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Course 2017-2018 a.y.

30296 - GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY


CLEAM - CLEF - CLEACC - BESS-CLES - BIEF - BIEM - BIG - WBB
Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 24 - 31

CLEAM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLEF (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLEACC (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - BESS-CLES (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - BIEF (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - BIEM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - BIG (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08)
Course Director:
NICOLA MISANI

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: NICOLA MISANI


Course Objectives
The course explores how sustainability is becoming both a condition for business and a potential competitive advantage. Organizations are increasingly choosing to exceed the legal requirements they face and to take action to address social and environmental issues. Students are confronted with the theoretical bases of sustainability, seen as a perspective that shapes the role of the organizations within society and promote sustainable development, and the challenges of incorporating this perspective into the practices of organizations. A strategic approach to sustainability is more complex than traditional strategy, because it requires managers to engage with the non-market environment including regulators, activists, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The course is oriented around understanding the conditions under which sustainability can benefit all the stakeholders involved. At the end of course, the student must be able
  • To identify the key sustainability issues that challenges today and tomorrow business models.
  • To evaluate the extent to which different types of sustainability or social responsibility initiatives are strategic.
  • To understand the best practices adopted by the organizations that want to perform on the financial, social and environmental dimensions.
Theory and practice are combined dynamically, making room for class discussion and case studies aimed at showing how sustainability can be interpreted in the business world. A global perspective is adopted.

Course Content Summary
    • Sustainability: what does it mean?
    • Competition, sustainability and responsibility: a strategic view.
    • Business Ethics and Corporate Citizenship.
    • Global social and environmental issues.
    • Market and industry contexts for being socially responsible (or irresponsible).
    • Social responsibility in the marketplace, in the workplace, and in the community.
    • Sustainable Supply Chain Management and ethical sourcing.
    • Environmental sustainability: strategy, innovation, and performance.
    • Organizational processes to promote sustainability and social responsibility.
    • Socially-responsible investment in global financial markets.
    • Managing sustainability: organizational and measurement challenges.
    • Sustainability accounting and integrated reporting.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
For attending students:
Final-term written exam (on selected chapters covered in class) + Group assignment + individual contribution to class activities.

For non attending students:
Written exam on all materials.

Textbooks
  • A. CRANE, D. MATTEN, Business Ethics, Oxford (UK): Oxford University Press, 2016 4th edition,

Prerequisites
Students are expected to have attended the course of Economia Aziendale e Gestione delle Imprese / Management, or a similar introductory course in management and organizations.
Last change 09/06/2017 12:54

WBB (6 credits - I sem. - OB  |  SECS-P/08)
Course Director:
NICOLA MISANI

Classes: 24 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 24: NICOLA MISANI


Course Objectives
The course explores how sustainability is becoming both a condition for business and a potential competitive advantage. Organizations are increasingly choosing to exceed the legal requirements they face and to take action to address social and environmental issues. Students are confronted with the theoretical bases of sustainability, seen as a perspective that shapes the role of the organizations within society and promote sustainable development, and the challenges of incorporating this perspective into the practices of organizations. A strategic approach to sustainability is more complex than traditional strategy, because it requires managers to engage with the non-market environment including regulators, activists, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The course is oriented around understanding the conditions under which sustainability can benefit all the stakeholders involved. At the end of course, the student must be able
  • To identify the key sustainability issues that challenges today and tomorrow business models.
  • To evaluate the extent to which different types of sustainability or social responsibility initiatives are strategic.
  • To understand the best practices adopted by the organizations that want to perform on the financial, social and environmental dimensions.
Theory and practice are combined dynamically, making room for class discussion and case studies aimed at showing how sustainability can be interpreted in the business world. A global perspective is adopted.

Course Content Summary
    • Sustainability: what does it mean?
    • Competition, sustainability and responsibility: a strategic view.
    • Business Ethics and Corporate Citizenship.
    • Global social and environmental issues.
    • Market and industry contexts for being socially responsible (or irresponsible).
    • Social responsibility in the marketplace, in the workplace, and in the community.
    • Sustainable Supply Chain Management and ethical sourcing.
    • Environmental sustainability: strategy, innovation, and performance.
    • Organizational processes to promote sustainability and social responsibility.
    • Socially-responsible investment in global financial markets.
    • Managing sustainability: organizational and measurement challenges.
    • Sustainability accounting and integrated reporting.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
For attending students
Final-term written exam (on selected chapters covered in class) + Group assignment + individual contribution to class activities.

For non attending students
Written exam on all materials.

Textbooks
  • A. CRANE, D. MATTEN, Business Ethics, Oxford (UK), Oxford University Press, 2016, 4th edition.

Prerequisites
Students are expected to have attended the course of Economia Aziendale e Gestione delle Imprese / Management, or a similar introductory course in management and organizations.
Last change 09/06/2017 12:58