Examines how businesses are responding to sustainability and climate change in the current socio-economic context, and encourages students to create alternative scenarios of future business worlds.
|Paper title||Organisations and Sustainability|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,079.88|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,786.79|
- 72 300-level MANT points
- MANT 337
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- Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Dr Sara Walton
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Global perspective, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Gain a well-developed ability to discuss the study of organisations within a wider societal context to understand the social and environmental implications of managing business organisation
- Be able to critically discuss the notion of sustainable development as a solution to resolve the tension of economy and ecology
- Gain a well-developed ability to critically analyse relevant sustainability, sustainable development and climate change rhetoric and relate the literature to particular problems or challenges facing businesses
- Gain a well-developed ability to critically evaluate frameworks of business sustainability and understand and assess organisational responses to sustainability and climate change and, as a result of this ability and understanding, be able to provide recommendations to organisations in terms of sustainable operations and strategy
- Gain a well-developed ability to present information and opinions in a logical and persuasive manner through both oral and written formats