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    Concepts and approaches to provide an appreciation of sustainability and sustainable development in relation to business, and the legal, institutional, national and global contexts of sustainability.

    Understand key current environmental issues and future possibilities. Concepts and approaches to sustainability in relation to business.

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    Paper title Leading Sustainable Enterprises
    Subject Business Administration
    EFTS 0.125
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (Distance learning)
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    Graduate Attributes Emphasised

    Global perspective, interdisciplinary perspective, lifelong learning, communication, critical thinking, cultural understanding, ethics, environmental literacy, information literacy, research, self-motivation, teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Learning aims and objectives of the paper:

    • To grasp the concepts and gain an appreciation of sustainability and sustainable development, in relation to business
    • To consider the key current environmental issues and future possibilities
    • To explore the legal, institutional, global and national contexts of sustainability
    • To be able to measure the sustainability of current practice through TBL reporting and carbon and ecological foot printing
    • To consider how business is currently 'doing' sustainability and evaluate what that means
    • To evaluate how participants can bring about more sustainable operations in their own lives and organisations
    • To examine one's own leadership style through the lens of contemporary leadership theories
    • To explore how one's behaviour affects others
    • To align appropriate behaviours to achieve strategic actions through others


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