Environmental Risk Syllabus

Environmental Risk Syllabus - Environmental Risk Management...

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Environmental Risk Management Professor Doug Cerf Environmental Risk Management (ESM 286) Winter 2008 “Whether you believe you can, or whether you believe you can’t, you are absolutely right. Henry Ford The world we have created today as a result of our thinking thus far has problems which can not be solved by thinking the way we thought when we created them.……. Albert Einstein Instructor: Dr. Doug Cerf http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/faculty/profiles/cerf.html Phone: 756-2871 Email: [email protected] Office hours: Please call or email to arrange an appointment Course Objective Theory and practice of managing exposure to environmental risks from a positive and normative perspective. Emphasis on the roles of science, politics, management, and how these forces interact. Real-world business cases reveal decision problems faced by environmental risk managers. The materials in this course are patterned after a similar course at Harvard Business School taught by Forest Reinhardt. Required Reading (see course schedule below for details) Harvard cases (the cases are listed in the schedule below) See “course” entitled Environmental Risk Management set up on Harvard Business school site at: Page 1 5/7/2009
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Environmental Risk Management Professor Doug Cerf A U.S. Cap-and-Trade System to Address Global Climate Change. October 2007 Publication of JFK School of Government at Harvard Available at: http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2007/10climate_stavins.aspx Class Time and Location Mondays: 1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/10, time: 5-7:50 and Fridays: 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/7, time: 12-2:50. Class dates are on the schedule included in this syllabus. Course requirements Case analysis executive summaries 30% Student review of case analysis executive summaries 5% Case analysis in-class-participation 20% Discussion leadership of articles 10% Firm/Industry environmental risk mini project 10% Individual final exam case analysis (take home) 25% Total 100% The case method The case method is used almost every class period in this course. The cases in this course are primarily conceptual and therefore include minimal computations. If you would like to read about learning through the case method please see Harvard Business School note #376-241. You might also be interested in how to discuss a case, which is available as a Harvard Business School Press Chapter, product number 2450BC. Both of these items are included in our Harvard Business School course (link is listed above). These items are optional. All the cases are listed under the course entitled, “Environmental Risk Management.” You may order one case at a time or you may order all the cases for the course at one time. Each Harvard case costs $3.95. The total approximate cost for the cases and the articles for this class is $56 (paid directly to Harvard). We will use the following phases
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