunities for the 21st century. The course is intended to familiarize graduate students with these challenges, developing a solid understanding of the opportunities related to sustainability and providing the analytical framework required to succeed in building a sustainable business model and a resilient organization.

The course provides knowledge of environmental and energy risks, relevant regulatory frameworks and corporate strategic responses with specific emphasis on firm innovation processes. It equips students with skills and competencies to address quantitative and qualitative problems related to these new challenges. It includes the exam of best practices and various case studies showing how firms can meet sustainable goals and market/financial goals. The format is based on active learning and includes lectures, case studies, videos, incidents and class discussion, qualified speakers from companies and agencies.


Course Content Summary
  • Climate change, ecosystems and energy challenges
  • The new regulatory framework
  • From sustainable development to corporate sustainability
  • Sustainability, strategy and business opportunities
  • Innovation, clean-tech and green design
  • Green manufacturing and environmental stewardship
  • Designing sustainable supply chains and sustainable business models
  • Renewable energies and smart grid
  • Soft regulations, environmental management systems and certifications
  • Ecosystem challenges and business implications
  • Carbon management and carbon markets
  • Green strategies at the base of the pyramid

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Attending Students

  • written exam (60%)
  • field project in groups and student presentations (40%)

Non Attending Students

  • written exam

Textbooks
  • selection of papers and cases made available to the students at the beginning of the course
  • slides
Last change 25/05/2011 15:52